• Developing technology based solutions for #BetterBus commute and experience 

    Compellingly enable effective portals before  diverse content . Synergistically matrix leading-edge internal or "organic" sources and standardized manufactured products.
  • Fostering innovative solutions from #BetterBus Systems.

    Bringing entrepreneurs, researchers, manufacturers, technology and service providers together with transit agencies to enable the co-creation of innovative solutions to augment Indian public bus systems
Latest Update

Better Bus Challenge Winners announced! Cell Propulsion, Cityflo and Small Sparks Concepts have been selected to implement their pilots in select cities over the next 12 months! Stay tuned for more updates on the pilots!

Experts & Mentors

  • OP Agarwal
    CEO ,WRI India
  • Ekroop Caur
    Secretary to Government, Finance Department ,Government of Karnataka
  • Shivanand Swamy
    Executive Director,Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport ,CEPT University
  • Amit Bhatt
    Strategy Head, Integrated Transport ,WRI India
  • V Ravichandar
    Chairman & MD, Feedback Consulting
  • Revathy Ashok
    Co-Founder ,Strategy Garage
  • Madhav Pai
    Director ,WRI India
  • Jayant Kolla
    Founder & Partner, Convergence Catalyst
  • Nagaraj Prakasam
    Partner ,Acumen Fund
  • Natashia Gregoire
    Manager, Global Reputation, FedEx
  • Sanjay Anandram
    Governing Board Member, TiE
  • Dario Hidalgo
    Director, Integrated Transport, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities
  • Ankit Singhvi
    Founder & MD, Mytrah NH4Energy
  • Ashwin Maheesh
    Founder ,Mapunity
  • Prasanna Patwardhan
    Chairman & MD ,Purple Mobility Solutions Limited
  • Shadab Mobin
    CEO, ANDC inStart Foundation (Business Incubator)
  • Samir Sharma
    Associate Vice President, Transport Planning Group, DIMTS
  • Prashant Bachu
    Founder & CEO, GearChange
  • Dr. Ashish Verma
    Associate Professor Transportation Engineering Dept. of Civil Engineering,Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Abhijit Lokre
    Partner, The Urban Lab
  • Jenie Stevans
    Communications Advisor for Sustainability, FedEx
  • Vipin Jain
    CTO, Mytrah NH4Energy
  • Pooja Bhari
    Senior Communications Specialist, FedEx Express
  • Vivekanand Kotikalapudi
    Senior Manager, Mobility Solutions ,BOSCH India
  • Jyot Chadha
    Global Lead, New Sustainable Mobility,WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities 
  • Amit Gupta
    Co-founder, Yulu

Events & Workshop

Better Bus Challenge Pitch Day

July 21, 2018

Venue -

Sheraton Grand Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Bangalore

The ten most promising solutions that address improvement of operations and services of public bus agencies will have the opportunity to be a part of a four-day Accelerator program.


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Betterbus Timeline

  • Enable the Ecosystem

    We use our research and our global networks to bring stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, private sector and the start-up ecosystem together to discuss the potential of innovative technology being developed in India and around the word to improve our public bus systems.

  • Catalyze innovation

    We work towards co-creating the solution. WRI India will work with the three best solutions among the challenge applicants and key stakeholders from transit agencies around the country to develop the solution further and pilot them in three selected cities across the country.

  • March 2018
  • April - May 2018
  • April 2018
  • June 2018 - July 2019
  • August - September 2019
  • Identify key areas of intervention

    We always start with data. WRI India will research on the extent of technology penetration in public bus operations in Indian cities. We will identify the key areas of intervention and the potential of innovative solutions being developed globally to improve efficiency and quality the system.

  • Launch the challenge

    We put out a call for action and reach out to global mobility innovators. Using the challenge as a platform WRI India will gather potential solutions in 3 key areas of intervention identified based on our research and discussions with stakeholders in the mobility ecosystem.

  • Impact Assessment

    We go back to the numbers. WRI India will work with the transit agencies and the solution providers to measure the impacts of the pilots on the efficiency of our bus systems and on the quality of commute.