Smart means learning to be Sustainable -SmartCampus launched

Visit WebsiteTERRE Policy Centre in association with Ecolibrium today launched its flagship project, SmartCampusCloudNetwork (SCCN) at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune.

SCCN is a skill building initiative to enable the youth to prepare for Smart Cities of the future while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through learning by doing exercises in their respective education campus. It leverages the power of Internet of Things (IOT) and Big Data Analytics. SCCN would not only help campuses become more sustainable by increasing energy, water, transport, waste management efficiencies of up to 30%, but also create a virtual collaborative network of campuses to trigger innovations and start-ups.

“The Network while seeking to link educational institutions in the mission of bringing about sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient development is poised to facilitate dialogue and sharing of ideas amongst students and faculty as a way of making the maximum out of SDGs.” Said Prof. Dr. J. S. Sandhu, Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) of Ministry of Human Resource Development, while recognizing the SCCN initiative while addressing the letter to all the Universities. “This will be a significant contribution to the realization of Smart Cities and Smart India mission unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister,” he added.

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) campus is now part of Smartsense IOT platform, a cloud developed and hosted by Ecolibrium Energy. It stands to benefit from the real time monitoring data of its energy consumption with capability of advanced analytics. IOT platform would also provide students of SIIB with an opportunity to work with real and practical data for developing smart city applications and business models.

SIIB and other universities that will be registered with SCCN would also have access to the discussion forum through the web site for knowledge sharing and skill building for smart city applications.

“On the eve of the Paris climate change agreement coming into force, launch of SCCN signals the much needed tool for contributing to India’s target for emission reduction through enhanced energy efficiency and achieving global objective of limiting temperature rise to 2 deg C”, said Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre and former Director of UNEP.
Punjab Agricultural University of Ludhiana, Periyar University of Thanjavur, and a college of Anna University of Coimbatore have also registered their campuses for SCCN. Additionally, about 20 educational campuses across India are actively engaged in registration process.

“ At Ecolibrium, we believe that IOT and Big Data Analytics would not only help campuses become more sustainable but also create a virtual collaborative network of campuses which bring students, corporate and government together to develop local solutions for smart cities,” said Harit Soni, Director of Ecolibrium. “This is in line with the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ programs of the Indian Government,” he added.

TERRE Policy Centre
Contact: Dinah Gengmei/ Rajendra Shende
Phone: +91 020 24441537

Contact: Akanksha Verma / Harit Soni
Toll free: 1800 103 8252
Phone: +91 79 4016 5151

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