In partnership with the Mumbai-based NGO Delivering Change Foundation (DCF), Israeli representatives were slated to mentor, train, consult and escort Indian city officials with technological urban transformation. 

The initiative was set to incorporate the Indian cities of Pune, Nagpur and Nashik in the northwestern state of Maharashtra.  

The municipality has partnered with the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo to relay information on the smart systems utilized in Israel's "start-up city."

"We are committed to working closely with the top executives as well as entrepreneurs in fostering innovation and distributing the knowledge generated in Tel Aviv – the 'start-up city' world wide," stated Prof. Israel (Izzy) Borovich, the college's Dean of the School of Economics and Management.

In efforts to become a sustainable 'smart city' aiming to enhance the lives of residents, Tel Aviv has incorporated various digital resources into its urban ecosystem, including the city's interest and location-based DigiTel pass, city-wide WiFi, digital city services and GPS-based smartphone applications.