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Mobi 2016 winners honored at Habitat III in Quito

October 25, 2016

SMART (Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation) at the University of Michigan is proud to share that the winners of the 2016 MobiPrize were honored at the HABITAT III International Conference in Quito, Ecuador (Oct 17-20). This was in conjunction with an exciting line-up of ICLEI EcoMobility Program partner activities (Oct 16-19).

Honoring entrepreneurial ventures as well as city and state governments supporting entrepreneurs, the MobiPrize provides a platform to showcase the kind of disruptive innovation in new mobility that is driving investment throughout the global marketplace.

The winners of MobiPrize 2016 included the following:

  • Best Enterprise Global Grand MobiPrize (sponsored by Ford Motor Company):  WhereIsMyTransport! (www.whereismytransport.com) Accepted by Devin Devries.
  • Best Enterprise Michigan MobiPrize (sponsored by NEXT Energy):  Current Motor (www.currentmotor.com) Accepted by Lauren Flanagan.
  • Best Enterprising City/State/Nation MobiPrize (in partnership with ICLEI Eco-Mobility Alliance):  Medellín, Colombia (www.aciMedellin.org) Accepted by Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez and Luz Dary Botero, Planning Director, City of Medellin.
  • Best Enterprise Mobi-x India (in partnership with Institute for Competitiveness, India):  Jump in Jump out (www.jumpinjumpout.com) Accepted by Chetan Temkar.

SMART and the Mobi jurors and advisors from around the world deeply value the support of our sponsors Ford Motor Company (in particular Eric Wingfield) and Next Energy (in particular Tim Johnson and Jean Redfield) along with our award partners at the ICLEI EcoMobility Alliance (in particular Sunny Kodukula and Itzel Obregon) and the Institute for Competitiveness, India (in particular Dr. Amit Kapoor) in making MobiPrize a reality. And for their role in crowd sourcing, honoring, and supporting innovative, cutting edge solutions that are changing the world one New Mobility enterprise at a time.

The official award ceremony took place on Oct 16, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. at the Habitat Cities III, Convention Center in Quito, Ecuador. The MobiPrize winners and team members were also part of various panels during the course of the conference. 

To read more about each winner, visit the MobiPrize website.