New SMART Prize for New Mobility Entrepreneurs

news 176Do you have an innovative venture that is helping to reshape mobility in cities or across regions? Then participate in the applications of the University of Michigan to gain a prize for entrepreneurs addressing sustainable urban transportation.


  • 3 cash prizes
  • travel to present on the world stage at Rio +20 in June 2012

With the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, University of Michigan) seeks to identify and recognize notable New Mobility enterprises worldwide, with special recognition for young entrepreneurs, those offering integrated solutions, and those benefiting the everyday life of the urban poor as well as other vulnerable people living in cities. All entrepreneurs addressing mobility and accessibility challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions and business models are encouraged to apply.
Each application will be evaluated by a prestigious jury of experts in the field and by the online public to decide the winners of the two New Mobility Prizes and one People’s Choice Award. All qualifying applicants – even those who are not prizewinners, will be profiled in the first international online listing for New Mobility Entrepreneurs, an exciting new cyberspace for promoting and networking New Mobility entrepreneurs locally and worldwide. Each prize includes a $5,000 cash award as well as travel to present your work and receive the prize in person at the Entrepreneurs Session of the Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Your venture must be up and running and legal.

Applications open soon. Check the SMART Blog to keep updated on the latest news ( For more information, please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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