ITF Awards


Transport plays a central role for societies that seek to ensure economically and environmentally sustainable prosperity with the benefits more equally shared among all citizens.Each year, the International Transport Forum honours exceptional initiatives in the transport sector with its annual Transport Awards, awarded at the ITF Annual Summit. ITF 2020 Summit will focus on the theme "Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development". It will explore how innovation in transport can contribute to achieving the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what governance framework is needed to enable this.
The winners of the Awards will be invited to the 2020 Summit where they will be offered the opportunity to present their project to the high-level international audience including transport ministers from around the world and other global leaders from business, civil society, media and academia. 


Young Researcher of the Year Award 

The Young Researcher of the Year Award aims to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation. Applications are welcome by researchers under 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm from the 60 ITF member countries. The Young Researcher of the Year Award carries a prize of 5 000 euros.


For more information please contact: Elisabeth Windisch


Transport Achievement Award

The 2020 Transport Achievement Award will recognise a demonstrated achievement linked to a significant innovation in Sustainable Development, across one or more of the transport modes. Innovations in transport policies, business models and technologies can play a critical role in mitigating transport related emmissions, pollution and congestion; providing a pathway to a sustainable future.

The award aims to encourage continual development and innovation; therefore the initiative must have been in operation for a minimum of two (2) but typically no longer than five (5) years, to allow for the stated attributes and benefits achieved to be adequately supported by evidence.

This award is open to any organisation (government or non-government), business or individual within the 60 ITF member countries. Applications from non-member or observer countries are welcome, but can be considered only for “special mention”.

Get more information on the application process and selection criteria:

For more information please contact: Chloe Torrance