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EIT Urban Mobility invites innovation players to Berlin 

At a time when Germany boasts a remarkable innovation ecosystem in the transport and automotive industry, EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, and Mobility Makers, the first international community dedicated to transport and the Smart City, launch Mobility Meetings for sustainable mobility actors. The first conference will take place on 23 May 2024 in The Drivery GmbH Mariendorfer Damm, Berlin. Its aim is to encourage the creation of new synergies between European investors and German entrepreneurs to promote the transformation of urban mobility. 

This event will provide insight into pan-European opportunities for startups, offering an opportunity to connect and discuss the current state of the German ecosystem to learn what are their most important needs. By bringing both local and European players from the sector, these meetings will encourage meaningful discussions on the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. Participants will have the opportunity not only to forge significant links with other players in the ecosystem (startups, SMEs, corporations), but also to meet investors, paving the way for relevant partnerships.  

Agenda 

  • 9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome breakfast  
  • 9:30 – 10:00 – Panel session “Berlin on the move: Bridging Investors with Mobility Startups” 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee break  
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – One-on-one networking sessions  
  • 11:30 – 13:00 – Informal networking 

Representatives of the EIT Urban Mobility will be present to talk about investment opportunities on a European scale. Since 2019, EIT Urban Mobility has supported 360 startups through its programmes, out of which it has invested in 132 ventures from 30 countries. In addition to acceleration programmes, pilot opportunities and funding, the organisation also provides its portfolio startups with post-investment support through exclusive access to know-how, expertise, funding, and technical business development support adapted to their needs. 

In Europe, Germany has positioned itself as a technological power, and its mobility industry is a prime example of this. We are delighted to be organising this inaugural event in Berlin in partnership with Mobility Makers to bring together the key sustainable mobility actors. Together, we can explore ways of stimulating innovation and growth within the European startups landscape, helping to shape a more sustainable future for all,” said Johannes Kirschner, Investment and Portfolio Manager, of EIT Urban Mobility. 

Over the past decade, Germany has seen a remarkable proliferation of companies seeking to redefine the way we move around in our daily lives. By connecting with other players in sustainable mobility, companies within the ecosystem can expand their perspectives and discover potential partners to develop even more innovative projects, thus contributing to the advancement of the sector,” said Yann Azran, coordinator of the Mobility Makers network. 

Location: The Drivery GmbH Mariendorfer Damm 1, 12099 Berlin, Germany
Date & time: 23 May 2024 at 9 am 
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