A Challenge from Sweden invites the world’s most progressive innovators and organisations to take part in unlocking the potential of sustainable mobility services
Once a registrant has completed an application, a minimum of five Evaluation Panel members (judges) will be assigned to score each valid submission. Judges will offer both scores and comments for each of four distinct traits. Each of the four traits will be scored on a 0-5 point scale, in increments of 0.1. Those scores will combine to produce a total score. Examples of possible scores for a trait are: 0.4, 3.7, 5.0, etc.
The most straightforward way to ensure that everyone is treated by the same set of standards would be to have the same judges score every application; unfortunately, due to the number of applications, that is not possible. Since the same judges will not score every application, the question of fairness needs to be carefully explained. One judge scoring an application may take a more critical view, giving every assigned submission a range of scores only between 1.0 and 2.0, as an example; meanwhile, another judge may be more generous and score every submission between 4.0 and 5.0.
For illustrative purposes, let’s look at the scores from two hypothetical judges:
The first judge is far more generous in scoring than the second judge, who gives much lower scores. If your application was rated by the first judge, it would earn a much higher total score than if it was assigned to the second judge.
We have a way to address this issue. We ensure that no matter which judges are assigned to you, each application will be treated fairly. To do this, we utilise a mathematical technique relying on two measures of distribution, the mean and the standard deviation.
The mean takes all the scores assigned by a judge, adds them up, and divides them by the number of scores assigned, giving an average score.
Formally, we denote the mean like this:
The standard deviation measures the “spread” of a judge’s scores. As an example, imagine that two judges both give the same mean (average) score, but one gives many zeros and fives, while the other gives more ones and fours. It wouldn't be fair, if we didn’t consider this difference.
Formally, we denote the standard deviation like this:
To ensure that the judging process is fair, we rescale all the scores to match the judging population. In order to do this, we measure the mean and the standard deviation of all scores across all judges. Then, we change the mean score and the standard deviation of each judge to match.
We rescale the standard deviation like this:
Then, we rescale mean like this:
Basically, we are finding the difference between both distributions for a single judge and those for all of the judges combined, then adjusting each score so that no one is treated unfairly according to which judges they are assigned.
If we apply this rescaling process to the same two judges in the example above, we can see the outcome of the final resolved scores. They appear more similar, because they are now aligned with typical distributions across the total judging population.
Thank you for your interest in the Sustainable Mobility Challenge (the “Competition”). The Competition is sponsored by Swedish Energy Agency, with platform support provided by RAMPIT. Please know that by participating in this Competition and in accordance with these Rules you are eligible to receive various forms of recognition and a possible award from Swedish Energy Agency of €50,000 as a Winner. The Rules governing this Competition ("Rules") are stated here as an extension of the Terms & Conditions ("Terms") for use of this Website. The full Terms are available for your review by accessing them on this Website. The Rules constitute "Competition Terms and Conditions" under Clause 2.3 of the Terms. Capitalized words used but not defined in the Rules have meanings given to them in the Terms.
Please read these Rules and the Terms carefully, as they describe the conditions under which you are allowed to participate. As you participate, you may periodically be asked to recognize your acceptance of these Rules and the Terms by clicking "accept" at various pages on this Website, but by continuing any use of this Website you expressly consent to all of these Rules and the Terms.
Swedish Energy Agency welcomes applications from organizations or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized. Organizations in the following categories are eligible organizations and may submit proposals.
An Application from any eligible Entity must identify the Project that is the subject of the Application. Organizations may be required to certify that the laws of their governing jurisdiction do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of the Award under this Competition. The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to reject the Application of an organization if, in the Agency’s sole discretion, the laws of the governing jurisdiction applicable to the organization would prohibit or limit the Competition Sponsor from proceeding with the Competition as intended or the consideration or making of any Award would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on the Competition Sponsor.
Individuals and organizations comprised entirely of government officials or employees are not eligible to submit applications. Individuals who submit applications on behalf of an eligible organization and are also government officials or employees will be responsible for ensuring that their participation in the Competition is permitted by the rules and regulations relevant to their position and that they have obtained any authorization that may be required by virtue of their government position.
Directors, officers, and employees of Swedish Energy Agency, RAMPIT, The Common Pool, LLC, and any of their subsidiaries and affiliates, and Immediate Family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, are not eligible.
Upon submitting Your Entry, the Entry will be subjected to an Administrative Review, to ensure compliance with all of the requirements. All qualified Entries will then advance to an Evaluation Panel review. The Evaluation Panel consists of experts who are identified on this Website. Each of the Entries will be assessed by at least five (5) Evaluation Panel members, who will be assigned to score these Entries using the trait scoring rubric and any other judging criteria that are also described on this Website. A rank order of the Entries will be populated.
Informed by the rank order as determined by the Evaluation Panel and with consideration given to factors including, but not limited to, organizational capacity, field testing compatibility, and project type, three (3) Entries will be named as Winners. The selection of Winners is at the sole discretion of the Competition Sponsor. Winners will receive an award of €50,000 each. Competition Sponsor will determine any Winner, using judging criteria that may not incorporate the same trait scoring rubric employed by any previous assessment(s). The judging criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of the Competition Sponsor. By participating in the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the final decision of the Competition Sponsor.
In addition to the application requirements published on this website, all applicant organizations are required to submit the following documents before they are considered for any Award:
All applicants must demonstrate their financial and organizational capacity to carry out the proposed project and to appropriately manage any Award.
Each application should reflect the anticipated ownership, use, and licensing of any Intellectual Property Rights. You represent and warrant that your Entry is an original work created solely by You, that You own all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Entry, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Entry, except as expressly identified by You to us in writing in Your application. You retain all right, title and interest in any inventions, software or work of authorship You invent or create. The ownership and use of Intellectual Property Rights arising from this competition remains with You.
Please note that, if you are selected as a Winner, you may be required to enter into a separate written agreement, which will govern ownership and use of all Intellectual Property Rights created as a result of the Award, including, if applicable, licenses to Swedish Energy Agency.
Portions of your application, including Organization Name, Proposal Title, and Quick Pitch, may be published on this website; the remainder of your application will only be viewed by Competition administrators and the Evaluation Panel judges. By submitting an application, you've granted the Competition Sponsor a license to post portions of it on our website as described in Clause 6.3 of the TERMS.
Award funds must be used for the project for which they are awarded, and may not be used:
The successful applicant or Winner may be expected to enter into an agreement with Swedish Energy Agency containing key terms and conditions which are separate from these RULES and TERMS posted on this Website for this Competition. NOTE: Each agreement governing the use of Awards may vary, depending on the nature of the project and the organization receiving the Award.
Winners may be asked to attend a convening or other similar event that may include the Board of the Competition Sponsor, other funding organizations, and other attendees invited by the Competition Sponsor. You will be required to respond to any invitations to attend any events as promptly and as clearly as possible. Reasonable travel expenses and other costs and requirements related to the event will be negotiated and may be reflected in an additional agreement.
The €150,000 in Awards will be granted in the form of de minimis aid. According to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid the total amount of de minimis aid granted to a single undertaking must not exceed €200 000 over any period of three fiscal years. The Winners must therefore supply Swedish Energy Agency with a declaration in written form, about any other de minimis aid to which Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 applies, that the undertaking has received during the previous two fiscal years and the current fiscal year.
De minimis aid cannot be used for export-related activities towards third countries or EU Member States, namely aid directly linked to the quantities exported, to the establishment and operation of a distribution network or to other current expenditure linked to the export activity. By accepting the aid in question the Winner guarantees that the de minimis aid granted will not be used for such export-related activities.
10.1 Your application should be in English. If the application is submitted in Swedish, it will be translated into English prior to Administrative Review.
10.2 You must complete registration to participate in the Competition. Individuals representing an applicable organization must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. You cannot reside in nor be governed by countries that are prohibited by law, regulation (including United States or other applicable export laws and regulations), treaty or administrative act from entering into trade relations (including export of technology) with the United States of America or its citizens.
10.3 Your Entry must meet the application requirements stipulated on this Website. You must comply with all deadlines posted on this Website. Your Entry may not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend Competition in whole or in part without liability to You. The Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT also reserve the right to disqualify You from participating.
10.4 By participating in The Sustainable Mobility Challenge, You represent, warrant, and agree that:
10.5 You may participate by registering, but You may not register more than one true and uniform identity; multiple registrations for a participant using multiple identities are not allowed. The Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT reserve the right to disqualify any Entry made by a participant violating this limitation, regardless of whether all of the respective parties had knowledge of such violation. You may only submit one Entry.
10.6 While RAMPIT, LLC (“RAMPIT”) is providing an online platform for your participation, RAMPIT is not responsible for the payment of any Award(s). Payment of any Award(s) is the sole responsibility of the Competition Sponsor, and under the Terms each participant has agreed to look solely to the Competition Sponsor for the payment of any Award.
10.7 By submitting your Entry, You agree (on behalf of You and Your organization) irrevocably to release, discharge and hold harmless the Competition Sponsor, The Common Pool, LLC, and RAMPIT and their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors and representatives from any Loss arising out of Your participation in the Competition and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any Award(s). Neither the Competition Sponsor, The Common Pool, LLC, nor RAMPIT assume responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Neither the Competition Sponsor, The Common Pool, LLC, nor RAMPIT are responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Competitors’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Competition. In the event of a dispute about the identity of any Competitor, an online registration will be declared as if made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.
10.8 THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Competitors agree that this Competition shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the United States of America and the forum of any dispute shall be in the courts of the United States of America.
10.9 If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan horses, denial of service, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Competition Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Competition Sponsor reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition. If the Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT terminates the Competition, Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT will not retain any rights in the submitted Entries.
10.10 The Competition Sponsor reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Competitor who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, to be acting in violation of these RULES, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.
10.11 Entry into the Sustainable Mobility Challenge does not constitute entry into any other Swedish Energy Agency competition, RAMPIT competition, or promotion that may be offered by the Competition Sponsor and/or their affiliates.
10.12 The Competition Sponsor and/or RAMPIT reserve the right to disqualify any participant who violates these RULES, the TERMS and any standards of behavior expressed or implied in them.
10.13 The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to perform background checks prior to the determination of Winners on key individuals associated with the proposed solution that will require authorization from the individuals and the disclosure of certain personal information. The refusal by the key individuals to provide necessary authorizations or information may disqualify the Application.
10.14 The names of the Winners will be posted on this Website for such period of time as the Competition Sponsor deems reasonable.
You may contact us with any questions or comments about these RULES. Please enter Sustainable Mobility Challenge in the subject line of your email. You may reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global climate goals are set and the journey toward a sustainable future has begun. Sweden is committed to push boundaries and build a more sustainable future with a fossil-free transport sector at the latest by 2045.
Understanding that our daily commute accounts for a substantial part of our CO2-emissions, we are exploring new ways to improve how we travel. Through the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, Sweden invites the world’s most progressive innovators and organisations to take part in unlocking the potential of sustainable mobility services. To reduce the carbon footprint from our daily travel and commute, we will recognise and implement fossil-free, user-friendly personal transport services that meet the needs of today’s commuter, and that reduce the need for privately-owned vehicles.
The Sustainable Mobility Challenge offers winners a direct path to more quickly and easily access the Swedish market in 2019.
We are pleased to recognise the three most innovative, scalable, and user-friendly solutions with an award in the amount of €50,000 each.
Once the Winners of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge are named in Summer 2019, they qualify for facilitation support and a series of meetings with representatives from the sites for accelerated market introduction with the goal to launch 1-3 of the most promising and transformational sustainable mobility solutions available. The Swedish Energy Agency has allocated €1.5 million for an open call grant to accelerate this market introduction in Sweden starting in Autumn 2019, including design, installation and evaluation required for successful commercial adoption.
This initiative has created a network of cities, employers, large companies and property owners who are ready to test and invest in impactful, feasible, and scalable solutions that take us one step closer to a sustainable future.
While only three solutions will receive cash awards, all applicants will receive valuable feedback from our Evaluation Panel to help evolve or fine-tune their ideas, and top-scoring applicants will have the unique opportunity to have their ideas shared with our Stakeholder Panel — many of whom are potential investors and changemakers in the sustainable mobility sector.
We are thankful and fortunate to have the tremendous support of the following stakeholders.
Regional Public Transport Authority in Gävleborg (X-trafik)
Region Västra Götaland
Regional Public Transport Authority in Västra Götaland (Västtrafik)
Regional Public Transport Authority in Östergötland (Östgötatrafiken)
Stockholm County Council
Stockholm Public Transport (SL)
Regional Public Tansport Authority in Skåne (Skånetrafiken)
City of Stockholm
City of Gothenburg
City of Malmö
City of Lund
City of Helsingborg
City of Gävle
City of Sandviken
City of Uppsala
City of Linköping
City of Motala
Göteborgs stads Parkering AB
RISE – The Swedish Research Institute
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
Chalmers University of Technology
Samtrafiken i Sverige AB
Tenant owners’ association of Finnboda Varv
Lindholmen Science Park (Gothenburg)
Science Park Mjärdevi (Linköping)
Sandbacka Park (Sandviken)
Kista Science City (Stockholm)
Ideon Science Park (Lund)
Johanneberg Science Park (Gothenburg)
The Sustainable Mobility Challenge is made possible by the collaborative efforts of our key partners.
The Sustainable Mobility Challenge will award a total of €150,000 (three grants of €50,000 each) to innovative solution providers, addressing the personal transportation needs and other mobility challenges of Sweden. In addition to these cash awards, €1,5 million is allocated by the Swedish Energy Agency to accelerate market introduction of the most transformational sustainable mobility solutions available. We thereby offer a path for Winners to more quickly and easily access the Swedish market in 2019, including design, installation and evaluation required for successful commercial adoption. By participating in the Challenge, applicants also get exposure to potential investors, changemakers, and our other stakeholders.
Please read all of the requirements before starting your submission. We encourage you to review the Rules and Trait Scoring Rubric to emphasize how your approach aligns with criteria used to assess each valid application. Applications must be submitted in English. Portions of your application may be published on this website (including, but not limited to, Organization Name, Proposal Title, Executive Summary, and Video Pitch).
Please use Chrome as your browser and contact email@example.com with questions or technical issues. The application saves automatically as you enter information. Any images you include should be used judiciously and not as a way to get around word count, and image size cannot exceed 10 MB.
Before submitting, be sure to preview your application and confirm that any changes have saved. When you have completed all of the requirements, a message will display to Submit your final application. Once you have submitted the application, you will no longer be able to make changes.
Applications are due no later than Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 8:00 PM CET.
All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.
Let’s begin with the opportunity to make a strong first impression. Share the most succinct and compelling overview of your proposal. This Quick Pitch should stand alone (requires no other context). We may reveal this information to the public, other potential funders, and leaders in Sweden and around the world, who are change-makers and investors in the future of sustainable mobility solutions.
Provide a brief title that describes your overall proposal.
Provide a concise summary of the most powerful aspects of your proposal. Keep your summary to one paragraph. We may use this content to describe the most promising solutions on our website.
Help us understand the leadership, structure, and capabilities of your organization.
Upload a PDF file (size cannot exceed 10 MB) that includes resumes/CVs for up to the top three members of leadership team. You are only allowed to upload one file and only include information for up to the top three leaders in order to remain eligible.
Describe your management structure, using the name/title for each team member and an overview of key roles for overseeing delivery of your solution. Include descriptions of any partners who are integral to your project’s success. If two or more organizations are included, describe each partner’s specific role to support the work being done.
Describe your prior success, achievements, and/or specific experience proving you are well-positioned to implement a safe and stable mobility solution in Sweden. Emphasize the credibility of your team and include endorsements and/or other examples of support that speak to your ability to deliver results.
We are looking for safe, stable, and serious solution providers offering sustainable and healthy business models. Those providers need to demonstrate their ability to coordinate within the transport systems of a region. Explain ways you successfully collaborate with others to support the larger mobility ecosystem. Describe any past or current partnerships that demonstrate your ability to operate within those systems. If you are a collaboration between two or more organizations, present a clear case as to why this will be an effective partnership.
We envision a future where the daily commute within our communities is improved through fossil-free options that offer competitive pricing to reduce the need for a private car, and that combines offerings from different transport providers into a single seamless mobile service, removing the hassle of planning and one-off payments. Showcase your business model, plan, key tactics, and other technical aspects to deliver your proposed solution.
We are looking for a solution that is built on an open and scalable platform, that enables secure integration with other systems, and that can improve over time, including the possibility to add new services and/or complement other third-party solutions. Provide a general description of your solution, including your current status and any description of locations where your solution is currently implemented (if applicable).
Explain how you plan to implement and manage your proposed solution. Include a general description of the required resources, estimated cost per use/user, and the feasibility of your approach. You may include schematics, photos, and other visual representations of your solution, and image size cannot exceed 10 MB. For physical mobility service providers, describe your ability to finance your modes of transportation. For platform or product/service aggregators, describe how you address interconnection of multiple products/services. Please ensure that your description of the customer interface includes an explanation of a single-point-of-payment functionality.
Demonstrate your understanding of your customers. Who are you serving? What obstacles do your customers face? Show that you have taken time to understand those conditions and how your solution will address them. Demonstrate that you have taken the time to understand their needs. You may also provide an explanation of any broader challenges that you may be serving, such as climate change and/or environmental remediation.
In order to be effective, any solution provider needs support from local stakeholders. Either describe how you have engaged community representatives where you have previously implemented your solution or how you to intend to engage local stakeholders in Sweden, should you be chosen to introduce your solution within a local community. You have already described your record collaborating with others, so this is your opportunity to describe how you plan to engage stakeholders effectively going forward. What are the tools and tactics that you intend to utilize to ensure support from those stakeholders?
While you have previously described your record as a collaborator and your approach to stakeholder engagement, this is your opportunity to describe how you intend to align your solution within the supply chain of other product or service providers. Please identify those interests who are most relevant to your supply chain needs.
Share how your solution will more quickly and/or more cost effectively lead to cleaner, more convenient, speedy, reliable, safe, and sustainable mobility, and how it differs from, improves upon, and/or bolsters existing methods/practices in Sweden and/or around the world. Highlight unique features of the solution that you have or will develop. Provide any other information to demonstrate the creativity of your approach.
The Swedish Energy Agency will facilitate Accelerated Market Introduction for the winning solutions that offer new, seamless, personal transport services to meet the underlying needs of today’s commuter. Those solutions must be flexible, easy to use, and replace the need for privately-owned cars. The Sustainable Mobility Challenge has created a network of proactive stakeholders with shared needs - including cities, large companies, and property owners - all of whom are ready to test and invest in impactful, feasible, and scalable solutions that take us one step closer to a sustainable future. Winners will be invited to negotiate their market introduction projects with participating stakeholders in Sweden in Summer 2019, and the market introduction period is intended to last for up to 12 months starting in late Autumn 2019.
Daily commuter travel is responsible for a substantial part of CO2-emissions in Sweden, and we are determined to reach a fossil independent transportation sector in Sweden by 2030. Describe your plan, timeline, key requirements, and other considerations for a successful Market Introduction. Explain how you would plan to enter a new marketplace. Demonstrate your understanding of the particular needs of the Swedish market.
The winning solutions will have a net-positive environmental impact and prove to be profitable and sustainable over time. Define success, your measurable results, other outcomes, and any process for evaluating, tracking, and gathering metrics to substantiate claims. This may include metrics for fossil free transport (such as reduced CO2 emissions), effective mobility that does not cause increased traffic or congestion, cost efficiencies, time savings, consumer accessibility and ease, and long-term impact. Offer any relevant data to back up claims of effectiveness, including how you are well-prepared and best suited to successfully introduce your proposed solution to Sweden.
Identify any specific operational or tactical hurdles, principal risks or challenges to the short and long-term success of the project and your plans to address them. We want to understand whether you are anticipating any specific issues that you will need to overcome to deploy your solution in Sweden.
Please describe your approach to outreach and communications, explaining how you intend to introduce the solution, explain why it matters, and activate your target community.
Share your vision and explain how your solution is prepared to expand beyond the market introduction phase. Describe plans to sustain your solution with less dependency on any public subsidies and to scale your solution as a model that can be applied or adapted to meet the diverse needs of many communities throughout Sweden (and around the world).
Offer a narrative description of your total budget needs, please list and describe items and administrative costs for the Accelerated Market Introduction of your proposed solution within a 12-month timeline. Explain any contingency plan, should you not secure any necessary additional resources. If additional resources have already been secured, please reference those sources of funding or other resources. Please describe any potential to leverage additional resources to scale your project (including the name(s) of any current funding prospect(s), amounts, and type of those resources).
This is your final opportunity to raise any other considerations. Here, you may emphasize or expand upon a previous point or provide new information, as necessary.
You are required to submit a video presentation that captures why your approach should be funded. You will upload a short digital film using YouTube (set the Privacy Settings on your video to Public or Unlisted - do not set them to Private). Your video may be extracted from your submission and made available to the public.
Your Video Pitch should comply with the following guidelines. If it does not, your submission may be invalid and no longer eligible for an award.
Here are general suggestions for delivering a high-quality video pitch:
Hone your content:
If you are chosen as a Finalist of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, you may be required to provide additional information. The following list is only intended to illustrate some of the basic additional information that may be required of you, and the Swedish Energy Agency reserves the right to require other information, as necessary.
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If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you can contact the Swedish Energy Agency’s Data Protection Officer.
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1.3 "Award" means any form of benefit or other forms of recognition to declared or selected Winners, as set out in the Competition Terms and Conditions. In this case, three (3) awards of €50,000 each.
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1.6 "Competition Sponsor" means in relation to any Competition posted on this Website, the entity responsible for the Competition or procuring RAMPIT and/or its owners to post the Competition. For this Competition, the Competition Sponsor is Swedish Energy Agency, a government agency, located at Gredbyvägen 10 Eskilstuna.
1.7 "Competition Terms and Conditions" has the meaning given to that term in Clause 2.3.
1.8 "Competitor" means in relation to any Competition posted on this Website, a company or organization, or team of companies or organizations, that meet the eligibility requirements of this Competition and that submits or proposes to submit an Entry to the Competition. See the Rules for the eligibility requirements.
1.9 "Content" means any information, including files, text, code, material, images, data, sounds, graphics, software, photos, designs, software downloads, goods, services documents, layouts, applet, CGI interfaces, descriptions, illustrations, catalogues, advertisements, audio and video material or specifications contained in or referred to in this Website, obtained through or via this Website or available to be viewed by accessing any part of this Website, whether it be obtained directly or indirectly, in any machine or human readable format. Without limiting the foregoing, “Content” includes any Entry submitted through or via this Website.
1.10 "Entity" means an entity duly organized and validly existing under state or federal law in the United States of America and that is represented on the Website by a person at least 18 years of age who is the duly authorized representative of such Entity.
1.11 "Entry" means an entry by a Competitor in response to a Competition.
1.12 "Entry Content" means all Content used, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in describing, drafting, developing, devising, calibrating, testing, evaluating, analyzing or generating an Entry, or which itself constitutes the whole or part of an Entry.
1.13 "Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights of any type whatsoever throughout the world including all rights which subsist in copyright, patent rights, or trademark rights, whether or not such rights are registered or capable of being registered.
1.14 “Judge” means any individual, organization or other entity represented on this website as responsible for the subjective assessment of Entry Content, either for the purposes of determining or informing the determination of any Award(s) or designation(s) of the Winner in the Competition.
1.15 "Loss" means any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential liabilities, damages, claims, losses, costs, expenses, actions, demands or suits, whether in contract, tort (including liability due to infringement of intellectual property rights or due to negligence), statute or otherwise and whether pecuniary or non-pecuniary. This includes, but is not limited to, loss of profits, legal costs and defense or settlement costs.
1.16 "Posting(s)" means any addition, insertion or uploading of Content to this Website, as well as any submission or communication made through or via this Website. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes (in the case of a Competitor) all Entries and Entry Content posted by that Competitor.
1.18 “Rules” means any set of provisions that establish specific conditions, under which participants are bound, that are posted on this Website, either as a notice of an extension of these Competition Terms and Conditions or in addition to these Competition Terms and Conditions.
1.19 "RAMPIT" means RAMPIT, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, with a place of business at 805 2nd Avenue South, #3, Nashville, TN 37210.
1.20 "RAMPIT Affiliate" means an entity affiliated with RAMPIT by ownership or common ownership (including The Common Pool, LLC, and 23Com Software, LLC) or any subsidiary of RAMPIT.
1.21 "Services" means the services provided by RAMPIT on or via this Website and includes all Competitions.
1.22 "Third Party Sites" means sites and resources located on servers maintained by others over whom RAMPIT has no control.
1.23 "User" means any person who has registered a user account on this Website. The term "User" includes all Competitors.
1.24 "User Account" means Your online account with RAMPIT which enables You to use this Website and includes (but is not limited to) Your username, password, rating score and feedback.
1.25 "Website" means any web pages contained within this domain and any sub-domains and all underlying software and infrastructure which permits the holding of Competitions. Where the context permits, ‘Website’ or 'website' includes the Services provided on the Website.
1.26 "Winner" means, in relation to any Competition posted on this Website, the three (3) Competitors whose Entries are selected by the Competition Sponsor as recipients of the €50,000 Awards. Competitors may disqualify their Entries from this selection by expressly informing the Competition Sponsor via email of their decision within 48 hours after the close of the competition.
1.27 "You" means the person, team, or organization team using the Website, including a User, or an Entity duly organized and validly existing under state or federal law in the United States of America that is represented on the Website by a User that is a person at least 18 years of age who is the duly authorized representative of such Entity.
1.28 "Your" means the possessive of the person, team, or organization using the Website, including a User.
2.1 Use of this Website is subject to this Agreement. You agree to be bound by this Agreement and any subsequent amendments to this Agreement, as set forth below.
2.2 RAMPIT reserves the right to amend or modify this Agreement at any time, provided that if such modifications materially limit Your rights and/or expand Your obligations hereunder, RAMPIT will notify You electronically, such as by email or through the Website. Such material modifications will take effect on the earlier of the date You indicate Your assent (by clicking "Accept" or otherwise). No modification of the Agreement will apply to any dispute between You and RAMPIT that arose prior to the effective date of the modification. If at any time You disagree with the Agreement or any modifications thereof, You may terminate this Agreement and shall cease using this Website. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Agreement becomes effective (such as following notice as set forth above) indicates that You have read, understood, and agreed to the revised Agreement. Any new or different terms supplied by You are specifically rejected by RAMPIT unless RAMPIT agrees to them in a signed writing specifically including those new or different terms.
2.3 Particular Competitions may be subject to additional terms and conditions ("Competition Terms and Conditions"). Competition Terms and Conditions will apply in addition to this Agreement and will not limit this Agreement in any way unless RAMPIT notifies the parties to a Competition that this Agreement is amended by the Competition Terms and Conditions. If RAMPIT does not provide such notification to the parties, this Agreement will prevail in the event of any inconsistency between it and the Competition Terms and Conditions.
2.4 RAMPIT may alter this Website from time to time by adding or removing features. This Agreement will not be affected by any alterations to this Website.
2.5 Users may use this Website, including but not limited to those in the capacity of a Competitor. This Agreement will apply to Your use of the Website in that capacity, but Users may also include Competition Administrators or representatives of the Competition Sponsor, and any conditions placed on them as Users are identified in the Terms.
3.1 In order to participate in any Competition, You must register as a User. Participation on this Website is free.
3.2 Participation is available only to Entities that are able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If You do not accept this Agreement, You will not be permitted to participate in any Competition or otherwise access or use the Website in any way.
3.3 By entering, You represent that you are not:
3.4 When registering as a User, You warrant to RAMPIT that:
3.5 No individual or represented Entity may register more than once (for example, by using a different username/email).
3.6 Acceptance of registration is at the sole discretion of RAMPIT. If RAMPIT believes that any registration has been made in contravention of clauses 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 or 3.5 above (or otherwise in breach of this Agreement), it may refuse to accept the registration.
3.7 You are responsible for all use of this Website made using Your User Account (and/or username/email or password), whether or not You are aware of that use or could reasonably have been aware of that use. You agree to notify RAMPIT immediately if You become aware of any unauthorized use of Your User Account.
3.8 Your User Account is personal to You and may not be sold, assigned or transferred to a third party. If You attempt to sell, assign or transfer Your User Account to a third party, RAMPIT may suspend or terminate Your participation and account at its sole discretion.
3.9 RAMPIT may communicate with You through the username/email that You provide at registration. You agree to notify RAMPIT within a reasonable time if there are any changes to Your details. If You fail to notify RAMPIT of any changes to Your details, You agree to waive any objection, claim, defense or recourse You might have had as a consequence of RAMPIT failing to communicate with You. If You change Your email address and fail to notify RAMPIT of the change, RAMPIT will be deemed to have communicated with You on the date on which it communicated with the email address most recently provided by You.
3.10 You warrant that any Content provided or posted by You (through registration or otherwise):
3.11 If RAMPIT believes that any Content contravenes Clause 3.10 (or any other provision of this Agreement), it may remove that Content and/or take any other steps as it deems necessary to protect itself or third parties against any Loss. To the maximum extent permitted by law, RAMPIT and the Competition Sponsor will not be liable for any Loss to any person arising from the removal of Content under this Section.
4.1 Subject to Clause 4.2, You may terminate Your participation at any time and without cause by notifying RAMPIT through this Website.
4.2 If You terminate Your participation, this Agreement and any other applicable terms and conditions will continue to apply to any Postings made by You prior to giving the notice described in Clause 4.1 above.
4.3 RAMPIT may, in its absolute discretion, terminate or suspend Your participation at any time and without notice if it believes that:
4.4 If RAMPIT terminates Your participation, RAMPIT may in its absolute discretion withdraw any Postings submitted or made by You. If RAMPIT terminates Your participation, RAMPIT may, at its sole discretion, immediately withdraw Your Entries, which will have no force and effect from the date on which Your participation was terminated.
4.5 Subject to Clause 4.4, if RAMPIT suspends Your participation, any entries or other Postings submitted or made by You may be suspended for the period in which Your participation is suspended.
4.6 If Your participation is terminated, either by You or by RAMPIT:
5.1 You must not use the Website to facilitate or participate in any illegal activity or engage in any activity which RAMPIT, in its absolute discretion, considers inappropriate. RAMPIT reserves the right to terminate or restrict Your access to this Website immediately and indefinitely if it suspects that You are engaging in any such behavior or are in breach of any terms of this Agreement. You agree that You will use Your User Account and this Website only for the purposes of using the Services and for no other purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, in using Your User Account and accessing the Website, You agree not to:
6.1 If You are registered as a Competitor, You agree and acknowledge that:
6.2 The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to conduct an administrative review of any Entry or any Competitor in order to screen for completeness and other Entry Content requirements (as described in the Competition Terms and Conditions) before distributing approved Entries to Judges.
6.3 Competitors irrevocably grant the right for RAMPIT, the Competition Sponsor, and/or any entity designated by the Competition Sponsor, to publish any Entry, Entry Content, or Content on this Website; the remainder of any Entry, Entry Content, or Content will also be viewed by the Competition Sponsor, RAMPIT, and Judges, as necessary.
6.4 By participating in the Competition, You hereby irrevocably grant to the Competition Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide, license and right to use the Entry to the extent necessary to administer the Competition, and to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display the Entry for any purpose, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Competition. If You are selected as a Winner of the Competition, as a condition to receiving the respective Awards, You hereby irrevocably grant the Competition Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide, license and right to post on the Competition Sponsor’s website portions of your Entry.
7.1 RAMPIT is not involved in any way in the formation of any contract between the Competitor and the Competition Sponsor. RAMPIT at no time acts as an agent for any Competitor.
7.2 RAMPIT will not be liable to You in any respect if a Competition Sponsor or Competitor fails to perform its obligations under this Agreement or the Competition.
7.3 The Competition Sponsor will at all times be responsible for the bestowal of any Award(s) in accordance with the Agreement and the Competition Terms and Conditions. RAMPIT will have no liability whatsoever in respect to the failure of a Competition Sponsor to bestow any Award(s), and You acknowledge and agree that You will not take action of any kind against RAMPIT in respect to any claim for any Award(s) that You may or may not have or wish to make.
8.1 Winner agrees that any Award is conditional upon receipt by the Competition Sponsor of any Entry Content used or consulted by that Winner in generating the winning Entry and that any Award will not be bestowed until this condition has been satisfied.
8.2 Winner may be required to execute a separate agreement as a condition to receiving an Award. If a Winner fails or refuses to sign and return this separate agreement within five days after the Competition Sponsor’s request (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), the Winner may be disqualified, and an alternate Winner may be selected.
8.3 By participating in the Competition, in addition to any other rights granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between the Competition Sponsor and RAMPIT, on the one hand, and You, on the other hand, You, to the extent allowed by applicable law, hereby irrevocably (a) grant to each of the Competition Sponsor and RAMPIT the right to use Your name, likeness, image, voice, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Competition and (b) release Competition Sponsor from all liability of any kind with respect thereto.
8.4 No more than the advertised number of Awards will be distributed.
8.5 Attempts to notify potential Winners will be made using the contact information provided on the Winner’s Entry. The Competition Sponsor and RAMPIT are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential Winner does not respond within five days after the first notification attempt (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the Award or Award notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Winner, such potential Winner will forfeit the Award and an alternate Winner may be selected. If any potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or has not complied with this agreement or any Competition rules or requirements or declines the applicable Award for any reason, such potential Winners will be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected.
9.1 You will be responsible for any tax, levy, or other charge that may arise under any applicable law from the use of this website, including from receiving any Award(s). You acknowledge that You will not be entitled to demand any additional payment by reason of any Award(s) being subject to any tax, levy, or other charge in any jurisdiction.
10.1 THIS WEBSITE AND SERVICES, AND ALL CONTENT ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, RAMPIT AND COMPETITION SPONSOR AND THE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS OF EACH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THE PURPOSE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED), AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RAMPIT DOES NOT WARRANT THIS WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES AND THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH IT, INCLUDING THE ENTRIES AND ASSOCIATED ENTRY CONTENT, TO BE AVAILABLE, ACCURATE, USEFUL, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING THE SERVICES).
10.2 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RAMPIT OR COMPETITION SPONSOR OR THE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS OF EITHER BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OR RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, EVEN IF RAMPIT OR COMPETITION SPONSOR OR THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EITHER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER RAMPIT NOR THE COMPETITION SPONSOR ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH:
10.3 For the avoidance of doubt, You acknowledge that RAMPIT is a provider of an interactive computer service and that neither RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor are a publisher under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, and therefore not responsible for any of the Users' Postings. If, notwithstanding the provisions of this Clause 11.3, a court of competent jurisdiction holds RAMPIT or Competition Sponsor liable in respect of any matters arising under or incidental to this Agreement, RAMPIT'S AND COMPETITION SPONSOR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR USING THIS WEBSITE DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM, OR, IF NO AMOUNT WAS PAID, SUCH LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO $100.
10.4 You agree that neither RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor nor the third-party providers of either will be liable or responsible for any failure in, or delay to, the provision of the Services or in RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor complying with its obligations under this Agreement where such failure or delay has arisen as a direct or indirect result of:
10.5 In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries is received or the Competition Sponsor is prevented from awarding an Award or continuing with the Competition as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Competition Sponsor’ control (“Force Majeure”), the Competition Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition. If the Competition is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, the Competition Sponsor will (if reasonably possible) select a Winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.
10.6 All obligations of the Competition Sponsor under or pursuant to this Agreement are subject to the availability of funds, and no provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted to require obligation or payment of funds in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, (31 U.S.C. § 1341).
10.7 You agree that the Competition Sponsor and RAMPIT:
11.1 You agree to indemnify and hold each of the Competition Sponsor, RAMPIT, and their owners, officers, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless from all claims and Losses (including legal fees) due to or arising out of or in connection with Your Postings, Competition, Competition Information and other Content (as applicable), Your use of this Website, or Your breach of this Agreement.
12.1 Neither RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor represent or warrant that the Content on this Website complies with the laws of any country outside of the United States. If You access this Website from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk.
13.1 You acknowledge that, as between the parties, RAMPIT is the owner of all Intellectual Property Rights in and to this Website (excluding Postings). You acknowledge that You have no Intellectual Property Rights in or to this Website or to any Postings not made directly by you except for a limited license to use this Website as necessary to participate in a Competition or evaluate the possibility of such participation.
13.2 You acknowledge that all text, graphics, user interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos and artwork, including the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, 'look and feel' and arrangement of such Content, provided by RAMPIT or its licensors on this Website is owned or licensed by or to RAMPIT and is protected by applicable copyright, patent and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. No such Content can be copied, publicly displayed, modified, sold, licensed or distributed in any way by You without RAMPIT's prior written consent. You shall not use the name “Swedish Energy Agency” or any variation, adaptation, or abbreviation thereof, or the name of any of Swedish Energy Agency’s Board members, officers, employees, or agents, or any trademark, insignia or program identifier-owned by Swedish Energy Agency in any promotional material or other public announcement or disclosure, nor copied, publicly displayed, modified, sold, licensed or distributed in any way by You without the prior written consent of Swedish Energy Agency, which consent Swedish Energy Agency may withhold in its sole discretion.
14.1 From time to time, RAMPIT may provide, or any Content may contain, links to Third Party Sites and resources. You acknowledge that:
14.2 You acknowledge and agree that neither RAMPIT nor Competition Sponsor will be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any Loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your use of or reliance on any Content or material available on or through any Third Party Sites or resource.
15.1 In the interest of resolving disputes between You and RAMPIT in the most expedient and cost effective manner, You and RAMPIT agree that any and all disputes arising in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Our agreement to arbitrate disputes includes, but is not limited to all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of this Agreement, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the claims arise during or after the termination of these Terms. You understand and agree that, by entering into this agreement, You and RAMPIT are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.
15.2 You and RAMPIT or Competition Sponsor each agree that nothing herein shall be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit any rights to (i) bring an individual action in small claims court, (ii) pursue enforcement actions through applicable federal, state, or local agencies where such actions are available, (iii) seek injunctive relief in a court of law, or (iv) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.
15.3 Any arbitration between You and RAMPIT will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.
15.4 A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other, by certified mail or Federal Express (signature required), or in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for You, by electronic mail ("Notice"). RAMPIT's address for Notice is: RAMPIT, LLC, 805 2nd Avenue South, #3, Nashville, TN 37210 or email@example.com. The COMPETITION SPONSOR’S address is SWEDISH ENERGY AGENCY, Gredbyvägen 10 Eskilstuna. The Notice must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and, (b) set forth the specific relief sought. We agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if we do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 calendar days after the Notice is received, You may commence arbitration proceedings.
15.5 Any arbitration hearings will take place at a location to be agreed upon by the parties to the arbitration or, if a location cannot be agreed upon, then it will be agreed upon by the arbitrator(s), provided that if the claim is for $10,000 or less, You may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 calendar days after the arbitrator's ruling on the merits.
15.6 YOU AND RAMPIT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both You and RAMPIT or agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
15.7 If only Clause 15.6 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 15 shall be null and void and, in such case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 17 shall govern any action arising out of or related to the Agreement.
16.1 If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing RAMPIT's copyright agent (the "Copyright Agent") with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further detail):
16.2 RAMPIT's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is Copyright Agent, RAMPIT, LLC, 805 2nd Avenue South, #3, Nashville, TN 37210, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 16, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
16.3 If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
16.4 If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, RAMPIT may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at RAMPIT's sole discretion.
17.1 As defined in Clause 1.2, this Agreement is the entire agreement between You and RAMPIT relating to the subject matter herein, and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between You and RAMPIT with respect to said subject matter. This Agreement shall not be modified except in a writing signed by both parties, or by a change made as provided in Clause 2.2. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of this Agreement, which is severable from said provision and will remain in full force and effect.
17.2 If You breach any provision of this Agreement and RAMPIT has knowledge (either actual or constructive) of that breach, a failure to pursue legal action or to enforce any remedy against You will not constitute a waiver of its legal rights. Any waiver of rights under this Agreement must be in writing and signed by RAMPIT.
17.3 All matters relating to this Website and this Agreement are governed by and are to be construed according to the laws applicable in the state of Tennessee, United States (without regard to any rules governing choice of law). If one or more of the exceptions from arbitration expressly set forth in Section 16 above apply, You agree unconditionally to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Davidson County, Tennessee, in relation to all matters arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or this Website.
17.4 RAMPIT may assign its rights and novate or transfer obligations which arise under this Agreement. You must not assign, novate or otherwise transfer Your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of RAMPIT. Any assignment attempted in violation of this Clause 17.4 shall be void.
17.5 The parties agree that no rule of construction applies to the disadvantage of a party because that party was responsible for the preparation of this Agreement or part of it.
17.6 Unless otherwise requested in writing by You, RAMPIT may refer to You and Your corporate identity (if applicable) as part of promoting this Website and RAMPIT in the marketplace.
17.7 RAMPIT accepts content uploaded from Users in good faith and on the basis of warranties provided by Users. It is Your responsibility at all times to investigate and become satisfied as to the accuracy of the information provided by any other party (including all Users) on this Website. RAMPIT at no time makes any representations as to the accuracy of any information provided on this Website.
17.8 You acknowledge and agree that to the extent that this Agreement relates to a Competition, a prospective Competition or any Posting, this Agreement is intended also to be for the benefit of the Competition Sponsor, the Competitors and other Users, who are express and intended third-party beneficiaries with respect to their rights and who are entitled to enforce the provisions of this Agreement against You.
17.9 All notices, requests, demands, consents, approvals, offers, agreements or other communications given by You to RAMPIT must be emailed to RAMPIT at email@example.com.
17.10 In the interpretation of this Agreement, unless the contrary intention appears:
17.11 This Competition is a skills-based prize to resolve bona fide requirements and, for clarity, is not any game(s) of chance.
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As part of the Sustainable Mobility Challenge, the Swedish Energy Agency is offering a unique opportunity for the winning solutions to more quickly and easily access the Swedish market in 2019.
The Swedish Energy Agency has allocated €1.5 million for an open call grant to accelerate market introduction for the most transformational sustainable mobility solutions available, including design, installation, evaluation, and other activities required for successful commercial adoption. An additional €4.5 million is to be invested by the committed partners on the different geographical sites (see location information below) where the solutions are tested and introduced.
The open call is set to commence on the 27th of February and will remain open until the 24th of June 2019. The expected duration of applied projects is 12 – 14 months within a period between the 1st of November 2019 until the 31st of December 2020.
The expected project volume is between 20-60 MSEK with a contribution rate of 25% from the Swedish Energy Agency (5-15 MSEK). The contribution from the Swedish Energy Agency is prearranged in accordance with the European Union’s state aid rules as defined here.
The open call accepts applications from a wide variety of stakeholders and actors including consortia of suppliers, public and private need-owners and if applicable, also academia. Further details regarding the open call will be available in the beginning of mars.
During the Negotiation Period our team will facilitate on-site meetings and intensive discussions to match the winning solutions with a selected site, agree on goals for the partnership, and set a plan to move forward.
To enable a wider implementation of the winning solutions in other locations and cities, the experiences from the accelerated market introduction and test phase will be documented and shared within the existing network of potential buyers.
There will be five locations in Sweden available for accelerated market introduction. See below to learn more about each site, including an overview of the location, travel behavior, the need, statistics and more.
Credits: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se
Gothenburg, located in western Sweden, is the second largest city in the country and one of Scandinavia’s major logistics centres. Its position by the water has made Gothenburg a very important harbor for Swedish export. The city has a strong industrial tradition and is the home of global companies such as Volvo Group, Volvo Cars and SKF. Gothenburg’s strong industrial position has opened a door to a wide range of other business sectors.
Gothenburg is currently transforming from a smaller city to a big city. This places completely new demands on the transport system. There must be increased opportunities for walking, cycling and using public transport, and these alternatives must be so attractive that residents choose them over their privately-owned vehicles. In a proactive transport strategy, the city has adopted a holistic perspective to create a dense and green city, and to address growth opportunities and the need for new infrastructure without compromising sustainability.
The intended site for accelerated market introduction in Gothenburg is the Campus Lundby area where Volvo Group's headquarters are located and a growing part of the company’s operations will be based. Here Volvo creates a world-center for the development of transport solutions within the Volvo Group's various areas.
Campus Lundby will grow from 4,500 to 11,000 employes within six to eight years. Volvo has been generously offering employee parking, but this incentive will be very limited in the future. While the area offers public transportation as well as car- and bike-pool services, finding new, attractive solutions for employees to get to and from work is a growing necessity for Volvo Group and a prerequisite to be an attractive employer.
Close to Campus Lundby, and a potential expansion of the site for accelerated market introduction, is Lindholmen Science Park. It has become the most knowledge-intensive and expansive area in Gothenburg, and an important hub for the expanding city. The science park has attracted 375 companies, two universities and six secondary schools, and has become a cluster for transportation and mobility.
The Lindholmen area is also undergoing a major transformation. Both housing projects and new offices are planned and the amount of people in the area is expected to double from 30,000 to 60,000 within just a couple of years. The area is planned with a reduced number of parking spaces in the outskirts and therefore strong emphasis is on finding new mobility services. There are many exciting plans for the area, including a new cable-car that will simplify travel across the Göta river. The cable-car, with a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour in each direction, is planned to start its operation in 2021 and will be the first in Sweden to integrate into the regular public transport system. The cable-car is going to connect the two areas, Campus Lundby and Lindholmen, as well as with other parts of Gothenburg.
Gothenburg is a fast-growing city. With 45% of daily travel made by car, the city’s transport strategy clearly states that a broad implementation of alternative sustainable mobility services is crucial to support the current expansion.
Already today there are several types of mobility services offered in Gothenburg. Established services for car pools, bike pools and public transportation, including buses, electrical buses and trams exist. Gothenburg also utilizes its location by the water through ferries and the planned cable-car across the river.
There is an explicit and shared need among several stakeholder in Gothenburg to find and invest in sustainable mobility services.
The main partner involved in the site for accelerated market introduction is Volvo Group. During the test period, Lindholmen Science Park AB will support with local coordination to enable a smooth market introduction.
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Malmö is Sweden’s third-largest city and is located in the very south. This post-industrial city reinvented itself as a dynamic knowledge centre built on cultural diversity, youth, and sustainable development.
In 2016, Malmö’s traffic and mobility plan was approved and has since been the main guideline for all projects involving the planning and development of Malmö as a city.
The goal is a more accessible and attractive Malmö for more people, requiring a more balanced modal split in this growing city with an increased share of cycling and public transport, as well as decreased car traffic. This presents many opportunities for development towards a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable city.
Over the next 15 years, Malmö will make an extensive investment in sustainable infrastructure and new housing. There will be new electrified buses, five BRT-lines (Bus Rapid Transit) and 50 km of new cycling paths.
Malmö has a flexible parking standard allowing developers opportunity to use mobility measures to reduce parking requirements, including car-sharing and cycle-sharing membership, free trips with Skånetrafiken, attractive bicycle parking, bicycle service station within the building, and more.
The intended site for accelerated market introduction in Malmö is the Western Harbour. Expansion of the Western Harbour started with the European Housing Exhibition Bo01, organized in 2001. The theme of the exhibition was "The Future of the Sustainable Information and Welfare Society" and in addition to the exhibition area, a brand-new neighborhood was built with innovative environmental solutions, exciting architecture, and urban environments.
The Western Harbour holds many different functions and activities. Shipyard workers have been replaced by students at Malmö University and employees in new media, environmental technology, and construction companies. The goal of becoming a national example for sustainable urban development has been achieved and now new challenges are awaiting innovative solutions.
Structural plan for the Western Harbour. The dark grey illustrates existing buildings and the light grey illustrates future buildings.
The Western Harbour attracts visitors from all over Malmö and the world. Turning Torso, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is an obvious attraction with its screwed design at 190 meters above sea level. The walk alongside the ocean has become one of the citizens’ favourite summer attractions and the deep ocean bath has become very popular. In Stapelbäddsparken, skateboard enthusiasts meet and Dockan has become a marina for leisure and recreational boats.
The Western Harbour is currently home to 9,500 residents, and when fully expanded we expect approximately 20,000 residents by 2035. To date, 17,000 people are employed by companies in the area, and this is expected to increase to 20,000 by 2035.
Malmö is ranked #5 on the Copenhagenize index which is the world’s most comprehensive inventory and ranking of bicycle-friendly cities. It is no more than 10 km from the city centre of Malmö to the city limits, and within the city there are more than 500 km of cycle paths. Within walking and cycling distance from the centre are long beaches with good water quality for swimming and recreation.
The Western Harbor is located close to Malmö’s Central station, Malmö’s main train station. The area is also well-equipped with buses, cycling and pedestrian paths, carpool lanes and city bikes. There are only two entrances for cars to the Western Harbour, and traffic jams are more common here than in any other part of Malmö. It is clear that the expected increase in traffic resulting from the city’s growth will need to be addressed by other modes of transport.
The city offers cooperation with partners, both nationally and internationally. High demand is the premise to successfully introduce and sustain mobility services commercially, and the Western Harbour meets this requirement. Demand for mobility services exists daily and at all hours (7/24), not only during working days or weekends. The area offers a young population who are more likely to use different modes of transportation for their daily travel. This makes the Western Harbour an interesting test site for combined mobility solutions.
Buses in the Western Harbour. The green lines illustrate buses within the city and yellow lines buses in the region of Skåne. From Centralen (Central station) trains depart to regional and national destinations as well as Denmark and Copenhagen (only 35 minutes away).
Have it all is a local economic association of 65 members comprised of residents, entrepreneurs, and large and small organizations with the goal for making the Western Harbour the best neighborhood to live, work, and play. There are great opportunities to grow and develop together for the West Harbour to Have it all: a sustainable living environment, innovative atmosphere as well as proximity to knowledge, city and the sea. Read more at http://vastrahamnen.se/.
The city of Malmö and Have it all are already working actively together on handling mobility issues in the Western Harbour. For example, they launched Mobility Challenge, a campaign raising awareness of the transportation changes needed for the area to be functioning and attractive – especially as the number of people living and working in the area doubles in the coming years.
Skånetrafiken is the Public Transport Authority operating in Region Skåne. Skånetrafiken has received financial support through a call from Vinnova to open up the handling of third-party tickets to travelers during 2019. The basis for this is a ticket and payment standard developed in Sweden and carried out by Samtrafiken with support from public transport companies in Sweden.
To create services that meet the needs and requirements of the traveler, access to information related to the services must be handled in real time. For example, real-time traffic information is a prerequisite for public transport-related services. Both real time information and scheduled information from the services provided by Skånetrafiken is available via the national access point hosted by Samtrafiken since November 2018.
In the Western Harbour, we see a need for technical solutions to help people make well-informed transportation choices, as well as solutions to raise the level of knowledge regarding each individual’s own contribution to the traffic situation.
Facts & figures: Malmö
Almost 30 companies have moved their headquarters to Malmö in the last seven years, generating approximately 2,300 jobs.
Type of companies: Technology and IT, media, construction and civil engineering, multinational companies.
Malmö is a young city – almost half the population is younger than 35.
One-third of the population was born abroad.
Daily Travel to/from Work
The city, Skånetrafiken and local private employers have started Malmö Works – an initiative to take the lead in the transition to sustainable travelling to, from and at work. Right now, Malmö Works consists of nine private actors around the city. During 2019, Malmö Works will welcome new partners to join the movement.
Available mobility services/travel alternatives:
Skånetrafiken trains and buses
Car-sharing (Sunfleet, Move About and Our green car)
City bikes (Malmö by bike, Donkey Republic)
E-kickbikes (Lime and Voi)
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the largest city in the Nordic countries, is growing fast. The city is in transition from a medium-sized city surrounded by 23 municipalities to a one million-plus city, in a metropolitan area with three million residents – and the road network and public transport infrastructure is dimensioned for the earlier situation and will need to expand.
The City of Stockholm is to be fossil-fuel free by 2040. The City Council has set up a milestone target for emissions of no more than 2.3 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents) per resident by 2020. The toughest challenge requiring the most urgent action is the transportation sector.
An increasing number of people and volume of goods will need to be moved through greater use of high capacity transportation services, such as public transport, bicycles, and walking, as well as freight vehicles with a high load factor. The negative effects of road and street traffic must be minimised by promoting car use only for travel that generate the most public good.
To steer the transition to more sustainable transport in Stockholm, the authorities are implementing the following tactics and tools:
The City of Stockholm is facing densification, with new residences being built in “infill” sites and locations with good public transport connections. As a result, parking places will be removed as these are often located on “infill” sites. When constructing new residences, building contractors that invest in mobility services located in or around new buildings receive a “discount” on the number of parking places that should be built. The number of parking places required in new residences today is 0.3-0.6 but can be reduced to 0.22 with the mobility discount. A number of new residential areas will have no residential parking or street parking at all.
In the City of Stockholm there are currently four car-sharing firms offering station-based services, one actor offering free-floating electric cars, various services for private car-sharing, a free-floating bike-sharing system, and two, free-floating dock-free electric scooter services. The situation is evolving on an ongoing basis.
The City of Stockholm gives no special benefits for activities like car-sharing, but encourages development of services that can survive in the market on their own terms and that contribute to sustainable travel patterns. Demonstrations with intensive evaluations of the impact of new mobility options is highly requested. Currently, it is mainly construction firms and property companies that introduce new mobility concepts in their new developments; this means that they also become aware of new mobility solutions and a number of companies now take steps to ensure that all their residents, including those in existing properties, have access to new mobility services.
The residents of Stockholm can be described as early adopters with high levels of environmental awareness and strong interest in testing new techniques. For this reason, many companies prioritize testing new products in Stockholm.
Thanks to city-owned cable company Stokab’s market-neutral fibreoptic network, the City of Stockholm is one of the world’s most connected cities. Almost all residences in the city have access to fibreoptic internet connection. Stokab is investing heavily every year to improve and extend the fibreoptic network to connect new buildings, bus stops, lampposts and other street furniture on which other actors want to set up, such as smart sensors or 5G base stations.
In the Stockholm region, the daily number of public transport passengers is 2.9 million, of which 1.3 million in the metro and 1.1 million on buses. Car ownership amounts to 402 cars per 1,000 residents, of which 272 are owned by private individuals.
Stockholm ranked second worldwide in the Urban Mobility Index presented in the Arthur D Little Future of Mobility report 3.0, which was published in April 2018. Stockholm scored 57.1% compared with the worldwide average of 42.3%. The Urban Mobility Index assesses cities according to the maturity, innovation and performance of their urban mobility solutions.
Stockholm Parking is a fully-owned company of the City of Stockholm.
The company owns a large number of indoor and outdoor parking facilities and manages parking for city departments and companies, as well as other actors. This concerns both pre-hired and visitor parking facilities. The company owns and manages around 65,800 parking spaces in the city of Stockholm.
Stockholm Parking is involved in several new urban development projects to construct new parking facilities which combine parking spaces and other mobility services. In several of Stockholm Parking’s existing facilities, mobility services are offered – sometimes at the company’s own initiative (e.g. cycle parking and cycle lockers), and sometimes on a commercial basis together with other actors (e.g. car-pool, cargo-bike pools, electric scooters and delivery boxes).
Familjebostäder is one of three municipal housing companies in the City of Stockholm. Familjebostäder has 19,376 rental apartments, located in 373 properties all over the city. The company’s housing stock is growing with around 600 new apartments per year. This means that during the next few years, thousands of new tenants will move into an apartment owned by Familjebostäder.
In the majority of the new residences, Familjebostäder invest in mobility services located in and around new buildings to receive a “discount” on the number of parking spots that has to be built. Information that inspires sustainable traveling, car sharing services, bike sharing services, space for bike service and delivery lockers for e-commerce are examples of the services that are required in new residences.
Many of the new residences are built in “infill” sites and locations with good public transport connections, adjacent to parts of Familjebostäder’s existing housing stock. In those areas, space for parking is scarce. Therefore, in order to reduce the demand for parking, Familjebostäder is looking into the possibilities of introducing mobility services to existing tenants.
Stockholm has very good and well-used public transport, especially during peak hours and on weekdays. Stockholm transport (SL), the public transport authority, covers 26 municipalities in the region on one ticket, combining commuter trains, underground, buses and ferries. SL is now in the process of making their tickets available for third-party sales via API.
SL will operate the entire public transport fleet on 95% renewables by 2021, and gradually reduce energy consumption.
SL is currently involved in different pilots for combined mobility and welcomes more to come. Besides providing data in GTFS format, APIs for travel planning (exposed via trafiklab.se) and APIs for ticketing, SL will also support pilot projects with general public transport expertise. Pilots that support innovation and put public transport in a new context will be prioritized.
In the Stockholm region, there are four specific sites in which there is a high interest and explicit need for sustainable mobility services. These areas are described below.
With 20,000 inhabitants and 40,000+ people commuting into the area in morning peak hours, Kista Science City is an excellent district for testing new mobility solutions. Kista Science City is situated a few kilometers north of Stockholm downtown. As a part of the City of Stockholm, Kista Science City has European highways E4 and E18 with a metro station, a commuter rail station, and several bus routes in place, but has a significant high modal share for private cars.
Kista Science City is one of the leading ICT clusters in the world with Urban ICT Arena, “an open testbed and arena for collaboration and technological development and innovation in an urban environment where digitization opportunities for future and society can be developed, tested and displayed”. Urban ICT Arena as platform for Future Urban Mobility has been instrumental to the first Scandinavian test of autonomous buses during 2018 and is currently setting up a new trial which will include connecting buses with 5G connectivity.
As a high-density cluster for ICT companies with two university satellites, you will find many tech-savvy people who are always interested in innovative and high-tech solutions that can help solve their daily commute.
To help innovators in using the site as an urban testbed, there is an organized collaboration between Stockholm City and real estate owners on site (except for Urban ICT Arena), as well as the entrepreneurial Kista Business Network.
Stockholm Royal Seaport is the largest ongoing urban development project in the City of Stockholm, with more than 12,000 new residential units and 35,000 workspaces to be completed by 2030. The project was appointed by the City Council in 2009 as the flagship on sustainable urban development, with an ambition to test, evaluate, implement, and disseminate technical, social, and other innovations that contribute to a sustainable and fossil fuel-free Stockholm Royal Seaport by 2030.
Transportation is one of the more complex challenges, as it is not restricted geographically to a city district, by policies, or by infrastructure. One principle for the development in Stockholm Royal Seaport is that “it should be simple to make the right choice”. Therefore, the option for the Royal Seaport to reach its goals for transport is to combine physical infrastructure investments both at a property level and in public open space, with mobility services that are attractive, affordable, and easy to use.
The first residents moved into the district in 2014 and to date, some 6,000 residents have taken occupancy. In the earlier phases of development, mobility services were quite conventional and consisted of car-sharing services, bike-sharing initiatives, bike service units, and delivery lockers for e-commerce. Based on evaluation of these phases, we found these solutions are not sufficient.
To further inspire innovation on sustainable transport, the Mobility Index has been developed as a new tool, with one of four modules focused on Mobility Services. The construction of the tool is open to suggestions and innovations, and will be used in the forthcoming phases.
Also known as the Sea City, Hammarby Sjöstad is a city district in the south of Stockholm where construction started in the late 1990s. The Mayor of Stockholm declared that Hammarby Sjöstad would be twice as sustainable as anything built before. To date, some 10,000 cityplanners, architects, presidents, mayors, and people from all over the world have visited Sjöstaden seeking inspiration to live a better life.
ElectriCITY is a citizens’ initiative to reduce our climate footprint. The project is called Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0 and its goal is to be climate neutral by 2030. The project works with companies, academia, authorities, and Sjöstadsföreningen, an association with 12,000 people who are part of test beds in smart energy, sustainable transport, and sharing economics to try new innovations, small or large, for living a more sustainable life.
One initiative of the project is called Charge at Home. This project focuses primarily on increasing the number of electric cars on our roads in order to reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fueled vehicles. ElectriCITY has already assisted many housing associations when they installed charging points in their underground car parks. Today, there are approximately 350 charging points in Sjöstaden properties with an additional 31 outdoor charging points available, one of which offers fast charging. It is said that Hammarby Sjöstad is the most vehicle charger-friendly district in Sweden. ElectriCITY’s goal is to have 1,000 charging points in underground garages in Sjöstaden by 2020.
The next question for ElectriCITY is how to fill up these charging points with electric cars, mini electric-car-pools, EV-bikes, EV-scooters, and other initiatives that make use of storing renewable energy in EV-cars. We aim to offer a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) test bed that will make it possible to rent out your electric car battery.
ElectriCITY already has test beds for three households sharing an electric car. For V2G, we are currently supporting UbiGo, the Swedish MAAS-project. The goal is to have 200 users by the end of the year.
Barkarbystaden, located in the municipality of Järfälla in the norhtwestern part of Stockholm, is currently the largest expansion area in the Stockholm region. By 2032 Barkarbystaden will grow from 5,000 to a city of 30,000 new inhabitants. The metro and regional trains will stop here and Barkarbystaden will be the home of a new hospital, many companies and Bas Barkarby – a hotspot for students and companies to meet and develop. A large multisport arena with the Stockholm area's first ski track indoors is also being built.
Already in 2024 the Stockholm metro will stop here, enabling a convenient switch to commuter trains, buses or regional trains. This gives people living and/or working here a smoother travel to work, home, and Stockholm's inner city. In October 2018, the first autonomous buses in the world began to travel on regular service in Barkarbystaden.
As a complement to rail and bus traffic and car pools, more modern and smart mobility solutions are needed in Barkarbystaden.
Facts & Figures
Available services in Stockholm
Car Sharing (docking and free-floating)
Bike Sharing (docking and free-floating)
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In 2018, Uppsala municipality was the global winner in WWF:s international One Planet City Challenge. The city was rewarded thanks to its cross-sector sustainability interventions and a strong focus on sustainable mobility solutions. According to the international jury, Uppsala stood out as a role model for other cities around the world.
Uppsala now wants to be in the forefront when it comes to mobility as a service. The vision is to create innovative areas with unique opportunities for test beds, where new solutions are tested in real environments.
By 2030, the ambition is to increase sustainable mobility to 75% and make Uppsala fossil fuel-free and powered by 100% renewable energy sources.
Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden located in one of Europe's most expansive growth areas, 67km north of Stockholm close to Arlanda Airport. It has about 225,000 inhabitants, around 21,000 companies and is a good basis for a thriving business community. The municipality is expected to grow with 130,000 inhabitants by 2050. This makes it one of Sweden's most expansive municipalities.
Uppsala’s business community receives a lot of strength from the two universities: Uppsala University and SLU (Swedish Agricultural University), and it is known for its innovative companies within life science, IT and cleantech, which are based both locally and internationally.
Uppsala municipality is building at least three mobility hubs in the near future. Two are placed in new construction areas (Rosendal and Ulleråker) close to the inner city and one is placed by the travel center in the heart of the city, where many different travel modes (cycles, buses, taxis, trains and cars) meet. Uppsala is part of a larger regional labor market where approximately 22,000 people commute from the municipality and 24,000 commutes to the municipality, by train, car or bus.
The mobility hub, which is focusing on bicycles, will be ready to use the fall of 2019. The precise allocation of the space inside of the hub, is not determined yet. It can be adjusted based on the proposals received in this challenge, but in total the building will fit more than 1,200 parking spaces for bicycles, where thirty are suitable for special bikes (such as cargo bikes). The municipality and the municipal parking company (Uppsala Parkerings AB) are in charge of the construction and maintainance, and are already having a dialogue with the local bus company to combine cycling with train and bus-travels.
The municipal parking company is also in charge of a car parking garage, which is placed about 200 meters from the mobility hub. This garage currently features a carsharing service, and has available places for mobility services that can be used to accelerate market introduction.
The investment budget for the mobility hub that is focusing on bicycles is 47,5 million SEK.
Potential for expansion
The site for accelerated market introduction has great potential of becoming a hub in a larger network of nodes for sustainable mobility services. As mentioned before, Uppsala is a growing city and there are many new construction areas being built and planned. Sustainability is high on the agenda and two of these areas are going to be forerunners when it comes to sustainable mobility. At least 80% of trips being made by the inhabitants will take place by foot, cycle or by public transport.
The areas will have mobility hubs managed by the municipality and municipal parking company, where developers rent parking facilities and mobility services. There will be a business area for bicycle-related activities on the ground floor. No other parking will be allowed. One of the hubs (Dansmästaren) will be ready in the fall of 2020 and the construction of the other (Brandmästaren) will begin in 2020. The construction of the hub in Ulleråker is planned a few years later.
All together the new areas are going to have about 12,000 new apartments (5,000 in Rosendal and 7,000 in Ulleråker).
Uppsala municipality works intensively to make it easier for its inhabitants to choose sustainable mobility alternatives, like the bicycles, bus or train. The goal is to increase sustainable mobility to 75% in the municipality as a whole, by 2050.
Major investments are made to develop public transport and the network for walking and cycling. In 2018, Uppsala was declared the best cycling city in Sweden, because of its pervasive cycling paths, its mandate that cycling paths have first priority in snow removal, and its work to certify bicycle-friendly workplaces in the city.
The diagram below shows how the car usage has decreased over time while the amount of cycling has increased in Uppsala. Already in 2015, 36% of the daily trips in the central parts of Uppsala were made by bike, while the number of car trips had decreased to 34%. It is also possible to discern a certain trend where the bus share increases. The survey is executed every fifth year and the next survey will be completed in 2020.
A prioritized target group for mobility management projects are employees. The diagram below shows that in 2015, about 45% of the trips made by this group were made by car. The municipality, the local bus company and the members of the climate protocol are addressing this issue together. Focus groups have been a great forum within the climate protocol as well. The municipality and the local bus company oversee the work in the groups that are focusing on transports (people and cargo).
Uppsala has signed an agreement with the state and the region, in which the state will finance two more railway tracks between Uppsala and Stockholm, a new railway station in Bergsbrunna and contribute half of the costs of building a tramway in southern Uppsala. It is an investment package in the multi-billion class for transport infrastructure, business premises and housing and it will have great significance for the entire metropolitan area.
By 2020, public transportation in the county will run only on biogas and other renewable fuels. Uppsala municipality promotes and invests in the expansion of solar power facilities and combines this renewable electricity with its electric car infrastructure.
By 2029, Uppsala will introduce a light rail that will connect different parts of the city. Uppsala invests in renewable fuels, takes measures that ensures cycling is the preferred mode of local transportation, and coordinates local delivery transports to reduce emissions.
By 2030, Uppsala will be fossil fuel-free and powered by 100% renewable energy sources.
In Uppsala the main partners interested in joining the market introduction phase are Uppsala municipality and the municipal parking company. Other possible partners/owners/buyers are the local bus company, owners of train companies, owners of taxi companies, and owners of existing car sharing companies.
Another partner that might be interested in joining the market introduction are employers, who are members of the Uppsala climate protocol or are certified by the municipality as bicycle-friendly workplaces. All members of the climate protocol have signed a "local Kyoto protocol" and they work actively to decrease their Carbone footprint. One of the areas of focus from 2018- 2023 is transportation, and the organization and their partners have committed to the following:
To date, 60 of these employers have been asked to give their input through a survey identifying which services they would like to use in the mobility hub by the travel center to facilitate sustainable mobility for their employees, both when it comes to business trips and to the commute between the workplace and home. All together these employers have approximately 40,000 employees with potential interest in the services that will be offered by the mobility hub. The results of the survey have not been analyzed yet.
Read more about Uppsala climate protocol.
Read more about the certification program “bicycle-friendly workplaces”.
Uppsala has no specific requirement and aims to keep an open mind to find out what the market has to offer. That said, we prefer a seamless technical solution that combines different mobility services for different types of transportation modes and different needs. We are also interested in finding out what the market has to offer when it comes to alternative sustainable vehicles and service that can be used in a mobility fleet.
Available services at the site:
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Gävleborg is a progressive region in terms of sustainable energy and transports. The region is home to the cities of Gävle and Sandviken, and is located 180 km north of Stockholm with one third of Sweden’s population and just over a third of Sweden’s companies within a radius of 2 hours. Gävle is the second-best environmental municipality in Sweden and uses 100% green electricity and all public transport runs on biogas. The world’s first electric highway was built in Sandviken in 2016. Here you also find the first hydrogene gas station outside of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, and the most fuelcell cars in Sweden.
Gävleborg has a long tradition in trade, steel manufacturing, forest, and paper industries, with several large export industries such as Sandvik, Ovako, Stora Enso, Billerud- Korsnäs, ABB, and Kraft Foods. There is a vast number of exciting start-ups and scales-ups present in the region, and Microsoft recently decided to establish here. This makes Gävleborg one of the most heavily invested regions in terms of capital investments in industrial sectors.
The regional incubator Movexum and Sandbacka Science Park are two important facilitators in the regions innovative system.
The main cities in the Gävleborg region are Gävle and Sandviken with 140,000 citizens.
Gävle is growing by 1,000 inhabitants each year and large investments are made in new housing, infrastructure with double-track rail, and an expansion of Gävle Harbor. Gävle was ranked as Sweden's second-best environmental municipality in 2017 and 2018, and was recently awarded Sweden’s best electric municipality. Gävle is a cycling town close to everything within 5 km.
Sandviken, located next to Gävle, is a center for the country's future energy technology with biofuel, wind power, fuel cells, hydrogen, and an electrified highway. Sandviken also offers a powerful industrial region, strongly focused on R&D, and is one of the most research-rich municipalities in the country with about 700 researchers at Sandvik.
Hydrogen buses will start running in Sandviken by the end of 2019. Biogas is produced locally from the households’ organic waste, and renewable diesel is available in 100% HVO. The region is home to the largest windparks in northern Europe, and an expansion of structure for charging electric cars is planned for this year.
More on Sandviken here.
European highway E16 connects the cities Gävle and Sandviken (20 km) and is one of northern Sweden's busiest road sections with up to 30,000 vehicles per day. Approximately 5,500 people commute daily in each direction, often in their own car and usually alone despite the well-developed public transport options and the ongoing climate debate.
Challenges result from the many people commuting by personal vehicle, as well as the heavy industrial transports passing our region in order to reach the harbour in Gävle. The emissions from transports are at a level of 32% in Sweden as a whole, but in this region the share of emissions caused by transportation is 45-50%.
We would really benefit from more innovation and new solutions.
Major investment in public transport increased to 100,000 trips during 2018 and the forecast is another 100,000 in 2019. Commuting is done by bus and by the regional trains connecting Gävle and Sandviken.
It is challenging to change people’s mindset and behaviors. We are looking for the next step of innovative sustainable solutions for future transportation, commuting, and daily travel.
Gävleborg offers a site to implement the next generation of new sustainable mobility services in the area of commuting. We are open to new services and offer a true opportunity to contribute in solving our mobility challenges.
During the test period, Sandbacka Science Park will support local coordination in order to enable a market introduction.
Commuting data: Located in Sandviken, Sandvik AB is the largest private employer in the region with 5,052 employees, many of whom live in Gävle. The regional hospital in Gävle and Gävle Municipality are large public employers with many employees commuting from Sandviken.
X-Trafik is responsible for public transportation in the region, and major investments are made in transportation between Gävle and Sandviken.
Available services at the site:
Cibes Lift, Mondelez International (Gevalia), Gävle Harbor, Billerud Korsnäs, Mackmyra Whisky, Smurfit Kappa, Movexum, Furuvik, Lantmäteriet, Gefleortens mejeri. AQ Parkoprint, Sweco.
Available services at this site:
Sandvik, Midroc, Sandvikens kommun, Sandbacka Science Park