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Open Innovation Call

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TransLink is launching a recurring Open Innovation Call to look for innovative ideas to improve mobility in this region. We're offering support and collaboration to help incubate, develop, test, and commercialize selected ideas.

The theme for the inaugural call is enabling seamlessly integrated door-to-door mobility for people and goods.

  • The Open Innovation Call is open to anyone — we encourage individuals, companies, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to apply.
  • Ideas must address the specific challenge outlined in each Open Innovation Call.
  • Ideas can be at an early concept stage, or embodied in an already commercialized product or service. All ideas should aim for eventual implementation (for academic research, please contact us at to discuss).
  • The initial submission is a 1 to 2 page idea brief, with an optional video.
  • TransLink staff will review every idea that is submitted and will invite promising ones to submit a more detailed proposal and to present in front of an evaluation panel.
  • If your idea is selected by the evaluation panel, you may be offered:
    • Support to help further develop your idea (for pre-commercialized ideas)
    • Access to TransLink assets to test or demonstrate your idea (for near-commercialized ideas)
    • Opportunity to pilot your idea on a larger scale in partnership with TransLink (for market-ready ideas).

For more information, download the Infomation Package, FAQ, and Terms and Conditions. Instructions and help using the Ariba system can be found in the Respond to TransLink’s Public Procurement Event document.

Deadline for this first Open Innovation Call is 11:59 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018.