3rd Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology Platform (FIT) on

3rd Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology Platform (FIT) on
“Powering a Greener Future”
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21 and 22 November 2014, The Taj West End, Bangalore, India
(Focus Areas: Energy Efficiency, Wind Energy, Solar Energy and Energy for Smart Cities)
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest applied
research organisation with 67 Institutes,
more than 23000 employees and an
annual turnover of Euros 2 Billion. The
Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology
Platform (FIT) is an exciting initiative and
annual flagship event of Fraunhofer in
India which focuses on different
thematic fields and showcases cutting
edge technologies, innovation and
solutions like never before.
The 3rd FIT Platform 2014 will focus
on Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy as sub-thematic area for this
edition. The event will kick off on 21st
November 2014 with a high profile
panel discussion on the subject
“Powering a Greener Future” and will
be followed by a networking dinner.
The second day, 22nd November will
be devoted to technical sessions on
the sub-thematic areas of Energy
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The 1 and 2 FIT Platform held in
Efficiency, Wind Energy, Solar Energy
2012 focussed on Mobility and Logistics and Energy for Smart Cities. The event
and Sustainable Technologies for the
is expected to be attended by more
City of the Future as thematic areas
than 200 delegates from India and
abroad, mostly by CEOs, CTOs, and
respectively.
Innovation experts from Industry and
Research as well as Government.
Ms. Anandi Iyer
Director, Fraunhofer Office India
3rd Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology Platform (FIT): Powering a Greener Future
Focus Areas: Energy Efficiency, Wind Energy, Solar Energy and Energy for Smart Cities
21st - 22nd November 2014, The Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore
Draft Programme
21st November 2014, The Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore
17:30
Registration / Reception
18:00 – 19:30
High-profile Panel discussion on “Powering a Greener Future”
19:30
Welcome Address
Ms. Anandi Iyer (Director, Fraunhofer Office India)
Panellists
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda (Group Chief Technology
Officer, TATA Sons)
Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber (Director, Fraunhofer Institute for
Solar Energy Systems ISE)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung (Director, SulzbachRosenberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental,
Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT)
Dr. Leena Srivastava (Vice Chancellor, TERI University
and Hony. Executive Director, The Energy and Resources
Institute TERI, New Delhi)
Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, Bureau of Energy
Efficiency BEE)
Ms. Anandi Iyer (Director, Fraunhofer Office India)
Guest of Honour
Special Address by Shri. Piyush Goyal (Hon’ble Minister
of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and
New & Renewable Energy, Government of India) *
Cultural Performance, Cocktails and Networking Dinner
22nd November 2014, The Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore
09:30
Registration
10:00 - 11:15
Inaugural Plenary Session: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in India
Welcome Address
Ms. Anandi Iyer (Director, Fraunhofer Office India)
Mrs. Andrea Christ (Deputy Consul General, German
Consulate Bangalore)
Opening Remarks
Lighting of the Lamp
Dr. Raoul Klingner (Director, International Business
Development, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)
Context Setting
Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber (Chairperson, FIT Platform)
Dr. Leena Srivastava (Co-Chairperson, FIT Platform)
Keynote address
Dr. Anil Kakodkar (DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor,
Baba Atomic Research Centre BARC and Member,
Atomic Energy Commission AEC)
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 - 15:30
Parallel Technical Sessions (Including Lunch)
Technical Session 1: Energy Efficiency
Chairman
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung (Director, SulzbachRosenberg, Fraunhofer UMSICHT) on Decentralised
provision of Heat, Power and Biochar from Residual
Biomass
Panellists
Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, BEE) on Energy
Efficiency in India: Policies and Interventions
Dr. Mihails Kusnezoff (Head of Department, Materials
and Components, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic
Technologies and Systems IKTS) on Materials and
Manufacturing Technologies for Electrochemical
Converters and Storage Devices
Mr. Hans Erhorn (Head of Department Heat Technology,
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP) on Nearly
Zero and Plus-Energy-Buildings and Communities
Mr. Thorsten Hornung (Business Developer, Fraunhofer
UMSICHT) on Thermo-Catalytic Reforming: Sustainable
Efficient Energy from Bio and Plastics Wastes
Technical Session 2: Wind Energy
Chairman
Prof. Dr. Andreas Reuter (Managing Director, Nordwest,
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System
Technology IWES) on Latest trends in Wind Turbine
Technology
Panellists
Dr. S. Gomathinayagam (Director General, National
Institute of Wind Energy NIWE) on Wind Energy Sector in
India: Present Policies and Interventions
Mr. D.V. Giri (Secretary General, Indian Wind Turbine
Manufacturers Association IWTMA) on Current status of
Wind Industry and the way forward to achieve 10,000
MW per annum
Mr. M.P. Ramesh (President, Wind Resource and
Technology, Wind World India Limited.) on Indian
Industry Perspective of Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Glen Reccani (Managing Director, Acciona Energy
India) on Global Trends in Wind Energy and Indian
Market Potential
Technical Session 3: Solar Energy
Chairman
Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber (Director, Fraunhofer ISE) on The
Global Energy Transformation
Panellists
Mr. Pashupathy Shankar Gopalan (President, SunEdison
– Asia Pacific) on Solar Energy: Path-breaking
Technologies
Dr. Thomas Schlegl (Head Strategic Planning,
Fraunhofer ISE) on Benefits of Photovoltaics in India
Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram (Executive VP - Projects &
CTO, TATA Power Solar) on Perspectives for Solar
Energy in India
Mr. Srinivasan Sampath (CEO and Managing Director,
VSM Solar) on Solar Thermal Energy: The Efficient
Alternative
Technical Session 4: Energy for Smart Cities
Chairman
Mr. Gerhard Stryi-Hipp (Coordinator Smart Energy
Cities, Fraunhofer ISE) on How to Develop Reliable and
Sustainable Energy Systems for Smart Cities?
Panellists
Shri. Amitabh Kant (Secretary, Department of Industrial
Policy & Promotion DIPP, Government of India) *
Mr. Arvind Subramanian (President - Strategy &
Alliances, Lodha Group) *
Mr. Sanjay Chaudhary (Associate Vice President,
Corporate Development Center, Siemens Technology
and Services) on Technologies for Smart Cities
Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh (APJC Practice Head, Software
Enabled Services, Cisco Systems) on The MultiStakeholder Approach to Smart Cities
Mr. V. Ravichandar (Chairman, Feedback Business
Consulting) on Infrastructure in India: Some Case
Studies
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30
Concluding Plenary Session: The Energy Imperative – Some Conclusions
Speakers
Concluding Remarks
Guest of Honour
Prof. Dr. Mario Ragwitz (Deputy Head Competence
Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Head of
Business Unit Renewable Energies, Fraunhofer Institute
for Systems and Innovation Research ISI) on How to
create the right framework for Innovations in
Renewable Energies?
Shri. M. Maheshwar Rao, IAS (Managing Director,
Karnataka Power Corporation Limited KPCL) *
Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber (Director, Fraunhofer ISE)
Dr. Leena Srivastava (Vice Chancellor, TERI University
and Hony. Executive Director, TERI, New Delhi)
Ms. Anandi Iyer (Director, Fraunhofer Office India)
Shri. Upendra Tripathy (Secretary, Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy MNRE, Government of India)
*To be confirmed
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