The GoGlobal calls for start-ups are opening now!

The GoGlobal programme, developed by the EIT Urban Mobility and coordinated by PowerHUB and CARNET (an initiative by CIT UPC), contributes to enabling a growth environment for mature start-ups with a thematic focus on urban mobility. Within this programme, two different calls are opening for participants: Welcome2Europe and Matchmaking Tour.

Welcome2Europe will host online international start-up companies targeting Europe, giving them the opportunity to be introduced to investors and local hub partners. On the other hand, the Matchmaking Tour programme offers outreach assisting European start-ups looking for expanding their activities across Europe

Depending on your geographical area, you are welcome to apply to your specific call, Welcome2Europe or Matchmaking Tour.

Benefits from participating start-ups

These two packages will foster engagement between start-ups, small and medium-size enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Moreover, start-ups and cities will be able to efficiently communicate in a way that meets the expectations from different European regions to which they will be exposed. One week before the main event, preparation workshops will facilitate the selected teams to boost their future presentations and network with potential customers.

The participation in these GoGlobal activities will also grant start-ups to access this year’s digital edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, named Smart City Live 2020.

Calendar (preliminary – details to come)

Start-ups mentoring

10 November   

  • 1st Welcome2Europe/Matchmaking Tour training session
  •  Presentation & communication skills                     

12 November   

  • 2nd Welcome2Europe/Matchmaking Tour mentoring session
  • Strategic communication and fundraising for start-ups.

Main event

17 November : Day 1 – Business opportunities in Central and West regions

Masterclass

  • Speed-dating with Potential Costumers
  • Speed-dating with Investors

19 November    Day 2 – Business opportunities in North and East regions

Masterclass

  • Speed-dating with Potential Costumers
  • Speed-dating with Investors

20 November    Day 3 – Business opportunities in South regions

Masterclass

  • Speed-dating with Potential Costumers
  • Speed-dating with Investors       

Please note that this calendar may change according to necessities – Detailed information will be on the www.urbanmobilityevents.com

Applications to Welcome2Europe for Start-ups from outside Europe HERE

Applications to Matchmaking Tour for Start-ups from within Europe HERE

Startups! Register now for Reuters Mobility Summit: 22 – 23 October 2020

Take your startup to the next level with the EIT Urban Mobility GoGlobal programme

We are looking for mature startups with a validated, scalable, and innovative idea that solves an urban mobility-related customer problem. Our programme gives you global outreach supported by learning sessions focused on overseas expansion and culminating with a presentation at Reuters Mobility Summit in October 2020.

What is in the plan:

1) Investment workshops in the form of 6 online sessions with speakers from international investor and startup community, helping selected teams to prepare for success in the US market.

2) Presentation of your startup at the Reuters US Mobility Summit 2020, including access to the event and marketing opportunities.

3) Support for creation of the video pitch for the Mobility Summit including mentoring and professional video service.

Deadline for applications: 5 August 2020

Agenda: Sessions preceding main event:

While participating in these meetings, you will understand investment principles and be able to succeed in the US market. The format will be a 45 minute keynote + 45 min Q&A with speakers with amassed expertise in subjects such as US & international investors, successful startups from US, EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hubs representatives and business and legal advisors.  

  • 2 September – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)
  • 9 September – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)
  • 16 September – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)
  • 23 September – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)
  • 30 September – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)
  • 7 October – GoGlobal Session 17:30 CET (08:30 PDT Seattle)

More details on each session will come soon! Stay tuned!

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.

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme SPECIAL: COVID-19 kicks off with 23 high-calibre European startups

To address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic EIT Urban Mobility has launched the “EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme SPECIAL: COVID-19” to support startups developing mobility solutions for COVID-19 related problems. 

From a pool of over 100 applicants, 23 startups have been selected for the programme, which hail from Spain to Sweden and all the way from Ireland to Israel. For the next three months they will receive a tailored programme including one-on-one coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, training, workshops, access to international startup and mobility events, and unique access to transport providers, cities and investors. The participating ventures will also profit from a specifically designed COVID-19 impact assessment, which is headed by Dr. Ursula Mühle, who is currently helping the German government to manage the effects of the Corona pandemic. 

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme SPECIAL: COVID-19 has kicked off successfully on 3 September 2020, and partners are excited to accelerate these 23 promising startups and scale-ups culminating with the final presentation at UnternehmerTUM’s ultimate demo day at the end of November. The programme is co-run by four European acceleration partners: Futurebox (DK), PoliHub (IT), Technion DRIVE Accelerator (ISR), and UnternehmerTUM (DE). 

Introduction to the selected startups:  

AxilionSmartMobility: “Reduce Traffic Congestion & Carbon Footprint with Disruptive AI & SaaS based Technology.”  

BlinkIn: “BlinkIn enables people to be there without going there.” 

CitySwift: “SwiftConnect provides passengers with predicted public transport vehicle demand and capacity information, allowing passengers to plan their journeys.” 

Dashfactory GmbH: “Dashbike is the first valid dashcam for cyclists that also has a StVZO conformal daytime running light and collects infrastructure data.” 

Elonroad AB: “Elonroad develops a high-tech electric road system – it auto charges all types of electric vehicles when parked as well as when driving.” 

European Health Group: “Our coating service prevents bacterial growth on highly used surfaces & all materials, killing viruses & bacteria & making our environment safer.”  

Hawa Dawa: “Digital tools to de-risk pollution + guide healthy routing choices among respiratory vulnerable groups using AI & datascience, IoT + satellite imagery” 

Isarsoft: “We make every camera count – Accurate video analytics solution for your business”  

Keyless Technologies: “Nothing to remember. Nothing to steal. You are the key.”  

Meep: “Meep creates mobile applications that integrate all available transport to and encourage a modal shift towards more sustainable and connected cities.” 

MOTIONTAG: “MOTIONTAG fuels innovation in the mobility sector to solve the climate challenge” 

MUV B Corp: “MUV turns safe & sustainable mobility into a Sport. It rewards responsible habits, certifies CO2 savings and helps Organizations to improve the World” 

Nemi “Flexibilizing public transport to make it more efficient, sustainable and inclusive”. 

Nielsen Concept: “Service B2B of electric bikes and connected bike shelters, 100% green with the concept of circular economy”  

The mission of Nielsen Concept is to improve the practice of individual and collective electric mobility and above all warn of the increase in carbon emissions 

NÜWIEL GmbH: “eTrailer is the first electric trailer for bikes with patented technology that enabling smart synchronized movement”  

Odo: “Sustainable and smart first/last mile solution that collects data about the city”  

PentaLock: “The ultimate bike security system inside the crank to prevent thefts” 

RideBee: “The default platform for your daily commute.RideBee is developing a platform for companies that supports the formation of carpools for employees and simplifies their daily organization.” 

Roll2Go: “The data-centric platform for mobility data fusion and predictive analytics”  

Saanize: “We develop simple solutions to the challenges our users meet every day”  

Scan Unic: “Our innovative research and design network develops all our technologies from concept to prototype stage.” 

UrbanRadar: “Mobility data analytics to beat congestion and improve air quality”  

VONZU Tech: “Empowering digitalization in the urban distribution of goods”  

Power4Global Investment Sessions

Online September – October 2020

Power4Global is taking mature EU start-ups with validated, scalable, and innovative ideas solving urban mobility-related customer problem to the next level within the EIT Urban Mobility Go Global Programme. This programme provides global outreach supported by learning Investment Sessions focused on overseas expansion and culminating with a presentation at Reuters Mobility Summit in October 2020.

Concept

While participating in the Power4Global Investment Sessions, start-ups will understand investment principles and be able to succeed in the US market. The format will be interactive – 45 min keynote session folowed by a 45 min Q&As with speakers bringing amassed expertise in subjects such as US & international investors, successful start-ups from US, innovation hubs representatives and business and legal advisors.

Calendar (more details to come)

2 September – 1st Power4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Martin Margala, Professor and Department Chair at University of Massachusetts Lowell will talk about the diversity of support for startups coming from universities and private sources in the US.

9 September – 2nd Power4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Kenny Hawk, CEO of Mojio will talk about the success story of his startup and experiences of doing business in Silicon Valley.

16 September – 3rd Power4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Jean-Marc Frangos, Executive Fellow at INSEAD, Executive In Residence at Plug and Play Tech Center and Member of the Board at Telecom Council will share his experiences from Silicon Valley-based corporate VC, as an innovation leader for a large corporation and a judge of many startup supporting programs.

23 September – 4thPower4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Milan Ruzicka, co-Founder and CEO at Thought Horizon will talk about ways of approaching businesses with innovative marketing.

30 September – 5thPower4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Gabriel Ionita and Stefan Pfandt, Director and VP respectively for Group Partnering and Business Development at Deutsche Telekom US, will talk about scouting for potential partners in North America and in addition share their first-hand account of professional life in Silicon Valley.

7 October – 6thPower4Global Investment Session
17:30 CET (08:30 PDT San Francisco / Silicon Valley)

Alan Messer, CTO of Mojio will talk about experiences of working with large corporations from a technology perspective.

Reuters Mobility Summit

  • 22 October  –  Day 1 – Reuters Events: Virtual Mobility North America 2020  GMT-7, PDT, CET-9
  • 23 October –  Day 2 – Reuters Events: Virtual Mobility North America 2020 GMT-7, PDT, CET-9

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

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator HUB East Innovation Sessions

August- November 2020

The Innovation accelerator offers 8 learning sessions for more extensive knowledge into the tools that start-ups needs to use to be successful in their daily life; not only in idea creation and product development, but also in the comercialisation of their idea, finding investors and sell the product.

During these 2 hours sessions, experienced mentors will share their knowledge and skills with participants. Topics has been selected very carefully taking into account the needs of start-ups, so participation on every single session can accelerate the ability of team significantly.

The following topics will be covered during the whole programme:

  • Opportunities: overview of current challenges in Urban mobility
  • Ideation: product creation by using customer centric approach
  • Development: agile methodology as essential development method in start-up community
  • Sales: communication on social network with B2B and B2G customers

All sessions will be interactive, and a lot of time will be devoted to practical implementation of the knowledge acquired. Therefore you will be ready to use all skills and tools within your team just after the sessions. 

Calendar

  • 6 August 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Urban Mobility challenges / David Michalička (vice-mayor of Ricany)
  • 20 August 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Design Thinking 1 – Opportunity clarification / Tomas Grunwald, Veronika Krasnohorska (design teaching coaches)
  • 3 September 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Design Thinking 2 – Opportunity definition / Tomas Grunwald, Veronika Krasnohorska (design teaching coaches)
  • 17 September 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:59 a.m. – Design Thinking 3 – Creative Thinking / Tomas Grunwald, Veronika Krasnohorska (design teaching coaches)
  • 1 October 2020, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Design Thinking 4 – Idea concept / Tomas Grunwald, Veronika Krasnohorska (design teaching coaches)
  • 15 October 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Design Thinking 5 – Finalisation of product / Tomas Grunwald, Veronika Krasnohorska (design teaching coaches)
  • 29 October 2020, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Agile methodology – big picture and best practice / Iulia Varva (Agile mentor)
  • 12 November 2020, 17:00 a.m. – 18:30 a.m. – B2B & B2G Sales / Milan Ruzicka and Monika Ruzicka Kenter (co-founders of Thought Horizon, US based B2B focused company helping B2B Sales and Marketing to gain traction on social media)

Accelerator Hub East Bootcamp for startups is coming!!

Prague, 27-28 September 2020.

The most promising early-stage start-up teams with business ideas to reduce congestion and increase transport efficiency selected in June 2020 will pitch their ideas in Prague! The selected start-ups come with innovative approaches to make commuting faster or more enjoyable and with concepts to accelerate the transition to low- or zero-emission means of transport. All other possible ideas that help to solve mobility-related problems are also included in their proposals.

Concept

The Accelerator HUB East Bootcamp will be organised in parallel to the Innovation Week Czech Republic 2020, a major technology event organised by the European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI).

Due to the Corona situation, it will be a hybrid event, thus allowing for on-site and on-line participation. The onsite participants will be welcomed at the Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic – one of the national top high-tech venues — as well as at Namesti Kinskych 6, Prague 5 – the location of PowerHUB  

Bootcamp Agenda Draft

27-28 September, 2020: The first two days will focus on improving the start-ups’ presentation’s skills for the 3 minutes pitches (business quality as well as graphical and vocal skills).  Participants from the start-up teams will get direct feedback from the experts from our Mentor Mobility Pool, coming from different EU countries like Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland etc. 

29 September, 2020: The Accelerator start-up teams will present their 3 minute pitches to the Innovation Week Czech Republic’s audience during the  afternoon session of the Demo day

All the teams will have access to the main Innovation Week events.  A common brochure introducing the EIT Urban Mobility Acceleration programme and all start-ups taking part in the event will be prepared and distributed during the event.

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator is an EU-funded programme running in five European regional hubs implemented through partners to take early-stage mobility start-ups to the next level.