E+ Mobility

Accelerator Programme [2022 call closed]

What will you get?

The programme aims to help startups accelerate the introduction of their solutions to the market through:

  • Training sessions and business & technical mentoring
  • Access to living labs and city representatives
  • Access to companies to understand their challenges and best fit their solutions to solve them
  • Exposure to relevant stakeholders and visibility within the EIT Urban Mobility community
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments

Why join?

The E+ Mobility Accelerator proposal is a continuation of the EIT Urban Mobility Hub South Acceleration Programme, with a specific focus into the mobility & energy, micro-mobility and shared mobility thematic fields. Its main objective is to accelerate the introduction of startups-led solutions in the market while helping cities and companies solve their challenges faster and efficiently.

Therefore, the consortium plans to become the seed generator of top European startups within these fields by attracting and selecting proposals that best fit the programme, supporting projects with business and technical orientation, providing access to key players for market and technical validation and connecting and preparing them to build pilots with relevant stakeholders.

Eligibility criteria

  • A clear, scalable business opportunity
  • A team with minimum 2 members and at least 1 pursuing the startup full time
  • Startup must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe associated countries
  • Founders and employees (e.g. ESOP) should still own more than 70% of shares
  • Fit with the energy, micromobility and shared mobility scope

Important moments

1 March 2022

Call opening

10 April 2022

Call closing

2 May 2022

Communication of selected startups

16 May – 16 Decemeber 2022

Execution of the accelerator programme

Partners

Barcelona Activa
Barcelona Activa is directly in charge of the innovation development of Barcelona City council. They have a large experience and expertise in accompany entrepreneurs from the business idea to the starting up of the company.
CARNET
CARNET (Future Mobility Research Hub) is a knowledge hub for automotive science and technology, focused on urban mobility. It concentrates on projects and solutions that close the gap between academic research and industrial innovation.
CERTH
The The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is one of the leading research centres in Greece and has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility.
Connected Mobility Hub
Connected Mobility Hub promotes an ecosystem around connected mobility involving the different actors – both public and private – with the aim of creating synergies that help to the success of the projects.
CTAG
The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG), is an organisation created to offer advanced technological solutions to the automotive sector.
ENEA
ENEA is a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development.
Ferrovial
Ferrovial is one of the world’s leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. 
UPC
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe.
UPF
Founded in 1990, UPF (Pompeu Fabra University) is a public, international and research-intensive university which has quickly earned a place among the best universities in Europe. 

Selected startups from our batches

FAQs

Frequently
asked questions

Which different steps does the application process consist of?

The four steps of the application process are described here

How do I apply to the Accelerator programme?

Click here.
You will get redirected to the application platform of EIT Urban Mobility.

You will need to register and validate your account if this is your first time accessing the platform. If you have already created an account, you will need to log in.

Once logged in it is as easy as starting a new application and selecting the program.
During your application you will have to fill in all compulsory fields.

You can save and edit your application until the deadline. Make sure to submit your application before the call is closed.

Who can I contact in case of questions?

Do you have general questions related to the Accelerator Programmes and the application process?  Please contact:

accelerator@eiturbanmobility.eu

For specific questions you can reach out to f.xavier.estaran@upc.edu

I have a question regarding your application platform. Who do I contact for troubleshooting?

Please make sure to provide all required information during your application, including that related to your profile and the profile of the startup.

For any technical questions or processes regarding the EIT Urban Mobility application platform please use the chat function or contact business.creation@eiturbanmobility.eu

Which type of acceleration services does each Partner offer?

If you are selected for the E+ mobility Accelerator programme you will receive:

  • Training sessions and business & technical mentoring.
  • Access to living labs and city representatives.
  • Access to companies to understand their challenges and best fit their solutions to solve them.
  • Exposure to relevant stakeholders and visibility within the EIT Urban Mobility community.
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments.

Which countries are “Eligible”?

Below you will find a list of eligible European countries

  • Southern Europe: Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, France (South), Italy, Kosovo, Malta, North Macedonia, Portugal, Spain
  • Central Europe: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany (South / West), Italy, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey
  • Northern Europe: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany (North), Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland (North), Sweden
  • Eastern Europe: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany (East), Hungary, Israel, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
  • Western Europe: Belgium, France (North), Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Am I eligible for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme and what are the criteria for startup selection?

To participate in the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme you need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Startups should have received less than 1m EUR revenue (accumulated over startup lifetime).
  • No more than max. 5% of your shares are held outside of the eligible countries (no detailed cap table needed).
  • Startup must be incorporated in EU or EIT Urban Mobility participating countries. The registration certificate will be required to participate in the program.
  • A team with at least 2 FTE (NOT a single founder): minimum 1 team member pursuing the startup fulltime (not necessarily
    connected to monetary compensation).
  • Founders and employees (e.g. ESOP) should still own more than 70% of shares.
  • A clear, scalable business idea.
  • Duly justified TRL 4 – 7 (to TRL definition in Horizon Europe – Work Programme 2021-2022 General Annexes B – Elegibility (page 10): wp-13-general-annexes_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf (europa.eu))

Process & Contact


For more information, reach out to: f.xavier.estaran@upc.edu
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