Future mobility in cities subject of research contest
Registration is open from now until May 1 for the research contest on Future Mobility in Cities, a competition organized by Italdesign as part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary since its founding.
Engineers, designers, artists, design architects, and enthusiasts (individually or in teams) from all over the world are invited to join by sending in their projects in the fields of design, engineering, prototyping and innovation, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: services, vehicles, and infrastructure.
Participants must be between the ages of 18-35 and may sign up only through the website, futuremobilitycontest.italdesign.it. The deadline for entry is May 1. Projects must be submitted by August 31, either through the portal or, in the case of physical objects, by sending them to the administrative office for the contest. Complete contest information, rules, and procedures are published on the website.
Once all projects have been submitted, an Italdesign committee will assess them and choose the 10 best projects to go into the final phase. The finalists will be judged by an international panel composed of seven professionals from the fields of design, architecture, town planning, and academia. The jury will select first- and second-place projects as well as the winner of a special award, if any. The winners will receive prizes of €25,000, €10,000, and €5,000, respectively.
The judges will recognize the projects that best satisfy the following criteria: innovation and uniqueness, environmentally and user friendly, human-centered approach, design for all, feasible and realistic, technologically advanced and pioneering solutions, and solutions applicable for developing countries.
The judges, along with an Italdesign executive, are:
- Pierpaolo Antonioli, Managing Director of the General Motors engineering center located in Torino
- Klaus Busse, Head of Design for Fiat, Abarth, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Bruno Dalla Chiara, Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino - I, in the field of transport systems
- Roy Kalawsky, Professor of human-computer integration and systems engineering at Loughborough University, UK and director of the Advanced VR Research Centre
- Ian Macbeth, Head of foresight for the Transport Innovation Directorate at Transport for London (TfL), responsible for emerging mobility trends
- Paola Pisano, Deputy Mayor for innovation and smart city at the City of Turin; professor of management of innovation at Università degli Studi di Torino; responsible for Smart City Laboratory at Centro di Innovazione tecnologica multidisciplinare dell’Università di Torino (ICxT)