We are a multinational and multicultural team of sustainability thinkers, activists and social engineers with a common mission to assist decision makers and general public in pursuing transformative pathways for sustainable ways of living.

Mitavachan Hiremath
Technical Director Technical Director

Mitavachan completed his masters’ in Renewable Energy (PPRE) from University of Oldenburg, Germany and undergrad in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology – Jaipur (MNIT), India. Over the years, he has got considerable exposure to technical and policy aspects of Renewable Energies and Sustainability affairs; some of the places where he worked earlier include Next Energy, Germany; University of Oldenburg; United Nations (UNFCCC), Bonn; and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc).
Expertize: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessments, Energy & Sustainability Policy Analysis, and Energy Systems Modelling in the context of low carbon scenarios..

Karun Kumar Yarlagadda
Director Director

Karun graduated from University of Oldenburg, Germany with specialization in Sustainability and Renewable Energy. He did his undergrad in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, India. Apart from technical know-how of renewable energies, he has gained expertise in Village Economics, Welfare Economics and Post Growth Societies at the University of Oldenburg. Some of the places where he did projects are: Timbaktu, Anantapur, India; Overspeed GmbH, Oldenburg, Germany and Fraunhofer Institute of Wind Energy Systems in Oldenburg, Germany.
He has short experience as project coordinator for promoting organic farming practices and acted as processing unit coordinator, at Timbaktu Collective, Anantapur, India.
Interests: Sustainable Farming, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Resource and Economic Analysis of Villages, Welfare Measurement, Design of Education Curriculum for Sustainable Development and Yoga Meditation.

Director Director

Bhargava Completed his bachelor’s in Telecommunication Engineering at Sir MVIT, Bangalore from Visveswaraya Technological University. He has more than 8 years of working experience in the as Software Engineer. He has keen interest in farming and looks after his Mango orchard. He is working on Sustainable Agricultural practices in Bangalore Rural District.

Andrea Ballarin
Project Engineer Project Engineer

Andrea Ballarin is associated with the Computer Science department of the FAU University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany where he is working on the integration of electro-mobility and renewable energy in distribution grids. He obtained a Master in Renewable Energy. And undergraduate studies in Materials Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. He worked in the last years as a consultant in Next Energy and the University of Paris, dealing with different kinds of storage systems, electro-mobility and photovoltaic systems, and researching on organic solar cells.
Interests: Renewable Energy, Battery storage systems, Smart Grids, Electro-mobility, Vehicle-to-grid, Integrated Community Energy Systems, Materials for Energy

Santosh Kumar Noubade

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Santosh Kumar completed his master studies in Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and did his undergraduate in Metallurgical Engineering from Malaviya National Institue of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur. After his post graduation, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at IISc in the area of mineral processing, material processing, recovery of metals and characterization of materials. He also has got practical exposure to renewable energy and sustainability activities as part of Mondialogo Engineering projects, honored by UNESCO & Diamler

Christian van Someren
Consulting Futurist Consulting Futurist

Christian completed his bachelor’s in Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada, and has a Masters’ in Renewable Energy from Germany. Before starting his masters’, he worked at Focus, a civil engineering consulting firm in Canada, where he designed and oversaw various infrastructure construction projects, specifically in the areas of road, water and sewer systems. He is currently working as a researcher on renewable energy integration. In his spare time, he is trying to build a social impact assessment program for economic development programs in order to achieve "genuine" development.
Interests: Christian is an expert in Life-Cycle Analysis methodology and is experienced in developing computer simulation tools. He has experience as a project manager and is highly motivated to support genuine development programs.

Binod Prasad Koirala
Chief Policy Analyst Chief Policy Analyst

Binod Prasad Koirala is associated with Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology and Institute of Research for Technology at Comillas University, Madrid. He did his master in Renewable Energy Management from University of Freiburg, Germany, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India and Intermediate of Science from Kathmandu University, Nepal. He has more than 8 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy in prestigious institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Institute of Solar Energy Technology, Kassel, Germany, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind and Energy Systems in Kassel, Germany, and Fraunhofer Institute for solar Energy in Freiburg, Germany.
Interests: Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Integrated Community Energy Systems, Rural Electrification, Micro-grids and Smart-Grids

Nikhil Jain
Technical Consultant Technical Consultant

Nikhil has a masters’ in Power Engineering from Technical University of Munich (TU Munich, Germany), and did his bachelor studies at National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (MNIT). His areas of interest include Renewable Energy, Indoor Environment Quality and Product Design.