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UC Berkeley launches Smart City Lab to Co-opt Citizens for Innovative Solutions

The University of California, Berkeley, has announced the launch of a Smart City Co-Innovation Lab (Smart City 4.0) to provide a platform to large, mid-size companies, start-ups and the local government to innovate with citizens for creating sustainable smart-city solutions and last mile business models. 

As reported in the ANI networks on the 11th Oct 2017, Innovation Acceleration Group at University of California Berkeley Executive Education (UC Berkeley), one of the world's most prominent educational institutions has today announced the launch of Smart City 4.0, a unique initiative that will develop skills for industry, mentor innovators, accelerate technologies and create fundable start ups that work towards developing smart citiesin India. At the heart of Smart City 4.0 initiative is a Co-Innovation lab, which is a unique concept UC Berkeley has pioneered with large corporations in the Silicon Valley and is now bringing to India. The first Smart City Co-Innovation Lab in the country will be established in Allahabad, India, a city that has been identified by the government of India under the 100 smart cities mission.