NEWS - 2023/02/20

E+ MOBILITY Accelerator Programme – The Exclusive Accelerator Programme to Boost Urban Mobility Start-Ups Is Searching for Its 2023 Participants

After its first edition, and due to its high recognizement and positive achievements, the E+ Mobility Acceleration Programme has opened its 2023 call for applications. The participants will include urban mobility start-ups that solve challenges related to the fields of energy, micromobility, and shared mobility.

Applications now open [Deadline:21 April 2023]

The E+ Mobility Accelerator Programme is a project financed by the EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. The programme aims to become a powerful platform for transforming innovative mobility start-ups into successful companies through the acceleration of their business models.

The consortium will support 10 start-ups that develop solutions in the mentioned fields, supporting emerging companies with business and technical mentoring, providing access to key players for market and technical validation and connecting and preparing them to build pilots with relevant stakeholders. Through this programme, the goal is to accelerate the introduction of start-up led solutions in the market while helping cities and companies solve their challenges faster and more efficiently.

The E+ Mobility Accelerator Programme will offer to 10 selected applicants: 

        • Individualized business coaching and training, up to 30 hours
        • Mentoring by industry experts and experienced founders
        • Product and technology validation with potential access to a network of living labs
        • Investor pitch coaching and potential contacts with investors and VC funds
        • Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments
        • Tickets to Tomorrow.Mobility 2023, organised by Fira de Barcelona and co-organised by EIT Urban Mobility. One of the most influential start-up events in Europe with a specific focus on the future of mobility within cities
        • Promotion of your startup among the consortia network and through their communication channels.
        • Access to EU Corporates, living labs, cities, investors and fellow entrepreneurs
        • Access to a €2.500 grant

Last year the start-ups Hydrogen Alfa, developer of a hydrogen storage system, and Bavertis, an energy monitor software, were selected as the best-emerging companies from the first batch. This allowed them to be invited to enter the EIT Urban Mobility portfolio of invested companies, an opportunity with great benefits when scaling their companies. 

For the 2023 call, applicants will have to comply with the following eligibility criteria:

        • A clear, scalable business opportunity with preferred TRL of 4 – 7
        • A team with at least 2 FTE. NOT a single founder. Not necessarily connected to monetary compensation
        • Startup must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe associated countries
        • Founders and employees (e.g. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, ESOP) should own more than 50% of shares
        • No more than 10% of your shares are held outside of the eligible countries 
        • Fit with the energy, micromobility and shared mobility scope

The consortium is led by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) in collaboration with CARNET, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Activa, CTAG – Automotive Technology Center of Galicia, UPF Ventures, Ferrovial, Connected Mobility Hub, CERTH and ENEA.

The deadline for applications is 21 April 2023.

For more information about the programme and how to participate please visit: