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Municipalities in India are resource-strapped, they are significantly behind on service provisions and climate change risks continue to exacerbate. Nurturing urban innovations is one way to overcome time and resource constraints. Leveraging novel processes, products and practices, to tackle resource and climate-related challenges, can enable swift and sustainable growth that results in better public service provisioning.
"WRI India Ross Center’s STAMP Accelerator (2017) helped Bounce develop their use-case for two-wheeler rentals for last-mile connectivity and launch a pilot in Bengaluru. This exposure led to a tender from Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation to run last-mile operations from 37 metro stations across the city. As of early 2020, Bounce has raised a total of $252.7M in funding over 8 rounds."
An initiative of WRI India Ross Center and the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) focuses on refining startup solutions for last mile connectivity with select proposals, that have high potential for impact, moving onto pilot demonstrations.