After a busy few months of international cooperation REMOURBAN partner Nottingham has signed agreements with two major Indian regional capitals designed to support their smart cities initiatives. The agreements are expected to generate opportunities in terms of deploying state of the art technologies, providing support services and investment opportunities in both directions.
Following a trade delegation visit in the autumn of 2015, the first memorandum of understanding was signed in December with the city of Chandigarh in India, the capital of Punjab and Haryana. With a broad scope and opportunity for cultural and academic exchange as well as business, a second REMOURBAN consortium member, Nottingham Trent University, was also heavily involved.
More recently, this January, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and prominent actor in India’s Smart Cities program, also formalized links with the East Midlands city. The deal will see experts from Nottingham delivering workshops for officials from Jaipur to support them to drive their smart city initiatives forward.
Jaipur is one of the 20 winning ‘lighthouse’ smart cities recently announced by the Indian government while Chandigarh also made the long list of 100 smart cities in India.
10 February 2016
The ‘pink city’, Jaipur is on course to get smarter, faster, thanks to REMOURBAN lighthouse city, Nottingham, UK
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511