Financial Support to Startups Open Call

Urban mobility is undergoing one of the most transformational shifts of a generation. A successful strategy in the industry requires the adoption of a comprehensive and coherent approach, centred on innovative ventures that are disrupting this landscape.

This drastic global transformation may account for the potentially disruptive long-term impacts, where the new pace of living, consuming, and behaving in cities create a new paradigm for mobility companies to develop products, services, and technologies in all facets: collective, individual, and goods transport.

While the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economy, the crisis has also encountered major opportunities for innovation and investments. Examples of drivers underpinning this ongoing transformation are mobility companies with high financial, and environmental impact and growth potential.

In pursuit of leading positive change and business prosperity, EIT Urban Mobility is granting financial support up to €500,000 per company in mobility ventures to accelerate their journey, continue critical innovation and ultimately transform the European urban mobility landscape.

We look forward to receiving your applications for inclusion in the Business Plan 2023-2025.

Call Main Features 

Info sessions and contact details 

Call for Applications Main Features
Key dates of the call calendarCall opening: 15 February 2024
Cut-off dates:
•        First cut-off date: 29 April 2024 at 17:00 CET
– Eligibility and admissibility check: May 2024
– Evaluation of applications: May/June 2024
– Communication of result: June/July 2024
•        Second cut-off date: 6 September 2024 at 17:00 CET
– Eligibility and admissibility check: September 2024
– Evaluation of applications: September/October 2024
– Communication of result: November 2024
•        Third cut-off date: 31 January 2025 at 17:00 CET
– Eligibility and admissibility check: February 2025
– Evaluation of applications: February/March 2025
– Communication of result: March/April 2025
•        Fourth cut-off date: TBD
•        Fifth cut-off date: TBD
Total EIT Funding allocated to this call The total EIT funding allocated to this call is €12 million* **
*Out of which up to €3 million dedicated to support startups from RIS countries only.
**The total amount could be increased based on the budget availability of the Impact Ventures Area.
Link to the submission portal The EIT Urban Mobility AwardsForce Platform will be available as of 15 February 2024
List of documents to be submittedApplication form is available on the EIT Urban Mobility AwardsForce Platform.
List of documents to take into consideration•        Call Manual
•        EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
•        Eligibility of expenditure
•        Appeal procedure
•        Project Implementation Handbook
•        Horizon Europe Grant Agreement (specifically articles 16 and 17)
Short summary of the topics to be addressed EIT Urban Mobility – Impact Ventures Funding support programme grants funding support to startups offering innovative urban mobility solutions to create a more social and healthier environment in cities.

As an impact investor, EIT Urban Mobility invests in solutions that contribute positively to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sustainable cities and communities, clean energy, and climate action. Furthermore, EIT Urban Mobility encourages inclusive and gender-balanced teams to apply for this funding on green mobility. 

To stimulate the talent and entrepreneurial mindset in all of Europe, EIT Urban Mobility pays special attention to startups incorporated in the 
Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), where conservative and risk-avoiding policy-making can slow down change and innovation. 

The Financial Support Programme offering to startups, includes real product-market fit as well as access to enter international markets faster.
Pre-screening and evaluation criteria applicable to all the topicsFor the initial evaluation:
•        Strategic fit

For the applications assessment:
•        Quality and efficiency of the implementation, including sound financial management
•        Excellence, novelty, and innovation
•        Impact and financial sustainability Alignment with EITUM vision

For the online live-pitches assessment:
•        Excellence, novelty, and innovation
•        Impact and financial sustainability Alignment with EITUM vision
•        Quality and efficiency of the implementation, including sound financial management

For the final selection:
•        Portfolio fit

Recorded webinars and contact details will be available to guarantee the maximum support to the applicants during the proposal’s preparation process. 

To help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals, EIT Urban Mobility will host one live Call Info Day. It will be focused on the call content, the challenges as well as on the submission and evaluation procedures and the financial aspects. Please find the calendar and the link to register in the table below: 

Type of event Topic covered Date and time (CET) Access to platform 
Webinar  Call Info Day: 
Call calendar, evaluation, scope, and challenges of the call, KPIs, EU registration numbers (PIC number), evaluation process, contribution to EIT Urban Mobility financial sustainability, end client role, tips to applicants  
22 March 2024 at 10:00 AM CETWatch the recording of the information webinar

For more information about our financial support to startups, visit the dedicated website.

In parallel to the call information sessions, all applicants may contact EIT Urban Mobility to resolve any concerns or doubts on the general/technical procedures and call content. These are the key contact details of the EIT Urban Mobility team for questions related to this call: 

Type of contact Email 
Legal, Financial, Administrative and general procedures  
Impact Ventures area