Ever since our beginning, we have been able to take proactive steps towards our goal of making clean renewable energy affordable and accessible to the millions of un-electrified residents. Following are some of our various cleantech initiatives and achievements in our journey so far:
World’s 1st church to follow the message of Holy Pope Francis’s Vatican Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ by adopting clean wind energy harnessed using Small Wind Turbine.
Avant Garde Innovations™ is proud to be selected as one of the Top 20 Cleantech Innovations in India for the ‘GLOBAL CLEANTECH INNOVATION PROGRAMME (GCIP) 2015’. We were selected for our Patent Pending prototype of a low cost Small Wind Turbine for residential & commercial use. The prestigious GCIP programme is jointly organised by the ‘United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’ (UNIDO), ‘Cleantech Open’ (World’s Largest Cleantech Accelerator based in Silicon Valley), ‘Global Environment Facility’ (GEF) and Ministry Of MSME, Govt Of India.
Avant Garde Innovations™ is now proud to be globally recognised as the world’s 1st Startup, and as the 1st Indian Energy company, to make the bold commitment for 100% clean energy usage for its operations. This global recognition is made by the international partners of the UN Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris, namely the CDP and ‘We Mean Business’ – the two global coalitions formed to address climate change. With this, Avant Garde became one of the world’s first 25 companies that has made this commitment for environmental sustainability & climate stewardship.
Avant Garde Innovations™ commitments to the new ‘United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), in particular our commitments to SDG # 7 – ‘Affordable Clean Energy’ and SDG # 8 – ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’, were officially published by the UN Private Sector Forum.
Avant Garde Innovations™ became the only Indian company whose commitment to the new UN Sustainable Development Goals were published by the UN Private Sector Forum. The CEO of Avant Garde Innovations was invited by the United Nations to attend the historic announcement of the new ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Sep 2015 at the UN headquarters in New York.
Avant Garde Innovations™ has become the 1st Renewable Energy signatory company from India to join the UN ‘Caring for Climate’ which is the United Nation’s Initiative for Business Leadership on Climate Change. ‘Caring for Climate’ was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. The initiative is jointly convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Avant Garde Innovations™ is now proud to be showcased by the United Nations Foundation and UN Sustainable Energy for All (UN SE4ALL) in the newly launched ”$1 Billion Clean Energy Investment Opportunity Directory” which was unveiled at COP21 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Avant Garde Innovations™ is greatly privileged to be the first Small Wind Turbine maker from India to be featured in this new UN Clean Energy Investment Directory.
UN Foundation Official Press Release – ”This investment opportunity showcases the best in the off-grid clean energy sector globally, from successful start-ups to prominent renewable energy pioneers. The investment directory showcases more than a billion dollars of investment and financing opportunities presented by more than 200 leading companies and organizations in the sector. Both the directory itself and its corresponding interactive online database portal are valuable tools for investors, donors, entrepreneurs, and market analysts.”
Avant Garde Innovations™ was selected and invited to attend the prestigious annual ”Festival of Innovations 2016” hosted at the Indian Presidential Palace, New Delhi (Rashtrapathy Bhavan) in association with the Presidential Secretariat and National Innovation Foundation which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee.
The ‘Festival of Innovation’ has a multi stage selection process where initially 100000 ideas are selected from all over India. Later on, 10,000 innovations are selected and showcased at state-level. Out of these 10,000 innovations, 1,000 are showcased at the national level. And the final 60 innovations are showcased at the Presidential Palace
Avant Garde Innovations™ was honoured to be one of the select few companies from across the world invited to be showcased at the prestigious 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) held at Silicon Valley, San Francisco. Avant Garde is the only Indian Clean Energy company which was invited to this internationally renowned clean energy event.
Avant Garde Innovations™ is the 1st Indian Alternate Energy company to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact Network. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 12000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, with two objectives: “Mainstream the 10 principles in business activities around the world” and “Catalyse actions in support of broader UN goals. The UN Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
At the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial event in San Francisco, U.S, a new global Energy Management campaign named ‘’Drive to 50001’’ was launched to promote the ISO 50001 Energy Management System. Avant Garde Innovations™ has now proudly become the world’s 1st clean energy company to be the Founding Coalition Partner in this new Global Energy Management Campaign.
Avant Garde also become one of the world’s first 6 companies, along with Samsung, LG and others, and Governments such as U.S, Canada, Germany, Japan etc to join this new international ISO 50001 Energy Management Coalition. The U.S White House has released the official press release below announcing involvement of Avant Garde in this initiative alongside other leading companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook etc.
‘Viva Technology Paris’, known as the ‘’Cannes Festival of Innovation in France’’, welcomes 50,000 attendees from around the world, 5000 startups, 1000 investors, 400 speakers including the Exec Chairman of Google, CEO’s of Alibaba Group, GE, Intel, Lenova, Disney, Cisco etc.
The CEO of Avant Garde Innovations was invited by ‘Viva Technology Paris’ as the only CEO from India as an official speaker at the largest and most prestigious tech event of France.
Avant Garde Innovations became the only Small Wind Turbine company chosen by Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India to be exclusively featured on its international media campaign on the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The worldwide TV media campaign featuring a video interview on Avant Garde is carried out through CNN International which is the official media partner for this show.
The media campaign interviews CEO’s of three foreign companies in India – Google, Nissan and Black & Veatch and CEO’s of three Indian companies – Reliance, Avant Garde and Azure Power. It also features interviews of three top Central Govt Ministers representing Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Shipping & Road Transport.