Published: September 9th, 2016
Join the Department for International Trade (DIT), Innovate UK and the UK’s Defence and Security Organisation on a trade and entrepreneur mission to one of the world’s largest smart cities markets – India.
The Smart Cities trade mission will embrace India’s high ambitions for the sector. A £100 million government contribution for selected cities will be used to plan and develop projects that are also able to attract private investment.
The first 20 lighthouse cities are planning projects with capital expenditure of £4.8 billion. Overall, £24 billion worth of investment is expected across 100 cities over the next 5-7 years.
Smart technologies can help address some of the challenges of rapid urbanisation by improving services and managing their efficiency. For cities to become truly sustainable, they need to become connected – across silos, across organisations, and with citizens. For innovators, the urban landscape has always been a place of opportunity and the UK is at the forefront of ever-smarter cities.
The newly formed Department for International Trade, in partnership with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), are coming together for this year’s India-UK Tech Summit, offering UK companies the chance to capitalise on the vast opportunities presented by increased India-UK collaboration in Smart Cities.
For more information, download the Mission Flyer below