September 20th, 2012 by Jewel and Esk College
Pioneers of green transport are being invited to bid for a pot of money totalling £100,000 to turn their ideas into reality.
The Green Transport Prize, supported by SEStran, is being launched as a spin-off from the electric vehicle project, with funding from the new Edinburgh College (launched on 1 October 2012 as Jewel & Esk, Stevenson and Telford colleges merge), St Andrews University and Edinburgh Napier University. The deadline for submitting completed entry forms is 30 November 2012.
The best scheme put forward – by an individual, community group, public or private sector organisation from anywhere in the world – will be awarded £50,000 to develop the project, with the two runners-up getting £25,000 each.
To find out more and to apply for the prize, go to the Green Transport Prize web page.
The best entries will be showcased at a Green Transport Prize event hosted by The Scotsman Conferences and Edinburgh College in May 2013, with the winners and runners-up announced on the day.
“There is a tremendous amount of innovation and enterprise in this field in Scotland and we want to tap into it – but the prize is open to great projects from around the world.”
“We really hope that this pilot will be a great success – and will become an annual award and focus attention on Scotland as a world leader in sustainable transport.”
Suggested themes for entries to the Green Transport Prize include:
Projects showing sustainable transport options need not be an everyday reality for one country and a luxury for others.
A panel of experts from science, technology, education, industry and government will select the winners.