Sustainable City Logistics

Accelerator Programme [2022 call closed]

What will you get?

  • A consortium of 7 strong international start-up accelerators
  • City match-making to test your solution
  • Access to test and demonstration facilities
  • One-to-one business coaching and mentoring
  • Free co-working space in Munich, Milan or Copenhagen
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments

Why join?

Transform your sustainable city logistics solution from local to global with the Sustainable City Logistics Accelerator! Join our six-month program and get ready to scale up your start-up and bring your innovative solution to cities across Europe.

Benefit from personalized business coaching and mentorship, attend workshops, and access a network of leading deep tech start-up accelerators. Test your solution in real-world city environments through our city match-making event and get connected to demonstration labs across Europe.

Take the next step in growing your start-up and tackle the challenges of sustainable freight and goods transportation with the Sustainable City Logistics Accelerator. Get a head start in international markets and achieve real product-market fit with our online program.

Natalia Tomiyama
CEO, Nüwiel, participant in the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator Programme SPECIAL: COVID-19
"The most important things we got from the programme were support from the top-class mentors, exchange with other mobility startups, and access to the network of collaborators, investors, and potential customers. The programme helped us to establish contacts in Denmark and to set up the entry into the Nordics market in 2021."
Marko Šćepanović
CEO, Odo, participant in the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator Programme SPECIAL: COVID-19
"We got network opportunities with investors and other startups in the programme, knowledge from the industry experts that were our mentors and exposure for social media platforms, and we’re grateful for this opportunity."

Eligibility criteria

  • Scalable solution related to sustainable city logistics
  • Less than € 1 million revenue to date (accumulated over start-up lifetime)
  • Start-ups must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe-associated countries. The registration certificate will be required to participate in the programme. No more than max. 5% of your shares are held outside the eligible EU or EU associated countries (no detailed cap table needed)
  • A team with a least 2 FTE (not a single founder): minimum 1 team member pursuing the start-up fulltime (not necessary connected to monetary compensation)
  • Founders and employees (e.g., ESOP) should still own more than 70% of shares

Important moments

20 February – 21 April 2023

Open call for applications

22 April – 10 May 2023

Evaluations of applications

12 May 2023

Communication of shortlisted start-ups

May 2023

Pitches

June 2023

Communication of selected start-ups for the programme

June – December 2023

Execution of the accelerator programme

Partners

Futurebox
Futurebox is the leading deep tech incubator in Denmark. Futurebox supplies strong mentors, business developers, tech advisors, investors, acceleration programs, access to fundraising, and DTU (Technical University of Denmark).
AZO Anwendungszentrum Gmbh Oberpfaffenhofen
AZO offers strategy/technology consulting, innovation advisory, support for entrepreneurs for institutions and industry in the Space domain, from the ideation, product development to successful market entry.
TUM – Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich, 2019, again confirmed as a “University of Excellence” by the German government, provides access to thought leaders in academia and its excellent network of industry contacts.
UnternehmerTum
UnternehmerTUM (UTUM) is Europe's largest entrepreneurship centre. With 240 experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and investors, UTUM offers a complete service: from the development of an initial idea to IPO.
ISBAK Istanbul IT and Smart City Technologies
ISBAK is affiliated to the technology section, especially in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems, of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Its solutions are implemented across Turkey and abroad.
PoliHub
PoliHub, the Innovation District & Start-up Accelerator of Politecnico di Milano, supports high innovative startups with scalable business models, and fostering cross-fertilisation processes among university, startups, and consolidated innovation companies.

Selected start-ups 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 programme.
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.

What Partner will my startup join for the Accelerator programme?

Start-ups accepted to the program will be assigned to either UnternehmerTUM (Munich), TUM (Munich), Futurebox (Copenhagen) or Polihub (Milan). If you have specific wishes regarding which partner to be assigned, please indicate that in your application.

Who can I contact in case of questions?

If you have any questions regarding this specific program, you can write to:

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 contact impact.ventures@eiturbanmobility.eu

Which type of acceleration services does each Partner offer?

The acceleration services offered by the Partners are:

  • 6-month Accelerator programme
  • 1-on-1 Business Coaching/ Mentoring
  • Start-up Workshops and masterclasses
  • Possibility for 6-months of Co-working Space/ Office Space (only in selected locations)
  • Direct access to “Living Labs” and Cities

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 start-up selection?

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

  • Scalable solution related to sustainable city logistics
  • Less than € 1 million revenue to date (accumulated over startup lifetime)
  • Startup must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe associated countries. The registration certificate will be required to participate in the program. No more than max. 5% of your shares are held outside of the eligible EU or EU associated countries (no detailed cap table needed)
  • 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.

Who will pay for the transportation expenses when attending the meetings in Munich? (Kick off, etc)

Each participating startup will receive a travel grant of €2.500 per trip to cover travel expenses.

Who decides which city our start-up gets a co-working space in?

This will be decided in dialogue with each individual participant for whom the wish and need is there.

Do we need a patent to participate?

No, just a novel scalable solution.

Who are the mentors that will participate?

The mentors are found in the existing mentor networks for UnternehmerTUM, Polihub and Futurebox.

Process & Contact


For more information, reach out to: impact.ventures@eiturbanmobility.eu
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