The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL) has entered into a bilateral agreement with the European Business and Technology Centre(EBTC), making it the 'Knowledge and Technical Cooperation Partner for the Pune Smart City Project'. The two-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with a vision of leveraging European Smart City solutions for the PSCDCL Smart City project.
The EBTC is a not-for-profit organisation, initiated and constituted by the European Union (EU) and works towards promoting European knowledge of technologies, solutions, and best practices worldwide. The various programs under the EBTC is now being managed by the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, EUROCHAMBRES.
"We are excited about this partnership. It will give us valuable global perspectives on local issues, and will also empower our Smart City initiatives through access to European Union standards of expertise, policy frameworks and also European funding bodies," opined Mr. Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of the PMC.