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Announcing the winners

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The awards were handed over by Dr R. K. Pachauri, President of UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and General Secretary of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) together with Ambassador of Denmark to India, Mr. Freddy Svane.

Børsen – 14 February 2013:
Ung dansker vinder miljøkonkurrence i Indien
(Tv report – in Danish and English language. Duration: 1:39)
En studerende fra Århus Arkitektskole er blandt vinderne i en stor miljøteknologisk konkurrence i Delhi i Indien. By Mads Gravesen

Article and video by Reuters and VNR.tv

 
TERI wrote in their bulletin/newsletter:

BUSINESS AWARD WINNER:

Mr. Priyam Johry

Institute of Technology Kanpur

IDEA:
Empowering the growing India by its green fuel and connecting the Danish CleanTechnology Experiences and Companies with Microfinancing-systems in India.

JURY MEMBERS’ EVALUATION:
“There can be a great potential in connecting Danish and Indian experiences regarding connecting microfinance and policies of incentives for green growth.”

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TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER:

Ms. Nambu Priya Dharsini

Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College

IDEA:
Air Conditioner system that cools by means of recycled water from the household

JURY MEMBERS’ EVALUATION:
“The proposal has demonstrated its technological viability, and relevance for sustainable development. The proposal has broader potential for Danish-Indian co-creation given the strong Danish experience in district heating / cooling and the increased demand in India for household air conditioning.”

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URBAN DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNER:

Ms. Priyanka Raju

Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

IDEA:
A research initiative that will provide pracical and affordable housing solutions for the urban poor living in existing low income settlements.

JURY MEMBERS’ EVALUATION:
“This is an excellent project with a realistic approach. Good studies have proven to be crucial elements in solutions for creating succesful inclusive sustainable urban development.”

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DESIGN/CULTURE AWARD WINNER:

Ms. Anne Camilla A. Auestad

Aarhus School of Architecture

IDEA:
A waterline concept that seeks to accomodate the ambiguous use of India’s pipelines as well as addressing the water shortage problem in an attempt to merge protection, rainwater collection and public service.

JURY MEMBERS’ EVALUATION:
“This idea is truly innovateie, and the cultural dimension is considered positively in the proposal e.g. in community meeting spots at the waterline.”

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JURY

K. Venkataramanan, CEO & MD • Larsen & Toubro

Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India

Vinay Venkatraman, Director • CIID (design/culture)

Jesper Nerlov, Vicepresident & Chief Technology Officer • Haldor Topsøe (technology)

Søren Hansen, Director of Urban Planning • Rambøll (urban development)

Claus Resen Steenstrup, Vicechairman • Holck-Larsen Foundation (business)

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Media coverage

Børsen – 14 February 2013:
Ung dansker vinder miljøkonkurrence i Indien
(Tv report – in Danish and English language. Duration: 1:39)
En studerende fra Århus Arkitektskole er blandt vinderne i en stor miljøteknologisk konkurrence i Delhi i Indien. By Mads Gravesen

 
Article and video by Reuters and VNR.tv – 1 February 2013:
Indian-Danish sustainability awards to four students
 

 
Arkitektskolen Aarhus – 23 January 2013:
Studerende vinder international konkurrence (‘Students win international competition’)
“Anne Camilla Auestad fra Arkitektskolen Aarhus vinder international studenterkonkurrence med titlen “Co-creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future” under arrangementet “India Today – Copenhagen Tomorrow”. Konkurrencen blev udskrevet i efteråret 2012 af Det Danske Kulturinstitut i samarbejde med diverse fonde og henvendte sig til alle højere læreanstalter i Danmark og Indien.”
 

 
One World South Asia – 2 February 2013:
GenNext: The future of sustainable change
The 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, on its second day, not only looked at various aspects of climate change but also awarded efforts carried out by young students for a better tomorrow.
 

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