Strategic Business Alliance for Urban Mobility Open Call

EIT Urban Mobility aims to play a central role in supporting transformative and responsible research and innovation and, therefore, the alignment of multiple stakeholders to transform goods and services delivery systems orienting them towards a greener, digital, more resilient and fairer urban mobility model.  

We believe that one of the main barriers to articulate collective action addressing Urban Mobility challenges is the need to strengthen a shared vision of the future and a systemic understanding of these challenges. Stakeholders involved should share a systemic vision of the urban mobility present situation as regards its problems and opportunities, and should have a shared goal, knowing that their uncoordinated actions are unlikely to effectively address the challenge. 

Knowing that one of the most important challenges to achieve a real transformative change is aligning the diverse and relevant stakeholders to address societal challenges, from EIT Urban Mobility we are working to be a change enable. We want to work together with our Partners and all the Urban Mobility ecosystem to create concrete opportunities to open new horizons and possibilities for development or help to replace those with others that generate a more comprehensive value (economic, social and environmental) for society. 

With this understanding, we are enriching our call programme with the Open Permanent Call Strategic Business Alliance for Urban mobility, aiming at fostering potential collaborations between key partners to create new business opportunities able to accelerate the urban mobility sustainable transition. 

We strive to create the environment to enable company success in the urban mobility market. That’s why we aim at scouting and supporting the most innovative and impactful ventures ideas. 

We look forward to receiving your applications and make the sustainable transition happen! 

Main features of the call (aim and challenges)

The overall purpose of the Strategic Business Alliance for Urban Mobility call is to foster potential collaborations between key partners to create high potential business opportunities able to accelerate the urban mobility sustainable transition.

EIT UM is looking for companies that have identified an innovative business opportunity to work together in a joint venture, that have already defined the business case, worked on the internal alignment and are now ready to deeply work on structuring the business model. Our aim is helping companies through the specific steps of the joint venture creation, reducing risk and ensuring them support especially in the phase of structuring the business model and its launch and operationalization. 

We strive to support the best ones with a high potential for scalable business models and/or disruptive technologies through a tailored programme and giving them the possibility of a fast track to our Impact Venture programmes. 

Contact details

Type of contactTeamEmail
For legal, financial and administrative procedures, including questions about PLAZA submission toolProgramme Management Office (PMO)pmo@eiturbanmobility.eu
For content, topic-related related questionsE&Smilena.zoppeddu@eiturbanmobility.eu

Call summary

Call for Proposals Main Features1   
Key dates of the call calendar Call opening: October 2023 
1st Cut off date: 9 January 2024 17:00 CET 
Eligibility and admissibility check: 30 January 2024 
Evaluation of proposals: 08 February 2024 
Communication of results: 20 February
Tentative start of the projects: 1 March
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this call 150.000 EUR 
Link to the submission portal  The PLAZA platform will be available as of the 21 October 
List of documents to be submitted Application form is available on the PLAZA platform 
List of documents to take into consideration Call Manual
Guidelines for Applicants
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
Eligibility of expenditure
Appeal procedure
Financial Support Agreement template 
Project Implementation Handbook
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement (specifically Articles 16 and 17) 
Short summary of the topics to be addressed EIT UM aims to play a pivotal role in scouting and supporting the most innovative and impactful ventures. The overall purpose of the Strategic Business Alliance for Urban Mobility call is to foster potential collaborations between key partners to create high potential business opportunities able to accelerate the urban mobility sustainable transition. In this way, EIT UM would like to create the environment to enable innovative start-ups and companies’ growth in the urban mobility market.   EIT UM is looking for companies that have identified an innovative business opportunity to work together in a joint venture, that have already defined the business case, worked on the internal alignment and are now ready to deeply work on structuring the business model. Our aim is helping companies through the specific steps of the joint venture creation, reducing risk and ensuring them support especially in the phase of structuring the business model and its launch and operationalization.   EIT UM objective is to help partners boosting the business case through the distinct phases, from the structuring of the business process till the launch and operating model phase.  
Evaluation criteria For the Evaluation:  Contribution to attaining mandatory EIT Core KPIs, Aligned with the specific call requirements under which the proposal was submitted, and  Excellence, novelty, and innovation, Impact and financial sustainability, and Quality and efficiency of the implementation, including sound financial management. 

The first cut-off date has been postponed to 09 January.