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  • Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) is jointly implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
  • FLCTD is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
  • This 5-year project aims to promote innovation of low-carbon technologies and its deployment in industrial and other related sectors of Indian economy.
  • The project will conduct annual 'Innovation Challenge' competitions that will identify innovative low carbon technologies and solutions to improve efficient end-use of energy, which in turn will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long run.
  • The project will promote the deployment of winning technologies.


A key agenda of the FLCTD project is to facilitate adoption of improved low-carbon technologies in the Indian economy via deployment and scaling up of innovative energy efficient technologies to address technology gaps and help to reduce specific energy consumption.

Innovation Challenge

FLCTD will conduct annual innovation challenges to shortlist promising low carbon technologies in the following 3 thematic areas:

Industrial IoT

This challenge is closed now!

Industrial Resource Efficiency

This challenge is closed now!

Electrical Energy Storage

This challenge is closed now!

Waste Heat Recovery

This challenge is closed now!

Space Conditioning

This challenge is closed now!

Pumps & Pumping Systems

This challenge is closed now!

Innovation Challenge Cycle

Who can Participate

The innovation challenge will allow participation of:

  • Indian Technical Institutes / Universities
  • Research Institutes
  • Start-ups
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Large Industries
  • Research and Development units in Public Sector Enterprises and Government Laboratories.
Incentives to Participants
  • Recognition from Bureau of Energy Efficiency and UNIDO for innovation.
  • An Acceleration Programme will be organized for shortlisted participants that will cover topics such as development of business plan, marketing strategies, patents. The programme will also include mentoring from experts from the industry.
  • Deployment Support will be offered by identifying industrial firms / companies willing to install winning WHR innovation.
  • Verification support to establish the efficacy of innovative technology after commissioning.
  • Opportunity to Network with investors and industry stakeholders to publicize the innovation.

Business & Technology Mentoring

Guidance to develop business and marketing plan, patents

Mentoring support from experts from industry

Award & Deployment Support

Deployment Support for pilot demonstration of Winning Innovations

Award and Grant upto USD 50,000

Replication & Scale-Up

Networking with investors and industry

Technology Verification

Expected Outcomes of the Project

The goal of the project:

To help create a low carbon technology innovation ecosystem, such that critical connections are built between the stakeholders like, the academia and innovators who provide the innovative solutions; the technical experts who fine-tune these solutions; investors who support the scaling-up and industries that adopt the innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption to improve bottom line.

  • Collaboration between government agencies, industry, innovators, the research community, financing institutions, and technology
  • Adoption of innovative low-carbon technologies across sectors
  • Establishment of a sustainable innovation ecosystem for low-carbon technologies

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

FLCTD is a GEF supported project. GEF is a partnership for international cooperation where 183 countries work together with international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector, to address global environmental issues while supporting national development initiatives.

BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)

BEE was set up under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to assist in developing policies and strategies with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy.

UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability in developing countries and economies in transition.

CII (Confederation of Indian Industry )

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India¡¯s premier business association, works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.