UM, NextEnergy Looking For New Mobility Technologies

DETROIT — The University of Michigan Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation initiative is seeking applications for the 2014 MobiPrize.

NextEnergy will sponsor a $5,000 MobiPrize for Michigan
entrepreneurs who are contributing to the Michigan economy through innovative new mobility technology, services, products, or
infrastructure ventures.

“Next generation transportation is turning out to be a disruptive,
transformative force,” said Komal Anand, research associate and
Mobi manager for the UM SMART initiative. “It’s not only advancing
the livability and sustainability of communities worldwide. It’s
advancing our local and global economies, industries and enterprises.
Especially now, with new information technologies, new shared
service models, and new attitudes — particularly among youth — that
are exploding the innovation opportunities in the New Mobility space.”

Winners of all the three 2014 MobiPrizes will be recognized at the
21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, happening
Sept. 7-11 in Detroit. The event aims to bring together more than
10,000 transportation and business professionals, innovators and
engineers, investors, researchers, elected officials, and public
agency representatives from the United States and around the world.
They’ll showcase the latest transportation technologies and share
ideas and strategies for reinventing transportation in a connected

The deadline for MobiPrize entries is July 7. For a complete list of
guidelines in each category and more information on the MobiPrize
program, please visit For more information
about the MobiPlatform, visit

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