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What is Propulcity?

We are a platform that triggers and accelerates innovation in order to make cities more habitable environments for all.

How do we do it?

We promote projects and generate impact studies - for urban and social development, as well as innovation in mobility, energy, fight against climate change, water rights and recovery of forests.

How to participate?

If you have an innovative idea or a startup, consider taking part in one of our annual calls for proposals. If you are a company or you are looking to invest, we invite you to meet our entrepreneurs. If you are an authority, look into our work documents in order to implement innovative and sustainable solutions in your city

Who are we?

We are part of the World Resources Institute (WRI Mexico), an organization specialized in six major areas: Cities, Climate, Energy, Food, Forests and Water, with more than 450 international experts.

Meet the winning startups from the second season 

Meet the winning startups from the second season 

In 2019 we continued working on the challenges around mobility and selected ventures that provide solutions to the following challenges:

In 2019 we continued working on the challenges around mobility and selected ventures that provide solutions to the following challenges: 

1. Reduce traffic by reducing the number of vehicles on the streets.

2. Change the perception of security in transport by increasing its reliability

3. Improve the quality of public transport by providing real-time information to users

1. Reduce traffic by reducing the number of vehicles on the streets.

2. Change the perception of security around public transport by increasing its reliability

3. Improve the quality of public transport by providing real-time information to users

These are four startups that are revolutionizing urban mobility by replacing private vehicles and generating data in order to improve urban planning. Get to know them and follow their journey.

Bussi is a platform that invites people to leave their cars behind and use a network of shared vans to reach their destination safely and sustainably. 

Klustera is a technological tool that generates real time metrics and data to improve planning and management of public spaces and transport services.

With Handsurf it is possible to obtain environmental data in real time, increase security by means of video cameras and allows for electronic payments of public transport fees.

All Ride ) offers shared car rides between trusted individuals. It also digitally manages bus routes, as well as parking spaces for companies and institutions.

How does Propulcity work?

Every season we choose an issue to tackle in order to improve life in cities. During our first two seasons, the theme was mobility. Upcoming seasons may address other problems.

This is how we operate:

 

1. Acceleration

Propulcity identifies and accelerates startups that have a novel solution to the problems facing our cities.

2. Pilot program

Every year we call on entrepreneurs to integrate them into a pilot program where their innovations will be tested.

3. Research

We generate reference materials on innovative solutions to the biggest problems facing our cities.

How do we drive startups?

By means of our acceleration program, startup will test their innovations and will have access to the following:

Mentorship from WRI experts on regulatory and technical issues.

 Support in the definition, management and metrics by personal consultant and an advisory committee.

Financial support for potential pilot tests 

Demo Day: presentation to stakeholders, media, and experts.

Public and private contacts of WRI, Prospects, potential business partners, and data providers.

How do we drive startups?

By means of our acceleration program, startup will test their innovations and will have access to the following:

Mentorship from WRI experts on regulatory and technical issues.

 Support in the definition, management and metrics by personal consultant and an advisory committee.

Financial support for potential pilot tests 

Demo Day: presentation to stakeholders, media, and experts.

Public and private contacts of WRI, Prospects, potential business partners, and data providers.

Keep an eye out for our next open call!

Mentors

Adriana Lobo

Executive Director / CEO WRI Mexico

Fernando Páez

Director of Mobility / Operations of WRI Mexico

David Escalante

WRI Mexico Transportation Planning and Operation Manager

Ivan De la Lanza

Active Mobility Manager of WRI Mexico

Robin Chase

Transport entrepreneur

News

A WRI initiative

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global technical organization with presence in 50 countries. He specializes in six major topics: Cities, Climate, Energy, Food, Forests and Water. It has more than 450 international experts. 

WRI Mexico works with leaders and authorities to trigger actions, policies and projects that enable social models that protect the environment, ensure the provision of resources and improve human well-being.

This is an initiative by:

IDB LAB

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to catalyze innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We believe innovation is a powerful tool that can transform our region, providing today unprecedented opportunities to populations that are vulnerable due to economic, social, or environmental factors.

Shell Foundation

This British foundation was created in 2000 in order to create and escalate new solutions to global development challenges by means of business strategies to reduce social and environmental problems related to the energy sector.

Contact us

For more information

write or call Monserrat Narváez, Communications and Engagement Officer at Propulcity

+52 (55) 3096-5742 to 45