Pune Smart City Corp ties up with IISc for data-led innovation

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 26 April 2019

The immediate focus is on partnering with the Indian Institute of Science and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to drive implementation of specific-use cases on the Ministry’s Indian Urban Data Exchange platform

PUNE: The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL) has formally joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore. As part of this partnership, several data-led innovation initiatives would be undertaken. 

They would work on initiatives harnessing data from the Smart City’s command and control centre and other city-level applications. 

Established in 1909, the IISc is India’s leading institution of advanced education and research in the sciences and in engineering. The immediate focus is on partnering with the Indian Institute of Science and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to drive implementation of specific-use cases on the Ministry’s Indian Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) platform, along with the Pune Police and other departments.

Dr Rajendra Jagtap, CEO, PSCDCL, said, “We are glad to have the IISc as our partner. This partnership will help Pune Smart City and PIFF in driving the innovation agenda by leveraging on the capabilities of the IISc, Bangalore, which is at the forefront of technology.” 

Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, said, “This partnership will help Pune Smart City exploit various opportunities by harnessing the power of data. By synergising our efforts with those of our partners such as the IISc. We will be able to analyse available data better to come up with various actionable insights.”

In order to facilitate the development of cities to data exchanges, the 

Indian Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) is created, a completely open source platform based on an underlying framework of open APIs, data models, and the security, privacy and accounting mechanisms that will facilitate easy and efficient exchange of data among disparate urban data systems.

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