Check out the Eco Bike Design Contest 2012: “Industry and University united to promote innovation in the sustainable mobility sector through a competition that brings technology and creativity together.”
Solsonica and POLI.design are offering €7,000 in prize money for innovative projects involving an electrically assisted bicycle and a photovoltaic shelter to protect and recharge it.
Deadline: 29th June 2012
Total prize money: 7000 euro
Announcement available on: http://www.ecobikedesign.com/eng.html
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The weekly free newspaper “The Leader” has an article on the ‘Smart e-bikes’ research project:
The Leader is published by The Argus.
The project is also mentioned in theTimes Higher Education this week, under the title ‘Easy Rider’ (scroll towards the end of the page).
If you listened to the news (at every hour) on juice.fm today, you’ll have heard a nice, concise, summary of our project.
If you were up nice and early this morning, you could hear the smart e-bike project featured on BBC Sussex Radio between 6 and 9am, in several short soundbites.
Neil Pringle did a short interview with me – and one of his colleagues braved Brighton’s hills on one of our project e-bike live on radio. Catch it on the iplayer
The smart e-bike research project has been featured on the BBC South East News on 13th March 2012.
Catch it on the iplayer, on vimeo, or watch a shorter version on the BBC South East Website.
‘The Argus’ – our local newspaper – has a feature on our research project
This article in ‘Ecologist’ website looks at the benefits and growing use of e-bikes.
The 35 e-bikes used in this project have arrived at the University of Brighton. Lloyd Clarkson, the Business Development Manager E-bikes from project partner Raleigh UK Ltd has delivered the bikes to campus.
Frauke Behrendt (Project leader, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Brighton), and Lloyd Clarkson (Raleigh UK Ltd, Business Development Manager E-bikes) on the delivery day.