FIRST GLOBAL URBAN MOBILITY CHALLENGE

Deadline for submission 28th of February 2018

We challenge and encourage you to submit your ideas!

 

Cities in developing countries and emerging economies face bigger challenges than ever before.

Innovation is no longer optional; it is necessary so cities can continue to deliver results and improve life of their residents.

We support up to 10 cities with up to EUR 200k for your pilot project to start a mobility transformation in your city.

The 2017 TUMI Global Urban Mobility Challenge, sponsored by BMZ is an initiative to support local leaders in their mobility transformation efforts.

We support your innovation

 

You have ideas and visions to improve mobility in your city. You might be at the beginning of a transformative process. You might need support to make your dreams a reality. This is where the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative can back you. You can participate in the Global Urban Mobility Challenge and receive help to get started and accelerate your ambitious urban mobility goals.

Your chance to

WIN MONEY TO KICKSTART YOUR PILOT PROJECT

The winning cities will receive a awards of up to EUR 200k to start the implementation of the winning projects.

JOIN THE TUMI FAMILIY FOR ADDED BENEFITS

Winners will have the chance to access special capacity building events organized by TUMI partners.

TRANSFORM URBAN MOBILITY IN YOUR CITY

The winning project will be a step towards more sustainable and resilient mobility structures paving the way to the future.

Project Criteria

ACCESS

The project creates accessible environments for people and economy by shifting more trips towards sustainable mobility options.

INCLUSION

The project provides affordable access to public transport and safe walking and cycling environments.

REPLICABILITY

The project is replicable in other contexts. Additional to its intended first implementation, it can be brought to other cities all over the world.

CLIMATE CHANGE

The project supports the creation of resilient structures and reduces green house gas emissions in urban transport.

HEALTH

The project reduces the number of traffic fatalities and helps to decrease transport related air pollution.

SCALABILITY

The project is scalable in the urban, national and international context. It has the potential to grow and develop.

This is how the Challenge works

Timeline

Kickoff

The TUMI partners kick off the first Global Urban Mobility Challenge at COP23 in Bonn.

Project preparation (Mid-November until mid-January)

The applicant cities prepare the project in collaboration with a TUMI partner.

Finalization of Application (Mid-January until February 28th)

The applicant cities finalize the submissions.

Submission deadline: February 28th

Jury Sessions (Mid-February)

A jury consisting of one representative per TUMI partner selects the most promising projects.

Inspiration

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Mobility for the Unbanked
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza has rolled out a new, innovative bike-sharing system that differs from the many other systems around the world. The system offers low-income workers an opportunity to add bike-sharing trips to their customary transport, as the system does not require a credit card to register and is free of charge. With an installed app or a single ticket, the user can unlock and borrow a bike for a maximum of 14 hours.

Open Streets Main Road
Cape Town, South-Africa

Open Streets Cape Town encourages people to think differently about how to move around the city. Organized in collaboration with the city administration the event highlights the potential of a ‘city for people’ in innovative & tangible ways. Unique characteristics such as meticulously crafted urban walks craft a perfect car-free experience.

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Go-Jek App
Bandung, Indonesia

Informal transport services have been used as the primary mode of transportation in Indonesia for a long time. Go-Jek is an app-based transportation, delivery, lifestyle and payment service start-up. Originally founded in Jakarta in 2010 as a motorcycle taxi service, Go-Jek soon included other services ranging from food and groceries delivery to cleaning and beauty treatment services.

Raye7
Cairo, Egypt

Raye7 is a mobile app for peer-to-peer car sharing in Cairo. It connects car drivers to decrease the motorisation and improve air quality. Instead of registering for trips in advance, Raye7 users get messages about current car sharing possibilities sent to their smartphone. In order to avoid the awkwardness surrounding financial transactions, the app works with a points system that are exchanged and can be charged onto the app.

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Mellowcabs
South Africa

Taxis are a common way to get around in many cities in developing countries. Mellowcabs are electric three-wheelers that were designed to be eco-friendly and an efficient way of mobility. Their radius makes them perfect for last mile transportation. They fill the gap that existed in many commuting trips. Since its first steps, Mellowcabs have expanded and are now moving people and goods in many African cities.

Inspiration

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Mobility for the Unbanked
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza has rolled out a new, innovative bike-sharing system that differs from the many other systems around the world. The system offers low-income workers an opportunity to add bike-sharing trips to their customary transport, as the system does not require a credit card to register and is free of charge. With an installed app or a single ticket, the user can unlock and borrow a bike for a maximum of 14 hours.

22181300_10156541675788368_5151950612316237449_o

Open Streets Main Road
Cape Town, South-Africa

Open Streets Cape Town encourages people to think differently about how to move around the city. Organized in collaboration with the city administration the event highlights the potential of a ‘city for people’ in innovative & tangible ways. Unique characteristics such as meticulously crafted urban walks craft a perfect car-free experience.

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Go-Jek App
Bandung, Indonesia

Informal transport services have been used as the primary mode of transportation in Indonesia for a long time. Go-Jek is an app-based transportation, delivery, lifestyle and payment service start-up. Originally founded in Jakarta in 2010 as a motorcycle taxi service, Go-Jek soon included other services ranging from food and groceries delivery to cleaning and beauty treatment services.

raye7

Raye7
Cairo, Egypt

Raye7 is a mobile app for peer-to-peer car sharing in Cairo. It connects car drivers to decrease the motorisation and improve air quality. Instead of registering for trips in advance, Raye7 users get messages about current car sharing possibilities sent to their smartphone. In order to avoid the awkwardness surrounding financial transactions, the app works with a points system that are exchanged and can be charged onto the app.

141125161956-mellocabs-3-horizontal-large-gallery

Mellowcabs
South Africa

Taxis are a common way to get around in many cities in developing countries. Mellowcabs are electric three-wheelers that were designed to be eco-friendly and an efficient way of mobility. Their radius makes them perfect for last mile transportation. They fill the gap that existed in many commuting trips. Since its first steps, Mellowcabs have expanded and are now moving people and goods in many African cities.

Criteria for Challenge Entry

JOINT ENTRY BY CANDIDATE CITY AND TUMI PARTNER

To ensure quick and swift implementation, the candidate city and a TUMI partner create a joint application to enter the Global Urban Mobility Challenge.

LEVERAGED FINANCING

The proposed financing model of the project leverages funds from other sources to maximise the success of the project and ensures financial sustainability.

TRANSFORMATIVE & INNOVATIVE

The project supports and is integrated into a greater vision to transform mobility. It is monitored by collecting data on key urban development and mobility indicators.

REPLICABILITY & SCALABILITY

The project is replicable and scalable on different levels. To ensure that more than one city profits from the innovative projects, they need to have the potential for future implementation in other contexts.

FROM DEVELOPING AND EMERGING COUNTRIES

The project is submitted by a city from a developing or emerging country.

Criteria for Challenge Entry

JOINT ENTRY BY CANDIDATE CITY AND TUMI PARTNER

To ensure quick and swift implementation, the candidate city and a TUMI partner create a joint application to enter the Global Urban Mobility Challenge.

LEVERAGED FINANCING

The proposed financing model of the project leverages funds from other sources to maximise the success of the project and ensures financial sustainability.

TRANSFORMATIVE & INNOVATIVE

The project supports and is integrated into a greater vision to transform mobility. It is monitored by collecting data on key urban development and mobility indicators.

REPLICABILITY & SCALABILITY

The project is replicable and scalable on different levels. To ensure that more than one city profits from the innovative projects, they need to have the potential for future implementation in other contexts.

FROM DEVELOPING AND EMERGING COUNTRIES

The project is submitted by a city from a developing or emerging country.

FAQ

Eligibility & Timeline

The TUMI partners launched the Challenge at COP23 in November 2017.

For the full timeline, see the timeline on this website.

You can drastically improve your chances of being awarded if you get in contact with one of the TUMI Partners of the TUMI secretariat as early as possible.

We are looking for projects and ideas from both top tier world cities and smaller cities, but your city has to be in a developing or emerging country to be eligible to apply.

Judging and Finalist Process

There will be a jury constituted by one judge from each of the 11 TUMI partner institutions.

The TUMI Secretariat will make a selection of finalists and the jury will then select the 8 to 10 winners.

We are actually looking to support mostly second and third tier cities with this challenge, but if you have a good idea or project, we encourage you to submit it to the Challenge regardless of the size of your city.

We encourage you to get in contact as early as possible with one of our TUMI partners to ask questions and jointly prepare the application. The TUMI Team will collect all projects and after the deadline at February 28 2018, the first selection will be made and the jury will select the winners.

The Challenge and payment of awards is subject to a financial and legal assessment of the project by GIZ.

The jury will announce the winning projects on or shortly before the International Transport Forum (23 – 25 May 2018) in Leipzig, Germany.

TUMI will work with the winning projects to make sure we find the most effective way to receive the funds. Of course, this will happen in accordance with the local regulations.

City Ideas

Each city can submit only one application, representing a single idea that addresses a specific urban transport problem. We encourage cities to look for innovative solutions jointly with private sector, civil society and other actors.

We imagine projects that tackle big problems, are bold, want to implement unexpected and new strategies and/or connect different groups of actors that have never worked together before. Maybe you find innovative approaches to apply existing tech, for example. You can have a look at our inspirational project list on this website for some more ideas.

Ideas that are in their implementation phases already cannot be entered in the Challenge.

Of course, your project can be similar to a project that was implemented already, but you have to put your own twist on it. There has to be at least one new element and it has to make the project significantly different from the one it draws on for inspiration. The project has to be something new that no other city has done before.

We encourage you to seek support from the partners of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative. These institutions can help you with their knowledge and capabilities.

We furthermore encourage collaboration between different actors from the private sector and civil society.

The winning projects have to present solutions for urgent and emerging mobility problems. However, the ideas should not only be applicable in one specific city. Truly great projects can be transferred to and implemented in other cities.

For more information on our selection criteria, see the corresponding part of this website.

Applying

Submissions can only be made by individual cities and projects, but you may submit an idea that involves collaborators. Those can be businesses, non-profit organizations, citizens and other governmental entities. We also want to encourage you to approach the TUMI partners for support.

Preparing a project for submission and finalizing the application can take a lot of time, but we tried to keep it as simple as possible. We urge you to contact a TUMI partner for support.

The time to put all the documents together depends on the scope of the project you want to submit. We encourage you to start your submission as soon as possible.

If you do not find the answer here, you can ask your TUMI Partner or email us at info@transformative-mobility.org.

Key facts and resources on the Challenge

 

Deadline for submission: 28th of February 2018
Awards: up to EUR 200k per project
Number of winners: up to 10 projects
Contact Details: info@transformative-mobility.org

Key facts and resources on the Challenge

Deadline for submission:
28th of February 2018

Awards:
up to EUR 200k per project

Number of winners:
up to 10 projects

Contact Details:
info@transformative-mobility.org