Start-ups with a mobility-related business idea can apply now for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme.
Batch #1 of the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme started in July 2020 in three Innovation Hubs (East, South, and Central) with 15 start-ups in a mostly virtual programme: in various workshops, the teams worked on their sales strategies, optimised financial plans or fine-tuned their business models. In 'founders insights' successful entrepreneurs talked about their experiences in founding and scaling a company and in 'CityDating' they got established valuable connections to contact persons from our city partners.
Two new hubs with 10 new partners
In the second batch, Innovation Hub North and West will join the programme. This increases the possibility to get local exposure and to get access to essential stakeholders in the region’s ecosystems like city decision-makers, mobility corporates and investors interested in the topic of urban mobility.
Hub North is led by Aalto Start-up Center and involves Aalto University, Helsinki City, KTH Innovation, and Stockholm City as partners. Hub West is led by TU/e, and AMS, Brainport and the City of Amsterdam contribute as partners.
Applications open for batch #2
For batch #2, EIT Urban Mobility is now looking for early-stage start-ups from EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries with at least 2 FTE, a properly validated, clear, scalable and innovative business idea that solves a mobility-related customer problem.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and the participating countries here.
- EUR 15 000 in equity-free funding for your start-up
- Six-month Accelerator programme with mentoring, coaching and contacts to customers and investors
- Six-month office / co-working space (in select locations)
- Direct access to 'living labs' and cities for the creation of new products and services
Batch #2 will run from January 2021 until the end of June 2021.
More information and application are available at the link below: