International Transport Forum at the OECD to recognise promising ideas in early project stage / Applications close 7 February / Award ceremony at Transport Ministers’ Summit in Germany in May.
The International Transport Forum at the OECD, an intergovernmental organisation for the transport sector with 54 member countries, is calling for applications for a new award.
The Promising Transport Innovation Award will recognise an innovation with the potential to significantly improve the transport industry. The innovation can be based on technological change, operational change, organisational change or a combination of these.
In order to be eligible, the project must have received either financial or regulatory approval for implementation, or be in implementation for less than two years. The award is open to businesses, government and non-government organisations and individuals within ITF member or observer countries (see list here).
The Promising Transport Innovation Award complements the two prestigious annual awards already offered by the International Transport Forum: The Transport Achievement Award recognises a demonstrated achievement of successful transport innovation that has brought about significant improvement in the transport industry and has been operational in the market for at least two years, but no more than five years. It is open to transport operators and other service providers, transport authorities, suppliers and manufacturers within ITF member or observer countries.
The Young Researcher of the Year Award rewards creative reflection and analysis on the part of young researchers investigating the contribution of transport to the well-being of our societies. It is open to researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm within ITF member or observer countries.
More information on the Awards: www.internationaltransportforum.org/2014/awards