Urban Morph works on accelerating SDG goals in urban spaces using a mix of design, technology and policy. It is led by a capable team of co-founders who have many decades of experience in working with Academia, Government and Industry.
We work with Indian Institute of Science, Directorate of Urban Land Transport and organisations like Catapult of UK, BYCS of Netherlands to deliver marquee projects like the award winning Clean Air Street for BBMP/DULT, Energy modelling for DULT, Charge point modelling for BESCOM, Electrifying last mile deliveries for Swiggy.
Our Oorulabs sandbox program has helped dozens of SME’s enhance their TRL levels from 5 to 7/8.
The Clean Air Street has won the Urban Mobility Institute 2021 commendation award from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. It has won the Volvo Innovation Awards 2021 instituted by the Volvo Group.
When you need impact, know who you are engaging with. This team delivers.
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 and nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. 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.
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 system in Bengaluru. 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.
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.
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.
With an M. Arch in Urban Design from BMS School of Architecture, and previous work in urban spaces, Nidhi handles sustainability projects at Urban Morph working with partners and delivering outcomes.
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.