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Old 19th July 2011, 23:42   #1
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Default Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award - Inviting applications!

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 winner will receive a cash award of 700,000INR and runnersup 300,000INR.

The scoring for nominations will be on the basis of:

· 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 Sustainable Mobility award - Sustainable Mobility award : Volvo Buses.
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.doraiswami@volvo.com.

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

The last day to submit projects is 01 September 2011.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 22:29   #2
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I honestly think Volvo needs to have a separate automotive design studio dedicated to India and the Asian market. Localization of their international designs helps, but giving localized city specific design solutions seems to be the need of the hour.

Hope someone in Volvo is listening
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