The Urban Mobility Berlin India (UMBI) project aims to connect German and Indian actors in addressing the challenges of climate-friendly urban mobility in India. Bringing together innovative companies, public institutions, and private actors in close long-term cooperation, the project bridges the key players in the urban mobility sector – both in the innovation hubs of Berlin and the fast-growing markets of India.
It is cooperating in India with the bilateral program “Promoting India’s transformation to sustainable and climate-friendly e-Mobility”, commissioned by BMZ and implemented by GIZ and the develoPPP programme ‘Green Urban Mobility Innovation Living Lab’ with the partner Bosch Limited in Bangalore, India.
This year the UMBI Challenge has three problem statements:
- Handling Freight with Finesse – to study the highly fragmented urban freight sector in Bengaluru which suffers from lack of data
- Creating a Gender-inclusive system – to deliver tech-based solutions that can facilitate all genders to commute with a better sense of comfort, safety, and security in India
- Decarbonizing Transport with Hydrogen – to support startups with the pilot implementation of hydrogen-powered technology in the mobility sector
The call for applications ended on 28th Feb. The innovation week is planned in April in Bengaluru, where the shortlisted startups get to interact with mentors and practitioners to understand the problem in greater detail and also improve upon their solutions.
Manjunath Sekhar — Project Manager
Green Urban Mobility Innovation