NMMC signs an MOU with European Business and Technology Centre for collaborating on “EU- India Smart Cities Knowledge and Innovation Program”

Navi Mumbai: Under the aegis of India’s smart city challenge, NMMC has signed an MOU with European Business & Technology Centre to promote real time solutions and best practices from Europe for the Navi Mumbai Smart City Project in the presence of Hon. Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai.

Highlighting on the importance of the MOU, Mr. Dinesh Waghmare, Commissioner NMMC commented “This MOU with EBTC is a testimonial that Navi Mumbai is all geared up to meet the benchmark guidelines for the said challenge. The MOU fits very well in uplifting the cause of a Smart City which requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. All are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investments to the city, setting in motion a virtuous cycle of growth and development.”

European Business and Technology Centre (hereinafter called EBTC) is a program co-funded by the European Union and implemented by EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, with a company incorporated in India. EBTC is the reference point for promoting and indigenizing European technologies to suit the local needs in India. EBTC’s efforts focus on four main sectors Biotechnology, Energy, Environment and Transport.

EBTC has been delighted to be an integral part of this expert mission being spearheaded by NMMC and to help replicate the best of EU Smart City here in Navi Mumbai. EBTC intends to provide access to EU policy frameworks which could be used as a template for the Navi Mumbai Smart City Project. “

The “EU India Smart Cities Knowledge and Innovation Program” will provide real time solutions for the Navi Mumbai Smart City Project. Capacity building in evolving areas of smart city initiatives from Europe will be conducted for Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. The Joint events/seminars/workshops/webinars and Expert missions from Europe will bridge NMMC with EU funding agencies across Europe for the smart city projects.

For more details, visit www.smartnavimumbai.com


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