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We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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Call for applications for the International Transport Forum 2013 Transport Achievement Award

As part of the run-up to the International Transport Forum's 2013 Summit on Funding Transport, the 2013 Transport Achievement Award Call for Applications was launched yesterday in Paris. In line with the summit's theme on funding transport infrastructure, the award will be presented for "an initiative, project, or service/product that through innovative pricing and funding arrangements addresses one or more of today's transport focal issues".

The Awards ceremony will be held on day two of the three day annual summit of the International Transport Forum, to be held on 22-24 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany, in the presence of Transport Ministers from around the globe.

The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries. It acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises an Annual Summit of ministers.


Addressing aspects of funding and financing of transport

The theme of the 2013 Summit will consider all aspects of funding and financing transport to answer: How will transport infrastructure, services and systems in general be funded to meet current and future demands?

Transport has been funded primarily from public monies, but as these funds become more scarce due to shrinking government budgets, new and innovative ways to fund transport are being sought across the globe.

This year's award, therefore, will be for an initiative that addresses funding and financing in one or more of today’s transport focal issues - quality infrastructure or service, congestion, safety, environmental protection, enhanced accessibility.

The award is open to transport operators, service providers, transport authorities, and suppliers and manufacturers (for example of transport assets, equipment, telecoms, software etc.) within International Transport Forum member and observer countries.

Different categories of award may be offered based on the type of activity, size of the applicant organisation, and geographical scope.

The International Transport Forum invites candidates to submit applications by 15 March 2013.


The Award

The prize to the winner(s) includes a plaque to be presented at the Summit in Leipzig in the presence of Ministers; promotion of the organisation and its product/service/project as the award winner through Forum communication channels; as well as the opportunity for international media coverage. The winner is also invited to present their project as part of the poster display within the 2013 Annual Summit's exhibition.



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