"More than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. They collectively contribute over 80% of the world's GDP. Our planet's sustainability depends on how we manage cities. Whether its air pollution, traffic congestion, obesity or depression - cities play a crucial role."
01 about us
We work with cities.
We experiment and test.
We Innovate Urban.
BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
02 digital solutions
UrbanPIE: Better Cities In A Minute
UrbanPIE is a digital content platform for urban solutions. We create content on cities, startups and innovators working towards making cities better. Through our digital content, we influence citizens, professionals and decision makers to take actions for better cities. UrbanPIE was selected for the Citizen Innovation Lab Hackathon, which was organised by CIIE.CO at IIM Ahmedabad and supported by Omidyar Network India.
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03 advisory and research
Knowledge Partner for
Clean Community Challenge
HCL Foundation engaged Urban Innovation Lab to design a framework for organising cleanliness challenge at neighbourhood level in Noida city. A self-assessment framework was developed for RWA officials to determine status of infrastructure, service delivery, innovation, sustainability, and institutionalisation amongst others. Various toolkits and calculators were developed to objectively identify gaps and areas of interventions for improving solid & liquid waste management, air quality, walkability, and inclusiveness.
Technology Innovation in Disaster Management and Urban Resilience
GIZ engaged Urban Innovation Lab to investigate role of emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI and IoT in managing disasters in three partner states - Kerala, Telangana and Odisha. It involved preparation of case studies and industry stakeholder consultations to identify potential use cases development of pilot projects. Business process review, as-is and to-be analysis, process flow diagrams and use case diagrams were developed.
04 our story
Urban Innovation Lab was founded by Ram Khandelwal in 2021.
We are a mission-based innovation company. We're a startup recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Government of India (GoI).
Our thought process is inspired by the ‘nine dots’ puzzle - thinking out of the box. We believe that cities are complex ecosystems. To solve the urban problems, we need to innovate. The orange color of ‘nine dots’ resonates our excitement, enthusiasm and warmth. It represents a state of readiness to make transition from a stationary state to a motion state.
‘Innovate Urban’ is not just a statement for us, but our core philosophy. We exist to make innovations in managing cities and making them better places. We believe that innovation can happen across process, products, user experience, and business model. Whether big or small, whether novel or just an improvement. It’s all innovation for us.
We explore new approaches to tackle urban challenges. We develop ideas and solutions to influence the city stakeholders for a better future for our cities.
We use an inter-disciplinary approach from fields such as architecture, urban planning, environmental engineering, anthropology, human behaviour, digital technology, and design thinking.
We strongly believe in the idea of collective success and crowdsourcing. We collaborate with individuals and organizations to solve urban problems.
Join us in our vision for a better urban future.
CEO & Founder
Urban Innovation Lab
Ram Khandelwal founded Urban Innovation Lab to bring together new ideas, knowledge and solutions into the urban sector. He strongly feels that the technologies have immense potential to solve unprecedented challenges of climate change and sustainability in cities. He's committed to making cities better places.
Ram is an urban sector professional with more than a decade of experience in consulting, research and teaching. He works closely with the UN-Habitat, the World Bank and the HCL Foundation. He has worked on consulting assignments in India, UK, Bangladesh and Tanzania. In his past roles, he led teams at PwC, IPE Global, Yes Bank, ICF International, CRISIL, SGI Global and Greater Noida Authority. He's an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad, CEPT University, Ahmedabad and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
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