STAMP Challenge

STAMP Challenge



Do you have a business idea, product or service that has the potential to improve the reliability and quality of connectivity to urban public transit systems?  

The STAMP Challenge will support cutting-edge mobility solutions that remove the hassle of urban commuting by improving first- and last-mile connectivity and making it easier to access mass transit stations like the metro. Starting in Bengaluru, STAMP aims to uncover innovative solutions for improving access to Namma Metro, connecting people from their homes to their places of work and study.

The Challenge is led by WRI India in partnership with the Toyota Mobility Foundation, and supported by NASSCOM 10K Startups.  With awards worth INR 40 lakhs to be won, winning entries will have the opportunity to implement their proposals in the challenging transport environment of Bengaluru.




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The STAMP Challenge aims to improve first- and last-mile connectivity to metro stations in Bengaluru, by supporting the development of innovative, technology-based products or services that address at least one of the following aspects:

  • Universal access and enhanced public realm
  • Feeder systems for seamless multi-modal integration
  • Enhanced safety and security
  • Parking access and management
  • Pedestrian and cyclist priority


What does the Challenge offer?

The STAMP Challenge offers participants the chance to engage with WRI India and program partners’ global networks of industry leaders and experts. Shortlisted candidates will attend an intensive bootcamp tailored to support the legal, technical, and business development of mobility solutions.

Finalists will receive support in the following three areas:

  • Enterprise: business development and strategy, business plan reviews, pilot design, legal compliance planning, government engagement tools, and other technical support
  • Exposure: access to a wide network of experts, advisors, governments and local authority representatives, investors, potential partners, etc.
  • Financial: research grants to be awarded for further development of business idea, product or service.


Who can apply?

If you have a product or service that can improve connectivity and access to metro stations for more people, the STAMP Challenge is for you.

The Challenge invites applications from individuals, private enterprises, academic institutions, and citizens’ groups. Applicants must:

  • Be registered as a legal entity in India, or have an Indian partner
  • Operate in an Indian city
  • Be in proof-of-concept or pilot stage (mature enterprises in post-pilot or scale-up stages are also welcome to apply)
  • Abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Challenge
  • Be available to implement and operate their solution on-the-ground in the period between August-October


Details of jury members will be updated here shortly.

Important Dates

Challenge submission deadline: May 7, 20177

Announcement of shortlisted applicants: May 15, 2017

Interim jury and announcement of finalists: May 28, 2017

Bootcamp for finalists: June 12-16, 2017

Final jury and announcement of winners: TBA

Please check here for any updates in the Challenge deadlines.


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