STAMP Challenge

STAMP Challenge



The STAMP grant recipients have been selected! Congratulations to the awardees!! 




The winning teams and their ideas, briefly described: 

  • Metrobikes- Metro Bikes is a smart urban mobility solution that proposes one way rides on powered scooters providing the most cost effective, flexible and fastest mode of commute
  • Constapark- Constapark is a city-wide parking passport that aggregates parking spots and brings this information directly to users on their phones​, for subscription-based parking services that provide on-demand availability
  • Quick Ride- Quick Ride provides safe and quick carpooling options with cost-sharing through an innovative, redeemable fuel points system, leveraging the latest technology and trends for last-mile connectivity
  • CiFoS- Station Accessibility Index lets Commuters & Mobility providers benchmark the accessibility levels at stations via mobility indices and deploy solutions that make the level of service better. Range of solutions from signage to new mobility solutions can take advantage of the parameters to justify the improvements that the solution brings​
  • Taproute- TapRoute is an on-demand public transportation service, which aims to brings together the speed and affordability of the Metro and the on-demand convenience of low-density vehicles like autos/cars to make the fastest most affordable way to travel


The 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 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.




What kind of ideas are we looking for?


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


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

Key Points for Applicants

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.

Experts and Mentors

Amit Bhatt
Director - Integrated Urban Transport, WRI India
Prashanth Kumar Bachu
Urban Transport Expert, WRI India
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
Stuthi Vijayaraghavan
Co-founder, Urban Venture Labs
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
Anju Gupta
Co-Founder and President, IvyCamp


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.


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