Ambassador Dr Martin Ney inaugurates DWIH Conference "CityScapes 2016"
Ambassador Dr Martin Ney inaugurated the Indo-German Conference "CityScapes" of the German House of Innovation and Research (DWIH) on 29th September 2016 in New Delhi. The three-day conference addresses topics like Smart Energy & Construction, Climate & Environment, Smart Cities, Cities and Migration, Mapping Human Skills, etc.
In his inaugural speech, Dr Martin Ney spoke about Germany’s interest in the development of Smart Cities in India. He said: “Cities are much more than the hardware of roads, houses and infrastructure. Cities are the home for people with all their dreams and aspirations. Their development and design must be made with their best interests at heart.
He added: “That is the unique approach of India’s Smart Cities Mission and the reason why Germany is proud to partner with three of the Indian “Smart Cities” – Bhubaneshwar, Kochi and Coimbatore. Germany brings to the table not only decades of expertise and experience with city planning, but also the technological solutions that German companies have to offer in the area of energy, water, waste treatment, and traffic solutions."
The German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi is a 'one-stop shop' for students, researchers and potential partner institutions in India. DWIH disseminates information about higher education, the research landscape and funding sources in Germany.