september, 2020

mon28sep(sep 28)17:00tue29(sep 29)19:00Ready2Scale Event at The Innovation WeekEIT Urban Mobility Scale-up Hub17:00 - 19:00 (29)

Event Details

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator is a EU-funded programme in five European regional hubs implemented through partners to take early-stage mobility start-ups to the next level. Most promising early-stage start-up teams with business ideas that reduce congestion and increase efficiency in the transport system were selected in June 2020.

They come with innovative approaches to make commuting faster or more enjoyable and 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.


The Ready2Scale event will be organized as part of The Innovation Week Czech Republic 2020 – a major technology event organised by the European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI). It will take place primary as onsite event at one of the top high-tech event locations – Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic together with PowerHUB event Location at Namesti Kinskych 6 / Prague 5. 

Due to the Corona situation, there will be hybrid event model in place enabling also off-site / on-line participation via ZOOM.

The main activity will take place on 29/9 in the afternoon on the main stage of The Innovation Week Czech Republic Event. The aim of the event is to acquaint companies, cities and the general public with the latest world trends in the field of innovation and modern technologies and to promote Czech innovations and inventions. EIT UM will have dedicated block from 16:00 to 19:00 for a key-note, panel debate and start-up teams introduction (3 minute pitches).

Next to the stage programme, there will be an EIT Urban Mobility stand with information about EIT UM, start-ups in the Scale-up Hub programme. Examples of team product should be also presented at the stand.

All teams will have access to the main Innovation Week events.

One day earlier (28/9) and Get together and Preparatory meeting will take place in the late afternoon at the location of PowerHUB to prepare teams for the main event.

Common brochure introducing EIT UM, Scale-up Hub programme and all start-ups will be prepared and distributed during the event.

Calendar (details to come)

29 September 2020 – DAY 1

15:45 – 16:00

EIT UM welcome key-note, Traian Urban (Head of EIT UM Hub East)

16:00 – 17:00

Introduction of best European Urban Mobility start-ups (1/2)

17:00 – 17:20

Coffee break

17:20 – 18:00

Panel debate: “Challenges for urban mobility in the post-covid period”

Panel Members: 

Traian Urban, Director, EIT Urban Mobility, Innovation Hub East

Fredrik Hånell, Business Creation Director, EIT Urban Mobility

Vít Šoupal, Moderator, lead consultant at Detecon International

Sebastian Graetz, Project Manager Digital City Unit, City of Leipzig

Jarmila Plachá, Director of ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab

Jaromír Beránek – Smart City Prague

18:00 – 19:00

Introduction of best European Urban Mobility start-ups (2/2)

28 September 2020 – DAY 0

17:00 – 19:00

Get together preparatory meeting

Pitching Dry-run

20:00 – 22:00

Informal dinner


28 (Monday) 17:00 - 29 (Tuesday) 19:00