E+ Mobility

Accelerator Programme

What will you get?

The programme aims to help start-ups 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 start-up 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 start-ups 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.

Danae Vara
“Not only the mentors and organisers were top-notch, but we also learned a lot from the other start-ups in the batch. Currently, we have open conversations with city councils and corporations for business development opportunities."
Christopher Burgahn
"The investment-related workshops were really helpful and the most important part for me was the networking and all the contacts we got from the E+ Mobility Acceleration Programme."

Eligibility criteria

  • A team with at least 2 FTE. NOT a single founder. Not necessarily connected to monetary compensation;

  • START-UP incorporated in EU or EU associated countries according to the official list of countries by the European Union and third countries associated to Horizon Europe. The registration certificate will be required to participate in the program;

  • START-UP incorporation date posterior to 31/12/2012.

Further details about the eligibility criteria and award criteria can be found at the Guide for Applicants.

Important moments

20 February – 23 April 2023

Open call for applications

22 April – 10 May 2023

Evaluations of applications

12 May 2023

Communication of shortlisted start-ups

May 2023


June 2023

Communication of selected start-ups for the programme

June – December 2023

Execution of the accelerator programme


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 (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.
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.
The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG), is an organisation created to offer advanced technological solutions to the automotive sector.
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 is one of the world’s leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions.
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.
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 start-ups from our batches


asked questions

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

1.Start a new application;

2.Select Chapter EIT UM – Impact Venures;

3.Select  the accelerator you want to apply to;

4.Follow the application formulaire.

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.

Which type of acceleration services does each Partner offer?

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Which countries are “Eligible”?

Start-ups incorporated in EU27 or EU associated countries are eligible. This includes the following eligible countries:

European Union member states (EU27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Horizon Europe associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Morocco, United Kingdom.

Process & Contact

For more information, reach out to: 
Eden Djanashvili – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)