MobiPrize FAQ

| May 29, 2015

Got questions? We’ve got answers. First you should try reading our Frequently Asked Questions listed below. The answers you need may well be there. You can also contact us by email.

Frequently Asked Questions

– Who can apply for MobiPrize?

For the 2016 cycle, we have the following prizes:

  • The Global Grand Mobi: If you own or run a legally registered business (i.e. not an NGO or government initiative) that has been running for at least 6 months and that advances sustainable transportation anywhere in the world, you are eligible.
  • Michigan MobiPrize: University researchers and early stage companies developing and commercializing innovative products, services, and technologies that advance sustainable transportation regionally and globally are eligible.
  • Opportunity for Connected and Automated Mobility Solutions: If you own or run a legally registered business (i.e. not an NGO or government initiative) that has been operating for at least 6 months working on technologies, applications, and/or new business models supporting a connected and automated multi-modal mobility system anywhere in the world, you are eligible.
  • Enterprising City/State/Nation: If you are an authorized representative of any city, state or national government or government owned agency/public enterprise with proven track record of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainable urban mobility, you are eligible. Partner or supportive organizations can also nominate their city or state for the award if they are working closely with them to encourage sustainable transportation innovation and/or enterprise. The city/state/national government representatives must come to accept the award.
  • Mobi-x India: Five awards for organizations based in India
    • Best Indian New Mobility Enterprise: If you own or run a legally registered business in India (not an NGO or government initiative) that has been running for at least 6 months and that advances sustainable transportation anywhere in the world, you are eligible.
    • Most Enterprising Indian City: If you are an authorized representative of an Indian city with a proven track record of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainable urban mobility, you are eligible. Please note that even though partner or supportive organizations can nominate their city or state or nation for the award (if they are working closely with them to encourage sustainable transportation innovation and/or enterprise) they cannot be awarded as the winners. The city government representatives must come to accept the award.
    • Most Enterprising Indian State: If you are an authorized representative of an Indian state with a proven track record of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainable urban mobility, you are eligible. Please note that even though partner or supportive organizations can nominate their city or state or nation for the award (if they are working closely with them to encourage sustainable transportation innovation and/or enterprise) they cannot be awarded as the winners. The state government representatives must come to accept the award.
    • Hall of Fame for Big Business supporting New Mobility enterprise – Manufacturing Sector: Businesses in the manufacturing sector that are impacting Indian communities and regions through sustainable transportation/New Mobility and/or have demonstrated active efforts to support a culture of New Mobility innovation, enterprise, and industry development within the company or in India in general.
    • HALL OF FAME for Big Business supporting New Mobility enterprise – Service Sector: Businesses in the service sector that are impacting Indian communities and regions through sustainable transportation/New Mobility and/or have demonstrated active efforts to support a culture of New Mobility innovation, enterprise, and industry development within the company or in India in general.

 

 

– Can a non profit or NGO apply for the Global Grand MobiPrize  ?

No you cannot apply for the Global Grand MobiPrize but you can join the Mobi Network by completing the form for ‘Catalyzing M.O.D.E’ and avail your enterprise of the free benefits of the MobiLab. MobiPrize is an award focusing (at least for now) on for profit businesses that have been running for at least 6 months.

 

– Can I apply if I have an idea for a venture that will help sustainable transportation?

If you are a Michigan based university researcher or early stage company developing and commercializing innovative mobility solutions then you can apply for Michigan Mobi.
Only legally registered business (not an NGO or government initiative) that have been running for at least 6 months can apply for Grand Mobi, Opportunity for Connected and Automated solutions, and Mobi-x India – best enterprise Mobi.

If you don’t meet either of the two above conditions then you cannot apply for the MobiPrize but you can join the Mobi Network by completing the form for ‘Up and coming Enterprises’ and avail your enterprise of the benefits of the MobiNet and MobiLab.

 

– How can I apply for  People’s choice voting?

All Grand/Michigan/Mobi-x India enterprises must submit their entries by the deadline to be included in the poll. These votes will represent up to 15 points in the overall jury score.

 

– What does the MobiPrize winner get?

Every applicant is a winner – the short form of all submissions will be added to the SMART Mobi Network (MobiNet) for potential clients, partners, and customers to see.

The following are the prizes for 2016 winners:

  • Global Grand MobiPrize: $5,000 cash + Mentorship + Travel to Awards Ceremony
  • Michigan MobiPrize: $5,000 cash + Mentorship + Travel to Awards Ceremony
  • Enterprising City/State/Nation: Honor awarded at the award ceremony
  • Mobi-x India: Honor awarded at the award ceremony 5
  • Opportunity at MTC: Travel to Ann Arbor for a 2-day visit to immerse up to two representatives from your company in the MTC Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployments.

 

– How do I apply for the Prize?

Submit your application [See Apply Now!]

  • By completing the online form in English (Please use google translate to help you fill the form in English).
  • Or you can complete the Word document form (download here) and send
    • by email to internal@gmail.comwith all necessary documents
    • Or by registered/postal mail to: Komal Anand,  SMART MODE  2901 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48190-2150.

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