Unlocking the Future of Urban Mobility: 12 Startups Selected for the Scale-up Programme
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, proudly announces the selection of 12 start-ups with solutions for sustainable urban mobility that will take part in the 2023 edition of the programme. The consortium behind the project will help these emerging companies with tailored support to accelerate their growth, secure funding, and forge partnerships that will boost their business to the next level.
Over 80 applications were received from start-ups around Europe. Through the Scale-Up Programme, the selected start-ups will receive individualized business mentoring and training from key experts, access to investors and potential customers to expand their projects and seek new markets, and attendance to networking sessions with representatives of municipalities and industry to explore pilot implementation. Additionally, they are offered greater visibility through international high-level events such as IAA (Munich, Germany), Disraptors (Prague, Czech Republic), or Tomorrow.Mobility (Barcelona, Spain) to pave the way for tangible real-world impact.
The 12 selected start-ups are listed below:
- BLOCK: a micromobility parking infrastructure provider that has created a line smart & secure bicycle and scooter docking stations to provide on-site charging and diminish theft
- Comodif: a platform that helps companies unlock the power of their mobility data and empower connected mobility.
- Hybrid Lidar Systems: manufacturing of lidar sensors necessary for autonomous driving and industrial applications with a 20x higher resolution.
- Impargo: a European provider of Transport Management Platform software that automates road freight collaboration and digitally supports tech-underserved SMEs across Europe
- LADE: a complete, scalable system for charging infrastructure and energy management that automatically optimises renewable energy consumption.
- Luna Systems: the use of Computer Vision for the three core safety challenges for shared e-scooter use: sidewalk riding, collisions and disorderly parking. Luna is also now developing solutions for the consumer e-bike and global motorcycle markets.
- PARKUNLOAD: a digital platform to regulate, control, monitor and analyze smart loading or delivery zones to accelerate the shift towards sustainable city logistics, managing parking zones to promote local commerce or public transport.
- Sparkpark: a high-precision, digital parking infrastructure for shared micromobility vehicles that helps reduce urban congestion by providing efficient, reliable, safe and organized parking.
- RIDERgy: a scalable, flexible API-first software to EV owners and fleets to steer the charging process and achieve the lowest charging costs using grid-friendly green electricity and smart algorithms.
- ROADIA: a camera based GDPR compliant road safety sensors for enforcement (Speed, distance, cell phone usage, …) and traffic data acquisition.
- Triply: an automated mobility analytics platform for large enterprises, focused on reducing emissions and enabling sustainable mobility solutions.
- Walking Talking: A platform for happier teams – active mobility and collaborative learning, through a phygital social app and web platform that connects people in walks & talks, knowledge and team – workshops, achieving higher productivity and wellbeing together.
Participation in the Scale-up Programme serves as a gateway for these start-ups to showcase their solutions to investors, customers, and partners at prominent European urban mobility events. Additionally, the participants will benefit from support services valued at over €25,000, courtesy of programme partners, who will introduce these start-ups into the entrepreneurial ecosystem existing in Europe.
From previous editions, successful start-ups stand out that have achieved great growth such as Meep, a multimodal mobility platform that, together with Aena, launched an application to connect the different forms of city transport; Hopu, a start-up recently acquired by Libelium, that develops solutions in the field of air quality, smart cities, and infrastructures; SOLUM, a start-up that creates parking and charging stations for micromobility (bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters) for private clients or sharing companies that need users to park or charge their devices, all powered by solar energy; or Vadecity, a Catalan solution that implements secure parking for bicycles and with the possibility of e-bike charging, among many others.
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, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF), and Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg.
For more information about the Scale-up Programme, please visit https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/business-creation/scale-up-programme/