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Bosch India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) join hands to launch the flagship Green Urban Mobility Innovation initiative in India

  • Bosch and GIZ will implement sustainable, inclusive, and smart mobility solutions across several Indian cities
  • Combines Bosch’s mobility innovation expertise and strong local presence with GIZ’s public and private sector network to set up a ‘Living Lab’ in Bengaluru
  • The Green Urban Mobility Innovation project is supported by develoPPP, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funding programme
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Bengaluru, India – Bosch Limited, one of the leading suppliers of technology and services, in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH jointly launched a Green Urban Mobility Innovation initiative to implement sustainable, inclusive, and smart mobility solutions across several Indian cities. The initiative is under the aegis of the Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP) between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of the Government of India, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Bosch and GIZ aim to enhance the green urban mobility and transportation system in India through an industry-led, pre-competitive multi-stakeholder platform for innovation, collaboration and prototyping. This flagship Indo-German initiative will combine Bosch’s technical know-how of mobility innovation and strong local presence with GIZ’s public and private sector network to set up a ‘Living Lab’ in Bengaluru. In addition to serving as a real-life testing environment for green urban mobility innovations, the Living Labs will entail a secretariat, governance structure, and an expert panel to select and discuss innovations.

Philipp Knill, Head of Division, Policy issues of cooperation with Asia / South Asia; German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development stated, “Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change requires collaboration between all stakeholders involved. We see the Green Urban Mobility Partnership Innovation initiative as a great example where business meets development. By combining Bosch’s resources and expertise with ours in the mobility sector, I am confident that this initiative will have noticeable impact on a more sustainable Indian transportation and mobility system.”

The Green Urban Mobility Innovation project is supported by develoPPP, BMZ’s funding programme aimed at encouraging sustainability initiatives by the private sector in developing countries. As part of the cooperation, Bosch will deploy a team from Bengaluru and Germany to conduct a needs assessment, lead data and performance analysis of prototyping activities, and contribute with its own network of mobility innovators to expand the ‘Living Lab’ innovation community. GIZ public and private partner network will help to create a neutral platform for all stakeholders to cooperate in.

Soumitra Bhattacharya, President and MD, Bosch India Ltd. said, “This is one of the major flagship partnerships that we have entered into this year. Developing green urban mobility solutions is a step closer to creating better sustainable environment specially in countries like India with Air Quality Index at alarming levels. The Green Urban Mobility Initiative provides a great opportunity for deeper cooperation between industry and government to bring about innovative, equitable and sustainable change. At the Living Lab, we aim to encourage innovations around green mobility and develop them in relation to the Indian context with GIZ.”

Dr. Julie Reviere, Country Director of GIZ India said, “Supporting public-private and multi-stakeholder collaboration is a key principle of GIZ India. With this initiative, we assist in establishing a multi-stakeholder platform on Green Urban Mobility Innovation, hereby engaging more than 100 stakeholders from the public sector, technology companies, start-ups and other innovators. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is already supporting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in planning and implementation of a sustainable urban transport system in selected Indian cities. The Living Lab will facilitate the co-creation and adoption of innovative technology solutions with a high social and environmental impact for Indian cities. We are confident that our efforts will have a lasting impact on India’s transportation and mobility ecosystem.”

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Mr. Uday Philip
Phone: +91 9972975291
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About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through fifteen companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited, Mivin Engg. Technologies Private Limited, Robert Bosch India Manufacturing and Technology Private Limited, PreBo Automotive Private Limited and Precision Seals. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,530 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.17,354 crores* (2.05 billion euros) in 2020 of which ₨. 10,942 crores* (1.29 billion euros) from third party. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates. In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 8,386 crores (0.99 billion euros) in 2020. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, https://twitter.com/BoschPress

About Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned enterprise supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For over 60 years, GIZ in India has been working on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with partners in the country for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. The thematic areas are: Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity, Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development as well as Sustainable Economic Development.
www.giz.de

About develoPPPP

With develoPPP, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) promotes private-sector activities where entrepreneurial opportunities and development policy potential meet. To be eligible for funding, companies must have a long-term business interest in the country and a sustainable developmental benefit for the local people. With the two instruments develoPPP Classic and develoPPP Ventures, the programme offers customised funding opportunities for already established medium-sized and large enterprises as well as aspiring start-ups. develoPPP is implemented by two experienced partners in German development cooperation: DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

About the Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP)

The Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP) was initiated in a landmark meeting between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2019. The goal of the Partnership is to create a space for dialogue, instruments for cooperation and the relevant financing up to one additional billion euros to enhance the transition towards sustainable mobility solutions by2030. BMZ’s large engagement in green urban mobility with India since 2013 goes far beyond 1 billion euros with financial contributions by KfW to Metro Nagpur, Metro Mumbai, Kochi Water Ferry, electric bus systems in Tamil Nadu etc. By 2022, more than 7 million people are to be transported sustainably every day. Key stakeholders of the GUMP are MoHUA, BMZ, GIZ, and KfW (German Financial Cooperation). The objective is to speed up the construction of sustainable transport infrastructure, the roll-out of e-buses, and the integration of various modes for seamless travel. Concessional finance of EUR 1 billion for five years plus budget for technical cooperation are available to support improvements of green urban mobility infrastructure and services and to strengthen capacities of the national, state, and local institutions to design and implement sustainable, inclusive, and smart mobility solutions in Indian cities. The implementation of this agreement is accompanied by a policy dialogue between the Indian and German sides to jointly achieve effective international contributions to fighting climate change and achieving SDGs.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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