Source: Jean Ferox; Anna Uffmann; Anju Peter; Piero Bellanova; IIT Madras; Panjak Kumar; Kishor Bathi; Jacqueline Duwe


Who we are

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) conducts research on current sustainability challenges and disseminates the knowledge thus generated. In order to achieve that, IGCS offers funding opportunities for individual research exchange between junior and senior researchers from both Germany and India. Another focus of IGCS is knowledge transfer through Summer and Winter Schools carried out in both countries. IGCS premises are located at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.

India and Germany are committed to promote and implement sustainability. The essence of sustainability is a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world. There is an evident need for further, coherent reform towards full integration of sustainability and environmental concerns in mainstream socio-techno-economic development, especially in securing and protecting our resources such as water and energy, and in infrastructure development considering land use and waste management.

With its vast network of scientists and practitioners and its activities, IGCS is a source of inspiration and skills, conceptual models and standards, as well as best-practice examples for proactive transformation. It offers highly esteemed human capital and solutions for various global challenges affecting India, Germany and other countries.

News

Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai visits Katchipedu Nook Self-learning Space

Last Friday, our Katchipedu Nook Self-learning Space was honored by a visit of Mr. Scott…

5th IGD on Green Urban Practices Conducted

IGCS is proud to announce that the 5th iteration of the Indo-German Dialogue was successfully…

Academic Excellence Knows No Borders: An Interview with Dr. Harish Selvam

Dr.-Ing. Harish Selvam is a Research Associate at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water…

Announcements

The IGCS-motan Workshop 2023 Announced

#SustainabilityChallenge – From Waste to Wonder Your ideas are too good to be forgotten. IGCS and motan…

Summer School on Renewable Energy – Start-Up Edition from SIJ at the FH Aachen

The SIJ focuses on research and development in the field of scientific instruments and their applications. Their work encompasses various areas such as physics, engineering, and materials science. The institute collaborates with industry partners, universities, and research institutions to conduct research projects and provide innovative solutions in the field of scientific instrumentation.

IGCS Summer School 2022

Interested students may apply through the 2022 Application Form. The link is open from 01.04.2022 – 30.04.2022, 7 PM CET/11:30 PM IST.
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December 1st
IGCS
Reminder that the application deadline is today- 7 PM CET/11:30 PM IST.

Lets wrap those pending applications up!

Reminder that the application deadline is today- 7 PM CET/11:30 PM IST.

Lets wrap those pending applications up!Applications are now open for the IGCS Winter School 2024 in Chennai, India, umbrella theme “Regenerative Urban Futures”.

The topic of the Winter School takes up a persistent and prominent challenge for decision-makers, namely the interface of adequate planning instruments with resilience as one pivotal goal of regenerative urban futures. Simply put, what are we doing today, and what can we do tomorrow to ensure sustainable, resilient, adaptive, and regenerative urban development? Integrated spatial planning is likely to be a key solution.

Join students from Indian and German institutions as we explore the technical, economic, environmental, and social aspects of land use, rural / urban development from:
19. February – 01. March, 2024
At the IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

If you are interested in sustainable urbanization, then the school might be appropriate for you. You are likely to meet like-minded people with whom you may forge a lasting relationship and listen to experts from several countries who will discuss both the challenges, solutions and pathways that urban agglomerations can take to become more sustainable.

For more information and application details, visit our website:
www.igcs-chennai.org/winter-school-2024

Application Deadline: 01. December 2023 (7 PM CET/11:30 PM IST)
Positive results will be announced in the beginning of December

Curious about our past schools and what to expect? Check out:
www.igcs-chennai.org/teaching-2/past-schools/

Together, let's pave the way for a sustainable future! 🌞🌬️
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November 22nd
IGCS
🌐 Day 2 Recap: IGCS-motan Workshop 2023 📊

As we draw the curtains on the IGCS-motan Workshop 2023, it is with great inspiration that we reflect on the past two days of collaborative innovation and insightful discussions. We thank our impulse lecturers from today- Venkateshwaran Venkatachalam from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Dr Sameer Joshi from Indian Plastic Institute and Dr. Alexander Kronimus from PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.

The latter half of the day was dedicated to group works and brain storming. The energy and dedication exhibited by our participants have been truly remarkable. However, this is not the last time we see them as they will present their outcomes to our panels of experts and professionals on 5th December 2023. We wish you the best of luck and we are excited to see your fresh ideas.

As we prepare to depart from this virtual space, lets carry forward the momentum gained during these two days. Do stay connected with IGCS in our social media platforms
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/igcs.chennai.aachen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/igcs_chennai_aachen/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/70945439/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMj4F0IxW7QpPuP4LcCcRIw

🌐 Day 2 Recap: IGCS-motan Workshop 2023 📊

As we draw the curtains on the IGCS-motan Workshop 2023, it is with great inspiration that we reflect on the past two days of collaborative innovation and insightful discussions. We thank our impulse lecturers from today- Venkateshwaran Venkatachalam from , Dr Sameer Joshi from Indian Plastic Institute and Dr. Alexander Kronimus from PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.

The latter half of the day was dedicated to group works and brain storming. The energy and dedication exhibited by our participants have been truly remarkable. However, this is not the last time we see them as they will present their outcomes to our panels of experts and professionals on 5th December 2023. We wish you the best of luck and we are excited to see your fresh ideas.

As we prepare to depart from this virtual space, let's carry forward the momentum gained during these two days. Do stay connected with IGCS in our social media platforms
Facebook: ebook:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/igcs_chennai_aachen/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/70945439/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMj4F0IxW7QpPuP4LcCcRIw
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November 21st
IGCS
🌐 Day 1 Recap: IGCS-motan Workshop 2023 📊

The inaugural day of our #SustainabilityChallenge on the theme From Waste to Wonder: Navigating Challenges and Unlocking Innovation in the INdustry of Tomorrow, marked a significant stride towards innovative solutions in sustainable plastics management.

🚀 Hosted by IGCS and motan, this two-day virtual workshop is a platform for entrepreneurial minds to address the challenges of todays plastics industry. The focused theme, Reduce | Re-Use | Recycle | Recover, emphasizes navigating obstacles and unlocking forward-thinking solutions.

Our collaborative efforts extend globally, supporting students from esteemed Indian and German academic institutions. The German Consul General Ms. Küchler applauded IGCS and motan for their joint effort in bringing together students from different disciplines and described IGCS as a Front runner in succesful Indo-German Cooperation. She highlights that in times of crisis there is an opportunity for Innovation which makes the workshop highly important

As we conclude day one, we express gratitude to our participants. We also thank IGCS post-doc Dr. Christoph Woiwode for organizing the introduction session for the participants, our impulse lecturers Jacqueline Plaster from everwave, Dr. R. Vinu from IIT 
Madras, and Prof. Regina Nogueira from Leibniz University Hannover. Special thanks to RWTH Innovation for conducting a workshop on entrepreneurship.

For more information on the IGCS-motan Workshop visit our page: https://www.igcs-chennai.org/igcs-motan-workshop/

🌐 Day 1 Recap: IGCS-motan Workshop 2023 📊

The inaugural day of our f on the theme 'From Waste to Wonder: Navigating Challenges and Unlocking Innovation in the INdustry of Tomorrow,' marked a significant stride towards innovative solutions in sustainable plastics management.

🚀 Hosted by IGCS and motan, this two-day virtual workshop is a platform for entrepreneurial minds to address the challenges of today's plastics industry. The focused theme, 'Reduce | Re-Use | Recycle | Recover,' emphasizes navigating obstacles and unlocking forward-thinking solutions.

Our collaborative efforts extend globally, supporting students from esteemed Indian and German academic institutions. The German Consul General Ms. Küchler applauded IGCS and motan for their joint effort in bringing together students from different disciplines and described IGCS as a Front runner in succesful Indo-German Cooperation. She highlights that in times of crisis there is an opportunity for Innovation which makes the workshop highly important

As we conclude day one, we express gratitude to our participants. We also thank IGCS post-doc Dr. Christoph Woiwode for organizing the introduction session for the participants, our impulse lecturers Jacqueline Plaster from everwave, Dr. R. Vinu from IIT
Madras, and Prof. Regina Nogueira from Leibniz University Hannover. Special thanks to RWTH Innovation for conducting a workshop on entrepreneurship.

For more information on the IGCS-motan Workshop visit our page: www.igcs-chennai.org/igcs-motan-workshop/
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