The French Institute in India works with local and international S&T organisations to address global issues and drive research and innovation.
The primary goal of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is to develop the Indian industrial sector and ensure that government and society as a whole understand both the needs of industry and its contribution to the nation’s well-being.
The missions of the CII are :
- To identify and strengthen the industry’s role in the economic development of the country
- To act as a catalyst in bringing about the growth and development of the Indian Industry
- To reinforce industry’s commitment to society
- To provide up-to-date information and data to the industry and the government
- To create awareness and support the industry’s efforts on quality, environment, energy management, and consumer protection
- To identify and address the special needs of the small sector to make it more competitive
- To promote cooperation with counterpart organisations
- To work towards the globalisation of Indian industry and integration into the world economy
This is done by adopting a proactive and partnership approach with the government on various national and international issues concerning the Indian economy. It closely interacts on policy issues at both the central and state levels. Extensive dialogue and interaction with members and all sections of the community to build consensus are held.
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organisation. Having a pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel.
CSIR covers a wide spectrum of science and technology – from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology. It provides significant technological intervention in many areas with regard to societal efforts which include environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm and non-farm sectors. Further, CSIR’s role in S&T human resource development is noteworthy.
The vision and mission of the International Solar Alliance is to provide a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries where the global community, including bilateral and multilateral organisations, corporates, industry, and other stakeholders, can make a positive contribution to assist and help achieve the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs of prospective ISA member countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.
There is no specific body in place to address the specific solar technology deployment needs of the solar resource rich countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Most of these countries are geographically located for optimal absorption of the sun’s rays. There is a great amount of sunlight year-round which can lead to cost effective solar power and other end uses with high insolation of almost 300 sunny days in a year. Most of the countries have large agrarian populations. Many countries face gaps in the potential solar energy manufacturing eco-system. Absence of universal energy access, energy equity and affordability are issues common to most of the solar resource rich countries. International Solar Alliance (ISA) is conceived as a coalition of solar resource rich countries to address their special energy needs and will provide a platform to collaborate on addressing the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach.
A leading promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most comprehensive range of systems, equipment and services for the railway sector across the globe sector. Their solutions take into account the lifecycle of each product, from design to recycling, as well as its total lifecycle cost and future environment ensuring maximum safety of passengers. Today, Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,300 people.
Alstom is a leading supplier of train control systems for metros in India. India’s fastest trains: Shatabdi and Rajdhani, use Alstom designed LHB coaches. In line with Government of India’s “Make in India” policy initiative, Alstom Transport has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world.
Today, Alstom Transport is nearly 1500-member family with a footprint spread across four world-class sites in India – Noida, Bangalore, Sri City and Coimbatore. With an engineering excellence centre, R&D centre and global IS&T operations hub in Bangalore, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Coimbatore (for Traction Components) and Sri City (for Rolling Stock), Alstom Transport is well poised to become a key player in India’s progress.
Dassault Systèmes is the world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. The 3DEXPERIENCE product development software enables 3D Design, Engineering, 3D CAD, Modeling, Simulation, Data Management and Process Management. In India, Dassault has combined under 3DPLM all R&D activities, in Bangalore and Chennai.
Egis is an engineering and consulting group specialised in transport infrastructure and systems (road, railway, air and urban), urban development, water and the environment. In India, Egis has been present for 15 years in most infrastructural market sectors – urban rail, urban development, roads and highways, water and environment. The company is headquartered in Delhi NCR and has regional offices in North, South, East and West of India, with a team of around 1,600. The Company is the nodal body for all business interests of the Egis Group in India. In addition, Egis in India has also been mandated with operating in the three neighboring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Lumiplan provides innovative IT Solutions for Public Transport Organizations and large scale Information Systems for Smart Cities. Lumiplan commitment for Smart Mobility is focused on Citizen’s experience as well as Operator’s profitability. Globally, Lumiplan is operating in 20 countries.
Schneider Electric India is a 100% subsidiary of Schneider Electric Industries SAS. It has a large presence in India with presence in major markets and has a force of over 17,000 employees. The company has won several awards in energy efficiency and sustainability at the national and international levels. Schneider Electric has been operating in India for over 50 years.
Schneider Electric, one of the leaders in management of Smart Cities, has helped develop concepts such as Smart Energy, Smart Water, Smart Integration, Smart Buildings, Smart Data Centers and Smart Public Services and builds trust through deft management of constituents that are integral to the Smart City concept – a dream India wants to translate into reality.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. It has some 61,000 employees in 56 countries. Present in India since 1953, Thales currently has over 300 employees working with its entirely-owned Indian subsidiary, Thales India Pvt. Ltd. Thales has played an essential role in India’s growth by sharing its technologies and expertise in the Defence, Transport and Aerospace markets.
In Defence, Thales and Dassault Aviation are upgrading the Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000 fleet. In Transportation, Thales provides different urban systems (ticketing, passenger information, signalling systems) for New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangalore. In Aerospace, Thales has been selected by IndiGo to manage the avionics maintenance of its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
In the Smart City domain, Thales looks forward to bringing its global expertise to India, capitalizing on key references such as Mexico City’s urban security and Auckland’s regional ticketing system that allows multi-modal travel with a single pass.