UNNATI | CHANGE AND DRIVE

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ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SWAPPING

BACKGROUND

Need for electrified public transport to improve mobility in Indian urban centres.

The Government of India’s vision to electrify Indian roads by 2030 is underpinned by environmental, economic and health-related aspects. Implementing an all-electric transport system will lower fossil fuel consumption and emission levels of harmful pollutants, thus reducing climate impact, decreasing India’s dependence on imported energy and improving public health.

Three-wheelers are the linchpin of the Indian transport system, offering affordable and accessible transportation to Indian commuters. Due to their cost efficiency and compatibility with battery swapping technology, three-wheelers will play an important role in spearheading India’s electrification strategy. Of course, roadblocks will have to be overcome: achieving technical robustness, securing financial and operational feasibility, and optimising customer value are critical success factors to the full-scale commercial implementation of LEVs.

Fortum, a major multinational energy company with solar power plants in India, recently introduced their “Change and Drive” initiative, a pilot comprising 30 e-rickshaws that operate around the Mall of India in Noida. By providing high quality Li-ion battery swapping infrastructure and assuming battery ownership and risk, Fortum offers e-rickshaw drivers higher efficiency, unlimited range and the possibility to provide their services at a lower cost.

Taking LEV battery swapping to the next level will entail designing digital infrastructure and developing hardware to support a sustainable and customer-centric business model. To succeed, Fortum is looking to join hands with Indian partners in piloting new LEV technologies. 

Call for partners to accelerate innovation in LEV battery swapping technology

In the spirit of the India-Sweden joint declaration on Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future, we are inviting innovative companies, researchers and entrepreneurs to work with Fortum to develop new digital and physical infrastructure standards for LEV battery swapping in India. The challenge is coordinated by The Swedish Trade and Invest Council, in collaboration with AGNIi - Invest India and ATAL Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog.

 

WHO WE WERE LOOKING FOR

This challenge was open to technology partners with expertise in the following areas:

1. Digital infrastructure design

  • Battery location tracking | where is the battery?
  • User ID & authentication | who is using the battery?
  • Battery status monitoring | how is the battery doing?
  • Real-time battery charge monitoring | what is the battery charge level?
  • System connectivity & integration | how to connect and integrate seamlessly?

2. Hardware development

  • Battery docking stations | how to create a universal design for e-vehicle OEMs?
  • Battery & charging station integrity | how to protect against theft and misuse?
  • Battery & charging station durability | how to shield against heat, dust and water?

UNNATI | Change and Drive

10-12 December 2018, India

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Delhi

KICK-STARTING R&D&I COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SWAPPING

Venue:   IIT Delhi – Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology & Management Block-IIA-102, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, Delhi 110016 

Date:    10 December 2018, 9:30 – 14:00 

09:30
Registration & Coffee
10:00
Opening note

Prof. A. Wali, MD FITT, IIT Delhi 
Mr. R.Ramanan, MD, Atal Innovation Mission - NITI Aayog 
Ms. Saloni Malhotra, Vice President - AGNIi, Invest India 
Mr. Carsten Grönblad, Trade Commissioner to India, Business Sweden India 

10:30
Vision for LEV battery swapping in India

Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum 

10:50
Panel 1 – Developing hardware infrastructure for LEV battery swapping

Prof. Praveen Kumar, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati 
Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum 
Mr. Piyush Gupta, CEO, Lithion Power 
Mr. Pratik Gupta, CEO, Strom Motors 
Mr. Vijay Choudhary, CEO, Mobilytics Solutions 

11:20
Networking – Coffee break
11:50
Panel 2 – Digital infrastructure to scale up LEV battery swapping

Prof. Praveen Kumar, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati 
Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum 
Mr. Ajay Goel, COO, Sun Mobility 
Mr. Sanyog Tiwari, CEO, EV-Urjaa 
Mr. Peeyush Asati, CEO, Vecmocon Technologies 
Mr. Vijendra Gusain, Director, Vijen Smart and Innovative Technology Solutions 

12:30
Closed-door pitches with Fortum for selected SMEs

Attended by Fortum and Mr. Digvijay Singh, COO, Indian Angel Network
5 min presentation followed by 7 min discussion 
1. Mobilytics Solutions 
2. Strom Motor 
3. EV-Urjaa 
4. Vecmocon Technologies 

5. Vijen Smart and Innovative Technology Solutions 

13:00
Networking – Lunch

Hyderabad 

KICK-STARTING R&D&I COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SWAPPING

Venue:  T-Hub, IIIT-Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 

Date:  11 December 2018, 9:30 – 14:00 

09:30
Registration & Coffee
10:00
Opening note

Ms. Juliane Frömmter, Project Manager, T-Hub
Mr. Jakob Mökander, Program Manager UNNATI, Business Sweden
Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, Head Research/Innovation Outreach, IIIT Hyderabad

10:30
Vision for LEV battery swapping in India

 Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum 

10:50
Panel 1 – Developing hardware infrastructure for LEV battery swapping

Prof. Praveen Kumar, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati
Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum
Mr. Piyush Gupta, CEO, Lithion Power
Mr. Pratik Gupta, CEO, Strom Motors
Mr. Vijay Choudhary, CEO, Mobilytics Solutions

11:20
Networking – Coffee break
11:50
Panel 2 – Digital infrastructure to scale up LEV battery swapping

Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum
Mr. Raja Gayam, CEO, Gayam Motors
Mr. Prashanth Bachu, Urban Transport Specialist and Social Entrepreneur
Mr. Ananth Bommadevara, Managing Partner, DACS Mobility Solutions
Mr. Pravin Dwaramwar, Director, EmpowerPlus Energy Labs
Mr. Deva P Seetharam, CEO, DataGlen Technologies
Mr. Rahul Bhat, Director, Robota Parking

12:30
Closed-door pitches with Fortum for selected SMEs

Attended by Fortum and Mr. Digvijay Singh, COO, Indian Angel Network
5 min presentation followed by 7 min discussion
1. Mobilytics Solutions
2. Strom Motor
3. EV-Urjaa
4. Vecmocon Technologies
5. Vijen Smart and Innovative Technology Solutions

13:00
Networking – Lunch

Bangalore

KICK-STARTING R&D&I COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SWAPPING

Venue:   WeWork Galaxy, 43, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru

Date:  12 December 2018, 9:30 – 14:00

09:30
Registration & Coffee
10:00
Opening note

Mr. Jesper Bernhardsson, Program Manager UNNATI, Business Sweden IIM Bangalore (TBD)

10:30
Vision for LEV battery swapping in India

 Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum 

10:50
Panel 1 – Developing hardware infrastructure for LEV battery swapping

Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum IIM Bangalore (TBD)
Mr. Giridhar Raju N M, CEO, Apeiron Mobility
Mr. Nakul Kukar, CEO, Cell Propulsion
Ms. Ranjita Ravi, Director, Orxa Energies

11:20
Networking – Coffee break
11:50
Panel 2 – Digital infrastructure to scale up LEV battery swapping

Mr. Erik Tutzauer, Head of Innovation Accelerator, Fortum IIM Bangalore (TBD)
Mr. Sachin Garg, Founder, MintM
Mr. Muralidhar Somisetty, Co-founder, Numocity Technologies

12:30
Closed-door pitches with Fortum for selected SMEs

5 min presentation followed by 7 min discussion
1. Apeiron Mobility
2. Cell Propulsion
3. MintM
4. Orxa Energies
5. Numocity Technologies

13:00
Networking – Lunch

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