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What is the EUSP?

More than just a prize

We’re a leading public-private initiative co-founded by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Chairwoman, Karima Delli, Boston Consulting Group and Via ID.

Supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as influential partners such as ADP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group and RATP, the competition invites mobility startups from around Europe to participate. These partners all bring together their networks, financial knowledge and key areas of influence as they work to recognize future mobility champions over the course of the competition.

 

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Karima Delli

Karima Delli

Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee

Karima Delli

Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee
 

Responsible for a report on sustainable urban mobility when the Volkswagen scandal broke out, she gradually specialised in the air pollution issue and the future of mobility. In February 2016, after having worked to set up a European Parliament inquiry committee on the “dieselgate”, she became vice-president of the Commission of Inquiry on the measurement of emissions in the automotive sector. She is also a member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee where she continues to defend the health and safety of workers and fight against social dumping, particularly in the transport sector.

 

Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc

European Commissioner for Transport | Sponsor

Violeta Bulc

European Commissioner for Transport | Sponsor
 

Since her nomination to the post of European Transport Commissioner in 2014, Violeta Bulc has made transport innovation, digitalisation and decarbonisation priorities for the European Union. An academic, author and former Vice-Prime Minister of Slovenia, Violeta Bulc has also led Vibacom, which brings innovative solutions to enterprises in the domain of sustainable development.

 

Joël Hazan

Joël Hazan

Partner & Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group

Joël Hazan

Partner & Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group

A Fellow at the BCG think tank BCG Henderson Institute (BHI), where he focuses his research on the mobility of the future, Joël Hazan has a client base of several European leaders in transport services and infrastructures, mobility platforms and OEMs. He launched and piloted Mobility Nation, a unique initiative that brought together public and private, start-ups and research institutes around the definition of a vision for Mobility in 2030 in the Parisian region.

 

Jean-François Dhinaux

Jean-François Dhinaux

Head of Strategy and Synergies at Via ID

Jean-François Dhinaux

Head of Strategy and Synergies at Via ID

Jean-François DHINAUX is Head of Strategy and Synergies at Via ID, a start-up accelerator focused on new mobilities, part of Mobivia (Norauto/Midas/ATU). Passionate about useful innovations, serving the customer experience, Jean-François has previously led the sales and digital transformation of several international brands. He also supported entrepreneurial projects within an investment fund before creating his own 2 disruptive Service and Tech Startups. Jean-François is a specialist in entrepreneurship, with an approach primarily focused on team’s strengths. With Via ID in Paris, San Francisco, Berlin, and Singapore, Jean-François has developed an expertise in new mobilities and transportation. He’s the co-founder, with the CNPA, of the mobilities Startup accelerator of Station F, World largest startup campus in the world, called Moovelab, he’s also the co-founder of the European Startup Prize for mobility with the European Parliament et the Boston Consulting Group.

 

Catherine Leboul Proust

Catherine Leboul Proust

Chief Strategy Officer at GRDF

Catherine Leboul Proust

Chief Strategy Officer at GRDF

Former executive secretary of LYDEC, subsidiary of SUEZ based in Casablanca which is in charge of the animation of social governance, the corporate project, the internal audit department and the development department, Catherine Leboul-Proust joined GRDF after 20 years of experience in the industrial and energy sector where she has held various positions in the fields of institutional relations, corporate social responsibility and change management and organisations.

 

Nicolas Bailleux

Nicolas Bailleux

Director, Innovation Lab at Europcar Mobility Group

Nicolas Bailleux

Director, Innovation Lab at Europcar Mobility Group

Nicolas is responsible for driving all customer-facing innovation activities at group level.

 

Edward Arkwright

Edward Arkwright

Chief Executive Director of Groupe ADP

Edward Arkwright

Edward Arkwright

Having held several positions at the Ministry of Finance and worked as Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development at the Caisse des Dépôts Group, Edward Arkwright joined Groupe ADP with the ambition of accelerating the competitiveness of air transport by making the group a reference model. Edward Arkwright, who is a strategist and a true passionate of the sector, brings his field experience to the group.

 

Tanja Kufner

Tanja Kufner

Partner at MHP and Co-Founder at dynamics.vc

Tanja Kufner

Partner at MHP and Co-Founder at dynamics.vc

Tanja Kufner is Partner at MHP and responsible for its startup and investment programs. She’s co-founder of dynamics.vc and stage-agnostic programs for growing innovative companies in the mobility, AI, IoT, cyber security, fintech, and smart cities sectors.
Prior to MHP, she was the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin since its launch in 2014. With her focus on investing in Startups in this vertical, she has worked with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Cisco, here, Airbus, DB, Kühne + Nagel, Vinci, EnBW, SBB, and more, helping them on their innovation journeys and matching them with relevant Startups. Before SBC, she was Director of the Wayra Academy in Munich, and she has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Venture Capital, Management Consulting, and Telecommunications. In 1994, she earned her MBA from the University of San Francisco and has worked in Corporate Venturing, VC, and Family Offices since. In 2017, EU-Startups named her one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Startup and VC space, having invested in over 100 startups to date, ranging from Seed to Series A.
dynamics – powered by MHP – is the home of collaborative innovation. Set to launch in 2018, dynamics will offer access to unparalleled industry expertise, funding, and mentorship through tailored programs created for stage-agnostic startups in the Future Mobility, AI, Predictive Analytics, Smart Cities, FinTech, Manufacturing, IoT and Robotics, and Cybersecurity spaces.

 

Martin Villig

Martin Villig

Co-founder at Taxify

Stéphanie Bourgeais

Stéphanie Bourgeais

Managing Director of RATP Capital Innovation

Stéphanie Bourgeais

Managing Director of RATP Capital Innovation

Stephanie is responsible for new activities for RATP Group and is managing RATP Capital Innovation, the investment fund of RATP Group dedicated to the new mobilities and the Smart City.
“Mobility is a very inspiring business sector for start-ups and innovations”

 

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