CALL OPENS MARCH 2023

Capital for your
Mobility Startup

EIT Urban Mobility invests in European mobility ventures
to help them scale sustainable.

What to expect as a startup of the
EIT Urban Mobility’s equity portfolio?

Up to €500.000 investment

Fast-track introductions to the
largest pan-European mobility
network
including cities,
corporates and other sister
European organisations such as
the EIB, the EIC and the EIF

Mentoring and hands-on
support
to scale your company
with increased visibility.
Access to top-tier events

Access to exclusive funding
opportunities
to scale sustainable
via city pilots, funding through
innovation projects and follow-on
investment opportunities

Startup Investments

EIT Urban Mobility is looking for startups offering innovative urban mobility solutions to create a more social and healthier environment in cities.

As an impact investor, EIT Urban Mobility invests in solutions that contribute positively to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sustainable cities and communities, clean energy, and climate action. Furthermore, EIT Urban Mobility encourages inclusive and gender-balanced teams to apply for this funding on green mobility.

To stimulate the talent and entrepreneurial mindset in all of Europe, EIT Urban Mobility pays special attention to startups incorporated in the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), where conservative and risk-avoiding policy-making can slow down change and innovation. After their application, startups from these countries will be invited to a specific investment committee to ensure the channelling of the additional financial support available to RIS startups.

This investment call supports startups, driving growth and going international. It also supports startups from outside Europe willing to expand their business in the European ecosystem related to urban mobility. Gender-balanced teams in these topics are encouraged to apply.

Does your startup qualify for mobility investment?

Startups and scale-ups currently fundraising or preferably already in an ongoing funding round with the following characteristics:

  • Incorporated in EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country
  • Urban mobility startups in pre-seed and seed rounds
  • Less than 100 employees on their payroll
  • Innovative product/service contributing to at least one of the EIT Urban Mobility Focus Areas:
    • Integrated Mobility
    • Sustainable City Logistics
    • Future Mobility
    • Mobility and Energy
    • Smart Infrastructure

Areas we invest in:

  1. Urban Air Mobility
  2. Waterway Transportation & Water Logistics
  3. Connected Vehicles
  4. Mobility & Energy
  5. Autonomous Vehicles and Systems
  6. Mapping and Navigation
  7. Sensors and Training Data
  8. Mobility Services
  9. Vehicle Marketplaces and Aftermarket
  10. Smart Cities & Smart Parking
  11. Last-mile Delivery & Green Logistics
Having EIT Urban Mobility as an investor has been extremely valuable for Skyroads' journey so far. Their support has not just been monetary, but they have also provided us access to their wide business network, along with offering us multiple opportunities to grow as a startup and increase our visibility to the world of customers, strategic partners, and other investors. Skyroads would like to thank EIT Urban Mobility for their extraordinary services and we highly recommend EIT Urban Mobility to other startup founders.
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Skyroads AG
Tim Krieglstein

Is your startup helping to create liveable urban spaces?

Then this investment is your chance to get a real product-market fit and
enter international markets faster.

Selection Criteria
for mobility funding

  • Resilience and capacity to leverage your company’s resources as a response to the changing environment and challenges and opportunities, ensuring traction and growth.
  • Positive contribution to at least one of our challenge areas (Active Mobility, Sustainable City Logistics, Creating Public Realm, Future Mobility and Mobility & Energy) and to Core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); SDG3, SDG7, SDG8, SDG9, SDG11 and SDG13.
  • You have secured/committed investment from other accredited investors (BA, VC, CVC, etc.) in your current capital raise where EIT Urban Mobility would participate.
  • You can act fast and diligently to formalise the current funding round and the investment process.
  • The equality between men and women is a core value for EIT Urban Mobility. We support the adoption of the EIT’s Gender Mainstreaming Policy and its impact in the Knowledge Triangle.
  • In consequence, the quality and experience of the founders’ team is essential, and a gender-balanced team is evaluated as a significant strength.
  • See for all criteria and guidelines to apply, the guide for applicants.

Application timeline

The investment call will open 03 March 2023 and will be continuously open until 1 October 2023 with three cut-off dates in May, July, and September. 

For questions and further information, contact the investment team at: investments@eiturbanmobility.eu