Envision the future of micro-mobility,
create a new idea and

Design
the Next Move

Submission deadline is 11th December 2022

Submission is Open Now

Download the 2022 Competition Guidelines

WELCOME TO THE NEXT MOVE COMPETITION

ENVO Next Move is a design competition organized and held by ENVO Drive, aiming to design the next generation of sustainable personal transportation. The objective is to encourage leading minds to shape the future of the electric personal transport industry in various contexts of use, ranging from navigating the city to exploring nature.

Who is eligible to participate

We want visionary and creative minds keen to shape the micro-mobility future to participate in the contest. No professional qualifications are required. To be eligible to participate, the following rules must be followed:

How to enter

To join the challenge, individuals or teams must register and upload their designs in the format described below. ENVO will review the submissions, and 50 entries will proceed to the next round. To develop these entries further, selected participants will be supported by a team of mobility experts over three weeks. In the final stage, the jury will choose three projects as the competition’s winners. 

  • Participants must be at least 19 years old.
  • ENVO employees and people with direct personal or professional relationships with jury panel members or organizers may not participate in this competition.
  • Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams of a maximum of four.
  • Whether entering as an individual or a team, participants must ensure the originality and ownership of their submissions. 
  • In the case of joining as a team, all members will have equal ownership of the submission. 
  • Each individual or team may enter the competition with a maximum of one submission per category. 
  • Once a participant joins the competition as a team member, the participant cannot submit another entry as an individual or as a member of another team. 
  • Once a participant joins the competition as an individual, the participant cannot submit another entry as a team member.
  • ENVO reserves the right to remove a submission for the competition without prior notice if the rules are not followed.

  • Designs must be submitted in JPG format. 
  • Each submission must match the following requirements:
  • a) It should visualize the concept.
  • b) It must include a maximum 300 words text description that explains why the proposed design fits the evaluation criteria.
  • c) The ENVO logo must be visible in the file.
  • d) The file should be in B2 size (50 × 70 cm), landscape with 300dpi resolution. Please note that a single JPG file upload is allowed.

Prizes

TOTAL PRIZE:​ 15,000 C$+

$5000 Golden Buzzer Fund: Golden Buzzer Fund is a unique opportunity for the leading minds to be partnered with ENVO in prototyping and mass-producing their concept. Out of the first 50 submissions, Envo will review and potentially select one idea to allocate a C$ 5000 fund for future development of the submitted concept to make a prototype jointly with the designer. The Golden Buzzer Winner will receive a partnership agreement from Envo that clarifies their rights and benefits.

 

1ST PRIZE

5,000 C$

Gold Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

2ND PRIZE

3,000 C$

Silver Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

3RD PRIZE

2,000 C$

Bronze Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

Prizes

1ST PRIZE

5,000 C$

Gold Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

2ND PRIZE

3,000 C$

Silver Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

3RD PRIZE

2,000 C$

Bronze Trophy
Certificate of Achievement

Design Categories

Each submission must be submitted in one of the following categories considering the specified design requirements for each category:

Snow Electric Mobility Solution

Electric micro-mobility solutions are not yet fully adopted for extreme weather conditions. There is almost no reliable electric micro-mobility solution for areas covered by snow for more than half the year. How can a solution address the challenges of moving through the snow with zero carbon footprint?

Water Micro Electric Mobility Solution

Watercraft require large amounts of power to move, especially at higher speeds due to the exponential relationship between the speed and the required power to reach that speed. Electric batteries do not offer the same level of energy density as hydrocarbon-based sources of energy. Consequently, an electric system must be more efficient than a traditional hydrocarbon-fueled system to achieve the same performance.

All-Terrain Electric Platform

Existing off-road recreational vehicles like quads and side-by-sides have considerable environmental effects. Using fossil fuels and generating lots of noise to explore nature would be a paradoxical and ironic choice. ENVO wants to take the challenge and develop electric mobility solutions to explore nature with excellent efficiency on the road and off-road.

Weather Protected Electric Bike/Trike (Velomobile)

Currently, there is a good variety of electric bikes and trikes on the market. However, most products are not designed for all weather conditions. There’s a void in the market for weather-protected e-Bikes and e-Trikes that can be used in the city and to explore nature. This category allows for more freedom in ideation and brave concepts

The cutting-edge micro-mobility solution of the future

Do you have an impressive micro-mobility solution that does not fit the above categories? There is still an opportunity for you to join the challenge with an innovative yet feasible design.

Evaluation Criteria

As ENVO Next Move is a part of ENVO’s distributed innovation initiative, the design evaluation criteria combine innovativeness and feasibility. In addition to the design criteria mentioned for each category, the jury will consider the following requirements with the same weight given for each numbered section:

Designs should be futuristic, creative, and feasible. Understanding the tech trends that might not have been adopted yet, but can shape the future of micro-mobility is of great importance.

Increasing demands for efficiency and minimum environmental impact dictate new design principles, including simplicity in form and technical parts. Designers must think about innovative designs that can embrace simplicity. It is a challenging balance to address, but it can guarantee design success once met.

Designs should take into account the way that the socioeconomics of mobility will change. Designers must consider the values of their user group and how they evolve in the future in connection with mobility.

Environmental and social sustainability principles must be embedded in designs. The solution must contribute to a more suitable mobility behavior and an inclusive, diverse, and resilient society. Another critical aspect of sustainable design is a sustainable product life cycle with a minimum environmental footprint.

Designs must ensure long-term business viability. The design must be based on a transparent business model and a visible market demand. Remember that it should thrive in the turbulent market of mobility.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

  • 11/10/2022

     Submission Start
  • 11/12/2022

    Deadline for Entries

  • 11/01/2023

    Announcing the first 50 winners

  • 31/01/2023

    Development idea session

  • 15/02/2023

    Final Submission

  • 31/03/2023

    Closing ceremony and Final Winners announcement

COMPETITION TIMELINE

  • 11/10/2022

     Submission Start
  • 11/12/2022

    Deadline for Entries

  • 11/01/2023

    Announcing the first 50 winners

  • 31/01/2023

    Development idea session

  • 15/02/2023

    Final Submission

  • 31/03/2023

    Closing ceremony and Final Winners announcement

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