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 financial support

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

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

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

Startup investment

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.

The objective of the Financial Support to Startups Open Call is to hands-on support selected investees in driving their growth, gaining visibility, and strengthen national and international market position. For ventures coming from Horizon Europe Associated Countries and willing to stretch their outreach, it opens doors to European markets and mobility ecosystem. 

Does your startup qualify for mobility financial support?

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

Sector focus and main areas we support:

  • Integrated Mobility 
    • Active mobility
    • Public transport
    • Shared and on-demand mobility
  • Sustainable City Logistics
    • First/last mile delivery
    • Shipment and carrier solutions 
    • Circular freight and waste management
  • Transport Infrastructure
    • Mapping and navigation
    • Physical and digital infrastructure
    • Intermodality and inclusive mobility
  • Mobility and Energy
    • Transport electrification
    • Hydrogen and clean energy
    • Battery tech
  • Future Mobility
    • Waterborne mobility
    • Traffic management
    • Connected vehicles (V2X) and autonomous systems 

Is your startup helping to create liveable urban spaces?

Then this financial support 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 call manual.

Application timeline

The Financial Support to Startups Call opens 15 February 2024 and will be continuously open until end of 2025 with several cut-off dates. 

15 February 2024

Call opens for applications

29 April 2024

First cut-off date

6 September 2024

Second cut-off date

31 January 2025

Third cut-off date

Each cut-off date is followed by two-stage evaluation process after which all applicants will be informed about the results. The whole procedure is usually taking between 10 to 12 weeks. Further details on the selection process can be found in the Call manual

For questions and further information, contact the investment team at: