Bosch to set up Green Urban Mobility Innovation Initiative

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Bosch to set up Green Urban Mobility Innovation Initiative

Bosch Limited, a technology and services major, has partnered with German development agency Gesellschaft f r Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH to launch a Green Urban Mobility Innovation initiative. Bosch India intends to implement sustainable, inclusive, and smart mobility solutions across several Indian cities through this initiative.

The initiative is under the direction of the Green Urban Mobility Partnership GUMP, a joint ministry of housing and urban affairs MoHUA of the Government of India, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ Bosch and GIZ. The initiative is intended to improve the green mobility and transportation system in India through an industry-led, multi-stakeholder platform for innovation, collaboration, and prototyping.

Bosch will combine Bosch's technical know-how of mobility innovation with GIZ's public and private sector network in order to set up a Living Lab'' in Bengaluru, Karnataka, according to Bosch India in an official statement.

The Living Labs will consist of a governance structure, a secretariat, and an expert panel to select and discuss innovations, as well as serving as a real-life testing environment for green urban mobility innovations.

Bosch will deploy a team from Bengaluru and Germany to conduct a needs assessment, lead data and performance analysis of prototyping activities. It will contribute to the 'Living Lab' innovation community with its own network of mobility innovators. The public and private partner network of GIZ will help to create a neutral platform for all stakeholders to cooperate in.

Julie Reviere, Country Director, GIZ India said, The Living Lab will facilitate the co-creation and adoption of innovative technology solutions with a high social and environmental impact for Indian cities. We are confident that our efforts will have a lasting impact on India's transportation and mobility ecosystem. The Green Urban Mobility Partnership Innovation initiative is a great example of business meets development. Philipp Knill, Head of Division, Policy issues of cooperation with Asia South Asia, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development said that the initiative will have a significant impact on a more sustainable Indian transportation and mobility system by combining Bosch's resources and expertise with ours in the mobility sector.

The Green Urban Mobility Innovation project is supported by DeveloPPP, a funding programme by BMZ aimed at encouraging sustainable initiatives by the private sector in developing countries.