European Transport Innovation Challenge
The European Transport Innovation Challenge is a new recognition award being offered to young transport innovators for the first time this year. We invite them to give us creative solutions for goods and services that will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in transport. This can be the result of research, but it does not need to be. It can be in any transport mode, and in many different sectors linked to transport, such as solutions in healthcare, retail or food sectors. The key word is innovation.
The 12 winners of the Challenge will get a free trip to Strasbourg (France) on 19, 20 and 21 June 2017 to follow the ITS Congress, Europe’s biggest gathering of professionals working in intelligent transport systems. The prize includes: transportation, accommodation and free entrance to the conference and exhibition; the opportunity to network with transport professionals and EU policy makers and receive personal coaching at a dedicated workshop on June 19.
To participate you just need a good idea for a product or service that will contribute to one of the following key European goals for transport: better mobility, better access to mobility, less pollution, less congestion, or more safety and security.
Who can apply?
The idea can come from a person, a team, a company (providing it is an SME) or any other type of legal entity anywhere in the European Union a country associated with the Horizon 2020 programme. In order to encourage young innovators, the person who attends the ITS European Congress must be under 35.
The deadline for applications is 2 May 2017 at midnight.
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