Urban Morph - Invested in your progress

We like solving problems, especially wicked ones.

Who are we?

Urban Morph has been working on clean energy transition. We work on the entire spectrum of sustainable transportation to helping Vehicle OEM’s and buildings on replacing fossil fuels with battery energy. We do this by investing in technologies that can measure and quantify the energy used and saved. Whether you are from the industry grappling with the pathway to Net Zero or the government finding it challenging to implement a coherent roadmap. We can get it done.

What's in it for you?

Systems thinking isn’t enough, finding solutions to make things happen within that framework for you is important. So if we don’t have a solution in our stable that fits the puzzle, we will make sure to find you one that does. Write to us if you are looking to address issues in Mobility, Energy or Waste circularity space.

Our ecosystem

Accolades

"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."

Catapult

"The industries were onboarded to the cycleto.work (now altmo.app) platform that gamifies cycling for commute through a leaderboard. We congratulate Silvassa Smart City Ltd. for a successful rollout of the #Cycle2Work campaign and thank Urban Morph for their support."

ITDP

The Clean Air Street testbed in Bengaluru gets DULT, Urban Mobility Institute Commendation Award 2021

MoHUA

The Clean Air Street testbed in Bengaluru gets DULT, the Volvo Innovation Awards 2021

Volvo

Cycle To Work gets Silvassa Smart City, India Digital Empowerment's, Excellence in Innovation Award 2022

APAC

These are the people who make it happen

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 three decades of experience in using technology and data to solve Urban issues in Mobility and Energy. He is the architect of AltMo, a gamified mobility intelligence platform for the future of climate friendly cities. The data from this platform enabled a 342% increased allocation in the Comprehensive Master Plan for cycling and walking, helped put up more than 20 kms of cycle tracks in Bengaluru and won Silvassa Smart City an award for Excellence in Innovation. It is now helping corporates meet their ESG goals. 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 the host of OoruLabs podcast, India's premiere urban affairs podcast. He is the strategy lead for urban problems at Rainmatter foundation. He is the CEO at WattsNext Energy which is redefining the way power is delivered for vehicles and built forms. He is an adjunct faculty teaching Urban Governance for masters students, a Director at the waste management startup, Bioman and the Bicycle Mayor of Bengaluru.

Sonal S Kulkarni

Co-Founder

Sonal has a Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Urban Planning from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. Over the past 10+ years she has worked extensively in the government on infrastructure for sustainable mobility. She led the team from the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka in the Smart Cities Mission’s Cycles for Change initiative where Bengaluru was chosen as one of the winners for planning and executing cycling infrastructure during the COVID times. She was part of strategizing and designing the first dockless bicycle sharing system in Bengaluru through the permit system. She started her career in the government by anchoring community outreach activities like the longest running Open streets campaign in the country, Cycle Day and Open Streets and assisted in designing the unique Sustainable Mobility Accords which empowers communities through innovative funding towards taking action to make their neighbourhoods move towards sustainable mobility. She has played a key role in bringing to the city UMI award winning Church Street First, a fully pedestrianised street piloted in the CBD of Bengaluru. She currently serves as the Chief Research and Innovation Officer at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka heading the Centre for Research & Innovation (CERI) to provide the necessary impetus to support research initiatives and accelerate innovation in sustainable urban mobility in the State of Karnataka. She is also the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Marketing and External Communications at the BYCS India Foundation.

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 have transformed neighbourhoods in the city. He coordinated the transformation of a 3 km street in Sanjaynagar and a Hebbal improvement challenge. He has held the post of Secretary at Indian Institute of Architects for many years. 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.

Raghuram BK

Chief Architect

Entreprenuer and code guru with four decades of experience under his belt in IT infrastructure and software development. He is not only a minimalist by nature he also has a rigourous approach to building solutions. He is currently architecting AltMo the sustainable transport intelligence platform for companies to baseline and improve their scope 3 emission reduction targets.

Mohan Gopalakrishna

Mentor

Four decades after finishing his M.Tech from IIT Madras, steering business as a senior leader in companies like Texas Instruments, he started and successfully exited a home automation company which was a leader in its space. Mohan is mentoring Urban Morph develop game changing deep tech and IoT innovations in new age sustainable energy systems.

Dr. Ashwin Mahesh

Mentor

With a Ph.D in atmospheric remote sensing from University of Washington, his pivot to solving urban problems has led him on a three decade journey to his theory of change “Increasing the number of problem solving people”. Ashwin helps Urban Morph navigate the wicked world of public problem solving.

Ananya KC

IoT Engineer

Ananya has a Masters in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru and a Gold Medal reciepient from Bengaluru University. She develops IoT products at Urban Morph for the next generation of Electric Vehicles.

Nidhi KS

Urban Designer

With a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from BMS School of Architecture, Bengaluru, and previous work in urban spaces, Nidhi handles sustainability projects at Urban Morph. She is the co-ordinator driving social change projects and building capacity in association with Catapult, BYCS and other partners.

Nivya

Technology Developer

With a Masters in Computer Applications from Mount Carmel College, Nivya builds full stack applications for customers.

Knerav Kodolikar

Tech Analyst

Knerav has a Bachelors in Economics from Christ University, Bengaluru. He conceptualises and builds economic incentives for sustainablity projects at Urban Morph. He is also technology developer building the AltMo platform. He rides for Equipe Goa amatuer racing team and at the National Championships.