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Urban Works Innovation Challenge


Designing Cities that Work

About this Accelerator

The Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-20, a project of Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, seeks applications from innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about producing viable and interdisciplinary tech-based solutions for transforming 21st century cities in India into sustainable and safe work environments. Selected teams receive mentorship from faculty and alumni of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University as well as distinguished entrepreneurs and academics in India. Winning teams can also avail of unrestricted capital from a total annual fund of Rs. 1.2 crores, and peer networks and infrastructural support from a tech-first collaborative workspace at The CoWrks Foundry for a six month period. Startups with successful on-ground pilots will have opportunities to pitch their solutions to leading investors and corporations in the field.


  • New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Clean Technology, Construction, Healthcare Services, Mobile, Security + 1 more