Friday, March 15, 2019 – Vancouver, BC. According to a UN report, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a number expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants are increasing in number and size, notably Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, Mexico Dity, and São Paulo.
As technology advances in communities, cities have become smarter and more interconnected to the world around us through growing IoT (Internet of Things) and cyber-physical systems.
Today, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, and IC-IMPACTS announced the launch of an international call for proposals called Cyber-Physical Systems to Support Green Buildings in Smart Cities.
This joint call for proposals focuses on the development and demonstration of sensors, cyber-physical interfaces, and solutions to infrastructure challenges such as energy reduction and carbon neutrality. The aim is to produce scalable technologies that can be developed as commercially viable options for Indian and Canadian companies.
Proposals must demonstrate that the project can achieve deployment within the two years of the project life cycle.
We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with the Department of Science and Technology and jointly launch this exciting initiative on creating systems to produce green buildings. Together we are supporting the improvement of urban ecosystems that have a progressive social impact on the lives of people in Canada and India.
—Dr. Nemy Banthia, CEO and Scientific Director, IC-IMPACTS
IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence is a not-for-profit organization, established by the Federal Government of Canada through the Centres of Excellence Program to serve as a pan-Canadian agency responsible for the delivery of research programs in the areas of sustainable infrastructure, integrated water management, and public health, disease prevention, and treatment between Canada and India. IC-IMPACTS is the only Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) with a mandate focused on research collaborations between Canada and India.
The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was established with the objective of promoting new areas of science and technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating, and promoting these activities in India. The department is mandated to formulate policy statements and guidelines and to support basic and applied research in national institutions.
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