Are you an innovator passionate about sustainable urban development? Do you have a service or product that can improve the efficiency and liveability of our built environments? If so, participate in TheCityFix Labs India’s first initiative: Accelerating Innovation: Water | Waste | Energy!
The overall goal of TheCityFix Labs is to establish a platform to help coordinate investors and the state for public good by helping to connect the innovation ecosystem. The Lab will help identify solutions on building efficiency, water management/efficiency and waste management, that will contribute to building and scaling sustainable built environments.
The Lab will work with a cohort of enterprises to refine solutions that would appeal to State government programs and at the same time, evolve business models that can gain private financing access and support. Further, enterprises that emerge from the Lab will have the opportunity to implement pilots in Hyderabad.Apply Now for a chance to work with other innovators, investors and the government to help solve the most pressing development issues of our times!
CategoriesWhat kind of solutions are we looking for?
TheCityFix Labs will support innovations that are easy to integrate into existing or new built spaces, create value for the entire ecosystem and have the potential for scaling. Proposals need to address at least one of the following components.
OpportunityWhat does the Lab offer ?
TheCityFix Labs offers exposure and engagement with key stakeholders for emerging solutions to take off and maintain momentum in the post-lab and post-pilot phase. It seeks to create a coalition of government and private sector action that can scale quickly. To aid development of their solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders, shortlisted candidates will receive the following:
Workshops tailored to support:
- business development and strategy, and business plan reviews
- pilot design and implementation
- legal compliance
- government engagement
- team building and other technical support
The opportunity to associate with WRI India’s domain experts and a global network of mentors including:
- government officials at the national, state and local scale
- potential investors
- markets, including resident welfare associations, developers, and facilities management companies
- technical experts
EligibilityWho can apply?
TheCityFix Labs will support innovations that are -
- Led by entrepreneurs, businesses, technology companies, associations, city governments, etc. who have in-depth knowledge about their markets.
- Post prototype with at least 1 demonstration on-ground.
The Applicants must:
- Be registered as a legal entity in India, or have an Indian partner
- Operate in an Indian city
- Have a solution that is in the post-pilot or scale-up stage
- Abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Lab
- Be available to develop, showcase and pitch their projects in the period between January and July 2019.
Experts and Mentors
Aditya Dev SoodCKS ConsultingNew Delhi
Arumugam AramvalarthanathanGestAlt Network LLP, Bharat Innovation Fund, CIIE
Ashwin JoshiInfuse VenturesAhmedabad
Bharath VishweshariahOmidyar NetworkBangalore/Mumbai
Chandrashekar HariharanAltTech FoundationBangalore
Harichandana DasariAdditional Commissioner-GHMC
Indranil ChaudharyLegal tech entrepreneur - Helping businesses access law using technology
Jayesh RanjanPrincipal Secretary, Information Technology (IT); Industries and Commerce, Government of TelanganaHyderabad Area, India
Jessica SeddonWRIWashington D.C.
John KuruvillaBrigade ReapBangalore
Kartik DesaiAsha ImpactNew Delhi
Kunal KumarJoint Secretary, Mission Director - Smart Cities
Mudit NarainNiti AayogNew Delhi
OP AgarwalWRINew Delhi
Palash SrivastavaPrincipal Consultant, South pole carbon asset management company
Perry NunesVillage CapitalMumbai
Pratap RajuClimate StudioMumbai
Shailesh Vikram SinghMassive FundNew Delhi
Sudhir KrishnaChairman, Committee on Indicators for Smart Cities - Bureau of Indian Standards
Tanmay TathagatExecutive Director, Environmental Design Solutions
- Policy Convening: 1st - 8th October 2018
- In-city workshops (Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai):
Delhi: 23 October 2018
Mumbai: 25 October 2018
Bangalore: 31 October 2018
- Close of applications: 11:59 pm, 18th November 2018
- Interim Jury: 14th December 2018
- Shortlist announcement: 17th December 2018
- Orientation: 20th December 2018
- Accelerator: 2nd January 2019 - 10th April 2019
- Capstone event/Pitch Day: April 2019 (TBD)
- Implementation/Pilots: May - June 2019
Watch this space for any updates on deadlines.
TheCityFix Labs India: Accelerating Innovation: New Delhi | Mumbai | Bengaluru
WRI India Ross Center invites you to 'TheCityFix Labs India: Accelerating Innovation', an initiative of WRI’s TheCityFix Labs, in partnership with Citi Foundation.
TheCityFix Labs is conducting policy dialogues in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru on the innovation ecosystem in these three sectors. These dialogues will present discussions on operationalizing sustainability and scaling solutions by engaging city government stakeholders, industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors/financiers.
The details for each session are as follows:
3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
|Venue||India International Centre Annexe, Lecture Room -I||Ministry of New, Fort||BHIVE, Residency Road|
|Registration||Please register at the venue||Please register at the venue||Please register at the venue|
Accelerating Innovation is a pan-India Lab, where the overall goal is to establish a platform that encourages collaboration between investors, entrepreneurs and the state for public good. The Lab will identify project solutions in the areas of building efficiency, water management and efficiency and waste management, that can contribute to building and scaling sustainable built environments. The Lab seeks to work with a cohort of enterprises to help develop solutions that would appeal to State government programs while also evolving business models that can gain private financing access and support.
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