INTRODUCTION

The Urban Works Innovation Challenge is a unique three-year program built by The CoWrks Foundry for transforming 21st century cities in India.

In the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-2020 challenge, we are inviting applications from passionate young professionals and entrepreneurs who can produce viable and interdisciplinary tech-based solutions spanning diverse industries and socio-economic geographies. Broad areas for solution development include green technologies and infrastructure, decentralized energy-efficient solutions, ergonomics, sustainable resource use, and waste/pollution reduction.

Teams with successful prototypes will have the opportunity to pitch their design to leading corporations in the field.

OUR OFFERINGS

Mentorship

Hands-on mentorship from distinguished industry experts, corporate innovators in India and academicians from top global universities.

Partner Network

Access to investors, corporate networks and top global institutions.

Workspace

Access to a dynamic workspace and collaborative environment within The CoWrks Foundry

Equity Free Grant

INR 1.2 Crores dispersed among winning startups

WHO WE FUND

Applications from young professionals across disciplines are invited, to co-design concepts for ‘sustainable workspaces.’ .

Sustainable mobility

Gender security

Health and well-being

Environmental sciences

Waste Management

Green buildings and infrastructure

Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Participants can apply as individuals or teams and will subsequently be organized into working groups based on their ideas.

Participants must be willing to commit a 24-week period from November 2019, during which they must be located in either Mumbai or Bengaluru.

TIMELINE

SEPT 10, 2019

Launch of The Innovation Challenge

NOV 15, 2019

Application Deadline

NOV-DEC, 2019

Screening of Applications

DEC, 2019

Announcement of winning teams

JAN-JUN, 2020

Mentorship for winning startups

JUL, 2020

Demo day

LAST COHORT WINNERS

INNOVATION EXPERIENCE

INNOVATION EXPERIENCE

Innovation Experience has designed a bio-waste processing technology called Suchita that offers a decentralized waste management solution, converting wet waste into organic manure in just a few hours. Furthermore, the organic manure produced from recycled waste will create a source of income and help foster organic farming.

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Headquarters

CoWrks, The Millenia, Tower C, Plaza Level,
No 1 & 2 Murphy Road. Ulsoor, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560008

Email Id: thefoundry@cowrks.com