Volvo Buses, towards the goal of creating onnovative solutions for supporting sustainable urban transport, are inviting entries for the Sustainable Mobility Awards. The award is Volvo Buses’ effort to identify initiatives that can influence/ are influencing improvements in city transport systems and support the cause. The winner will receive a cash award of 700,000INR and runnersup 300,000INR.
Everyone, including groups, organizations, institutes or individuals who are working towards creating such solutions can present their entries for consideration.
The objective, according to Volvo for these awards is to highlight the need to develop effective urban transport & mobility system to address the needs of rapidly growing cities. The last date for registering entries is August 30th 2011. The last date for submitting project details for the award is September 1st 2011.
The scoring for nominations will be done broadly on the basis of the following criteria:
• Innovativeness of the idea
• Practical implementation or level of engagement with society
• Achievement or potential impact of the initiative
Unique concepts will also be taken into account in shortlisting entries. Emphasis will be on ideas that are viable and can be implemented. A jury comprising eminent people from the industry, academicians and other stakeholders will select the finalists.
To register for the award, teams will have to fill in the nomination form, which can be downloaded from https://www.volvobuses.com/bus/india/en-in/news_and_events/sustainable_mobilityaward/Pages/default.aspx. All entries should be submitted with the following documents:
• Purpose and scope of the project
• Achievements till date
• Next Steps Planned
The project report should be maximum 25 pages with clear demarcation in the form of chapters and quantification of achievements wherever possible. It should also contain biodata/profile of the group and individuals involved in the project. The project should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.