NEWS - 2022/07/29

The Scale-up Programme Has Selected Its 13 Participating Startups

The Scale-up Programme, financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, has identified the 13 most promising startups with solutions for sustainable urban mobility. These companies will now take part in one of the two programme paths, being Path A focused on providing visibility or Path B oriented towards the performance of a pilot within a European city and allow them to showcase their solution in a real environment, in addition to the exposure benefits. Moreover, the programme will help the selected startups to boost their business to the next level by supporting them in finding funding and partnerships through attendance to major European events, giving them visibility to potential investors, and bringing them closer to implementing their solutions.

Around 100 applications were received from startups around Europe in a call that closed on 12 June. The startups taking part of the programme will now receive coaching and mentoring to help them boost their products and reach new market goals. Above all, the programme helps startups to attract new investments thanks to the EIT Urban Mobility network and access to mobility innovation projects in European cities, as well as giving them access to funding and investment opportunities.

The 13 selected startups are listed below:

Path A:

Path B:

  • Isarsoft (Germany) – Challenge 01, raised by Hamburger Hochbahn AG: Push the transport revolution by offering customers information about the occupancy of public transport vehicles in real time by analysing the videos of security cameras.
  • CycleAI (Portugal) – Challenge 03, raised by Prague 1 Municipal District: Digital regulation: Find a harmony between promoting active clean micro-mobility in cities and operating these sharing services in a way that is consistent with other users of the area.
  • SHQUARED (Germany) – Challenge 04, raised by the City of Munich: Gather insights and develop a digital B2B marketplace that brings together operators of private or commercial spaces.
  • Vadecity (Spain) – Challenge 06, raised by the City of Madrid: Implement safe and secured bicycle parking with the possibility of charging e-bikes, located in strategic points.
  • SOLUM (Spain) – Challenge 09, raised by the City of Madrid: Implement parking and docking stations for micro-mobility (bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters) of private customers or sharing companies that need users to park or charge their devices.
  • PhySens (Germany) – Challenge 11, raised by IDIADA: Design a system to be installed between the charging station and vehicle that will allow data collection, viewing, evaluation and validation of the charging process.
  • Tirn Technology (Slovakia) – Challenge 14, raised by TUSGSAL: Test an innovative solution into a sample of TUGSAL’s electric vehicle to provide insights into the state-of-charge of the buses.

The Scale-up Programme will also be a gateway for participant companies to make themselves known to potential investors, customers and partners by participating in key urban mobility events in Europe, such as the Future Mobility event in Berlin, Disraptor in Prague, and the Tomorrow Mobility World Congress, part of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC22), taking place in Barcelona. In addition, the Scale-up Programme participants will receive support services worth more than €25,000 – provided by the programme partners, and attendance to internal events organised by EIT Urban Mobility in order to bring more visibility to the participating companies.

The Scale-up Programme is financed by EIT Urban Mobility and led by CARNET, with the collaboration of PowerHub, Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research, UnternehmerTUM, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF), Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg and the City of Hamburg, Xpreneurs, UnternehmerTUM Digital Hub Mobility.

For more information about the Scale-up Programme and registration, please visit