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The IUDX Program is a collaborative initiative of the Smart Cities Mission through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) as well as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. We are a Program Unit of the Society for Innovation and Development (SID), the industry interface of IISc. IUDX delivers seamless data collaboration within cities while reducing costs and enabling new business insights. We provide the accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of data, helping industry partners and academic researchers tap into and amplify its full value. We also develop and advance data standards for secure access to governed data and improving data collaboration across business ecosystems.



Leadership team

Shri Durga Shanker Mishra

Secretary, Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Kunal Kumar

Joint Secretary and Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Housing and Urban Affairs

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan

Director, Indian Institute of Science


“IUDX is an integral part of the government’s Data Smart strategy and designed to have a broad and long-lasting impact on urban life. It will allow us to use data to create insights that help us address the highly complex problems faced by our cities today. Through its secure yet cost effective approach, IUDX will also play a crucial role in promoting open innovation, allowing companies, researchers and others to collaborate effectively. We are proud to work with IISc to launch the IUDX initiative.”
Shri Kunal Kumar
Mission Director - Smart Cities Mission
The IUDX program is an excellent example of how collaboration between academia, government and industry can create something of significant value. All stakeholders in the Indian Smart City ecosystem will gain from this initiative. It has enabled academic institutions and research labs to conduct more meaningful research by having direct access to a wide variety of data. IISc is proud of its contribution to the conception of IUDX, and is privileged to nurture this effort as it evolves into a major national asset.
Govindan Rangarajan
Director - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru