STAMP Challenge

STAMP Challenge

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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 B.PAC.  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

Opportunity

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.

Eligibility

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

Experts and Mentors

Aditya Kini

Advocate, Zehn Legal

Amit Bhatt

Director - Integrated Urban Transport, WRI India

Ashwin Mahesh

Founder, Mapunity

Kalpana Visvawanth

Co-founder, Safetipin

Phanindra Sama

Co-founder, Redbus

Prashanth Kumar Bachu

Urban Transport Expert, WRI India

Ravichandar V.

Chairman & MD, Feedback Consulting

Revathy Ashok

CEO & Managing Trustee, B.PAC

Chinmay Pandit

AVP & Head of Alternate Powertrain Solutions, KPIT

Venkitachalam Anantharaman

Vice President- Public Safety Mission, UL India Pvt. Ltd.

Jyot Chadha

Strategy Head - Urban Innovation, WRI India

Prathima Manohar

Co-Founder, Urban Venture Labs

Stuthi Vijayaraghavan

Co-founder, Urban Venture Labs

Naveen Asrani

Director- Startups, Microsoft

Nagaraja Prakasam

Partner- Acumen Fund; Adviser & Mentor in Residence- NSRCEL IIM-B

Ashok Madaravally

Director- NASSCOM 10,000 Startups

Jaya Dhindaw

Strategy Head- Integrated Urban Planning, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

Madhav Pai

Director, WRI Cities

Important Dates

Challenge submission deadline: May 14. 2017

Announcement of shortlisted applicants: June 15, 2017

Interim jury : June 23, 2017

Announcement of STAMP cohort: June 25, 2017

Bootcamp for STAMP cohort: July 4-7, 2017

Final jury and announcement of winners: July 8, 2017

Please check here for any updates in the Challenge deadlines.

 

For questions and clarifications, write to us at stamp2017@wri.org.