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Greencarrier supports innovations for Future Transports

By Tea Grbic, November 13, 2018
What will sustainable transports look like in the future? This is an important question for Greencarrier as well as the main focus for students participating in the Future Transport project. Therefore, we are happy to announce that Greencarrier is one of the partners in this project for the second year in a row.

The Future Transport project is initiated by Universeum, the largest Science Center in the Nordic Countries, and carried out each year in collaboration with a number of partners from business and academy. In the project students in grade 7 and 8 compete against each other and develop ideas for how to move and transport goods in a more sustainable way in the future (more specifically for the year 2049!).

Greencarrier and the Future Day

The grand finale of the Future Transport project is an event called the Future Day, held on 29th of January 2019. During this exhibition day, all students show their transport ideas and the best innovations will be appointed.

Greencarrier will be part of the jury that selects the winner, and we will also award a competing class with Greencarrier’s own honorary price. We will have our own exhibition stand in the partner exhibition and participate as experts in several panel discussions.

Collaboration for a sustainable future

The overall purpose of the project is to create a forum for dialogue and to engage, inspire and make students interested in environment and sustainable technology as well as showing different types of job functions in the transport industry. This goes well in line with our ambitions within the Greencarrier Spirit, which highlights how we take responsibility for the society and the world around us.

“Collaboration is vital for ensuring a sustainable future development. We at Greencarrier seek to collaborate with many different stakeholders to improve our work and contribute to innovative and sustainable development for the world in general and the transport sector especially. We hope that we by our participation will create an interest for the transport and logistics sector among young people, and inspire innovations for sustainable future transport solutions”. Says Åsa Leander, Head of Sustainability and Brand Management at Greencarrier.

“The Future Transport project is an excellent way for us to be part of the dialogue and share our knowledge and expertise with students, teachers and other stakeholders. I am really happy that we are part of this project again, and I’m sure that my colleagues and I can look forward to a lot of innovative and interesting ideas for how to transport people and goods in 2049.”

Other project partners

The Future Transport project is initiated by Universeum and carried out each year in collaboration with a number of partners from business and academy. Other partners to the project are Chalmers, Gothenburg University, Volvo, Port of Gothenburg, Swedish Shipowner’s Association, City of Gothenburg, Göteborgs Energi (Gothenburg’s energy company), Hogia, Västtrafik, Taxi Gothenburg, Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises, The West Swedish Agreeement and Region Västra Götaland.

Curious about how Greencarrier’s participation looked during the Future Day 2018? Check it out here and don’t miss to follow us in our social media channels if you want more updates about this project.