This year’s theme: Emerging Technologies and Solutions that create a Safer, Greener, Smarter Mobility System.
The Global Innovation Competition is a start-up competition that will highlight emerging technologies and solutions that create a safer, greener, and smarter mobility system. The 2020 competition is hosted by ITS America, ERTICO, and ITS Asia-Pacific.
There will be three semi-final competitions held globally; one in each region – Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. There will be two winners selected from each region; and those winners will be eligible to travel to the 2020 ITS World Congress in Los Angeles to compete to be the two grand prize winners.
Asia Pacific Start-ups are invited to submit an entry to their local ITS Association prior to submission close on April 30 2020. Each ITS Asia Pacific Association will select one nomination each for the Regional Final. ITS Asia Pacific is hosting the Regional Final at the 17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum in May 2020.
At the Regional Final judges will select two finalists for the Global Final in Los Angeles. Each Finalist will each receive USD5,000.00, courtesy of ITS America and the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, towards their travel and participation in the Global final at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles.
At the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, the judges will select a United States based winner, as well as a global based winner. Both winners will a receive USD20,000.00 cash prize, a robust marketing package and extensive networking opportunities with leaders in the ITS industry, all courtesy of ITS America and the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles. Along with this grand prize package; the winners will have the opportunity to attend ITS Asia-Pacific, ERTICO, and ITS America Annual Meetings in 2021.
Asia-Pacific Region Key Dates:
Submissions Open: January 2020
Submissions Close: 30 April 2020
Regional Final shortlist announced: Beginning May 2020
Regional Final: Winners to be announced in May 2020
Global Final: 5 – 8 October, Los Angeles