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About us

The India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Programme is initiated by the Swedish Energy Agency and run together in support with the partners Business Sweden and the Confederation of Indian Industries – Green Business Centre. Together, all partners bring a strong track record of international business development.

Over the course of 18 months, participating Swedish companies make three trips to India to explore the market, meet relevant business partners and investors, and receive export coaching from the Swedish Energy Agency, Business Sweden and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The India-Sweden Innovations’ Programme is part of the intergovernmental cooperation between India and Sweden in new and renewable energy technologies.

The aim of the Programme is to mitigate climate change through a transition to clean energy in India. India and Sweden share the common objective of innovation and entrepreneurship as essential tools for boosting competitiveness and sustainable economic growth.

Sweden is a world leader in green technology and is ranked number one in the EU as well as number three in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index. India is a forerunner of entrepreneurship and is home to the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world as noticed in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2022.

Understanding local conditions, adapting business offers and choosing the right partners aligned with overall company strategy
are very important success factors for foreign companies in India. The Swedish companies participating in the ISIA Programme are environmental technology companies with verified applications and/or solutions which can meet the needs of the Indian market, its priorities and its purchasing power.

Swedish Energy Agency

The Swedish Energy Agency’s assignment is to unite sustainability, competitiveness, and security of energy supply for cost-efficient energy systems with minimum impact on health, environment and the climate. We contribute with data, knowledge, and analyses regarding energy use and supply in Sweden. We are also dedicated to maintaining a secure energy supply on a national level.

We support and fund national research on innovative energy technologies, smart grids, vehicles, and fuels of the future. Furthermore,
we support business development, commercialisation, and export of cleantech innovations.

Official statistics and support schemes, such as the Electricity Certificate System and the EU Emission Trading System, are some of the agency’s responsibilities. We participate in international collaboration and provide information on efficient energy use to households, industries, and public authorities. The Swedish Energy Agency also holds the overall responsibility for the energy sector due to civil preparedness.

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Business Sweden

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential and foreign companies to invest and expand in Sweden. We offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in 50 of the world’s most interesting markets.

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels. Business Sweden was founded on the first of January, 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) and Invest Sweden.

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The Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, and particularly the CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre in Hyderabad, is actively promoting innovative, green solutions.

The Centre is an institution of national scale, setting standards and promoting best practice in environmental technologies in industry and buildings, setting among others an Indian certification standard for Green Buildings.

The CII is an on government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation that works through partnering industry and government to create a greener growth in India.