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This first edition of the European Startup Prize for mobility is a great success, with nearly 500 startups from all over Europe responding to the call for applications. 10 of them were selected on the basis of criteria such as their ecological and social impact, the degree of innovation of their product or service, or their traction, i.e. their ability to attract investors and customers.
These 10 startups will all participate in the coming months in a tour of the biggest European tech events during which they will meet investors, partners and potential future clients. Four of them will receive awards during a pitch session open to the press on Thursday, February 22nd in Brussels with a tailor-made accompaniment designed by The Boston Consulting Group, Parallel Avocats and Grimaldi Studio.
AddSeat – Sweden – An innovative electric vehicle to facilitate short journeys for people with reduced mobility.
AppyParking – UK – Informs users in real time about the state of parking on streets.
ATSUKE – France – Offers mobile service solutions to enable omni-channel commerce and customer relations.
Cargonexx – Germany – Platform for connecting utility vehicle owners with professionals with freight needs.
COCOLIS – France – Collaborative platform dedicated to the transport of parcels by private individuals.
Klaxit – France – Carpooling offer for all transport pass holders in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Rennes, Grenoble and Orléans.
MaaS Global – Finland – Offers the purchase of public transport tickets via an application.
NRGkick – Austria – Revolutionises the charging of electric cars with new technology.
Tracefy Smart Mobility solutions – Netherlands – Provides a real-time internet connection with any e-bike to connect it to a GPS, platform, (personalised) application, or to exchange data.
Voltia e-mobility – Slovakia – Offers fleets of electric utility vehicles with zero CO2 emissions
Due to the high quality of some projects outside the European Union, the selection committee decided to create a special prize. A Swiss startup was selected, BestMile, an autonomous vehicle fleet management platform.