The evolving energy landscape

An engaging focus group discussion on the latest trends in technologies and policies for the future

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Event Details


July 13th, 2020. 10.15 AM -12.30 PM CET/ 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM IST/ 4.15 PM – 6.30 PM CST


By invite-only

swissnex India and swissnex China are curating an engaging focus group discussion on state-of-the-art market trends in the energy storage sector. This exclusive platform is set to steer valuable conversations on technology and policy with domain experts and researchers, in the context of the Indian, Chinese and Swiss landscape. What’s more, this dialogue on innovation for impact has exciting possibilities for mutual exploration and collaboration over synergies between the three countries.

If this focus group discussion sounds like something you’d want to be a part of, please write to our program coordinator Cassius Castellino stating your interest.

Learn more about the key industry players and researchers onboard.


Dr. Yasmine's role is to catalyze energy research led by EPFL laboratories, notably in collaboration with industrial and institutional partners, and enhance EPFL’s impact and image as a world leading research and education institution.
Dr. Yasmine Calisesi
According to the Web of Science in 2016, Prof. Nazeeruddin is the 5th most cited chemist in the world and is one of the 19 scientists identified by Thomson Reuters as the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015. His current research at EPFL focuses on dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, CO2 reduction, hydrogen production, and light-emitting diodes.
Prof. Md. K. Nazeeruddin
Kumar Varoon Agrawal is GAZNAT Chair of Advanced Separations and a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). At EPFL, Kumar’s group is developing novel synthetic routes for two-dimensional (2-d) nanoporous materials and their films with a precise control of nanopore size and functionality.
Prof. Kumar Varoon Agrawal
Mr. Krishnan is the Associate Director for WRI India's Energy Program and leads work on Clean Energy Initiatives (Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency) for different consumer categories; clean energy transitions and water-energy nexus. He is a certified Energy Risk Professional.
Mr. Deepak Sriram Krishnan
Dr. Walawalkar leads the Emerging Technologies practice for Customized Energy Solutions globally with focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response and smart grid technologies as well as international markets. He is also Founder & President for India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). He served as member of the Board of Directors of Energy Storage Association (ESA) in US during 2009-15 and was elected as Secretory in 2013. He was elected as Vice Chair for Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) in 2014.
Dr. Rahul Walawalkar
Dr. Zhou was supported by the excellence scholarship program of the Swiss government, and was at the Federal Institute of technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland as a Senior visiting scholar. His research is mainly engaged in electricity market operation, power trading policy and mechanism, market transaction, risk assessment & prevention, economic operation of distribution network, renewable energy access & energy conservation and emission reduction policy.
Dr. Bo Zhou
Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP)
Ms Min focuses on renewable energy policy research, energy consumption and GHG emission analysis at both national and sub national level. She has been deeply involved in the study on distributed renewable energy road map in Yangtze River Delta Region, research on corporate renewable energy procurement mechanism etc. Before joining WRI, Min had been working for Energy Research Institution of NDRC for nearly 4 years, mainly focused on energy and climate change related policy research.
Ms. Min Yuan
Research Associate, WRI China
Cassius manages the academic programmes, programmes related to E-mobility and the Science 4 Society focus area. He has had previous experience with organisations like the World Resources Institute (WRI) India, World Bank Institute (WBI) and Gateway House.
Mr. Cassius Castellino
Lijung facilitates knowledge acquisition and business development efforts of Swiss startups into China by offering fact-finding information, tailor-made services, and specific industry workshop in the field of life science, food & nutrition, ICT, clean-tech, and precision & intelligent instruments.
Ms. Lijun Zhang