The rapid growth of these markets, coupled with the criticality of the challenges they address, have resulted in an exceptional number of sustainability solutions, concepts, companies and activities in almost every major industry around the world.
Worldwide, the total employed in the clean energy sector alone is about 11 million. Employment in the overall sustainability sector could be an order of magnitude higher, with a good percentage of them being white collar professionals. These numbers will increase significantly in the coming years.
The sustainability sector is thus already quite large, but interestingly, it is still in its early phase, with many technologies, solutions, business models and market drivers in their formative stages. Value creation in such an emerging, dynamic and complex business ecosystem can be significantly enhanced through avenues that provide focussed intelligence to industry professionals.
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E2Expo provides focussed intelligence to these stakeholders through industry and solution focussed sections for product launches, projects, innovations, industry announcements, emerging concepts and more. We also have interactive sections where the audience can engage in interesting ways.
All updates and insights are targetted at business users and are provided in concise, easy-to-read and engaging formats.
In the near future, we will be adding sections to make E2Expo also an effective platform for businesses to create awareness about and promote their sustainability solutions.
We welcome you to explore E2Expo and tell us how we can help you in your sustainability efforts. If you would like to interact with our co-founder Narasimhan Santhanam, you can reach him at +91-9841348117 (India)
And for those who are curious, the E2 in E2Expo stands for Energy & Environment.
E2Expo was started by the team that founded and runs EAI, a leading Indian cleantech management consulting firm.
When we started Energy Alternatives India (EAI) in late 2008, renewable energy was hardly spoken about. We were the first boutique business consulting firm in India for this (then) fringe topic. There was not much business in the first few years, but we were confident that sustainable energy and cleantech would be the future. Which was why we have persisted with this industry for over a decade.
While a large part of our work in the last decade has been in market/industry research and management consulting for the cleantech sector, as we were the earliest mover, we were fortunate enough to be involved in a few other dimensions of cleantech - specifically in assisting cleantech companies in marketing/business development, and in organizing many successful exhibitions and conferences.
While we like consulting and research, right from the start we have been keen to do something whose benefits reached orders of magnitude more stakeholders than just a few consulting clients.
This thought process, combined with the unique mix of expertise we had gathered in marketing and event organization in this specialized sector, brought us to E2Expo.
We are hoping that our decade-long focus and efforts can now be applied to something that can make a difference to a much, much larger spectrum, and for the most important challenge facing our generation.
Thank you for wanting to know about us. If you wish to know further about the highlights of the work we had undertaken over the last 12 years, please see the section below.
EAI has undertaken over 200 consulting assignments in clean energy and cleantech since 2009. We have assisted a wide spectrum of stakeholders in our consulting work - from small startups to state and central governments to some of the world’s largest corporates.
Prominent global corporates & organizations include GE, GSK, Reliance, Vedanta, Exxon Mobil, La Farge, Pepsi, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, Amway & UL.
Our consulting and research have also spanned a diverse spectrum within cleantech - solar energy, wind power, bio-energy & biofuels, sustainable packaging, waste to energy, electric mobility and renewable chemicals.
The following are some of the prominent assignments.
EAI and its divisions have published over 35 white papers across cleantech domains in the past ten years.
EAI has organized many events on its own and has also assisted other organizations in their events. Some of these prominent organizations include WWF, US, UK & Canadian governments, state governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, IIT Madras, CII, UL, Exhibitions India, India Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association and more.
|2009||India Renewable Summit||New Delhi||Marketing & operations coordinator||One of the first solar energy themed conference in India|
|2010||REI - Renewable Energy India Expo||New Delhi||Media & knowledge partner||India’s largest RE expo|
|2011||REI - Renewable Energy India Expo||New Delhi||Media & knowledge partner||India’s largest RE expo|
|2012||RENERGY 2012||Chennai||Marketing & operations coordinator||India’s largest RE conference. Organized by TEDA|
|2012||REAction 2012||Chennai||Organizer||First Indian clean energy conference to include all relevant renewable energy sectors|
|2012||Wind Power India 2012||Chennai||Marketing & operations coordinator||India’s largest RE conference|
|2013||RENERGY 2013||Chennai||Marketing & operations coordinator||India’s largest RE conference & workshop, Organized by TEDA|
|2014||RENERGY 2014||Chennai||Marketing & operations coordinator||India’s largest RE conference & workshop, Organized by TEDA|
|2015||The Green Chemicals Conference||Hyderabad||Organizer||India’s first green chemicals conference|
|2016||India Solar EPC Summit||Bengaluru||Organizer||One of India's largest solar EPC summits|
|2016||Cleancubator cleantech incubator contest||Chennai||Organizer||One of the first cleantech incubation contests in India|
|2017||India Bioplastics Summit||Bengaluru||Organizer||India’s first bioplastics summit|
|2017||Carbon Zero Challenge||Chennai||Marketing coordinator||A pan-India college cleantech contest organized by IIT Madras & US Consulate|
|2018||HYREX EV Summit||Hyderabad||Marketing & operations coordinator||One of the first EV conferences in India organized by EcoSURE|
|2018||India EV Summit||Chennai||Organizer||Over 400 participants, a record|
|2018||Climate Solver contest by WWF||Chennai||Marketing coordinator||Had attendees from over 20 diverse stakeholder segments|
|2019||Power2Drive||Bengaluru||Marketing & operations coordinator||Organized by Intersolar, one of the leading RE events firms worldwide|
EAI’s top management has been recognized as thought leaders in the Indian clean energy market. In the past ten years, our team has:
Oilgae - The site Oilgae (Oil + Algae) was started in 2006 when the co-founders identified that algae fuels could be a potential large-scale source of liquid fuels. For the first few years, it was the only site worldwide that was dedicated to providing detailed inputs on algae fuels research and commercial development. The site was so popular globally among the target segment during the 2006-2010 period that the algae fuels industry was called the Oilgae industry in its initial years!
Suseum, the Sustainability Museum - As an experiment, EAI conceptualized, designed and ran a unique museum for sustainability in Chennai, between 2013 and 2015. Called the Suseum (for Sustainability Museum), it had working models and live products from various clean energy, environment and sustainability sectors. The Suseum also held workshops for school and college children. It was quite popular during the experimental period, with over 60 schools visiting us for workshops and over 750 visitors from various walks of life, which included international college students. A video of Suseum can be seen here
Co-author of Children’s book on Climate Change - The co-founder, Narasimhan, has also published a children’s book on the theme of climate change, which he wrote along with his (then) 9 year old niece. Titled “Will Jinjinoo Drown?”, it is about two children who save the world with some miraculous intervention by algae. The book is free of cost and can be downloaded from here.