Green Transport Prize: presentation night [CLOSED]
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How do we make our travel choices greener, cleaner and cheaper?
The Green Transport Prize offered £100,000 for the most innovative green transport ideas - and entries came in from around the world.
Watch presentations from the six shortlisted entries at the inaugural Green transport Prize awards ceremony - before the winner of the £50,000 prize is announced. Two runners-up will receive £25,000 each.
Earlier in the evening, there will be a presentation on the enormous opportunities for green transport in Scotland, by Keith Brown, the Transport Minister. Mandy Exley, Principal of Edinburgh College, will explain the pioneering work at the college, including the latest news on the growing electric vehicle monitoring project.
Edinburgh College has operated the Green Transport Prize programme with partner universities, St Andrews and Edinburgh Napier, as well as SEStran, the South East Scotland Transport Partnership. One of the partners will talk about the key themes of the Green Transport Prize, which it is hoped will become an annual award.
Key themes invited from entries include: rural or urban transport solutions; water-based transport solutions; logistics and freight; sustainable transport options that can cut across national boundaries and will not be an everyday reality for one country and a luxury for another.
This is a great opportunity to hear about some of the very best new green transport ideas, meet the people behind them - and discuss how their exciting projects can help to transform the way we travel.
18:15 - Registration and networking
18:50 - Welcome by chair: David Lee, The Scotsman Conferences
18:55 - Green transport in Scotland: innovation and excellence: Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport
19:10 - From small green shoots... Mandy Exley, Principal, Edinburgh College
19:25 - The themes of the Green Transport Prize and why they matter: Russell Imrie, Chair, SEStran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership)
19:45 - Presentations by the six finalists (in alphabetical order)
1) Charlton Riverfront Engineering for Sustainable Transport (CREST), a waste to marine fuel project on the Thames
2) Eco Travel Network, ultra low energy transport for visitors and residents in rural Wales www.ecotravelnetwork.co.uk
3) Green Thinking Ltd: Eco Port, a sustainable charging facility for multimodal electric drive vehicles
4) GridPost, a safe, accessible, low cost, nationwide roadside delivery point for charging electric vehicles using the existing grid connection of street lamps
5) Pronto Pedal Power Delivery, sustainable and zero-carbon movement of light goods and freight in city centres using pedal power and cargo bikes www.prontopedalpower.co.uk
6) University of Gloucestershire with Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, low-cost zero-carbon ultra-light rail transport for medium-sized towns and cities
20:40 - Presentation of awards
20:50 - Summary and closing remarks
20:55 - Networking
21:30 - Close
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Venue: The Scottish National Gallery (Map Details)
Time: 14 May 2013, at 18:15