The Call for Applications for the 2015 ITF Transport Awards opens today as part of the lead-up to the International Transport Forum’s 2015 Summit on Transport, Trade and Tourism (27-29 May 2015 in Leipzig, Germany).
Through its awards, the International Transport Forum (ITF) recognises leading examples of achievement, innovation and research that have positively and significantly changed the transport industry, or have the potential to do so.
The 2015 ITF Transport Awards are awarded in three distinct categories:
1. The Transport Achievement Award recognises a demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision that has improved, enabled or facilitated tourism activity, and has been operational in the market for at least two years, but no more than five years.
Eligibility: The Transport Achievement Award is open to any organisation (governmental and non-governmental), business or individual from ITF member and observer countries.
2. The Promising Transport Innovation Award recognises an innovation that has the potential to significantly improve the transport offer for the movement of people and/or goods across one or more of the transport modes (motorised and non-motorised) or through the reduction or elimination of travel.
Eligibility: The Promising Transport Innovation Award is open to any organisation (governmental and non-governmental), business or individual from ITF member or observer countries.
The Promising Transport Innovation Award is supported by SMART (Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation).
3. 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 aims to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation.
Eligibility: Researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm within ITF member or observer countries.
The closing date for applications for all three awards is Friday, 30 January 2015. The Awards will be presented to the winners in a ceremony during the International Transport Forum’s Annual Summit in Leipzig, Germany, in the presence of transport ministers from around the world. Award winners will be invited to showcase their project at the Summit to participants and international media.
More information on the Awards, click here