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Quercus Group set up office in New Delhi in September 2017 to play an active part in making India's ambitious urban development agenda sustainable and inclusive. 

At a Glance

India is the world's largest democracy and on the brink of becoming the most populous country in the world. At the same time, high urban-isation rates are putting immense pressure on cities across the country. In response, the Government of India has put forth ambitious development plans, such as the 100 Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

 

Since establishing our permanent presence in India in September 2017, we have been at work to become the preferred knowledge partner for both public decision-makers and private actors, focusing on e.g. boosting the adoption of innovative technologies through international collaboration and citizen engagement. 

Context

Middle-income India is strengthening its ties with the global economy and cementing its position as one of the dominant economic players to keep an eye on. Within few years, forecasts predict India will overtake China as the most populous country in the world, and the Government of India (GoI) is responding to the population growth and the high urbanisation rates with a number of initiatives to attract international capital and innovative technology.  

Through our holistic approach to sustainable development, Quercus Group is working strategically with the public and the private sector to ensure that developmental projects in India integrate a perspective of inclusion and sustainability in order to boost the success rate and social and economic impact created.

... communities and county governments, we have become aware of the fact that there is an untapped potential within the Kenyan market. There is potential to pursue a development pathway that would create green jobs, accelerate poverty reduction, support sustainable growth and restore environmental health and quality.

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Bettina Yanling Tan Fjældhøj

Bettina is Partner at Quercus Group and heads the firm's operations in Singapore, including the Smart City World Labs project.

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What We Offer

Quercus Group services for the Kenyan market are especially designed and co-created with local actors to provide the most value for the country's development. Both public and private actors can benefit of Quercus Group's mix of local and international experience in areas such as: cleantech, energy supply, water, agribusiness.

We offer 

  • Facilitation of Public-Private Partnerships

  • Identification of financial models and potential sources of funding for various projects

  • Danish market insights through assisted delegation visits (e.g. see article on Baringo County Delegation)

  • Support to local value chains through Danish-Kenyan B2B projects

  • Design of business packages and invesment opportunities

  • Cluster development initiatives

  • Facilitation of innovation platforms

  • Institution and capacity building

  • Trainings and development in Public Private Partnerships, Green Growth and Cluster Development

  • On-the-ground assistance for Danish clusters and businesses requiring market analyses, feasibility studies, follow-up on delegation visits, or who need a local presence to maintain and manage dialogues, projects, relationships and opportunities in local counties

  • Facilitation of innovation platforms between Kenyan and Danish actors to find solutions to concrete challenges within cleantech (e.g. energy supply), agribusinesss (e.g. food security), energy supply, lighting and water (e.g. waste water management)

  • Direct access to local decision makers on county level, private sector (SME bases, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya Climate Innovation Center) and institutional investors (LapTrust, IFU and KfW)

  • Assistance in establishing an office or production plant in Kenya and support in mapping business opportunities in the area

  • Meaningful business delegations and support in entering a specific industry.

The Opportunity

Smart City World Labs

SME project paves the way for Indo-Danish collaboration within sustainable urban development 

The Gateway to India's Smart Cities project could be a good example to highlight regarding our work in India. Let's consider it, or we simply change the topic.

More info on the Gateway project?

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