Innovating for Sustainable Futures – A Playbook for UK and Indian Cities

India is facing the reality of encouraging economic growth and social development whilst moving towards a green economy.

Over the past six months, Connected Places Catapult has been working across the UK and Indian ecosystems to build on the very successful and multi-award winning Innovating for Clean Air programme (IfCA).

This raises many ambitious plans and targets to achieve emissions reductions, sustainable mobility and urban resilience. These challenges provide UK and Indian businesses and organisations the opportunity for equitable partnerships and business engagement.

Connected Places Catapult has undertaken a research and benchmarking study of megacities in the UK and developing roadmaps for sustainable urban development for their counterpart Indian megacities, with a focus on low emission mobility, innovation hubs, smart technology deployment, application of innovative technologies and the role of mobility in socio-economic performance of a megacity.

We have looked at complex urban centres in each country and provided a framework for understanding lessons learned and knowledge exchange between the approaches of the complex urban centres in planning, implementing and measuring the impact of projects and programmes to support their sustainable and socio-economic development.

With a focus on ensuring local company involvement, the analysis will look how UK and Indian large cities can leverage and unlock investment with target ecosystems to catalyse innovation and economic activity.

The report features a roadmap guiding local authorities and private sector actors how to move forward with collaborative projects between the UK and Indian counterparts and the launch event will be a first step towards achieving this goal.

Innovating for Sustainable Futures – A Playbook for UK and Indian Cities
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