Gateway to India Smart Cities
India is one of the world’s largest growth economies, with an annual GDP increase of over 7%. Economic development has been accompanied by a rise in population, with 30% of people residing in urban centers. Rapid urbanization is causing increased stress on the urban infrastructure, natural resources, quality of life etc. In order to manage this high level of urbanization, the Government has decided to adopt smart concepts and smart solutions.
The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious urban development program ‘100 Smart Cities’ to deal with India’s rapid growth and urbanization, with an investment amounting to 100 billion DKK over the next five years. This program constitutes a huge business opportunity for Danish companies. Many of the products and solutions that are in demand are areas where Danish companies have a strong international profile.
A consortium consisting of Asia House, the Innovation Centre in New Delhi and Quercus Group, are driving the project “Gateway to India’s Smart Cities”. The project is supported by The Danish Industry Foundation with over one million kroner and implemented by Asia House in cooperation with the Innovation Centre in New Delhi and the advisory firm, Quercus Group.
When the 45 companies have completed the process, the findings from the project will be available so that other companies, who want to be part of India’s valuable work in the future, can learn from these experiences.
You can read more about India's 100 Smart Cities Program in the report "Smart Livable Cities in India - Opportunities for Danish Companies" below.