Out of 470 applications received, 86 promising start-ups were selected to participate in the seven Accelerators and Scale-up programmes offered by EIT Urban Mobility, resulting in an 18% success rate for applicants. The high number of applications provides evidence of the rapid growth and immense potential of the urban mobility and transport sector.
For the 2023 cohorts 21 European countries are represented in the start-ups selected. Among the selected ventures in the 2023 promotion, over 30% are led by female CEOs or founders, in line with EIT Urban Mobility’s dedication to narrowing the start-up gender gap and fostering an inclusive ecosystem. In 2022, the thematic accelerators and Scale-up programmes provided support to 74 start-ups.
EIT Urban Mobility’s Accelerators and Scale-up programmes will provide the selected start-ups with an extensive array of services and support spanning over a six-month period. This support includes personalised mentoring, enabling start-ups to tap into the expertise and guidance of professionals. Additionally, living lab testing of solutions allows for real-world validation and optimisation of their innovative offerings. The programmes also facilitate valuable matchmaking opportunities with cities and industry partners, fostering collaborations and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, start-ups gain access to important industry events, enabling them to showcase their solutions, network with key stakeholders, and gain crucial visibility.
The European transport sector has undergone significant changes driven by technology and a global shift toward sustainable and accessible choices. EIT Urban Mobility is on a mission to facilitate this paradigm shift to build a long-lasting sustainable change while supporting start-ups whose solutions provide a positive impact. Through our accelerator and scale-up programmes, we provide crucial support to early-stage companies, foster valuable connections within a unique urban mobility ecosystem, and curate a funnel of top performing companies to our investments. We aim to change the present of urban mobility while fostering innovation and entrepreneurship; This is the key to shaping a better future for all of us.
Raül Feliu, Impact Ventures Programmes Manager
The Scale-up Programme will be a precursor and will support 12 start-ups during 2023 with a cross-thematic focus so that they develop and implement innovative solutions in the field of urban mobility.
- Hybrid Lidar
- Luna Systems
- AviBike Kft. (BLOCK)
The Scale-Up programme consortium partners managing the programme are CARNET – UPC Technology Cente, Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum
Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF), PowerHUB and UnternehmerTUM (UTUM).
Accelerate2MOVE will provide support to start-ups generating solutions (TRL4 to TRL7) in advanced technologies and concepts that contribute to the sustainability of urban mobility, more specifically in AI, blockchain, 5G, vehicle-2-everything (V2X) and IoT.
- Asistobe AS
- BB Boreal Bikes GmbH
- CycleAI, Lda
- Drop DAO
- GaiaHub OÜ
- Link Robotik Teknolojileri Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
- UDX Research s.r.o.
- Urban Monkeys GmbH
The Accelerate2MOVE consortium partners managing the accelerator are Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (ICENT), LMT, Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI), North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency (REGEA), Poslovna inteligencija (BIRD Incubator) and VEFRESH.
The Better Mobility Accelerator will be a precursor and will support 12 start-ups during 2023 with a focus on inclusive mobility so that they develop and implement innovative solutions in the field of urban mobility.
- 3FINERY LTD
- Artificient Mobility Intelligence GmbH
- Bellavi Software AB
- Cocoon Airbag Protection AB
- Cyclebee GmbH
- EOOS NEXT
- Nemi Mobility Solutions
- Omni Audio Ltd.
- White Jacket Global S.L.
The Better Mobility Accelerator consortium partners managing the accelerator are Impact Hub Vienna, Productized and Punkt vor Strich.
The E+ Mobility Accelerator proposal is a continuation of the EIT Urban Mobility Hub South Acceleration Programme, with a specific focus on the mobility & energy, micro-mobility and shared mobility thematic fields.
- Andronebula SL
- Closebattery Logistics SL (full&fast)
- Electric Vehicle Ecosystem
The partners of this programme are Barcelona Activa, Carnet, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Connected Mobility Hub (CMH), Automotive Technology Center of Galicia (CTAG), Italian National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Ferrovial, Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
The EIT Urban Mobility Public Realm Accelerator provides support for innovative mobility solutions, focusing on creating a better public space and improving the well-being of residents by addressing energy- and mobility-related aspects.
- 2C s.rl
- Campfire Solutions GmbH-
- Deveci Tech
- Future Power Fund UG (i.G.)
- Go Rolloe Ltd. (GoRolloe)
- INRES Yenilikçi Yenilenebilir Enerji Sistemleri Anonim Şirketi
- RWInnoTec GmbH
- WeCreate GmbH
The partners of this programme are Zone Cluster, PowerHUB and SpinLab Accelerator GmbH.
The DMS Accelerator focuses on smart and sustainable mobility so that they develop and implement innovative solutions in the field of urban mobility.
- Luchs security
- The Tyre Collective
- Terra sp. z o.o.
- XENSE Vision AB
- Novac s.r.l.
The partners of this programme are Drive TLV, MobilityXLab and Startup Autobahn, powered by Plug and Play.
The Sustainable City Logistics Accelerator will support you to transform your sustainable city logistics solution from local to global.
- ANET360 – British-Hungarian Road Safety PLC
- BUDDY Service Iberia SL
- IntegrtiyKEY S.R.L.
- Omniloop AB
- REVOLTZ LTD
The partners of this programme are UnternehmerTUM, Polihub, AZO, DTU Science Park’s Futurebox, TU Munich and ISBAK.
The UAM Plazza accelerator programme aims to help start-ups in the field of Urban Air Mobility boost the introduction of their solutions to the market.
- ARC Aerosystems
- CRSA – Connect Robotics Sistemas Autónomos Lda
- DM-AirTech GmbH
- PrimeCor Systems S.L.P.
- StratoWave Connect
- THE EDGE COMèPANY
- VOLARE GmbH
The partners of this programme are Toulouse Métropole, Aerospace Valley, CARNET and Ferrovial.
In case of interest to apply for the next open call for the accelerator programmes: