Planet Smart City is expanding its worldwide capability with the launch of advisory services in India. Based in Pune, it will work with third-party real estate developers and government agencies to provide its unique offer for integrating smart solutions in the urban environment.
The move, announced at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, comes after a partnership has been agreed between Planet and Kolte-Patil Infratech, a Kolte-Patil Group company.
Planet will offer extensive research and implementation expertise to the subcontinent, providing its unique approach, based on superior infrastructure, urban planning, sustainability, technological solutions and social innovation programmes. These will be supported by the unrivalled services of the Planet App, Planet Smart City’s proprietary digital platform enabling residents to engage with each other and the neighbourhood around them.
The Company’s innovative proposition and expertise in consulting on smart solutions integration complements Kolte-Patil Infratech’s solid experience in the Indian market—a combination that promises to foster a strong innovative business offer. The new smart advisory venture will operate under the Planet Idea brand, the global advisory arm of Planet Smart City. Based at Kolte-Patil Infratech in Pune, the company will comprise an initial team of 15 experts, such as business developers, engineers, architects and digital innovators, who will work closely with Planet Smart City’s Competence Centre located in Turin, Italy.
India is experiencing rapid urbanisation and is increasingly recognised as a centre for technological innovation. Planet Smart City’s expertise positions it ideally to meet the needs of burgeoning city populations and their expectations for smarter services.