CITIIS Challenge

Application Process

The project applications shall be prepared and submitted by the SPVs and the process will follow five steps as listed below.

Step 1 – Proposal Preparation

  • Smart City should study Program Document and CITIIS Guidelines available at link.

  • SPVs interested in participating in the ‘City Innovation Challenge’ should ensure that they fulfil the SPV eligibility criteria.

  • The proposed projects should fulfil the Project eligibility criteria.

Step 2 – National Handholding Workshop

  • A handholding workshop will be held in September 2018 to provide guidance to the interested SPVs in their project applications.

  • This workshop will also facilitate discussions with national and international resource persons working in the four thematic areas proposed by CITIIS.

Step 3 – Proposal Submission

  • Following the preparatory workshop, the SPVs will have a month to complete their project application form and submit it on the SmartNet.

  • The SPVs will need to finalize “priority 1” project application form before proceeding to the next application.

  • Login credentials for access to application template on SmartNet will be shared with Smart City SPVs CEO.

Step 4 – Application Review and Interviews

  • Once the applications are submitted, the proposals will be scrutinized, graded and ranked by a jury comprising urban experts, representatives of expert institutions and organizations.

  • The scoring of proposals will be as per the following grid:

  • The shortlisted projects will be invited for an interview to be conducted in New Delhi during October - November 2018.

Step 5 – CITIIS Projects

  • The final selection of the projects will be announced by the MoHUA.

  • At least one project would be selected from North Eastern and Himalayan States.

  • The financial and technical support will be formalized through the signature of a tripartite agreement between the SPV, the State Government and the MoHUA.