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
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!
-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.
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
Communication of selected start-ups for the programme
June – December 2023
Execution of the accelerator programme
Selected startups from our batches
How do I apply to the Accelerator programme?
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.
Which rules apply to the eligibility of costs for the lump sum contribution of €2,500?
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