Energy and Public Realm

Accelerator Programme [2022 call closed]

What will you get?

Startups joining the Energy and Public Realm Accelerator will benefit from:

  • Networking opportunities with investors, cities, industry representatives and other startups
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments
  • Six interactive, virtual learning sessions about the following topics: finding product-market fit, KPIs, social media marketing, behavioral marketing, investments and presentation skills
  • Individual mentoring sessions with experts from the area of Energy and/or Public Realm
  • 2.500€ grant
  • In-person events, such as a face-to-face bootcamp
  • Access to other networking opportunities with startups from other accelerators

Why join?

The EIT Urban Mobility Public Realm Accelerator provides support for innovative mobility solutions, focusing on creating a better public space and improving the wellbeing of residents by addressing energy- and mobility-related aspects. These two topics are interlinked, and many early-stage startups contributing to Public Realm come also from the areas of Energy and Mobility.

In addition, changing the Public Realm requires a lot of effort, and Energy and Mobility impacts this transition and contributes to a better space for living. Startups can apply from any of the two thematic areas, their solution does not have to cover both energy and the public realm.

Get more information during a dedicated webinar on 5 April, between 14.00 and 15.00 CET. Register here.

Atlas Aero
“We enjoyed taking part in the EIT Urban Mobility programme. Especially the possibility to network with other European startups, accelerators and investors. Also the access to coaching by experts – in person – was great, really during these times. During the coaching sessions, we were able to fix some of our weak points and became aware of areas we can progress in to increase our IRL. We would recommend the programme to other mobility startups, particularly because of its strong and EU-wide network."
"The quality of the learning sessions and the opportunity to physically attend foreign events all contributed to a great and useful experience during the 6 months. The third session about behavioral marketing was especially useful. The organizers are super friendly and responsive and the grant we received directly helped us achieve our goals. I highly recommend this programme!"

Eligibility criteria

  • A clear, scalable business idea
  • A diverse team of min. 2 FTEs
  • The startup must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe associated countries
  • Clear impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Fit with at least one of the two thematic areas: energy or public realm

Important moments

1 March 2022

Call for startups open

5 April 2022

Information webinar; register here

10 May 2022

Call for startup closes

Mid-May 2022

2-step selection and evaluation of the applicants

June 2022

Kick-off meeting with the top 10 startups

June 2022

In-person bootcamp in Czech Republic

June – November 2022

Six virtual learning sessions

June – November 2022

Individual mentoring sessions

December 2022

Cross-accelerator demo day


ZONE Cluster
With its unique position, ZONE Cluster can connect to competencies, resources, and the interests of these stakeholders, to ensure the success of public space design, and transformation.
PowerHUB as a Research & Innovation Industrial Center has an excellent track record with ICT Development, IT Platform, Urban Planning, in IT development of Big Data solutions and with citizen engagement applications.
SpinLab Accelerator GmbH
SpinLab is a Leipzig-based accelerator with a primary focus on Smart-city, energy, and eHealth/public wellbeing. Since 2015 around 100 entrepreneurial teams have been supported in creating and growing innovative businesses.

Selected startups from our batches


asked questions

Who can startups contact if they have any specific questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Krisztina Koncz (, or Toufik Dallal (

What type of learning sessions does the programme include?

Startups can participate in 6 interactive learning sessions about the following topics:

  • Finding product-market fit
  • Measuring KPIs
  • Social media marketing, with a specific focus on LinkedIn marketing
  • Behavioral marketing, trust-building with customers and investors
  • Investments
  • Presentation skills

How many people per startup can participate in the learning sessions?

Since the learning sessions are organised online, startups are free to invite as many colleagues to the sessions as they wish. Generally, we recommend having 1-3 participants per team.

How often do the teams meet their mentors?

The mentors and the teams usually meet twice per month, and a session usually lasts for one hour. So altogether, they can meet 12 times between June and November, but it can be adjusted to the needs of the mentors and the teams.

Process & Contact

For more information, reach out to: