Under International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI) 2017 of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Morgenstadt Global Smart City Initiative has been launched in three global cities – Kochi (India), Saltillo (Mexico) and Piura (Peru). The project is developed in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation with importance given to the areas of water, energy, housing and resilience. The focus of the Morgenstadt Initiative is on applied research in cities of the future and is co-coordinated by the University of Stuttgart and Fraunhofer. The National Institute of Urban Affairs is the implementation partner for this project and supports in data collection, processing and overall project management in Kochi city. The Initiative aims to identify and implement sustainable cross-sectoral solutions and transformational processes, such as the optimization of urban infrastructures, processes and services. The implementation of Smart City Innovation Lab in Kochi aims to provide state-of-the-art and long-term vision tools to support and strengthen Kochi’s current approach towards Smart Cities Mission and leverage Kochi to become a successful model to showcase the Indo-German Cooperation in Smart Cities and sustainable urban development. The Morgenstadt network provides the cities with expertise and solutions from over 40 partners from industry, research and municipalities. The project cities benefit from comprehensive global expertise, which is weaved together with locally adapted strategies and solutions. The innovation lab works closely with Cochin Smart Mission Ltd., Kochi Municipal Corporation and other urban bodies of Kochi to support the city in conceptualizing innovative project ideas and developing techno-financial reports in intelligent wastewater and solid waste management, canal rejuvenation, renewable energy, disaster management, and smart buildings.