Awards

Through the 2015 Transport Awards, the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the 54 member countries it represents, recognise 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. Transport Achievement Award - Recognising excellence in transport
  2. Promising Transport Innovation Award - Recognising innovation in transport
  3. Young Researcher of the Year Award – Recognising the importance of research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation

 

The International Transport Forum is pleased to invite candidates to submit applications for the 2015 Transport Awards. The closing date for applications is Friday 30 January 2015.

The award winners will be announced at the 2015 ITF Summit in Leipzig from 27-29 May 2015, in the presence of Ministers, delegates, and international media. Winners will be invited to showcase their project to the audience and to media, and these presentations will be filmed and made available on the ITF website.

The 2015 Summit

The 2015 Summit theme is “Transport, Trade and Tourism”. Trade and tourism are central to globalised economies; they are important engines of economic growth and underpin international economic and political cooperation. To deliver these benefits, trade and tourism are dependent on efficient and reliable transport systems. Advances in transport infrastructure, technology, and regulation have enabled the growth of trade and tourism, and further advances are continuing to make the movement of goods and people more seamless.

The Transport Awards

1. Transport Achievement Award will focus on the tourism element of the Summit theme and recognise a demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision that has improved, enabled or facilitated tourism activity. The initiative must have been in operation for a minimum of two (2) years to allow for the stated attributes and benefits achieved to be adequately supported by quantitative evidence, but not longer than five (5) years as this award aims to encourage continual development and innovation.

The Transport Achievement Award is open to any organisation (governmental and non-governmental), business or individual from ITF member and observer countries.

Call for Applications     | Application Form

Read about the 2014 Transport Achievement Award winner

2. Promising Transport Innovation Award will recognise an innovation that has the potential to significantly improve the quality, performance, user experience, accessibility, sustainability (environmental, financial, social) or intermodality of 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.

For the purpose of this award, a new innovation is considered to be a product, service, or initiative that is a technological change, an operational change (e.g. business process), or an organisational change (e.g. business model) or a combination of these. The innovation must have either received financial or regulatory approval for implementation or be in early implementation phase (less than 2 years).

This award is open to any organisation (governmental and non-governmental), business or individual from ITF member and observer countries.

The Promising Transport Innovation Award is supported by SMART (Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation)

Call for Applications     | Application Form

Read about the 2014 Promising Transport Innovation Award winners

3. Young Researcher of the Year Award will recognise a young researcher or researchers, who have undertaken outstanding work in research related to the theme of the Annual Summit – for the 2015 Summit, the theme is “Transport, Trade and Tourism”. The research paper may analyse any aspect of the interlinkages between the transport sector and global trade and/or tourism. The award aims to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation and to foster closer links between transport policy and research.

This award is open to researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm located in a member country of the International Transport Forum.

The Young Researcher Award carries a prize of 5 000 euros.

Call for Applications     | Application Form

Read the winning paper of the 2014 Young Researcher of the Year