Announcing MobiPrize for entrepreneurs addressing sustainable transportation

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

SMART at the University of Michigan seeks to identify and recognize notable New Mobility enterprises worldwide that are improving quality of life, environment, and economy through entrepreneurial solutions involving sustainable transportation. All entrepreneurs addressing mobility and accessibility challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions and business models are encouraged to apply. And this year, there is a new prize for cities or states that are encouraging New Mobility enterprise (see below)

Winners receive

  • cash prizes
  • travel to ITS World Congress in Detroit for the award ceremony, and to present on a world stage
  • top-notch mentorship

This year we have three prizes:

1. Grand Mobi: This is a $15,000 award for the business venture that has the greatest impact on improving quality of life, and / or addressing human rights, and / or improving safety and/ or revitalizing the environment and economy of communities and regions through sustainable transportation/New Mobility. (Sponsored by Takata and Ford Motor Company)

Application Period: May 7, 2014 – July 07, 2014

2. MobiPrize for Michigan Entrepreneurs (NEW!): This is a $5,000 award for Michigan-based entrepreneurs who, through their innovative New Mobility technology, service, product and/or design are contributing to the Michigan region and economy. (Sponsored by NextEnergy)

Application Period: May 7, 2014 – July 07, 2014

3. Enterprising City/State Award (NEW!): An honor awarded to the City or State government/agency/department that have demonstrated active efforts to build a culture of innovation and encourage entrepreneurship in sustainable transportation through enabling policy changes, capacity building, data sharing, funding (ppp) and other resource allocation efforts, etc (Partnered with ICLEI Ecomobility).

Application Period: May 22, 2014 – July 07, 2014


For more information, go to or

Each application will be evaluated by a prestigious jury of experts in the field. All qualifying applicants – even those who are not prizewinners, will become part of the Mobi Community through the online open databank of New Mobility Entrepreneurs. The Mobi platform is an exciting new cyberspace that crowdsources, connects, honors and advances New Mobility enterprises globally. Check out the Mobi Platform at


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  1. The world needs more of such awards/competitions to focus on sustainable transport.

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