Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) has set up a Smart City Research Centre (SCRC) with the support of MEITY (Government of India), Smart City Mission and Government of Telangana.

The SCRC will also include Living Lab which would provide help to the central government’s Smart Cities Mission and try to enhance quality of people’s life in cities in social, economic and environmental domains.

The central government’s Smart Cities Mission plans to drive economic growth and improve quality of life in cities. Under this initiative, 100 cities are being covered for a duration of 5 years with a budget of Rs 100 crore per city per year.

The other existing centres in IIITH will be lending expertise to the Smart City Research Centre in other domains like signal processing, OneM2M server, design of Smart and automated buildings, optics and photonics, flexible electronics, embedded systems and IoT, radio frequency integrated circuit design and low-power VLSI design, research and development in fundamental aspects of computing systems, etc.

IIITH’s Living Lab will collaborate with government bodies, start-ups and big organisations on Smart City solutions. The IIITH would work on different IoT verticals related to air quality, building energy, water quantity and quality, street lighting, etc. Through Living Lab, IIITH plans to transform the campus into a platform for learning, experimentation and for showcasing new ideas and approaches.

For more information on SCRC, visit https://smartcityresearch.iiit.ac.in/

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