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Landi Renzo Announces “Ideas on Wheels” International Competition to Promote Entrepreneurship

Semifinalists will travel to Landi Renzo headquarters in Italy to present ideas—Deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2011

PRLog - Oct. 6, 2011 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- TORRANCE, Calif. – Landi Renzo, the world’s largest manufacturer of natural gas vehicle systems, today announced an international competition, “Ideas on Wheels,” in support of the next generation of entrepreneurs eager to develop sustainable mobility solutions.  Organized as part of Landi Renzo’s Corporate University, aspiring entrepreneurs are urged to apply and submit a proposal for a product, technological solution or service that makes current mobility more sustainable.

Ten projects will be selected from the applications and a representative from each project will travel to Landi Renzo headquarters in Italy in December 2011 to participate in a three-day intensive boot camp on the construction and implementation of a business plan, technological transfer and entrepreneurship. Project representatives will present their sustainable mobility idea to panel of industry experts and potential investors on the final day of the boot camp. The judging panel will provide feedback and professional mentorship to the attendees in support of their projects.

Landi Renzo Corporate University was designed to act as the hub and spoke of sustainable mobility. Landi Renzo’s goal for the Corporate University is to support the generation and capitalization of the knowledge of those working in and for the Group so that it may achieve its strategic objectives. Landi Renzo Corporate University also contributes to the creation and dissemination of a culture of innovative ideas capable of making future mobility increasingly sustainable among its stakeholders.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are important parts of Landi Renzo’s culture, and we want to support and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs with tools to transform their ideas into business initiatives that offer attractive solutions for sustainable mobility,” said Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA.

             Individuals or teams may apply and applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 32, a student at a higher-learning institute or university, recently awarded a degree or diploma by a higher-learning institute or university, are employed or otherwise. Individuals currently carrying out entrepreneurial activities are not eligible to apply. Proposals will be judged on innovation, technical feasibility, economic and financial sustainability, and capacity for attracting resources in the capital market.

Additional rules and guidelines and the competition applicable are available for download at www.lrcu.it. Applications are due by midnight on Nov. 30, 2011. Further information and clarification may be obtained by sending a written request to corporateuniversity@landi.it.

About Landi Renzo:
Landi Renzo is the world’s largest alternative fuel system manufacturer producing liquefied and compressed natural gas systems for the automotive industry. Founded in 1954 in Italy, Landi Renzo is a multinational company, operating offices in Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Brazil, China, Pakistan, Romania, Venezuela, India and the U.S. Landi Renzo was recently recognized by the Corporate University Xchange with an Exemplary Practice Award for the launch of its corporate university program. For more information, visit www.landi.it.

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