TheCityFix Labs 2022 I Accelerating Nature-Based Solutions

Are you concerned about the vanishing green cover and widespread pollution across Indian cities? Do you have a solution that uses natural processes and approaches towards countering these challenges? 

TheCityFix Labs India seeks to establish a platform that brings together entrepreneurs with investors, technical experts and the public sector to implement nature-based solutions (NbS) on ground. The initiative aims to identify nature-based solutions that address the pressing challenges concerned with air, water and green space in cities. Winning enterpises will get the chance to pilot their initative and receive tailored mentorship.

Opportunities for the Winners Teams

The main intent of the lab seeks is to create a coalition of government and private sector action that can scale much-needed urban NbS quickly. The winners of the Accelerator will receive the following:

  • Pilot design and implementation support up to USD 15K
  • The opportunity to associate with WRI India’s domain experts and a global network of mentors including government officials at the national, state and city level, potential investors and markets
  • Tailored mentorship that includes business development and strategy, legal compliance, team building and other technical support


Meet the Winners 

To know more about the 5 winners and the other 8 shortlisted organizations, click here.


About the Pilot Sites

Collector’s Colony Municipal School, Chembur, M/W ward: The municipal school is in a ward where air pollution levels are very high, causing a high risk to health of children and other inhabitants. The school also experiences high heat during summers. Know more here:

University of Mumbai, Kalina: The University is located in a ward that faces high flood risk, high land surface temperature and high NO2 and SO2 concentration. The potential risks that the campus faces are expansion of built up area within the campus, associated green cover loss, wetland/marshy land depletion, uprooting of trees during storm and waterlogging. Explore the site here:

IIT Bombay:  A portion of a natural stream that flows through the campus connecting the Vihar lake and the Powai lake has been a chosen as a pilot site. The stream offers a potential for overall rejuvenation including improvement in water quality, water retention capacity and potential for bio-diversity enhancement. Explore the site here:

Scouts & Guides District Training Centre, Powai: The training centre is visited by BMC municipal school students and teachers from across the city for training camps. The site offers a potential land parcel that could be utilised for farming. The stakeholders, importantly the students will get a hands on experience of engaging with the farm. Explore the site here:


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Institutional Partners

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Outreach Partners

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