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The New Mobility Lab

WRI India Ross Centre, in partnership with FedEx, Shell Foundation, and Toyota Mobility Foundation, invites you to participate in the New Mobility Lab at Unlock Bengaluru 2018.

The New Mobility Lab includes a mobility walk-through – a unique opportunity for a select set of enterprises to demonstrate their innovative mobility solutions to a high-profile group, that will include government officials, transport experts, corporates, and investors.

The mobility walk-through has been designed as a forum to facilitate a deeper understanding of innovation in the urban mobility space, linkages to real-world requirements, and an exploration of potential avenues for collaboration.

In addition, there will be a masterclass and a panel discussion for mobility enterprises facilitated by leading experts in the field. 

Who can apply?

Start-ups and enterprises in the mobility space that fulfil the following criteria can apply to reserve a place at the event:

i) Enterprises with models that address urban transport requirements operating within any of the following themes:

  • Shared Mobility
  • Electric Mobility
  • Safety and Security
  • Information and Payments
  • Internet of Things

ii) Enterprises that have a working product or service or solution in one or more cities with a recurring customer base.

iii) Enterprises with capabilities to experiment localised solutions with city authorities.

Why should you apply?

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Quick-fire pitch to over 200 stakeholders including government officials, corporates, investors and media houses from across the country.
  • Interact with thought leaders and experts from within the global mobility ecosystem.
  • Publicise your brand and solution, and gain from WRI India’s event outreach and communications.

Please note: WRI India will select a limited number of enterprises based on qualification criteria and relevance of the product or solution. WRI India reserves the right to reject applications, and no enquiries or complaints will be accepted or entertained once a decision has been made.

To apply to participate, please fill out this application at the earliest.


Registration and Set-Up | 9:30 am to 10:30 am

New Mobility Lab Walk-Through | 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (By Invite Only)
Ballroom I

WRI India Ross Centre in partnership with FedEx , Shell Foundation and Toyota Mobility Foundation is hosting the first of its kind New Mobility Labs, a unique opportunity for a select set of enterprises to demonstrate their service/product/innovation to a high-profile group of ecosystem players that will include government officials, transport experts and investors.

This event is by invitation only. However, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the walk-through will be open to the public.

New Mobility Lab Masterclass: The Role of Governments in Fostering Innovation for Better Cities | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Ballroom II


Amit Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Yulu Bikes
OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India

Moderator: Madhav Pai, Director, WRI India Ross Center

New Mobility Lab Panel Discussion: The Future of Mobility | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

The New Mobility Lab masterclass and panel discussion have been designed to bring together various stakeholders in the ecosystem to facilitate dialogue, witness demonstration of innovative products and models, and to explore the mutual interest of potential avenues of collaboration. These sessions will initiate a discussion on disruptions in electric technology, IoT, data-driven models in the new mobility space while building sustainable business models.


Dattatreya Gaur, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pras Ganesh, Director, Toyota Mobility Foundation
Santhosh Vasanthakumar, Sr. General Manager- Mobility, IoT, Digital Transformation, Mahendra Group Vidhya Kalyani Ramasubban, Co-founder, KickStart Cabs

Moderator: Amit Bhatt, Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India Ross Center

To attend the masterclass and/or panel discussion, please register here.

For more information, contact Prateek Diwan at

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