Malta faces many threats towards its environment and public health. Project Aegle, a sustainable mobility initiative led by Debono Group, reports discriminatory transport systems biased towards cars, parking problems and traffic congestions. Such problems are linked to economic losses and have a great impact on our wellbeing and quality of life.
And it’s for this reason that everyone – no matter their age or nationality – is being asked to come up with idea that can contributed towards reducing the impact of car travel in Malta.
Project Aegle’s Innovation Prize is being launched to find ideas to support sustainable mobility in Malta.
“I believe that there are a lot of ideas out there about how to improve sustainable mobility in Malta,” said Project Aegle’s manager, Nicoletta Moss. “We would like to provide a platform for those ideas in the form of a Project Aegle Innovation Prize. I am looking forward to hearing about all the ideas and to see what we can achieve together.”
Prizes include €1,000 for first place, €500 for second, and €300 for third
“Every contribution can make a difference. We would like to hear from the kid who would like to go to school by bicycle, the young entrepreneur with his start-up idea to encourage people to shift to greener modes of transport, and the student who would like to share a piece of research,” added Prof. Maria Attard, Head of Geography and Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. “Everybody is welcome – as long as the idea helps to reduce the impact of car travel in Malta.”
The jury will consist of national experts and sponsors. Participation is open until the 15th of November. The winners will be announced on the 14th of December, and an award ceremony will take place in January.