Clean Air Testbed

The Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) programme has launch a number of Clean Air Testbed activities in Bengaluru, India.

The testbed pilots will involve a cohort of 17 high potential UK and Indian SMEs developing innovative clean air and electric vehicle solutions.

Out of those, nine will deploy their solutions on the Clean Air Street – a collaborative initiative between the Connected Places and Energy Systems Catapults, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and the Indian Institute of Science.

The rest of our joint cohort will carry out experiments in multiple locations across the city, including office buildings, residential areas, schools and university campuses.

About the UK Clean Air Testbed SMEs



Airhead has created an innovative pollution mask to protect people in urban areas from the negative health effects of particulate matter and harmful urban air. Airhead’s pilot in India will aim to encourage active mobility (such as cycling and walking) and demonstrate a tangible solution for improved health and wellbeing. To do so, the Airhead will aim to test their masks with Bengaluru’s traffic police and regular commuters.



Arbnco is a building performance technology company that provide real-time monitoring of the indoor environment on health and wellbeing. In Bengaluru, arbnco will work with 91Springboard – a coworking space –to deploy the arbn well solution which will measure and visualise indoor air quality and support office managers to improve the health and wellbeing of occupants.


CityEV provides EV charging infrastructure for lamp-post or other unmetered street furniture utilising a combination of advanced hardware & software to designs smart charging technology which can be installed anywhere.




Energeo use satellite imagery and LiDar to digitally study the built environment and identify the best places to deploy Solar PV, Heat Pumps and EV charge points. Energeo will advise DULT on the optimal location of EV charging infrastructure by looking at width of roads and footpaths, mapping on-street parking locations and availability and private parking, and the turnover of parking.


EV Technology

EV Technology aims to make the transition of vehicle fleets to electric as easy as possible by analysing and advising on everything from infrastructure requirements and installation to managing and monitoring vehicles and eco-driving training. In Bengaluru, they will install telematic devices on eee – Taxi vehicles – one of the largest all-electric taxi fleet’s in India and interface with their digital platform of to create a single digital portal to access all the information needed to identify insights that can be created by considering the interaction of multiple data points.



GreenEnco provides strategic and risk management consulting services for renewable energy including technical and financial services across the complete solar PV project lifecycle and energy storage projects. They offer smart energy management solutions using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms that demonstrated up to 10% generational gain on average. GreenEnco will install a solar carport with battery storage and EV charging infrastructure on the Indian Institute of Science campus. The major system components include an innovative solar module, battery storage integration and DC fast charging unit.



OXTO Energy

OXTO Energy has developed an innovative energy storage technology that delivers safe, scalable and low-cost storage. Using simple design principles with the fewest possible components, the robust device ensure very limited maintenance over a long lifetime of 25-30 years and works alongside any power application from wind turbines and heavy-industry to EV charging infrastructure.


Yellow Collective

Yellow Collective’s scalable and filterless air cleaning device instantaneously decomposes pollution, including PM 0.1, combats CO2, kills pathogens and VOCs, leading to numerous positive impacts economically, on population health and healthcare systems. 

As a testbed participant, the Yellow Collective will install their devices in residential areas and schools, and work with families and teachers to mitigate the adverse effects of indoor air pollution.