Welcome batch #2 to the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme!

From more than 250 applications from all over Europe and associated countries EIT Urban Mobility selected the 25 most-promising startups to be part of the second cohort of this 6-month accelerator programme. The founder teams will benefit from financial support, mentoring, coaching, expert workshops, free office space, access to local ecosystems and infrastructure, and a lot more provided by the acceleration partners in the five Innovations Hubs.

All the teams and their dedicated founders are solving mobility-related problems with innovations that make our lives easier and happier:

Innovation Hub Central

  • AWAKE Mobility (Germany)
    AWAKE Mobility is developing a predictive maintenance platform for city-bus operators in order to help them prevent vehicle breakdowns in the field. Their vision is a world of undisturbed transportation, where passengers don’t have to suffer from delays caused by technical issues.
    Learn more: https://www.awakemobility.de/
  • Blink Last Mile (Italy)
    Last-mile delivery is a bottleneck for B2C e-commerce: a key part of the online purchasing experience, but express couriers struggle with it. Blink Last Mile democratises sustainable same-day delivery for non-Amazon e-tailers, with a “relay race” exploiting heavy and light vehicles.
    Learn more: https://www.blinklastmile.com/
  • Bluedot (Turkey)
    The AirBnB of charging stations for electric car users: The Bluedot app connects all charging stations into a single network, enabling owners to share and monetize them.
    Learn more: https://thebluedot.co/
  • Moovster GmbH (Germany)
    Moovster wants to make mobility in cities more sustainable and rewarding by creating a win-win situation for cities, city dwellers, and companies with a new mobility platform. A flexible mobility budget, e.g. from the employer, or as a privately booked mobility package, enables the use of all existing mobility services as a real alternative to the own car or company car. The Moovster App rewards particularly sustainable mobility decisions with attractive rewards, similar to Miles-and-More.
    Learn more: http://moovster.com
  • Securaxis (Switzerland)
    Securaxis turns ‘sound’ into actionable insights for monitoring, and the exploitation of urban sound to improve cities’ operations while saving money and to answer citizens’ worries about privacy and sustainability.
    The technology combines accoustics with advanced artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) to add the missing layer to smart cities: the hearing, sounds analytics, allowing for detection, recognition, and localization of specific sounds in any kind of environment.
    Learn more: https://www.securaxis.com

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub Central: UnternehmerTUM / XPRENEURS, ENEA, ISBAK, Polihub, TU Munich.


Innovation Hub East

  • BringAuto is a startup whose mission is to make people’s lives easier by bringing robots into cities. DringAuto designs and produces automotive delivery robots for last-mile delivery which significantly decreases the cost of delivery.
    Learn more: https://www.bringauto.com
  • Dashfactory’s vision is to digitize bicycle traffic, to make cycling safer and more attractive while also improving the cycling infrastructure. The Dashbike technology of event-related and legally compliant video recording, including all metadata as well as the simultaneous collection of daily updated infrastructure data in the required quantity, is to be extended to other means of transportation.
    Learn more: https://www.dashbike.de/
  • In the present times – the era of rapid development of urban agglomerations – an increasing number of European cities know the problem of smog. Due to this, they have introduced zero-emission zones and have moved transport into the communication network. For several years, FSE has been involved in projects related to ecological transport and audits in the field of changing the electric fleet to electrical ones. They can help local governments and companies to introduce electric cars from their product portfolio to their fleet. Lear more: https://fs-e.pl
  • Meter Solutions Kft (Hungary)
    MET3R ZenCharge is a demand-side response system that uses IoT, machine learning, and predictive analytics to optimise EV charging and match it with distributed renewable generation. ZenCharge is a SaaS product for fleet operators and energy network managers.
    Learn more: https://met3r.com
  • QLX GmbH (Germany)
    QLX’s software allows you to interactively design and visualise roads, railways, power lines, and pipelines three-dimensionally, with a simultaneous calculation of costs and scheduling in real-time and with broad automation. This means achieving optimised results in lighting speed and effortlessly. The instant calculation of environmental impact and the real-time 3D visualisation enables you to optimise and communicate the planning objectives with decision-makers, specialist planners, and stakeholders.

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub East: Zone Cluster, EcoMotion, PowerHub, SpinLab.


Innovation Hub North

  • Gordian Logistics Optimisation Systems
    Gordian is a DeepTech software startup that makes transport planning easy and effective by untangling millions of movement traces. Their products are based on proprietary movement data analytics and AI. They provide benefits to their customers by making planning easy, interactive, and evidence-based. Plans derived with their products are up to five times more cost-effective than those of their competitors and can result in savings of megatons in CO2-emissions or billions of Euros in costs.
    Learn more: https://www.thegordian.io/
  • InnoBrain
    With the introduction of autonomous and teleoperated vehicles, drivers are either removed or they control the vehicles from distance. That brings two main challenges during product development and surveillance: 1) Tracking drivers’ performance in teleoperated situations and 2) subjective assessment of vehicles from the passengers’ perspective. InnoBrain offers a Neuro-AI based platform to directly track and evaluate the cognitive and emotional status of teleoperation drivers as well as passengers.
    Learn more: http://www.cogniuse.com
  • Peregrine Technologies
    Peregrine Technologies is a Berlin-based AI technology company that is improving road safety and minimising CO2 emissions in cities. By deriving context from real-time traffic scene imagery, they prevent and avoid the likelihood of high-risk events in traffic. They automatically remove personal information in imagery, e.g. faces and license plates, making their service GDPR compliant. Peregrine is set out to support drivers and fleet operators to save lives and money.
    Learn more: https://peregrine.ai/
  • Skipit
    The world’s first urban mobility app specifically targeted at the travel and tourism market: They empower their users with a “Global Oystercard and Journey Planner”. They grant access to multiple public transport networks and low carbon modes of transport, so their customers can explore cities with confidence and, at the same time, fight climate change.
    Learn more: https://skipit.cc/
  • TELEPORT Mobility AB
    Teleport’s battery swapping system lowers operations costs, minimises environmental impact, and enables increased utilisation of shared electric scooters and bikes.
    Learn more: http://www.teleportmobility.eu

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub North: Aalto Startup Center, Aalto University, Helsinki City, KTH Innovation, Stockholm City


Innovation Hub South

  • Advanced Services In MOBility – ASIMOB (Spain)
    ASIMOB applies new technologies, such as AI and IoT, to the digitalisation and automation of road inspection tasks that road managers/ operators still perform manually. This is the case for traffic sign inspections or location and evaluation of irregularities in the road surface. Using lightweight, low-cost onboard sensing equipment, ASIMOB automates these tasks and generates digital evidence of each inspection, enabling early risk awareness and the optimisation of road maintenance tasks.
    Learn more: http://asimob.es/
  • Bia (Spain)
    Through AI and co-optimisation, Bia unlocks the full potential of electromobility for a successful clean energy transition. They optimise EV charging for the cheapest and greenest charge, smoothest loads, and lowest battery degradation. Their platform provides charging & grid operators with EV load and flexibility forecasting and aggregate control.
    Learn more: https://www.biapower.io/
  • MUV B-Corp (Italy)
    MUV turns sustainable mobility into a Sport. It gives organisations and brands the opportunity to contribute to enhancing people’s healthy behaviours, reducing pollution, and improving cities’ liveability. 
    As easy as if they were playing a mobile app game. Citizens train their sustainable mobility talent, play real tournaments, and get rewarded like real-world athletes.
    CO2 reduction is monitored by using a certified methodology and mobility data is open to public administrations to improve policies.
    Learn more: https://www.muvgame.com/
  • Pavnext (Portugal)
    Promoting safer, smarter, and more sustainable cities.
    Learn more: https://www.pavnext.com/
  • Solum (Spain)
    Solum is a smart green energy provider for micro-mobility fleets. Thanks to its in-house developed technology, a solar mat, Solum can install an autonomous charging station at any location without disturbing the urban environment.
    Learn more: https://www.solumpv.com

 Acceleration partners Innovation Hub South: UPC – Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, CARNET, CTAG and UPF.


Innovation Hub West

  • OTIV
    OTIV is a Belgian based AI company improving the safety, efficiency, and affordability of railway transport in complex urban and industrial environments by teaching vehicles to drive autonomously using off-the-shelf hardware and proprietary software and algorithms.
    Learn more: https://www.otiv.ai
  • Qarin BV
    Qarin is a young organisation focused on providing mobility solutions. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to use public transportation services, and therefore they are focused on integrating people with reduced mobility. They offer help on the way, they take care of the first- and the last mile and they help people with transitions between different transport operators.
    Learn more: https://www.qarin.nl/nl/
  • Skialabs
    The most flexible software for waste management. Built using reinforcement learning and state-of-the-art optimisation.
    Learn more: https://www.skialabs.com
  • Swugo
    Electric bicycles cost up to 10x the minute the monthly wage in many EU countries, stifling any real hope of mass adoption. Their unique technology stack and service delivery model allows them to transform anyone’s bicycle into an electric bike for less than a monthly TV subscription – kicking off the next cycling revolution!
    Learn more: https://www.swugo.com
  • XYZ Dynamics B.V.
    XYZ Dynamics is leading sustainable mobility with the development of the AxLectric. The AxLectric is a retrofit add-on electric powertrain for LCVs. It will guarantee full-electric driving in zero-emission zones, because of its intelligent EMS – GEO Fencing system. This makes it possible for fleet owners such as construction workers to keep performing their work with their existing vehicles. The AxLectric is connecting the city and transport and helps governments reach their stated goals.
    Learn more: https://xyzdynamics.nl/

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub West: TU/e, Brainport, City of Amsterdam and AMS.

We are looking forward to six months of intense collaboration and support to these teams to solve urban mobility related problems that affect us all in Europe.

Find out more about the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme here.