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Urban Air Mobility Accelerator Programme : Solve Current City Challenges and Scale up Start-ups in Europe

Urban Air Mobility Accelerator Programme : Solve Current City Challenges and Scale up Start-ups in Europe

  • The UAM Plazza Accelerator Programme will look for the 10 Urban Air Mobility start-ups with the most potential to improve mobility in European cities
  • The project is co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and will be led by Toulouse Metropole, with the collaboration of Aerospace Valley, Ferrovial, and CARNET (initiative coordinated by CIT UPC)
  • Call for applicants is open until 1 May 2022

The UAM Plazza Accelerator Programme aims to take the selected start-ups to the next level by helping them increase their businesses around Europe. The 10 selected companies will get services during 2022 and will have the opportunity to test their solutions in a real city environment through access to living labs. The application period opened on 1 March 2022.

Ground transportation might have its future in the air, by implementing aeronautical innovative technologies in Urban Mobility.  For this reason, the Urban Air Mobility Acceleration programme, funded by EIT Urban Mobility an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, has a great potential to solve current city challenges. EIT Urban Mobility aims to provide innovative solutions to accelerate the transition of mobility towards a truly multimodal, integrated and user-centred transport system.

The acceleration programme will look for the 10 most promising emerging companies in Europe in the field of Urban Air Mobility and will provide them with support and the possibility to test their solutions in living labs. Additionally, the programme will offer them a coaching and mentoring programme to accomplish the goal of taking urban air mobility companies to the next level. Start-ups will then be able to raise investment as well as receive regulation and policy clarification.

The call for proposals for European Urban Air Mobility start-ups is officially open, start-ups will be able to apply from 1st March until 1st May. A guide for applicants can be found on EIT Urban Mobility website, including the programme offering, eligibility criteria and a guideline for the application process.

For more information about UAM Plazza Accelerator Programme and future registration, please visit https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/business-creation/accelerator/urban-air-mobility/