Global Cooling Innovation Summit to be Inaugurated in New Delhi

Suvash Choudhary 
NEW DELHI :  Global Cooling Innovation Summit will be inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on 12th November 2018. The Two-day Summit is a first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event. It will bring together leaders from around the world to explore concrete means and pathways to address the climate threat by growing demand from room air conditioners.
The event is jointly organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The co partners are  Rocky Mountain Institute, Alliance for An Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), Conservation X Labs and CEPT University.

Launching of Global Cooling Prize

The summit will also see the launching of Global Cooling Prize— Mission Innovation challenge. It aims to spur development of a residential cooling solution that has at least five times (5x) less climate impact than today’s standard. Global Cooling Prize is a competition with global reach and participation . It is to achieve dramatic breakthroughs in cooling technologies. The objective of this competition would be to develop a cooling technology that requires radically less energy to operate, utilizes refrigerants. The idea is to promote a technology with no ozone depletion potential and with low global warming potential. The technology will have the potential to be cost-effective at scale.


World-wide Attention

This awards programme will call world-wide attention to the most promising ideas across the globe. This award will celebrate successes and facilitate endeavours of innovators through providing recognition, encouragement and support. The award will also be able to build a collaborative platform that can utilize the potential of researchers so that public research contributes towards fostering innovation and create impact which is of social and economic good.


This recognition will not only recognise the eminent contributions to clean energy research development and demonstration, but would also motivate younger researchers to focus on innovations needed in clean energy domain to make world a better place to live.

Distinguished Speakers

The Global Cooling Prize and Innovation Summit will see distinguished speakers from around the world- includinginnovators, philanthropists, venture capitalists, and other industry leaders – converge to participate in discussions over a two day period.

New Innovations in the Space

Panellists at the Summit will share their perspective on solving the cooling challenge, with discussions on the currently available public policy tools and how those may be informed or enhanced as a result of new innovations in the space.

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