Project purpose and Description


The Scale-up programme identifies the 12 most promising urban mobility small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and start-ups with a TRL of 7-9. It supports them in implementing their solutions with at least 7 joint pilots with industries, cities and regions across Europe, boosting market penetration for their disruptive urban mobility solution. The consortium will apply already proven methodologies, validated in previous KAVAs with a similar approach, for scouting, selection, mentoring and piloting their solution. The participants are expected to increase their enterprise value by widening their stakeholder networks, gaining experience with pilot projects and being more visible and recognized across Europe for customers, clients, partners, and future employees. The EIT Urban Mobility community will benefit from a pool of disruptive solutions from the SME’s that contribute to solving their specific challenges or for cooperation or invest in them, as achieved in previous programmes.

Objectives and Outcomes


Based on the outcomes of previous KAVAS implemented by this consortium, it is expected to impact all different stakeholders involved in the programme ecosystem: The impact on participants will be the new opportunities created by implementing their solution in new cities or industries by an EIT Urban Mobility [EIT UM] funded pilot, new prospects by networking events avoiding the resources needed to find the right speakers by matching them with the right decision-makers, visibility and the knowledge gained that can be implemented in other cities. For BP2022 it is expected that at least 15 companies will show interest in participants from the results obtained in BP2020, where nearly 50 companies showed interest in the 35 participants.

The impact on cities and industry will be to have a direct connection to problem solvers who can provide out-of-the-box solutions to their challenges, access to funded pilots plus the visibility provided by its implementation and results. Furthermore, the talent shown during the pilot and the product or service implemented during it can be later on purchased by the hosting member, benefiting from a tested product and reducing the time for selecting the right solution, benefiting citizens by implementing new disruptive solutions. Extrapolating the results of BP2020 and expected for BP2021, of 3 pilots per programme conducted and funded by EIT UM and another one from networking activities with cities, it is expected to conduct at least 7 pilots during BP2022.

The impact on EIT UM is expected to be the access to highly qualified scale-ups to invest in them (6 invested of 35 participants in BP2020), including at least 2 on its investment portfolio, widening the existing mobility scale-up database with new potential candidates (expected around 100 applicants) and to offer to its community have access to a funnelled pool of successful scale-up plus the knowledge gained both from the start-ups and the implementation of the project.