Award Categories 2016

THROUGH MOBIPRIZE WE CELEBRATE ENTREPRENEURIAL GENIUS!

We honor those who are helping to make the world a better place through sustainable transportation enterprise and industry.

SMART MobiPrize 2016

For 2016: MobiPrize has returned with more prizes, more benefits and a new location for the award ceremony. We started in Brazil in 2012 at Rio + 20. Then we went to Detroit, Michigan in 2014 for the ITS World Congress. Now MobiPrize is heading to Quito. 2016 MobiPrize awards will be presented to winners in October 2016 and the UN’s Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador.

The Mobi award categories for 2016 include:

Global Grand Mobi

This is a $5,000 award for the business venture that has the greatest impact on revitalizing the environment and economy of communities and regions through sustainable transportation/New Mobility enterprise (including improving quality of life, and/or addressing social equity and human rights, and/or and / or improving safety).

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MobiPrize for Michigan-based New Mobility Entrepreneurs

For 2016, NextEnergy continues to sponsor an award for Michigan-based companies. This award honors early-stage companies and university researchers developing and commercializing innovative mobility solutions in Michigan. NextEnergy believes the award will provide impact by promoting Michigan innovators and connecting them to each other and to Mobi’s global network of entrepreneurs, investors and corporate mentors.

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Enterprising City/State/Nation Award

For 2016, SMART MobiPrize and ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) have continued their partnership to honor governments and government-owned agencies or public enterprises that have demonstrated active efforts to build a culture of New Mobility innovation and to encourage entrepreneurship in sustainable transportation. This year the award will also be open to national level governments and government agencies alongside city and state government agencies.

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New Opportunity: For Connected And Automated Mobility Solutions

For 2016 the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) has created a special opportunity for companies working on technologies, applications, and/or new business models supporting a connected and automated multi-modal mobility system.  The MTC has interest in technologies such as connected aftermarket retrofit devices and applications that leverage a connected and automated ecosystem to improve congestion and/or safety and/or sustainability and /or accessibility.  (Sponsored by University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center)

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Mobi – x India: honoring New Mobility related entrepreneurs, big businesses and government agencies

NEW INITIATIVE! Mobi-x India is a place for India-based innovations and ventures in the New Mobility enterprise space to be recognized, to compete, and to create positive change and economic opportunity in India and beyond. A new initiative of the Institute for Competitiveness, India, in partnership with SMART’s global Mobi Prize and Platform at the University of Michigan, it enables exchange and support on transportation innovation both to contribute towards enhancing the quality of life in Indian cities, and to advance new business models and economic opportunity. Mobi-x India is a key nexus of Mobi Global. (Award Partner: The Institute for Competitiveness, India)

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People’s Choice Voting: All Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi and best Indian Enterprise Mobi entries submitted by July 31, 2015 will be entered into the people’s choice vote. These votes will represent 15 points in the overall score. So submit soon and reach out to your networks to support your enterprise. People’s choice voting will be open from August 5-15, 2015.

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Mar 10-18: SXSW in Austin, TX

Mar 10-18: SXSW in Austin, TX

| January 16, 2017

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Recommended tracks for […]

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Jan 20: Free Webinar “Dare to Share” – Sharing vs. $haring

Jan 20: Free Webinar “Dare to Share” – Sharing vs. $haring

| January 13, 2017

Learn about shared mobility practices from experts at Taxistop and Advier from the comfort of your own office or home. The SHARE-North project is offering a series of webinars with shared mobility practices being deployed throughout the North Sea Region. These webinars will share successful car-sharing, ride-sharing, bike-sharing and mobility management solutions in a range […]

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SAVE THE DATE! Feb 24: Meeting on “Mobility-as-a-Service in Brazil” in Ann Arbor

SAVE THE DATE! Feb 24: Meeting on “Mobility-as-a-Service in Brazil” in Ann Arbor

| January 13, 2017

Request invite to hear from SMART’s two visiting scholars from Brazil on mobility. SMART has had the pleasure of hosting two Brazilian visiting scholars –Luma Costa and Zuleide Feitosa — on 6-month research stints. On February 24 they will present their research at a small meeting related to Mobility-as-a-Service in Brazil. Their presentations will include […]

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REGISTER TODAY! Feb 15 in Ann Arbor: Mobility-as-a-Service: the Emerging Mega-Market.

REGISTER TODAY! Feb 15 in Ann Arbor: Mobility-as-a-Service: the Emerging Mega-Market.

| January 13, 2017

For the third year running UM-SMART will team up with UMTRI’s Future Automotive Research Conference Series. This time it will focus on MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service). The half-day session will investigate the growing Mobility-as- a-Service (MaaS) trend within the emerging mobility mega-market. It will focus on the new business models, technologies, and policy innovations that are making […]

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May 16-18: Cleantech Forum Europe in Helsinki, Finland

May 16-18: Cleantech Forum Europe in Helsinki, Finland

| January 13, 2017

A comprehensive, three-day program that provides exclusive opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum Europe continues to be the place to create connections, to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors being disrupted by information, bio and clean technology innovations, and to enjoy the annual Forum Awards […]

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Transport and Mobility History in London, UK

Transport and Mobility History in London, UK

| January 13, 2017

January 19, February 16, and March 16 Dr. David Turner (University of York) will present Paddling with partners: British railways, resort authorities and the promotion of leisure travel, 1909-1914. Read more…

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Jan 13: The potential of on-demand mobility: lessons from system analysis and data visualization – Livestream from Ann Arbor, MI

Jan 13: The potential of on-demand mobility: lessons from system analysis and data visualization – Livestream from Ann Arbor, MI

| January 13, 2017

In this talk, by analyzing trip patterns –both synthetic and from data collected from bike sharing systems– and their effects in mass allocation dynamics, Dr. Papanikolaou will show that land use patterns and basic operational decisions, may define performance limits for MoD systems that technology cannot overcome. Read more…

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MaaS Thank you!

MaaS Thank you!

| January 12, 2017

Sue and I would personally like to thank you for attending and making the MaaS Week in Michigan a time for great collaboration, project development and networking between our international and local partners. The week was filled with opportunities and ideas on advancing MaaS deployment and learning. SUMMARY: This is a brief summary of the […]

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STARTUP & SME MEET-UP

STARTUP & SME MEET-UP

| January 12, 2017

(16.9.27, 5:00 -7:30 pm, at Techstars, 2000 Brush St, Detroit) Techstars Mobility Accelerator, Driven by Detroit, focuses on the rapidly changing mobility and transportation industry. Companies that come through it include software, hardware and advanced materials businesses building technologies that will power the efficient movement of people, goods and services across all modes of transportation. These […]

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MaaS Industry Trade Mission

MaaS Industry Trade Mission

| January 12, 2017

(16.9.27, 11:00-5:00pm, at Next Energy in Detroit) SMART and Next Energy engaged Michigan-based industry and public sector movers for this invitation-only event. It enabled attendees to interact with globally recognized mobility pioneers to hear first-hand their successes and challenges in implementing MaaS enterprises and systems. The delegation included senior officials from Finnish, and Swedish government […]

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