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Workshops on Smart Cities in India

Jul 06, 2016

The Heidelberg Centre South Asia in New Delhi, a branch office of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", the South Asia Institute (SAI) and Heidelberg University, organizes four workshops in India on “Smart City: Infrastructure & Mobility in the 21st century”. They will take place in Kolkata, Cochin, Pune and Bangalore.

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, Heidelberg Centre South Asia will organize, coordinate and conduct four Indo-German workshops that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. The events are supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation South Asia and are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference CityScapes, which will take place between September 29th and October 1st, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The 2016 workshops will take place in Kolkata (August 9), Cochin (August 11), Pune (August 19) and Bangalore (September 16). Amongst co-partnering institutions from DWIH and collaborating institutions from India are: BayIND, Centre for Policy Research, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), EU Science Technology and Innovation, Fraunhofer India, GIZ, IIM Kolkata, IISER Pune, Observer Research Foundation, School of Planning and Architecture, University of Cologne and University of Göttingen.

The purpose of the workshops is to add to the visibility of the German scientific landscape, to deepen the collaboration between German and Indian scientific communities and to initiate a dialogue on Smart Cities between scholars, industry representatives and policy makers.

Heidelberg Centre South Asia, headed by Cluster Director Axel Michaels, functions as a branch office of the South Asia Institute (SAI), the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and Heidelberg University in its entirety in New Delhi, India. It is also part of the “Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovations Haus” (DWIH, the German House for Research and Innovation), which is funding the events as a joint endeavor of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to intensify international cooperation.


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