Our Team for Puducherry
Meet Dr. M. Nandhivarman, our National Lead for Puducherry!
What is your background?
With a PhD in environmental sciences, my research interest includes Environment and Sustainable Development. I have undertaken multiple missions in this field on behalf of various International and National organizations to promote sustainability among the Indian Universities, Institutions and Industries. Over 75 ‘lab to land – concept of environmental education’ projects were implemented in the last decade, among various Institutions that were showcased in atleast 40 specialized events at over 10 countries.
Why did you become a country lead / why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
As a lead for Puducherry, Myself and my team at APSCC would strive to empower the budding clean tech entrepreneurs and startups to get access and exposure to a like-minded community that will provide a platform to further advance their innovations.
Why do you think this competition is important?
It is an established fact that in any sector competition produces results with quality. Likewise I expect ClimateLaunchpad to be a platform where cleantech startups can gain national and global exposure that provides visibility and recognition to their idea and help them take it to the next level.
How does your organisation support clean tech start-ups?
Since its inception in 2011, APSCC serves as an impetus, not-for-profit, and voluntary organization that envisions a world where campuses and communities are environmentally, ecologically and economically sustainable by successfully addressing all the challenges at a more decentralized level. Our focus is to ensure that due recognition is given to the role of education and research in the promotion of sustainable development, through conservation strategies, programs, projects, ideas, business plan pertaining to water, energy, waste, healthy food and biodiversity among the educational institutions and industries. We do this by providing resources, expertise, initiating and promoting sustainable innovations at grassroots level in collaboration with a network of eminent sustainability professionals across the globe.