India Urban Data Exchange: Building on International Standards to Connect 100 Cities


In India, the government has pushed ahead with an ambitious project: In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 100 Smart Cities Mission with the goal to support the development of 100 Indian cities. To enable scaling and replication of successful digital solutions, the 100 Smart Cities Mission is using open standards to facilitate data exchange between the 100 cities. This is marked the launch of India Urban Data Exchange

IUDX is an open-source platform which will allow cities to benefit from a reduced cost of development and faster development. Due to its open nature and use of common standards, IUDX will avoid vendor lock-in and enable Indian cities to reap the potential of data and allow citizens to benefit from more innovative and cost-effective services.