After a 2-month call for projects, the European Startup Prize for Mobility (EUSP) closed its 5th edition on June 20 with a record number of applications. As co-founder of the EUSP – alongside Karima Delli and the Boston Consulting Group – Via ID has drawn up a portrait of the innovative companies in intelligent and sustainable mobility that are candidates for this edition (based on eligible startups).
The automotive and micromobility sectors well represented
In terms of mobility fields, over 40% of candidate companies specialize in the automotive sector. Also on the podium are micromobility (19%) and air transport (12.8%).
Mobility startups at the forefront of the ecological transition and gender equality
The EUSP gives priority to companies offering innovative sustainable mobility solutions with a positive environmental and societal impact. The candidates are on target: 63% of startups that applied to the EUSP contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of mobility. Over 20% of startups are working to reduce air pollution.
Candidates for the 5th edition are also particularly ahead of the game when it comes to gender parity. This year, 33% of startups that applied have at least one woman in the founding team, well above the European average of 10% (according to the 4th barometer carried out by SISTA and BCG in June 2023 on gender parity in the creation and financing of startups – all fields combined – covering 5 European countries: France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden).
France, fertile ground for mobility startups
39 European countries are represented among the EUSP 2023 participants (compared with 32 for the 4th edition). Among the most represented countries are France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Poland.