Urban Living Lab Enclosed Letter of Interest.

Letter of Interest Urban Living Lab on Sustainable and Smart Cities in India

Nordicflexhouse Technology India Private Limited hereby show their interest to be consultancy company and project management company for an Urban Living lab in India.

Nordicflexhouse Technology Innovation India Private Limited have been established in New Delhi to promote and construct affordable green buildings targeting the middle-class segment in India.
The company is a WFOE company and 100% owned by Nordicflexhouse IVS in Copenhagen (Denmark). Nordicflexhouse IVS also have a WFOE company in Shanghai.

The Nordicflexhouse Technology Innovation India Private Limited entry strategy is to establish a reference green building project in New Delhi, as a two floor house to showcase an affordable sustainable smart building, constructed with prefab technique.

Nordicflexhouse are focusing on three business areas:

  1. Project Management of green modular smart housing projects in Nordic, China and India
  2. Project Management of future system solutions for smart sustainable urban city projects,
    like our living in light house in Copenhagen or Tiny house for urban living or Biopod
    solutions for urban farming or regen village or Tesla house in Oslo/Norway.
  3. A Sino Nordic Incubation platform for Sino Nordic business development activities on
    Nordic, China and Indian market. We help Nordic green tech companies coming to India
    (technology transfer, joint venture, OEM, PPP) and Nordic companies being involved in
    Nordic housing projects. We are working within Smart home/smart city solution,
    Water/waste treatment, Air monitoring and purification, HVAC, Green building components,
    Green agriculture technologies & Healthcare technologies.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology will support Nordicflexhouse and the Urban Living Lab on Sustainable and Smart Cities in India to:

  • Work together with the Smart City SPVs and local stakeholders to identify short and long
    term goals and prepare a road map for goal achievement in the short and long term
  • Map out potential arenas and ecosystems for urban innovation and prioritize selected
    arenas/sectors based on short and long term goals
  • Co-create, test, implement, and qualify solutions;
  • Create long-term commitment, trust and buy-in from a broad spectre of civic groups in the
    urban living lab, in order to achieve results that are successful in the long term;
  • Select Key Performance Indicators and apply assessment methods for societal impact and
    value;
  • Design and implement agile solutions that can be adjusted to local conditions and scaled
    up and replicated in Goa, other Indian cities and internationally;
  • Manage cooperation between local and international partners and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate dissemination of innovations and solutions to a global target group.
  • Build capacity of staff at the SPVs to ensure sustainability of the innovation arenas

The urban living lab on sustainable and smart cities in India is expected to contribute to GOI’s investments in addressing the challenges and realizing the potential of India’s growing cities. The 2 objective of the Urban living lab on sustainable and smart cities in India is to have sustainable and liveable smart cities integrating global sustainable solutions.

The urban living lab on sustainable and smart cities in India aim to contribute towards the transformation in cities towards sustainable and liveable smart cities in India. The main changes that will need to take place is integration and local adaptation of global sustainable solutions in Indian smart cities; solutions in this context include both physical solutions as well as agile working methods and co-creation processes with local stakeholders. Nordicflexhouse will involve Nordic and Indian companies to be the value chain of establishing an Urban Living Lab in India. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will qualify the selection and implementation of the innovations in the Urban Living Lab, support the co-creation processes with the city and its local stakeholders, and support the scaling up and replication of successful solutions.

The most important drivers for this change are the cities and their respective partners. The main assumption is that the GOI continuously will work in this direction through the 100 smart cities programme and similar programmes. The consultants’ task is to implement output 1 to 3 including establishing of an urban living lab in Panaji, Goa. Furthermore, the consultant must undertake tasks that contribute to having sustainable and liveable smart cities integrating global sustainable solutions in India, and to undertake tasks that contribute towards the implementation of GOI’s smart city programme covering 100 smart cities. The consultant must ensure that the urban living lab on sustainable and smart cities in India will be available for all smart cities in India. The consultant must be able to implement Output 1–3:

Output 1: Sustainable and liveable smart cities in India integrating global sustainable solutions
through urban living lab on sustainable and smart cities in India;
Output 1.1: Sustainable and liveable smart cities in India integrating global sustainable solutions
through Urban Living Lab in Panaji, Goa;
Output 2: Smooth delivery of smart city projects by urban local bodies/special purpose vehicles
ensured;
Output 3: Global practices for sustainable cities’ interventions in India.

The consultant will – among other things – be responsible for the following:
— project management,
— coordination with the Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi,
— coordination with Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL), Panaji, Goa,
— progress reporting and financial reporting,
— preparation and reporting from meetings with parties,
— identification of potential opportunities for infrastructure projects,
— preparation of knowledge products for cities

Nordic Smart Sustainable Living Lab in GOA India
The Nordic Smart Sustainable Living Lab will Connect, Create and Innovate Smart livable urban cities with leading edge sustainable solutions in a Nordic-Indian partnership, as shown in the figure below.

In particular, the Nordic Smart Sustainable Living Lab will address:

  • Which innovative methods can help developing better, open and inclusive governance
    processes and structures for co-design and co-creation of people-centric, demand-driven
    smart city solutions in Goa and India;
  • What is the added value of these methods, for co-design, co-creation and co-production of
    smart city solutions;
  • What is the economic and non-economic value of the selected smart city solutions for
    distinctive stakeholder groups, and how can we assess their impact;
  • How to integrate these elements in a consistent method for co-creation and decision
    support in the Goa urban living lab and beyond?

Nordicflexhouse has already established a Sino Nordic Innovation Cluster (www.sinobusiness.dk), that we will extend to India and be the Innovation cluster for the Nordic living lab. This we will do in partnership with the Danish Embassy.

 

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