About Gubbi Labs

Gubbi Labs is a research collective with strong foundations in the research and underpinnings of a social enterprise. Gubbi Labs Research Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Labs works on a host of domains ranging from sustainable ecosystems to livable settlements. The Labs is powered by a collective with interdisciplinary expertise and a focus on research and development. The Labs has an extreme focus on taking theory to practice and vice-versa.

Gubbi Labs has three verticals: Research; Courses; and Science Communication. At the core of Gubbi Labs lies the Research agenda that gets the highest priority. Training is pursued in the form of short courses and workshops as a means to disseminate knowledge and experience gained through both Research and Practice.

The Labs pursues pure and applied research primarily in areas of Urban Systems (spanning from land-use land cover change, transportation, governance, parking, and non-motorized transport - policy and planning), Biodiversity, Conservation Biology, Geo-informatics and Remote Sensing. As an organisation, Gubbi Labs is committed to sustainable development and empowerment of society through the application of appropriate science, technology and management practices. The Labs is committed to enhancing the social capital and working on enabling opportunities for overall societal empowerment and its development. The success of Labs' efforts, besides financial metrics, is measured by societal impact – the overall reach to the number of people it has impacted, direct and indirect, through its combined efforts in research, projects and consulting.


Sustainable ecosystems and liveable settlements.


Production and application of knowledge and knowledge based services to individuals, institutions and governments impacting lives of people and societies in meaningful and effective ways, producing larger socio-economic benefits, ensuring sustainability and environmental conservation.


Freedom of Thought and Expression, Collaboration and Innovation.


To pursue the mission through a combination of research, publications, training, consulting and advisory services.

About the Logo

The logo depicts a male House Sparrow. The word 'Gubbi' is inspired by the name of a town, Gubbi in the Tumakuru district of Karnataka. The place got its name after House Sparrows, Passer domesticus following a historical event involving the Sparrows. House Sparrows are typically distributed in and around human settlements and thus epitomize human-environmental interactions.