Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is Europe’s most cosmopolitan and prestigious technical university, with students, professors and staff from over 120 nationalities. The team at the Laboratory of Construction Materials has world leading expertise on the chemistry and microstructure of cement and concrete. EPFL takes the global lead in this project.
Central University “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, established in 1952, is the second largest and most diverse university in Cuba. CIDEM is a R&D centre having a wealth of experience in the interphase between science and practical implementation, with a strong emphasis in the area of habitation. Through an innovative process CIDEM develops appropriate technologies for the manufacture of ecomaterials. CIDEM is the regional leader for LC3 in Latin America.
Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), is a social enterprise of the Development Alternatives Group set up in 1985 at New Delhi. For the last 30 years, TARA has been incubating technology based enterprises for creation of sustainable livelihoods in large numbers. TARA develops, promotes and nurtures “scalable solutions for people and our planet”. TARA’s objective as an “incubation engine” revolves around impact in the areas of Clean Technology, Basic Needs and Resource effciency. TARA is the technology application partner and regaional leader for LC3 in Asia.
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) was founded in 1960 The vision of the institute is to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research as well as to serve as a valuable resource for both industry and society;. IIT Delhi is the technical lead in India in this project.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras is a research and application partner in this project.
LC3-Technology Resource Centre (LC3-TRC) was founded in Cuba to act as interface between industry an academy for a swift introduction of the new developments in the area of LC3 in the Latin American Region. LC3 Technology Resource Centre is a provider of green solutions to medium and large-scale enterprises in the construction sector based regarding all scientific and operation questions. The TRC Cuba has worked all over Latin America and Africa.
LC3 Technology Resource Centre India was established to provide testing and advisory services for the adoption of LC3 globally. The LC3 TRC is equipped with state-of-the-art knowledge on LC3 and related products from a network of global research Institutions e.g. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay in India. The TRC is highly experienced from working on numerous projects in Asia and Africa.
The Global Programme on Climate Change (GPCC) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a directorate of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and represented in India through the Climate Change and Development Division (CCD), Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi is supporting this research, climate action and development programme.