In the Waste to Wealth theme, we envisage the demonstration of self-sustainable integrated waste to wealth technologies in line with Government of India initiatives like Unnat Bharat, AtmaNirbhar Bharat, and Swachh Bharat. One immediate societal impact would be in the form of a clean and sustainable environment for almost 58 million people of the Delhi NCR.
With a rapidly increasing population density and sprawl, NCR-Delhi having a population of 17 million and area of 1483 sq.km. is looking at an increasingly uncertain water future. A host of problems threaten water security of the region including quality and availability issues, inadequate handling of sewage in drains, frequent flooding, pesticide and metal in the aquatic ecosystem. This vertical aims to deliver a comprehensive array of technologies, best practices, and training materials that will be of use to both government machinery as well as public.
Air pollution is the largest environmental health risk factor in India. In 2019, 1.67 million deaths were attributed to air pollution. Lost output from morbidity and mortality due to air pollution caused an estimated 1.36% loss in GDP, with Delhi suffering the highest per-capita economic loss. In this theme led by CERCA, IIT Delhi, 12 research organisations and think-tanks across the national capital region joined hand to find out solutions to the air pollution problem in this region by identifying and resolving the hurdles in implementing clean air action plan.
The theme Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Healthcare will bring together expertise in medicine, genomics, and artificial intelligence to create healthcare solutions. A key focus will be to create a preventive, predictive, and responsive backbone for India's healthcare challenges through cutting edge technology, research and skilling solutions.
The sub-theme on Green Mobility is focused to bring together academia, industry, policy planning bodies and government departments together to promote and adopt the EVs for public transportation purpose. The prime objective is to look into various issues pertaining to the charging infrastructure, Battery swapping stations and the grid issues from the distribution utility prospective.
The theme Effective Education would involve students in research and innovation in both industry and academia to improve their conceptual understanding and develop analytical and critical thinking abilities. More importantly, students would actually work on those problems that need science-based solutions, which would enable them to understand how to apply knowledge to solve real life problems.
Commitment to environment protection is something that should come from within... DRIIV has consciously chosen to work on National Missions, aligned with UNSDGs, for environmental and societal relevance. National Green Hydrogen Mission and Solid Waste Management are two such examples where DRIIV will be playing a crucial role in steering the right policy interventions... Our overarching aim is to create a thriving ecosystem, where industry-academia-government bodies work seamlessly and contribute to India's journey towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'... read more
There are many pressing concerns like air pollution, waste management, water security, etc., the solutions for which are beyond the scope of science and technology interventions alone and require larger socio-economic models. Community engagement and awareness drives bring the solutions closer to implementation and all the stakeholders together. What we as a nation need is substantial groundwork- propelling innovations from the paper to the people. Our collaborative efforts are what will get us to an Atmanirbhar Bharat... read more
As a 'Knowledge Partner', experts from IIT Delhi would share crucial information on topics such as 5G technology pollution, and climate change with MPs... the institute is associated with DRIIV…to fight air pollution in Delhi NCR... read more
The pilot project involving Delhi Research Implementation Innovation, a Government of India initiative, along with IIT Delhi, was conducted under project National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)... read more
GMDA and DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, have signed an umbrella MoU to jointly implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives... read more
DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, has signed an umbrella MoU with the GMDA to implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives on the ground jointly... read more
The S & T Cluster, a consortium of startups, academic institutions and corporates under DRIIV has tied up with GMDA to locate pollution hotspots and deploy tech-based solutions to monitor and mitigate air pollution... read more
Shipra Misra, CEO & MD of DRIIV, the umbrella body for the Delhi NCR S&T cluster talks about the progress the foundation is making with….the move to introduce solar-powered interoperable EV charging stations & the use of AI in healthcare... read more