Ford Mobility Innovation Challenge

MOBILITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Up to $75,000 USD

Are you an entrepreneurial, values-driven, social innovator? How would YOU use funding to scale a mobility project – a project that addresses affordable, clean transportation systems or mobility issues in a way that helps solve a social problem or urgent community issue?

 

If you are inspired to create impactful solutions to address mobility issues, you could win a trip to the Enactus World Cup to present to Ford Motor Company leaders and win a portion of a $75,000 USD grant to scale your project!

 

THE FORD MOBILITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE

is an opportunity for up to three Enactus teams who have participated in Ford’s C3 Challenge during Cycle 4 or 5, or

all United States teams who self-select to take an innovative and results-driven project to scale.

Scale = to grow or expand in a proportional way, significantly increasing positive impact.

The selected teams will receive a portion of a $75,000 USD grant to amplify their impact by replicating successful projects that have achieved measurable improvement of people’s livelihoods.

Together, Ford Motor Company Fund and Enactus will go further to create sustainable solutions that change more lives and communities.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

DEADLINE: 10 August 2018 by 23:59 GMT

Submit your entry by completing the application below and email to Emily Gray at egray@enactus.org no later than 10 August 2018 23:59 GMT. All entrants must agree to the terms and conditions included in the entry form. The entry will include:

  • Your project proposal
  • Your Project Report Form for the project your team proposes to take to scale (download the Project Report Form here)
  • Your letter of recommendation and support from an institutional administrator (download sample recommendation letter here)
  • Up to five optional project photos
Application

 

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS & Judging Criteria

In 2018 the Enactus World Cup is being held in San Jose CA, USA. To commemorate this Ford is introducing a special, one time, Ford Mobility Innovation Challenge where up to three Enactus teams who have participated in Ford’s C3 Challenge during Cycle 4 or 5, or all United States teams who self-select have the chance to win a portion of a $75,000 USD grant to enable them to scale up and go further with an innovative and results-driven project. The Challenge is open to all enrolled Enactus teams who have participated in Ford’s C3 Challenge during Cycle 4 or 5, or all United States teams with completed projects that can be successfully scaled before October 2019. Each entry will be evaluated on the following criteria (each worth 10 points):

 

  • How well does the project apply innovation and entrepreneurial action towards mobility – affordable, clean transportation systems or mobility issues in a way that helps solve a social problem or urgent community issue?
  • How impactful was the completed project, based on measurable outputs and outcomes?
  • How well did the team articulate their needs assessment and explain why the project should be taken to scale?
  • How effective is the team’s strategy to take the project to scale?
  • How effective is the team’s plan to collaborate with a community-based partner to execute the project?
  • Considering the project timeline, funding and project goals, how feasible is the scaled project?
  • How effectively does the scaled project empower people to improve their livelihoods?
  • What is the degree of impact?
  • How well does the project contribute towards physical, social or economic mobility?
  • How sustainable is the scaled project?

 

Key DATES

DATE ACTIVITY
10 August 2018 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE
TBD ANNOUNCEMENT OF GRANT RECIPIENT
8 October 2018 TEAM PRESENTATIONS AT FORD IN SAN JOSE

The top three teams will be invited to present their projects to Ford executives at the Ford R&D Center.

October 2018 – October 2019 PROJECT SCALING & EXECUTION
January 2019

April 2019

July 2019

October 2019

PROGRESS UPDATES

The selected teams will provide updates on the progress of their scaled projects as scheduled. Updates may take place via conference call or campus visit. The team will also submit a written progress report in January 2019, April 2019 and July 2019.

15 November 2019 FINAL IMPACT REPORT DEADLINE

This project report will include, but is not limited to: a detailed project summary, measurable outputs/outcomes achieved, testimonials, media, budget, photos/videos, etc.