Inclusive Mobility (Better Mobility Accelerator)

What will you get?

● A strong international accelerator programme, corporates and investors network
● Business coaching, mentoring, and trainings
● Direct access to “living labs”, cities and corporates to test your solution
● Financial support for travel expenses
● Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments

Why join?

Has your startup found the perfect solution to make mobility more sustainable, clean and inclusive for all? Are you ready to scale up your company and test your solution in cities across Europe?

The Better Mobility Accelerator (BMA) is an international six-month accelerator programme for startups who are ready to scale up internationally and access a unique network of international mobility, innovation and inclusivity experts across Europe.

You will get one-to-one business coaching, mentoring, and workshops. The programme offers city match-making to test your solution and facilitates an introduction to test and demonstration labs around Europe.

The main focus is the challenge area “Mobility for all” and therefore the improvement of physical and geographical accessibility for a wide range of target groups, currently often underserved and non-involved passengers as well as vulnerable travellers. The program follows an holistic approach and catalyses innovation and collaboration along sustainable and inclusive mobility. Therefore the scope of the program includes the challenge areas Intermodality, Future Mobility, Creating Public Realm as well Active Mobility.

The core themes:

● Providing access for all
● Ensuring effective and affordable mobility for all
● Improving safety for all
● Securing green mobility for all

Apply now for this six-month online programme and take your chance to get real product-market fit and enter international markets faster!

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

-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

Tuesday, April 4th

Info webinar #1: 4:00pm-5:00pm (CEST)

Thursday, April 6th

Info webinar #2: 11:00am-12:00pm (CEST)

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


Impact Hub Vienna
Impact Hub Vienna is a recognized home for innovators and has served as a launchpad for numerous impact initiatives and enterprises across Europe. Over this decade its community grew to over 1,000 active members, and more than 500 impactful startups were supported in over 40 incubation, acceleration and investment programs together with partners.
Productized, based in Portugal, is operating with the vision that best business ideas need well thought out and designed products to flourish. Productized exists to foster a business culture focused on creating products, offering innovative programs and professional services to organisations that want to flourish in this kind of cultural change within their teams.
Punkt vor Strich 
Punkt vor Strich is a knowledge & data platform as well as consultancy that designs data supported mobility solutions for and with organisations, municipalities and communities. These are geared to the needs of all affected people from the very beginning. In this way, better and more human-centred services and products are being created and the full potential is enabled.

Selected startups 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 the Better Mobility Accelerator provide?

If you are selected for the Better Mobility Accelerator programme you will receive:

● Training sessions and business & technical mentoring.
● Access to living labs and cities.
● Access to companies to understand their challenges and best fit their solutions to solve them.
● Exposure to investors and other relevant stakeholders and visibility within the EIT Urban Mobility community.
● Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments.

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.

Who will pay for the transportation expenses when attending the meetings in person?

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

Do we need a patent to participate?

No, just a novel scalable solution.

Who should apply?

European mobility start-ups with solutions in the areas of Intermodality, Active Mobility, Public Realm, Workplace and Future Mobility who want to:
Ensure effective & affordable mobility for all
• Secure green mobility for all
• Provide access for all
• Improve safety for all

Process & Contact

For more information, reach out to: