The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed an MoU with Dalian Municipal People’s government in China to launch a collaborative platform. Dubbed as the Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP), the platform will be powered by AI and IoT, so as to enable technology exchange between the startup ecosystems of both the countries.
The dedicated IT Plaza will serve as an exclusive place for interested IT providers of all sizes to begin operations and avail benefits provided by Dalian BEST City administration. The platform will work on online as well as offline modes.
Apart from that, the platform will minimise the Request For Proposal (RFP) process at the customer-end by a significant margin. The SIDCOP platform’s services will also include a B2B intelligent marketplace, rule-based e-procurement and shared services command center.
This development comes a few months after an MoU was signed by the two organisations to promote IoT collaboration between the Indian and Chinese IT companies.
Gagan Sabharwal, Senior Director, NASSCOM said, “This cooperative partnership that we have formed with the Government of Dalian will help us create a platform where companies from India and China can come forward to co-develop for global markets by leveraging their respective strengths in hardware and software. The arrangement that we have carved out with BEST city will serve as a launchpad for the Indian companies to partner with Chinese enterprises and gain access to the ever-growing Chinese market.”
An official from the Dalian Best City Administrative Committee added, “We, at Dalian BEST City are delighted to reach this understanding with India’s NASSCOM for developing the NASSCOM IT Corridor. We strongly believe this is the innovative step in enhancing and mutually benefiting Chinese and Indian companies in software and services sector. The SIDCOP platform developed by Zeta-V is an extremely innovative use of digital technologies and shall pave the way for greater and wider cooperation amongst our countries.”