Successful businesses will have the opportunity to participate in the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi, take part in market briefings, visit other cities including Pune and Kochi, and pitch to potential customers, partners and investors.
The November trade mission is likely to offer opportunities in:
the circular economy
water and waster water management
greater access to open public spaces and pedestrian friendly infrastructure
UK companies are at the forefront of innovation in smart cities technologies.
Between now and 2050, some 600 million people are expected to move into Indian cities. The Indian government and state authorities are investing £100 million to help cities develop smart infrastructure and attract private investment.
They aim to create 100 smart cities over the next 5-to-7 years. The first 20 cities are planning capital projects worth £4.8 billion, and investment of over £24 billion is expected over the next 5-to-7 years.