Calling nominations for “Volvo Sustainable Mobility” award

The Volvo Sustainabile Mobility award supports all groups, organizations, institutes and individuals who are working towards creating ‘innovative solutions’ in the broad area of supporting sustainable transport in cities. The objective is to highlight the need to develop effective urban transport & mobility system to address the needs of rapidly growing cities. The last date for registering entries is August 30th 2011. The last date for submitting project details for the award is September 1st 2011.

Volvo Buses today announced the Volvo Sustainability Mobility award. Entries for submissions are invited from groups, organizations, institutes, individuals who are working towards creating ‘innovative solutions’ in the broad area of supporting sustainable urban transport. The award is Volvo Buses’ effort to identify initiatives that can influence/ are influencing improvements in city transport systems and support the cause. The winner will receive a cash award of 700,000INR and runnersup 300,000INR.

Akash Passey, Managing Director & CEO, Volvo Buses in South Asia said, “Urban transport is a fast evolving model in India. Efforts by the Central and state governments, have been actively supported by various interest groups in a bid to attract people to shift to public transport. This award is an attempt by Volvo Buses to recognise efforts of groups and individuals who have gone beyond the convention and have come up with innovative ideas to improve the urban transport systems in India. At Volvo, we are committed to bring about change that benefits the society and make better the lives of people in urban centres. We hope that this initiative will spur people to come up with more ideas to make urban transport in India as good as in other countries.”

The scoring for nominations will be done broadly on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness of the idea
  • Practical implementation or level of engagement with society
  • Achievement or potential impact of the initiative 

Unique concepts will also be taken into account in shortlisting entries. Emphasis will be on ideas that are viable and can be implemented. A jury comprising eminent people from the industry, academicians and other stakeholders will select the finalists.

To register for the award, teams will have to fill in the nomination form, which can be downloaded from http://www.volvobuses.com/bus/india/en-in/news_and_events/sustainable_mobilityaward/Pages/default.aspx. All entries should be submitted with the following documents:

  • Purpose and scope of the project
  • Achievements till date
  • Next Steps Planned
  • References 

The project report should be maximum 25 pages with clear demarcation in the form of chapters and quantification of achievements wherever possible. It should also contain biodata/profile of the group and individuals involved in the project. The project should be sent to satyanarayan [dot] doraiswami [at] volvo [dot] com.

Respondents are requested to refer to the Terms & Conditions document about participation details.

The last day to submit projects is 01 September 2011

July 19, 2011

For further information, please contact

Satyanarayan Doraiswami, +91 99016 53252, satyanarayan [dot] doraiswami [at] volvo [dot] com

Nilanjana Nangia / Karishma Kataria, +91 80 4417 4507, nilanjana [dot] nangia [at] bm [dot] com ; karishma [dot] kataria [at] bm [dot] com