IIT Bombay receives 18.6 million donations from alumni to set up Green Energy & Sustainability Research Hub
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has received a donation of $18.6 million from an alumnus towards the establishment of a Green Energy and Sustainability Research Hub. This landmark contribution will redefine the Institute’s role in addressing the global climate crisis.
To be located within a state-of-the-art academic building on the IIT Bombay campus, the focus of this hub extends to critically important areas. These include evaluating climate risks and developing effective mitigation strategies, climate change adaptation, and comprehensive environmental monitoring. Additionally, the Hub seeks to advance climate solutions, fostering the adoption of renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies.
The hub will facilitate research in several critical areas, including, but not limited to, battery technologies, solar photovoltaics, biofuels, clean-air science, flood forecasting, and carbon capture. The Hub will also serve as a nexus for learning and exploration, offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for students and researchers alike.
Furthermore, the Hub will offer industry-tailored educational training and cultivate strategic collaborations with global universities and corporations. The objective is to drive practical and transformative solutions while nurturing entrepreneurship in the realm of green energy and sustainability.