The application phase for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme batch #2 is open now!

Batch #1 

Batch #1 of the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme started in July 2020 in three Innovation Hubs (East, South, and Central) with 15 startups in a mostly virtual programme: In various workshops, the teams worked on their sales strategies, optimised financial plans or fine-tuned their business models. In “founders insights” successful entrepreneurs talked about their experiences in founding and scaling a company and in “CityDatings” they got established valuable connections to contact persons from our city partners. 

Two new hubs with 10 new partners 

In the second batch, Innovation Hub North and West will join the programme. This increases the possibility to get local exposure and to get access to essential stakeholders in the region’s ecosystems like city decision-makers, mobility corporates and investors interested in the topic of urban mobility.  

Hub North is led by Aalto Startup Center and involves Aalto University, Helsinki City, KTH Innovation, and Stockholm City as partners. Hub West is led by TU/e, and AMS, Brainport and the City of Amsterdam contribute as partners (see all Hubs and partners below). 

Application open for batch #2! 

For batch #2 we are now looking for early-stage startups from EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries with at least 2 FTE, a properly validated, clear, scalable and innovative business idea that solves a mobility-related customer problem. 
Find out more about the eligibility_criteria and the participating countries here. 
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The benefits:  

  • € 15,000 in equity-free funding for your startup  
  • 6-month Accelerator programme with mentoring, coaching and contacts to customers & investors  
  • 6-month office / co-working space (in select locations)  
  • Direct access to “living labs” and cities for the creation of new products and services  

Batch #2 will run from January 2021 until the end of June 2021. More information & application on 
(Application deadline: 15 November 2020) 

What our participants say 

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme has provided a great boost for Laplandar!  
We’ve engaged across boundaries with motivated mobility startups and have been given the opportunity to present our products to municipal governments and major companies.  
It’s fantastic for our network!” 
Andrew Heneghan, Sales Manager at Laplandar 

„The EIT Urban MobilityAccelerator programme is one of the most attentive business accelerators – the venture team really listens to our requests for further support and makes valuable connections. The level of access to a very high-calibre set of speakers and experts as well as an interesting peer group has been invaluable to us.   
The programme’s focus on demonstrating the impact of our products and services when it comes to COVID recovery and prevention will be of great help when it comes to identifying the right healthcare market segments to approach with our air quality expertise.”  
Cassi Welling, COO at Hawa Dawa 

Programme & partners  

The EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator is an EU-funded programme with five Innovation Hubs spread over Europe implemented through partners to take early-stage startups with a mobility-related business idea to the next level. Below follows an overview of the Innovation Hubs and our partners involved: 

Innovation Hub Central Innovation Hub East Innovation Hub North Innovation Hub South Innovation Hub West 
UnternehmerTUM ENEA ISBAK Polihub TU Munich Zone Cluster EcoMotion PowerHub SpinLab Aalto Startup Center Aalto University Helsinki City KTH Innovation Stockholm City UPC Aj. Barcelona Barcelona Activa CARNET CTAG UPF TU/e AMS Brainport City of Amsterdam 

Experts and mentors 

Experienced entrepreneurs, specialists in relevant fields for startups, or experts from the industry are highly welcome to join our network to support the teams! If you are interested to support promising founders, please contact Vit Soupal 

Apply for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme batch #2 until 15 November 2020