Three startups are ready to test their pilots across European cities!

Urban Radar, Nüwiel, and eParkomat have been selected as the winning participants from the Scale-up Hub programme that will receive up to 50.000€ in equity funding for implementing their pilot’s proposal to the City Club Challenges in the  European cities of Barcelona, Hamburg, and Ostrava, respectively.

Urban Radar, founded in France in 2018, is a cloud platform that revolutionises the way cities manage and regulate their mobility in response to the disrupting urban logistics demand. Their proposal is a pilot project to improve urban logistics by providing the pilot city, Barcelona, a custom-made platform for kerb management and logistics optimization.

For the city of Hamburg, the start-up selected is Nüwiel. Founded in 2016 in the same city where it will test their project, it provides innovative electric bike trailers, which offer a sustainable and reliable solution for transporting goods in urban areas.

Finally, the scale-up testing their pilot project in the city of Ostrava: eParkomat. Founded in Karvina in 2016, they help cities solve the parking problem by using AI & anonymized data of mobile operators, delivering real-time parking occupancy, as well as an analysis based on tracking of driver’s habits. They will implement their platform with the aim of helping drivers navigate directly to the location with highest probability of available parking and managing prices according to the real demand.

Their innovative approach to urban mobility has allowed them to be perceived as the most valuable projects for our cities. By the end of this year, we will be able to obtain their analyses and learn from this experience, that will have a positive impact on the citizens of these cities and, hopefully, a lot more in the coming years.

The Scale-up Hub programme is developed by the EIT Urban Mobility, an innovation community bringing together academia, research, businesses, and cities to work on innovative solutions for the mobility challenges facing cities. EIT Urban Mobility is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.

Power4Global call selects five startups for presentations at Reuters Mobility Summit

Twenty three startups submitted their information to be evaluated. All participating startups had to submit a pitch deck and answer a set of questions focused on the viability of their business model, scalability and other important factors. All of these attributes were then examined individually by the evaluators who gave the startups a total score. Based on this score, the selected startups are:

  • EVIO – Electrical Mobility
  • Huddl Mobility Limited t/a CitySwift
  • Meep
  • Vianova
  • Volvero

The Next Steps

These five startups, as those that were not selected, will now be able to attend the six preparation investment sessions. These sessions will put the emphasis on the expansion to foreign markets such as the US, as well as other important business sectors. Learn more about them here.

Each session will have a speaker with expertise on fields related to startup scalability and growth.

Power4Global and GoGlobal

Power4Global is an integral part of the GoGlobal programme, itself part of the larger Business Creation programme by EIT Urban Mobility. It is focused on aiding urban mobility startups in their expansion outside of Europe, particularly in the United States. This programme would have concluded in the selected startups visiting Silicon Valley, particularly, San Diego. Due to COVID-19 limitations, though, the event will take place virtually.

The GoGlobal programme is organised by a multidisciplinary, international consortium comprised of CARNET and PowerHUB.

EIT Urban Mobility Scale-up Hub: Ready2Scale Event at The Innovation Week

Prague, 28-29 September 2020

The Ready2Scale event will be organised as part of the Innovation Week Czech Republic 2020 – a major technology event organised by the European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI). It will take place at one of the top high-tech event locations – Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic at Namesti Kinskych 6 / Prague 5. 

Due to the Corona situation, on-line participation via ZOOM will be also possible.

The main activity will take place on 29 September in the afternoon on the main stage of The Innovation Week Czech Republic event. The aim of the event is to acquaint companies, cities and the general public with the latest world trends in the field of innovation and modern technologies and to promote Czech innovations and inventions.

EIT UM will have dedicated block from 16:00 to 19:00 for a key-note, panel debate and start-up teams introduction (3 minute pitches).

Next to the stage programme, there will be an EIT Urban Mobility stand where participants may find information about EIT Urban Mobility and start-ups in the Scale-up Hub programme. Examples of team product may be presented at the stand as well. 

All teams will have access to the main Innovation Week events. 

Get together and Preparatory meeting will take place in the late afternoonof the 28 September at PowerHUB’s premises to prepare teams for the main event. 

Common brochure introducing EIT Urban Mobility, Scale-up Hub programme and all start-ups will be prepared and distributed during the event. 

Event Agenda Draft

29 September, 2020 – DAY 1

  • 15:45 – 16:00: EIT Urban Mobility welcome key-note, Traian Urban (Head of EIT Urban Mobility Hub East)
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Introduction of best European Urban Mobility start-ups (1/2)
  • 17:00 – 17:20: Coffee break
  • 17:20 – 18:00:  Panel debate: “Challenges for urban mobility in the post-covid period”, Vit Soupal – Moderator, Traian Urban – EIT Urban Mobility, EU City representative, Industry representative
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Introduction of best European Urban Mobility start-ups (2/2)

28 September, 2020 – DAY 0

  • 17:00 – 19:00: Get together preparatory meeting  Pitching Dry-run
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Informal dinner