INDIANAPOLIS – Ford Motor Company has extended the City:One Challenge deadline to August 6 to provide more opportunities for Indianapolis’ residents, community groups, visitors and entrepreneurs to submit their mobility solution idea for a chance at up $100k in pilot funding.
A total of $100,000 in funding is available to test or deploy winning proposals in Indianapolis. Up to two pilots may be selected for funding with this demonstration funding pool. Terms of the award will be executed via a Statement of Work with the Winner(s), and promising proposals may be considered for further partnership by Indianapolis and Challenge partners. In addition, Finalists may have their applications reviewed by other groups at Ford for potential further investment. Winners may have the chance to pitch to these groups as well.
All are invited to participate by submitting an idea. The Indianapolis challenge has four very specific opportunity areas that proposals should try to address:
- Increase Reliable Access
- Expand Affordable Transportation Choices
- Support Residents with Disabilities or Other Challenges
- Create Comfortable Journeys for Families
Ideas can be submitted on the challenge website, and are subject to the Challenge Rules and Terms. http://bit.ly/2FNAoC5
Two Innovation Networking Events are coming up on July 9 and July 18. At these sessions, the team from Ford and their local partners will walk through the application process and be available to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. See links below for more detail:
- Tuesday, July 9 | 6:00-7:30pm, Tube Factory Artspace 1125 Cruft Street
- Thursday, July 18 | 6:00-7:30pm, Sun King Brewery 135 North College Ave
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences. IndyGo’s Marion County Transit Plan will bring an increase in IndyGo services with extended hours and shorter wait times starting this year. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles, and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,00 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and FDord Morotr Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.