As an emerging economy, India is faced with challenges related to water, air and waste.

In recognition of both current problems in India and the region’s potential, Business France, one of Pollutec’s public-sector partners, has identified various market sectors in which French companies could intervene.

Drinking water and sanitation, air quality, as well as waste treatment and management all present real opportunities :

Water issues :

  • Sea water desalination
  • Groundwater management
  • Efficient technologies and infrastructure for irrigation
  • Metering Solutions
  • Solar-powered water supply
  • Treatment and reuse of industrial and domestic waste water
  • Rehabilitation of drinking water systems

Air problems :

  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Data management and analysis solutions
  • Purification of air in a closed environment
  • Connected objects
  • Artificial intelligence

Waste issues :

  • Waste collection
  • Waste recycling
  • Warehousing
  • Valorisation


Certainly, a question mark hangs over how to manage domestic and industrial waste (both special and non-hazardous) from an air pollution perspective, for example, particularly since India is a major producer of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). As such, the country offers multiple opportunities.



Business France : a program dedicated to the Indian environment market

Because of pollution which affects more and more Indian cities, insufficient wastewater treatment and significant storage of industrial waste, Business France is setting up three workshops to present the potential of the Indian market.

India, a challenge for French companies?

In order to enable French companies to explore and test the opportunities of the environmental market in India, Business France is organizing an acceleration program in several steps during 2020 in partnership with France WATER TEAM, the federation of the Water Industry Competitiveness Clusters, and FIMEA, the Interprofessional Federation of Atmospheric Environment Professions.


At the beginning of March, in Paris, you’ll have the chance to take part in informative workshops  which will deal with water (5 March 2020), waste (17 March 2020) and air (7 April 2020). These will enable you to find out more about the country’s macro-economic situation, while hearing from French SMEs already established in India who will be sharing their experiences in these sectors.

From 16 march to 11 may, a call for proposals will be launched for French companies which would like to develop in the Indian market. On May 22d, the presentation “pitch” will be sent and then, in July, winners will be announced.

In october, the participants will get the chance to meet with local specifiers and prospective partners from Mumbai (where a visit to the IFAT India exhibition is planned) to New Delhi, including Chennai and Bangalore. This will provide the opportunity to visit technical sites such as the Suez wastewater treatment plant.


Pollutec 2020 : a stepping stone for the international development

Finally, from 1 to 4 December, the participants will come together at the Pollutec exhibition, where they will be able to exchange with other French companies currently working in the country. These include ALTEO, ULTRAFLUX, BURKERT FRANCE SAS, SWAN INSTRUMENTS D’ANALYSE France and AQUALABO, all of whom will be presenting their innovations.

If you too would be interested in exploring the market’s potential for your company, you are invited to sign up for the Business France programme of events starting on newt month.


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