Urban Morph

The SDG Acceleration Factory

SDG

Public Spaces | Energy Transition | Circular Economy

Ooru Labs

Data Science

We base decision making on data science and analytics. Everything we do will involve unlocking benefits of data.

Planning & Design

We bring knowledge that translates thoughts to actions for SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 11, SDG 12 & SDG 13

Policy

We provide policy inputs and guidance in order to create Sustainable Cities and make SDG 13 a reality

The Clean Air Street test bed of Urban Morph, Directorate of Urban Land Transport - Government of Karnataka, Indian Institute of Science - Sustainable Transportation Lab, and Catapult UK has won the Urban Mobility Institute 2021 commendation award from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

The MoU with Catapult UK allows us to work with innovators in the energy transition space and extend exposure for SME's into the UK market.

"Urban Morph has been a key partner for us on our work in Bengaluru. They have really helped us maximise the impact of our work and develop innovative approaches to the issues we have engaged with"

We work with BYCS, Netherlands on cycling interventions. We are strategic partners to Council for Active Mobility helping strategise and execute one of its kind behaviour change movement in the country.

Associations

Catapult
Partner - Catapult, United Kingdom
BYCS
Partner - BYCS, Netherlands
BYCS
Partner - CFAM, Bengaluru
INBC-B
Member - India Netherlands Business Circle
UTiE
Member - The Indus Entrepreneurs, Bengaluru

The Team

When you need impact, know who you are engaging with. This team delivers.

Sathya Sankaran

Co-Founder/Director

Sathya is a Computer Science graduate with a Post graduation in Public Policy. He brings more than 25 years of experience in using technology and data to effect Social Change. Over the last 13 years, as an advocate for sustainable transportation he has been a part of bringing in Rs. 34,000 crore Suburban Rail services to Bengaluru. He has enabled a 342% increased allocation in the Comprehensive Master Plan for cycling and walking, help put up more than 20kms of cycle tracks in Bengaluru. His solutions and campaigns around behaviour change in sustainable transportation are currently a national movement. He founded Council for Active mobility, a collective of 13 organisations working towards accelerating UN SDG's. His Relief Riders initiative during the COVID pandemic won the 2021 UN World Bicycle Day Special Award. He is also an adjunct faculty teaching urban governance for masters students, a director at the waste management startup, Bioman and the Bicycle Mayor of Bengaluru.

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Sonal S Kulkarni

Co-Founder/Director

Sonal has a bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Policy & Urban planning. Over the past 10 years she has worked extensively in the government on infrastructure for sustainable mobility. She architected, designed, coordinated and executed the Smart Cities Mission's award winning cycling infrastructure in Bengaluru. She has architected and designed bicycle sharing systems in Mysuru, Bengaluru and other cities. She has conducted feasibility, designed and executeed pilot interventions of slow streets. She has been a part of many community outreach programs like the longest running Open streets campaign in the country, Cycle Day. She has played a key role in bringing to the city UMI award winning Church Street First, a fully pedestrianised street in the CBD of Bengaluru. Her passion for sustainability has made her step back into the government for a while. She currently serves as the Chief Research and Innovation Officer at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport.

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Subbaiah TS

Co-Founder/Director

Subbaiah has has a bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Design from IISc, Bangalore. He has been running successful Architecture, Design and Waste management businesses which have brought positive change in the lives of many people. Over the past 10 years he has been working on civic change and public participation. As a trustee of Citizens for Sustainability he worked on multiple initiatives that has transformed neighbourhoods in the city. He coordinated the transformation of a 3km street in Sanjaynagar and a Hebbal improvement challenge. He has held executive positions in the Indian Institute of Architects. In his current stint as Co-Founder of waste management company Bioman, he has been championing the Zero waste to landfill program aiming to transform the impact waste management will have on the city. Bioman has transformed the way wet waste is processed and is constantly spending on R&D to get the best out of waste.

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Abhilash V Mana

Head - Strategic Projects

Abhilash has a BS in Information systems from BITS Pilani. He brings onboard 20 years of technology industry experience. He has rich experience in Solutions Engineering, Business Development and technology operations across successful startups and large tech vendors. Abhilash has founded The Uperi Company, a social cause driven food venture that helps rural housewives to earn extra income, and acts as an advisor for multiple farmers cooperative societies. At Urban Morph he is leading research, development and investments in to the IoT and SaaS platforms in the domains of Electric Vehicles and Circular Economy.

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Knerav Kodolikar

Research Analyst

Knerav has a Bachelors in Economics from Christ University, Bengaluru. This go-getter with a never say die attitude brings economic reasoning to research and analysis. He also rides for Equipe Goa amatuer racing team.

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