Who are the mobility startups in Europe?

Who are the mobility startups in Europe?

After 3 years of activity with 500 to 600 startup candidates per year, we have now seen a critical mass of European mobility startups . Our co-founders at Via ID, crunched the accumulated data and provide us with insight on Europe’s up-and-coming mobility technologies, business models, and start-ups*:

EUSP: a growing proportion of innovation in European mobility solutions

With 36 countries represented compared with 18 last year, innovation in mobility solutions is playing an ever-increasingly important role in Europe The gap between the TOP5 countries with the most start-ups is narrowing, with the proportion of French, German (+64% compared with 2019), Spanish, British start-ups increasing all the time. What’s more, the Israeli start-ups have entered the leader board, given the opening of the EUSP to the  Horizon 2020 programme. It’s also worth noting the increasing importance of start-ups from central and eastern Europe (16% of eligible start-ups, outside Germany) and the Baltic nations, particularly Estonia and Lithuania (TOP12 and 13 of the countries with the most start-ups).

Mobility, an entrepreneurial impetus that is growing all the time

With more than 550 candidate start-ups this year and a slight drop in the age of eligible start-ups compared with 2019 (3.27 years old on average and teams of 12 candidates), the EUSP reflects the feverish mood of the European entrepreneurial landscape in mobility solutions. 

The ecosystem, boosting growth and expertise

Depending on the country, start-ups need more or less time to develop. In part, this can be explained not only by the favourable cultural (and legislative) environment, but also by the sectors that they deal with. However, since the first EUSP event (2017-18), the growth rate of start-ups by nationality has not changed significantly. 

The country where start-ups are most mature is Israel, followed by France and Germany. This is where the local ecosystem is most mature and positive towards mobility solutions (cooperation of public/private agents, proactive legislative landscape) and a culture of “mobility” has been historically strong. These are also countries with a high concentration of tech expertise and subjects, which is a  key factor of success/foundation stone of smart mobility solutions. In Europe, the fastest-growing start-ups are the German ones (3.1 years old and almost 15 employees on average). This reflects the “rocket internet” culture that is freeing up significant resources, which are rapidly devoted to the application of an identified business model. As for the British start-ups, they are developing leaner business models with fewer staff members (3.3 years old and 9 employees on average in 2020), which essentially focus on mobility services.

Start-ups, which are breaking even more quickly

The most spectacular acceleration concerning the start-ups of the TOP50, which are now attaining a critical size of 29 people in under 4 years, compared with about 15 employees on average, after a period of 5 years of activity, in 2019. This reflects the increasing maturity of the mobility sector and an increasing focus of agents and capital on the right issues at the right time. 

Supremacy of service-oriented platforms and start-ups, growing importance of electric mobility solutions and micro-mobilities

Mobility platforms and services are the big winners of the topical leader board, representing 29% of eligible start-ups. 

Start-ups develop where new needs emerge and where problems can be resolved by innovation

The rapid growth of new mobility solutions (car sharing, car pooling, etc.) – still strongly represented two years ago – has boosted the need for mobility facilitators and multimodal solutions: This has freed up space for MaaS and its components, the aggregation of services, demand-responsive transport, etc., which provide solutions in this area and simplify the user experience in coping with these new offers.

This phenomenon is itself amplified by the rapid growth of micro-mobilities and shared mobility solutions which represent 18% of the eligible start-ups, i.e. suppliers, operators, aggregators, infrastructures and their associated services, which are flourishing everywhere in Europe.

What’s more, the effects of changes in public policy in support of the electric mobility sector and in favour of the energy mix is becoming evident, with 17% of the eligible start-ups belonging to this category. 

Finally, the self-driving car (6% of the eligible start-ups) and aerial mobility (2%) are still modest in terms of volumes, revealing the more complex obstacles to entry in terms of R&D, long-term financial resources, technology and regulation. 

Hybridisation of business models

The exclusive B2C and B2B models are being overtaken by multi-agent approaches that incorporate the public sector client as a foundation stone of mobility systems: Only 2.5% of start-ups claim to focus only on private individual customers. What’s more, 63% of start-ups sell their solutions to public institutions (among others). 

This is the reflection of a sector – urban mobility solutions in particular – that has been significantly subsidised in the past, and which still needs public support in most cases, despite the work done to reinvent itself that has indeed been done.  

Mobility solutions that are increasingly aiming at “subscription-based” consumption. For more than 31% of start-ups, this is their main source of revenue. A model that reflects the rapid growth of Mobility as a Service and the objective of switching from possession to use that has been observed in many sectors. 

*Analysis based on 375 start-ups from the EUSP 2020

For more information about this analysis, contact Sophie Bailly, Partnership Manager at Via ID.

European Mobility Startup Manifesto

European Mobility Startup Manifesto

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A Manifesto for sustainable mobility entrepreneurship to bring forward innovation in the EU

Hey you mobility entrepreneurs out there,

This summer between July and September, we would like to co-create the first European Mobility Startup Manifesto together with you!

In a nutshell, this Manifesto is a platform that brings together mobility entrepreneurs and leading European Institutions for the very first time. The final aim is to help EU policy makers create an ecosystem that boosts green innovation.

If you are as committed as we are to be the fuel for the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility, then this could be the starting point of our journey together.

This is why we are reaching out to you today. 
Got a few minutes? Then ride along with us and take part in this survey.

We are interested in hearing about your challenges as a mobility entrepreneur but most importantly, about your ideas for a flourishing mobility ecosystem in Europe – after all, who better than the entrepreneurs themselves can create impactful solutions out of complex challenges?

Yes, we know that COVID-19 has given this first half of 2020 quite a rough start, still it has posed an opportunity for a fresh reset at a global scale. Want to hear the good news? Sustainable innovation and new technologies are the pulling forces of this new beginning!

So, who is behind this project and how are we making the magic happen?

We are the European Startup Prize for mobility and together with the help of the brilliant minds of The Morph Company (Berlin) and Yellow Design Foundation (Brussels), we are using Design Thinking Methodology to tackle challenges with a human-centric approach.

We are serious about our goal and we know that for a serious project, we need serious methodology.

This is how our action plan looks in practice:

1. First, we invite all the mobility entrepreneurs to take part in this survey.

2. Secondly, we would carry out as many interviews as possible. We want to get to know you, your challenges and what entrepreneurial solutions you have in mind to boost mobility innovation in Europe.

3. Last but not least, we are all about brainstorming solutions together, so what better way to do this than to run co-creation workshops? If you are interested in taking part in this then let us know in the survey – we will get in touch with you!

If you’re still wondering how we will bring the Manifesto to the European Union, this is how:

For those who know us already, it is no secret that our strength lies right in the fact that we are an European organization at heart.

For those who haven’t gotten to know us yet, then let us briefly introduce ourselves.

Nice to e-meet you! 
We are the European Startup Prize for mobility and as a public-private initiative, we live under the patronage of the European Parliament and the European Commission. Our organization is co-founded by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Chairwoman, Karima Delli, Boston Consulting Group and Via ID.
Our network is pretty powerful and we can’t wait to make it of value for all the sustainable mobility startups like you!

So, save the date! 
The European Mobility Startup Manifesto will be presented to European leaders on two specific occasions:

1. A live broadcast on September 21st at the European Commission, on the occasion of the European Mobility Week.

During this event, we will be presenting the Manifesto to Karima Delli – Chairwoman of the European Transport and Tourism Committee – and Maroš Šefčovič – Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union. The live event will be open to the public and will provide the audience with a room for an interactive participation. And there is more to this – the TOP 10 startups of the EUSP 2020 Edition,  will be invited to represent the Manifesto during this event! 

2. A presentation at the European Parliament in Fall 2020.

To sum up, this is how you can get involved in the Manifesto:

1. Take part in our survey and raise your voice by letting us know your challenges, as well as solutions on how you envision the future of smart mobility in Europe;

2. Give the Manifesto team an interview and be part of a 2-hours co-creation workshop to co-create solution ideas;

3. And, very importantly, don’t forget to share the link of the survey with other mobility startups in your network!

We are striving for impact and we are happy to have you on board to present solutions that matter to the mobility startup community in Europe.

Together, we can help EU policy makers to boost green innovation in Europe!

The Manifesto is part of the Think Tank activity of the European Startup Prize for mobility and it will be presented and discussed in the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels, in September 2020.

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22 June: Virtual meet-up for more European opportunities

22 June: Virtual meet-up for more European opportunities

The EU Startup Prize for mobility is delighted to host its first meet-up to help startups of its community to scale up and get new European opportunities.

2 sessions of 45 minutes will take place on Monday 22 June 16:00 CET, presented by mobility experts from TomTom and Eurotran consultancy firm. All sessions will be followed with Q&A.

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1. OPPORTUNITY FOR COOPERATION by Using TomTom Maps APIs for mobility applications 

Always wondered how you could power your mobility applications with TomTom Maps APIs? TomTom experts are here to answer all of your questions and will present the following topics:

· Overview of TomTom Maps APIs by Louis Debatte-Monroy, Head of Product Marketing, TomTom Enterprise & Developers 

· How to make the most out of TomTom Maps APIs for mobility applications by Jose Rojas, Developer Advocate, TomTom for Developers  

“Congratulations for those who made it to the Top 50 at the European Startup Prize for Mobility and you’re already entitled to a prize of one million TomTom Maps APIs credits.”, Louis Debatte-Monroy.

 2. OPPORTUNITY FOR EU FUNDINGS by Discovering the EU financing instruments

Needing some financial support from the European Union? To help you go through the Covid-19 socio-economic crisis? To take part in this historical moment of the Green Deal? And be fully involved in the EU innovation ecosystem?

You may also need a map to find your way through these different funding opportunities. Then this must be your lucky day because , we brought you the right experts to guide you and give you a comprehensive overview of the EU funding programmes for green innovation.

· EU funding opportunities: find your way among the different EU financing instruments, by Dan Wolff and Bastien Farges, Partners at Eurotran.

“We assist startups in the identification of European funding opportunities and bid applications. Eurotran is one of the few consultancies that combines the drafting of bid applications with lobbying towards European policy-makers.”, Dan Wolff.

Meet the EUSP2020 top 50 startups!

Meet the EUSP2020 top 50 startups!

Following weeks of rigorous scrutiny by our 50 evaluators, we have now shortened the original list (of 550 applicants) to our top 50 performers! This list gives an overview of the future of mobility, bringing together Europe’s best startups; those who hold the promise for new, green, connected, inclusive and sustainable technology. They come from all mobility sectors and are about to revolutionise transport as we know it!
Here they are in alphabetical order:

1AC BiodeWe are developing the world’s first standalone AC (Alternating Current) batteries instead of DC (Direct Current) and special electric circuits for e-mobility and energy storage.
2AddVolt AddVolt developed a Plug-in Electric system that electrifies the refrigeration unit allowing cleaner, quieter and cost-effective deliveries.
3AutofleetThe first Vehicle as a Service platform for fleets, enabling large global fleets to optimize existing operations and dynamically leverage unused vehicles to launch new services.
4BaseTracK“Virtual Rails” infrastructure with all-weather vehicle automation. We provide up to 20% of fuel economy, safe Public Transport, simple and affordable Autonomous Driving in closed areas, and even more.
5BluedotAirbnb of charging stations for electric car users. Bluedot app connects all charging stations into a single network, enabling owners to share and monetize them.
6BusUpBusUp allows travellers to book on-demand buses for commuting. Users setup their own routes in the web-platform and app. BusUp solves a need in medium-distance travel in suburban and exurban areas.
7CaaresysCabinCaare® – Vehicle occupancy system. The system detects each seat occupancy state and able to count a number of the passengers in the cabin. CabinCaare provides a cost reduction and efficiency.
8CARGOMETERCargometer is measuring, weighing and barcode scanning the freight directly at the loading gate on the moving forklift. This results in increased profit and stops shipping air.
9ChargeryChargery is a full-service-provider for the future of mobility. With the combination of intelligent software and a broad variety of services we enable highly efficient operations for shared mobility.
10ChargetripChargetrip offers Smart Navigation and Predictive Route Planning specific for Electric Vehicles, as an API based SaaS platform. We eliminate EV adoption barriers for fleets and private drivers.
11Cyclope.aiCyclope.ai is a high-tech software company specialized in Artificial Intelligence applied to video analysis and image processing to better assist road operators and traffic supervisors.
12Donkey RepublicDonkey Republic offers the best bike and ebike sharing service in the world. Thanks to our focus on affordability and sustainability, and respecting city space, we created the future on 2 wheels.
13DottDott is an European micromobility operator, designed for responsibility and sustainability. Our mission is to open-up cities with clean mobility for everyone. Starting with e-scooters and e-bikes.
14DUCKTDUCKT is world’s first universal & dedicated micromobility infrastructure solution. We dock, lock & charge anything electric, low weight, low current and shared in one stop solution. 
15e-troFit® GmbH With its modular conversion kit e-troFit® is able to electrify almost every type of commercial vehicle. By using existing ressources e-troFit® becomes the most sustainable and economic solution.  
16Ecov2020Tackling the ecological and social challenges of our time, Ecov’s mission is to turn every private car into an innovative and decentralized public transport system.
17Evelity by Okeenea DigitalEVELITY is the first guidance app designed for people with disabilities. It provides a real time turn by turn navigation in complex venues and around. App interfaces and routes are adapted. 
18FAIRTIQThe simplest way to everyday mobility for everyone, everywhere. That’s the idea behind FAIRTIQ, the easiest way to buy a ticket for public transport with the best and fair price every time.
19GreenrailGreenrail is a composed sleeper made with an outer shell obtained from a mixture of elts (End of Life Tires) and recycled plastic and with an inner core in prestressed concrete.
20Humanising AutonomyReal-time vulnerable road user behavior analysis and intent prediction software for accident and near-miss prevention in urban environments. 
21HYGEN SIAHYGEN’s superchargers can fuel Gas Powered Vehicles anywhere in just few minutes. Connected to regular gas grid our systems transform existing grid into a global distributed bio-CNG fueling network.
22IomobIomob is building a plug and play Mobility as a Service marketplace for rail operators and transit authorities in Europe and beyond. Iomob is adding social distancing to our intermodal algorithms.
23IoT.bzhOEMs become mobility providers while cars turn  “PCs on wheels”, so Operating Systems becomes a key mobility stake. We develop a cybersecured OS platform for new connected cars but also boats.
24KardinalKardinal offers a real-time tour optimization solution to assist Logistics players in managing their field operations. The gains are cost optimization, better QoS and reduced CO2 emissions.
25KNOTUniversal docking and charging stations for scooter sharing – with an open API it can be integrated to any existing scooter sharing solution.
26LiveLink MotorLiveLink is a startup that designs and develops IoT solutions for application to road safety and Smart Mobility, focused on develop an eCall device for motorcycles.
27MeepMeep is a mobile app that encourages a modal shift towards more sustainable travel and a behavioral shift towards a multi-modal, improved mobility. 
28MO.Point – Sharing ServicesMO.Point develops mobility solutions for city quarters and real estates and operates electric sharing vehicles such as E-Bikes, E-Cars or E-Cargobikes as one-stop-shop around the corner.
29MOTIONTAGMOTIONTAG makes mobility intelligent by describing and understanding real-world mobility through data-driven services.
30NewsightNewsight develops 3D CMOS sensor chip for high quality, low power vision solution for longer distances at an affordable price point, making it accessible to ADAS applications for automotive mass market.
31NÜWIELNÜWIEL is a Hamburg-based startup that has a mission to change current urban mobility patterns by developed a new-generation e-mobility solution to move heavy goods in urban areas.
32ONO- Better Last mile deliveryONO’s mission is to dramatically improve traffic and air pollution in cities by replacing gas guzzling delivery vans with a more flexible, safer, better designed and more fun transporter.
33MOPRIM – Personal Mobility FootprintsEnabling behavioural change in urban mobility by harvesting sensor signals from smartphones to teach machine learning algorithms for automated Transport Mode Discovery and CO2 footprint evaluation.
34Playcar – PlaymoovePlaymoove is a mobility all-in-one platform. The dream behind the project was to create a tool to cover all the aspects of Smart Mobility, from the management operations to the IoT connections.
35PonyPony is a french micromobility operator providing shared bikes & escooters. Our business model allows anyone to purchase a vehicle and share it with other people. 
36R-PUR R-PUR has developed the most efficient mask in the world, combining 3 technologies: a filtration quality unique in the world, high quality materials and a mobile application.
37SATAVIA SATAVIA is a data analytics and AI company based in Cambridge UK helping the aviation industry to make flying cheaper, smarter and greener. 
38SensefinityCreating the Internet of Cargo where cargo assets autonomously orchestrate to reclaim 1 Trillion USD yearly lost in supply-chains.
39SharingOS-MaaS PlatformSharingOS is a global mobility sharing platform that enables effortless, plug-and-play and sustainable solutions for partners to thrive in mobility sharing markets worldwide.
40SkiprSkipr’s unique integrated solution (a MaaS application, a payment card and a dashboard) provides companies with smart mobility tailored to their needs and policies.
41Sono MotorsA truly affordable solar powered electric car, made for sharing, with a fully carbon emission neutral manufacturing process and a unique business model combining hardware (Sion) and software (goSono).
42Toogethrit is our mission to simplify mobility and empower the new generation of travellers. We create communities through smart technology for ride-sharing and effortless parking. 
43TrafiFounded in 2007, Trafi works shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most complex cities in the world such as Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and Jakarta to turn sustainable movement into a city-wide habit.
44TRANSITION-ONETransition-One converts thermal cars into modern cars: electric, connected and affordable. The retrofit is one of the answers to decarbonize our mobility in the face of the climate emergency in Europe.
45TruckstersRoad freight transport using artificial intelligence and a driver relay network.
46UbitransportUbitransport offers innovative real-time management and optimization solutions for public transport networks. They are 100% smartphone and cloud-based, powerful and accessible to all territories.
47UFTWe provide software for demand responsive transport to some of Europe’s largest public transport authorities and private fleet operators.
48Unifly NVUnifly’s platform integrates drones into the airspace safely, connecting authorities with drone pilots to approve and manage drone flights. We also made an electronic license plate for drones.
49ZeeloZeelo is a bus-sharing company, providing smart transportation services for commuting, schools and events; bookable via a mobile app. We use data & technology to commute people safely and conveniently.
50ZoovZoov is the first electric bicycle-sharing service in the world that naturally integrates into public areas thanks to its multi-awarded compact and easy to install parking system.

Stay tune to our list of top 10, later this month!

550 startups shaping the future of mobility !

550 startups shaping the future of mobility !

The application process of the European Startup Prize 2020 edition was closed at the end of April 2020. That does not mean we were idle. While our 50 evaluators are working hard to look into all the applications, we were interested in learning more about this year’s demographics; who are the EUSP 2020 startup candidates? Here are some of the interesting facts we learned about them.

What do you do?

When applying, startups had to flag the main sector they fall under (even if they could be in the overlap between a few). As you can see from the above info-graphics, almost a third belonged to the Mobility platform and Services sectors. Clean energy and E-mobility came second with close to 16%. Micro-mobility, Connected Vehicles and Data, followed with just over 10% of our startups, each.

Where are you from?

This year was the first edition which allowed participation, not only from EU Member States but also from all countries which are part of the EU Horizon2020 R&I Programme.  As in previous years, all EU countries were represented but we were very proud to see that the new eligible countries were well-represented as well, including Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Belarus.
We were delighted to see that Israel, another new eligible country, was so well represented that it make it to our list of top 5 countries, manifesting its very vibrant innovation ecosystem. The UK is unfortunately no longer in the EU, but it also maintained a strong position in the top of our most represented countries. 

How mature are you?

The participating startups of this year’s edition constitute diversity in terms of their  funding  stages. As seen below, almost half of the startups who applied, are at their seed funding phase. Significant amounts came even before seed phase (22.3%) or already at Serie A level (23.3%). Finally, those at Series B were the smallest, yet significant group of 7%.  
This gives us an interesting overview of the hundreds of startups who joined our community this year. But of course, that’s just the beginning of our joint journey. Our evaluators will finish their work soon and we will reveal the top 50 startups in early June. Until then, stay safe, and stay tuned for more news on the future of mobility!
The application process of the European Startup Prize 2020 edition was closed at the end of April 2020. That does not mean we were idle. While our 50 evaluators are working hard to look into all the applications, we were interested in learning more about this year’s demographics; who are the EUSP 2020 startup candidates? Here are some of the interesting facts we learned about them.

What do you do?

When applying, startups had to flag the main sector they fall under (even if they could be in the overlap between a few). As you can see from the above info-graphics, almost a third belonged to the Mobility platform and Services sectors. Clean energy and E-mobility came second with close to 16%. Micro-mobility, Connected Vehicles and Data, followed with just over 10% of our startups, each.

Where are you from?

This year was the first edition which allowed participation, not only from EU Member States but also from all countries which are part of the EU Horizon2020 R&I Programme.  As in previous years, all EU countries were represented but we were very proud to see that the new eligible countries were well-represented as well, including Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Belarus.
We were delighted to see that Israel, another new eligible country, was so well represented that it make it to our list of top 5 countries, manifesting its very vibrant innovation ecosystem. The UK is unfortunately no longer in the EU, but it also maintained a strong position in the top of our most represented countries.  

How mature are you?

The participating startups of this year’s edition constitute diversity in terms of their  funding  stages. As seen below, almost half of the startups who applied, are at their seed funding phase. Significant amounts came even before seed phase (22.3%) or already at Serie A level (23.3%). Finally, those at Series B were the smallest, yet significant group of 7%.
This gives us an interesting overview of the hundreds of startups who joined our community this year. But of course, that’s just the beginning of our joint journey. Our evaluators will finish their work soon and we will reveal the top 50 startups in early June. Until then, stay safe, and stay tuned for more news on the future of mobility!
Triggering innovation in rail

Triggering innovation in rail

Shift2Rail is a proud member of the 2020 edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility. We had the honour and pleasure of asking the institution’s Executive Director, Mr Carlo Borghini a few questions about rail, innovation, and the current crisis.

How is S2R triggering innovation in the rail community?

Shift2Rail is about bringing people with different backgrounds, interests, experience, and perspectives to work together and co-create new operational and technological solutions that will change how rail is running and the services provided.

Innovation is triggered by the need to deliver such a transformation: on the one hand, the railway operating community sees its capacity to meet clients’ expectations eroding and, on the other hand, the supply industry sees global competition as more aggressive and, in some cases, unfair.

The meeting point of these two counterparts is Shift2Rail, and together with the research and scientific community, innovation is created, moving away from evolutive maintenance and looking to new challenges! Creativity and innovation can happen in Shift2Rail because different mindsets and competences, that would otherwise never have worked together, are joined to achieve a common R&I goal.

How is S2R engaging with startups in general and why did it choose to join EUSP in particular?

We decided to join the EUSP to ensure we engage with startups more and more! One of the major limitations we currently have is the lack of tools to attract startups and engage with them as much as we would like! Fortunately, most of our members bring into their work with Shift2Rail the startups with which they are already connected. However, increasing our engagement with startups in the future by adopting an agile approach to input their creativity and disruption in an overregulated system of systems, will be an important challenge to address in the next programming period.

What is your current vision of the post-Coronavirus road transport world? What will be the main changes and trends (e.g. individual modes of transport vs public; the risk on shared mobility, etc.)?

There is great uncertainty concerning the post-Coronavirus world. Through R&I we can experiment with different technologies, processes and innovations that could provide the best solutions for addressing different possible scenarios.

During the Coronavirus pandemic rail freight has deployed its means and really delivered, showing rail’s impressive potential to serve the logistic value chain. The post-Coronavirus era will inevitably carry with it the reactions to a major shock (e.g. health safety, fear, short term solutions, etc.). Shift2Rail’s service-oriented approach is all about rethinking rail mobility and transport, to deliver sustainable and resilient  systems, by building upon digitaliation, automation, robotics, supercomputing capacity, etc. We expect a great contribution from startups in helping us to achieve this!

What advice can you give to startups working in the railway sector today in light of the crisis?

It is tough, but do not give up: together with the H2020 Research and Innovation family we are doing everything we can to ensure that activities continue to move forward and opportunities remain available. The railway has demonstrated the important role it can play and opportunities for further engagement will come!

Be fast, do not be afraid to knock on the door of what appear to be big institutional bodies, but especially remember to knock on the door of Shift2Rail: we are working to ensure that the best R&I results hit the market, and when we can go fast, we will!

What is your main message for EU and national decision makers for supporting the industry during these difficult times? What would you call on them to do?

As a small EU institution, technically a body, we are ensuring we do more, together with the EU decision makers, to get through these difficult times. We have not and will not stop, and are all fully committed and operational to ensure resources are available, calls are processed and we come out stronger. Shift2Rail is all about working together, and it is only together that we will make it!

What current or upcoming work is S2R involved in that could be interesting for startups?

One of the topics in our current 2020 Call for Proposals is about aspects of non-traditional and emerging land transport technologies, and this certainly could be an area startups could be interested in working with us on. Remember, the deadline to apply is 27 May! We are also busy preparing for our next programming period 2021 – 2030. Help us shape it by telling us how you would like to work with us, by writing to communication@s2r.europa.eu!

Thank you Shift2Rail for your trust and for being such a committed partner of this year’s edition!