In 2019 a formal agreement between La Trobe University in Australia, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani established the Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network (ASCRIN). This network facilitates and enables the development of strong partnerships required to support ‘smart cities’ through a collaborative and comprehensive approach, incorporating input from governments, universities and industry partners.
This event will look at the successes of ASCRIN and how it can be a model for partnership, as well as the importance of international collaboration when implementing real world impact and providing social and public goods.
Professor Aniruddha Desai, Founding Director of ASCRIN, La Trobe University
Professor Susan Dodds, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement), La Trobe University
Professor Yogesh M Joshi, Dean of International Relations, IIT Kanpur
Professor Sudhirkumar Barai, Director Pilani Campus and Director International Programs & Collaborations, BITS Pilani
Chair: Dr Rebecca Strating, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia
This event is part of 'India Week' in collaboration with the Australia India Institute.