Award Categories

| June 12, 2015


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

For 2016: MobiPrize 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 India. Winners will be honored in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 at the UN’s Habit III Conference.

The Mobi award categories for 2016 include:

Grand Mobi

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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Michigan Mobi

MobiPrize for Michigan-based New Mobility Entrepreneurs

For 2016, NextEnergy continues to sponsor an award for Michigan-based companies. This $5000 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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City State Award

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.

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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.

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People’s Choice Voting: These votes will represent 15 points in the overall score for Global Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi, and Best Indian Enterprise Mobi prizes.

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Category: Mobiprize 2016

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