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Low carbon businesses invited to be part of Indian trade mission

Wednesday 19 September 2012
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The University of Salford, in partnership with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and UK Trade and Investment, is looking for North West businesses to visit India as part of a low carbon trade mission.

The University of Salford, in partnership with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and UK Trade and Investment, is looking for North West businesses to visit India as part of a low carbon trade mission.

The University is providing funding for a limited number of companies to meet senior industry and political figures and attend Asia’s largest green building congress in Hyderabad.

The visit will run between 27 October and 3 November and will take in Hyderabad and Chennai. The Hyderabad conference (the IGBC Annual Green Building Congress) attracts over 2,000 delegates from all over the world and, along with the other planned events, will provide a unique opportunity for the region’s businesses to take advantage of India’s booming green economy.

The Indian Green Building Council estimates that by 2020, the Indian low carbon technology sector will be worth £135bn. It has also established that, compared to a 2003 footprint of 64,000 sq ft, there are now 855.96 million square feet of green buildings in the country as authorities aggressively market a low carbon lifestyle to industry and consumers.

Steve Waterworth, who manages the University’s Energy Hub and is co-ordinating the visit said: “This is a golden opportunity for North West businesses to make an impression in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

“Though the climate might be very different in the UK, through the consultation and research carried out at Salford, we have seen that technology created by North West companies is transferrable – if the right contacts are in place.”

Funding towards the cost of this trip is available for eligible businesses. To register your interest and to find out more, please contact Gary Bateman: g.bateman@salford.ac.uk

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