Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi

Urban Labs Innovation Challenge

Local Innovation for a Better Environment

In a first-of-a-kind partnership, the University of Chicago and the Delhi government have come together and launched a unique competition: The Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi. This Innovation Challenge is crowdsourcing the best local ideas to improve Delhi’s air and water quality, and meet Delhi’s future energy needs. The winners will receive up to Rs. 2 crore to work with the University of Chicago and Delhi Government to pilot and test their idea. If successful, the government could implement the program at a large scale, providing an important model for other cities to follow.

Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi
Awards Announcement

Join the University of Chicago and the Delhi Government in announcing the winners of the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi. The winners will be selected from among seven finalists, who were chosen from nearly 250 non-profit and for-profit organizations, government agencies, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens from across India and around the world who submitted ideas for the Challenge, which launched last December.

Where: University of Chicago Delhi Center
DLF Capitol Point
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
New Delhi, India 110001
When: Friday, October 21, 2016


9:30 AM Check-in and Reception
10:00 AM Opening Remarks and Introduction of the Challenge
Anna Agarwal, Senior Manager, UChicago Urban Labs and EPIC-India

Michael Kulma, Associate Vice President for Global Engagement, UChicago
10:30 AM Remarks and Announcement of Winners
Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia
11:00 AM Panel Discussion: Innovative Ideas, Innovative Partnerships
Shekhar Gupta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint

Gajendra Haldea, Member, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi
Anant Sudarshan, Director, EPIC-India, UChicago
And the Winners!

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The Challenge is run by the University of Chicago Urban Labs, with close coordination and implementation support from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's India team, and the Dialogue Development Commission, Government of NCT of Delhi. It is a project of the Tata Centre for Development and is supported by Tata Trusts.

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