IUDX is an open source software platform that facilitates secure and authenticated exchange of data amongst various data platforms, 3rd party applications, data producers and consumers. It delivers seamless data collaboration within cities while reducing costs and enabling new business insights. It provides 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.

The IUDX Program is an 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). It was conceptualised in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and are a Program Unit of the Society for Innovation and Development (SID), the industry interface of IISc.



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  • Industry & Government Consultation Meetings
  • Concept Paper for Comment
  • Launch of IUDX as a Research Project
  • Initial Reference Code
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Pilots in Pune and Electronic City
  • Hackathon in Pune
  • Launch of IUDX Production Program
  • MeitY and NITI Aayog Collaboration
  • Global Partnerships
  • Bureau of Indian Standards Initiatives
  • Production IUDX in Surat, Varanasi, Pune
  • IUDX Research Programs
  • Formal launch of institutional framework of IUDX
  • Deployment in 10 cities
  • Deployed new use cases
  • Adherence to BIS standards for Unified Data Exchange
  • Release of IUDX software version 3.0



Shri Durga Shanker Mishra

Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Kunal Kumar

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

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan

Indian Institute of Science


Core Team
Dr. Inder Gopal


Inder is the CEO of IUDX Program and is also an Industry Professor at IISc. He was previously Vice President of Software at Ericsson, where he was instrumental in launching their Edge computing efforts. Before that, he was Vice President of Networking at IBM, where he had responsibility for all of IBM’s hardware and software networking products. He has also served as Chief Architect of AT&T and Chief Technology Officer of Prodigy.
He has founded, built-up, and successfully sold two venture-funded start-up companies, ReefEdge and Iptivia, and is an investor and board member in a few others.

He served as the Founding Chairman of a leading open source networking software group, OpenDaylight, recruiting dozens of top-tier companies to participate.

Inder has also had a distinguished research career in the area of computer networks, with 20 patents and more than 70 technical publications to his credit. He worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, earning two IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards. He has served as editor of several technical journals and was elected Fellow of the IEEE. He has a PhD from Columbia University, New York and a BA from Oxford University, England.


Dr. Abhay Sharma

VP Development

Abhay is the VP Development at IUDX Program. He has over two decades of experience. He did B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani in 1996; the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University in 2000 and the PhD degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from IISc Bangalore in 2015.His industry journey started with Motorola India Electronics Ltd., Bangalore where he worked from 1996-1998 in the area of Digital Signal Processing. From 2000 to 2005, he was with Analog Devices, Inc., Wilmington (USA) and Bangalore, where he designed and implemented physical layer algorithms for cellular communication.

From 2006 to 2009, he got a taste of working with a start-up AllGo Embedded Systems, Bangalore, where he worked in the area of high-performance video signal processing and emerging personal area network wireless technologies.

After finishing up his PhD from IISc, he joined Qualcomm India, Bangalore where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Subsequently, he joined the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, IISc and worked mainly in the project that went on to become IUDX.

Suresh Kumar

VP Deployment

Suresh leads the Deployment team at IUDX Program. Suresh has over three decades of product development, business development and consulting experience in Defense, Automotive, Telecom, Semiconductor, Consumer, IoT and Smart City domains across Start-up, Government, European and American organizations. He has built multiple products and businesses from concept to scale and possess special skills in evaluating existing products, innovation, proof of concepts, incubation, advisory, market creation and agile development methodology. Suresh built the Smart City solutions and business for Bosch for  five years before joining IUDX Program team.

Suresh holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Kerala University, Software specialization from Indian Institute of Science and Business Management from Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru.

Krishna Kumar

Head, Consortium and Partnerships

Krishna is head of Consortiums and Partnerships at IUDX.  He has over three decades of digital consulting, supply chain management and banking.  Over the course of his professional career Krishna has helped build partnerships with multilateral agencies like UNDP, IFC, etc., with foundations like Tata Trusts, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, etc., Government bodies and start-ups.  Over the course of his career, Krishna has worked in leadership positions in both both the for-profit enterprises and the social sector.  Krishna has worked extensively in India, US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Krishna is an engineering graduate from Anna University and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad



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