Accelerator programme

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator

Taking your mobility
startup to the next level

Be part of the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator
and take your mobility startup to the next level!

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator is a EU-funded programme in five European regional hubs implemented through partners to take early-stage mobility startups to the next level. We are looking for early-stage startup-teams with business ideas that reduce congestion and increase efficiency in the transport system. With innovative approaches to make commuting faster or more enjoyable. With concepts to accelerate the transition to low- or zero-emission forms of transport – and with all other possible ideas that help to solve mobility-related problems.

Application deadline:
CLOSED (31 May 2020)

Selected startups receive …

Receive 15.000
in equity-free funding
for your startup

Free 6-month
acceleration programme

  • Business coaching & training
  • Mentoring by industry experts and experienced founders
  • Validate your technology and market
  • Find your product-market fit
  • Get access to your first customers
  • Access to local ecosystems
  • & infrastructure to drive growth and internationalisation
  • Get investor ready and establish contact to investors & VCs/funds
  • Get listed/Appear on the EIT Urban Mobility Startup Map

Enjoy 6-month office 
(in selected locations)

Direct access to “living labs” and cities for the creation of new products and services

Hubs, Location & Partners

Startups can only apply in one region per programme cycle. By default, the startps will be geographically allocated to the hub that matches its headquarter (well-founded exceptions are possible).

The regions CENTRAL, EAST and SOUTH start their acceleration programme in July 2020, the regions NORTH and WEST will begin in January 2021.

In 2020, startups from regions North and West can choose the region they would like to be allocated to.

For more information on the Innovation Hubs, a detailed view of the services each partner provides, as well as the eligibility criteria for startups and more information on the application process:

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Get funding and all the benefits the regional
hubs can provide you: Apply for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator Programme!

Who should apply?

We are looking for early-stage startups from EU plus EIT participating countries* with a properly validated, clear, scalable and innovative business idea that solver a mobility-related customer problem.

Teams must consist on more that one founder pursuing the activity full-time.

The startup has to be incorporated and should no have received more than 1m EUR in revenue and/or investment to date.

The Application Process:
The 4 Steps to your successful future!


Apply through our
application form on:
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A panel of qualified evaluators will review your application 


Up to 12 startups will be
invited to pitch in front of
a jury
in the region they are applying to


The best teams will be notified to join the acceleration programme on 1 July 2020

Applications to become part of the EIT Urban Mobility
Accelerator programme closed on 31 May 2020

Become an EIT Urban Mobility Mentor or Jury member
Would you like to get involved in the EIT Urban Mobility programme
and support it as a mentor or jury member