Get ready for our Award Ceremony in Paris!

Our yearly highlight is our Award ceremony when we invite the new winning startups to pitch on one stage in front of our entire ecosystem of major companies, EU institutions, VIPs, and investors – all eager to discover Europe’s best clean mobility entrepreneurs. This year, we’ll bring the best of our previous versions; we’re back to a full physical location but we’re still going to broadcast a high level digital version. We’re proud to be part of the ChangeNow Summit and an official event of the French Presidency of the EU. But if you can’t make it to Paris, our media partner, the Brussels Times, will broadcast the event on its Facebook page and website. As always, viewers have an active role to play. Together with our professional jury – YOU will get to vote among the 10 pitches which ones were the best, deserving this year’s GOLD award.

Here’s our programme for the event:

Award Ceremony – 4th edition May 19th, 2022, 16h – 18h CET


Dan Sobovitz, Moderator and CCO at the EUSP
Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport at the European Parliament,
President of the EUSP



HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco


First Pitching Session: 3 minutes per pitch + 1 minute for Q&A

Berenice van Gessel, Co-Founder of BAQME

Candace Saffery Neufeld, CEO&Founder of Bia Power SL

Lloyd Drop, Chief Growth Officer of GO Sharing

Bruno Mendez DaSilva, CEO of Heex Technologies

Ambre Eppler, Co-Founder of NOWOS

Round-table: What is Europe doing to foster Green innovation in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis?

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-president of the European Commission, in charge of the European Battery Alliance

Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank


Second Pitching Session: 3 minutes per pitch + 1 minute for Q&A

Sam De smet, CEO of OTIV

Andrea Mocellin, Founder of REVOLVE AIR

Piotr Niedziela, VP Business Development at Storkjet

Thibaud Castagne, CEO and Founder of Vianova

Clémence Lukowski, Chief Financial Officer of Zeleros


Round-table: How can we ensure ethical human-centric innovation according to European values?

Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for  Equality

Carlo Borghini, Executive Director Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking


Jury vote & announcement of winners of the special prizes

  • Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight | Coordinating the EU Battery Alliance >> Special Prize “Electro-Mobility”
  • Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality >> Special Prize “Accessibility and Inclusive Mobility”
  • Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee >> Special Prize “Smart Territories”
  • Lilyana Pavlova, Vice President at European Investment Bank (EIB) >> Special Prize “Scale-Ups”
  • Carlo Borghini, Executive Director Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking >> Special Prize “Rail Mobility”
  • Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO Groupe ADP >> Special Prize “Smart City”
  • Catherine Leboul Proust, Chief Strategy Officer at GRDF >> Special Prize “Logistic and freight”
  • Côme Berbain, Head of Innovation at RATP Group >> Special Prize “Urban experience and services”
  • Alain Siebert, SESAR JU Chief Economist & Master Planning >> Special Prize “Future Skies”
  • Jehan de Thé, Group Public Affairs Director at Europcar Mobility Group
  • Claire Baritaud, Director of the French Agency of Transport Innovation (Agence de l’Innovation dans les Transports)
  • Joël Hazan, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Marie Bonniol, Ecosystem & Marketing Director, VIA ID

Announcing the 4 Gold Winners of the 2022 edition.
Inviting winners and our jury on stage.


18:30 – 20:00 Ceremony will be followed by a cocktail at the Earth Village