£100,000 Green Transport Prize - apply now

20 September 2012

The Edinburgh College Green Transport Prize is a £100,000 initiative that supports green transport solutions that utilise renewable energy sources and have minimum impact upon the environment.

The Green Transport Prize is an annual award designed to recognise the innovative and enterprising contributions to green transport solutions and is supported by national and international private and public sector partners.

Submissions will be accepted from individuals, community groups, public and private sector organisations from countries worldwide for the 2013 annual prize.

The winning project will receive £50,000 GBP and the two runner-up projects will each receive £25,000 GBP. A seminar will be held in Edinburgh on 14 May 2013 to showcase the projects of the finalists and award the prizes.

Application form here: http://www.jec.ac.uk/images/customMedia/GT_Prize_Application_Form_140912.docx

More information about the award:

Green Transport Themes

Urban Transport Solutions – How to devise new urban transport solutions to meet the needs of a growing, city dwelling working population?

Rural Transport Solutions – How to develop innovative and sustainable rural transport schemes that enhance the vitality and sustainability of rural communities and engage with urban transport solutions?

Waterway Transport Solutions – How to find waterway transport solutions for freight supply and distribution by using the inland waterways regional and national?

Low Carbon Logistics and Freight Transportation – How to improve national and transnational freight transport and logistical support platforms and develop green transport corridors for freight between neighbourhood countries and use green transport corridors and storage hubs for freight transportation?

Sustainable Transport Options – How can sustainable transport solutions be designed and developed to show that they are not viewed as a luxury for some countries and an everyday reality for other countries?

Applications Process

Submissions will be accepted from individuals, community groups, public and private sector organisations from countries worldwide for the 2013 annual prize. The winning project will receive £50,000 GBP and the two runner-up projects will each receive £25,000 GBP. A seminar will be held in Edinburgh on 14 May 2013 to showcase the projects of the finalists and award the prizes.

How Do I Apply?

First Round

All applications for the Green Transport Prize 2013 are to be submitted by 30 November 2012 in typewritten English in no more than 500 words.

Successful applicants will be invited to enter submissions to the second round (unsuccessful applicants will also be notified by 21 December 2012).

Applications should be submitted to gtp@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Second Round

Second round submissions are be presented in no more than 1,500 words, in typewritten English by 31 January 2013. A maximum of two diagrams or pictures may also be supplied as supporting material. Applications at this stage will be assessed by the Awarding Panel and finalists will be shortlisted and notified by 28 February 2013.

Finalists

Finalists will be required to present their submission and participate in a presentation of the project at the seminar in Edinburgh. Finalists will be requested to provide images and footage of the project for publicity purposes.

Following the seminar, the prize winners will be required to participate in a short podcast. Awarding Panel Submissions for the annual prize will be assessed by a panel of partners and qualified members representing science, technology, education, industry and government with the awards going to the projects considered to present the best combination of environmental and social enhancement and sustainable economic benefit

The application form can be found here. http://www.jec.ac.uk/images/customMedia/GT_Prize_Application_Form_140912.docx