Energy and Public Realm

Accelerator Programme

What will you get?

Start-ups joining the Energy and Public Realm Accelerator will benefit from:

  • Travel voucher of 2.500€ per team
  • Participation at internal and high-level start-up events such as SpinLab Kick-off event (Leipzig, Germany), Disraptors Startup Summit (Prague, Czechia), Tomorrow.Mobility (Barcelona, Spain), and Startup Bootcamp (Budapest, Hungary) among others
  • Individual coaching and mentoring by industry experts and experienced founders
  • Expert webinars and workshops
  • Up to 25.000€ worth of support services provided by programme partners
  • Increased visibility via pitching events and programme partners networks, EIT Urban Mobility portfolio, and social media communications
  • Access to investors via VC networking and pitches
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments

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. Start-ups can apply from any of the two thematic areas, their solution does not have to cover both energy and the public realm.

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 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


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 start-ups from our batches


asked questions

Who can start-ups 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?

Start-ups 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 start-up can participate in the learning sessions?

Since the learning sessions are organised online, start-ups 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.

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: