Meet the EUSP2020 top 10 startups

Meet the EUSP2020 top 10 startups

PRESS RELEASE, 7 July 2020:

Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism at the European Parliament, Boston Consulting Group and ViaId are thrilled to announce the European Startup Prize for mobility’s TOP 10 for its 2020 edition.

550 European startups applied this year for the European Startup Prize’s Day After Programme and entrusted us despite the Covid-19 crisis. Following applications, they were screened by 50 independent evaluators during a 3 months’ tough and rigorous selection process.

“We have identified the 10 best European startups for sustainable mobility. I believe they have the potential to clean our air, fight climate change and help us shift to a mobility system where private cars and fossil fuels are less prominent.”, declares Karima Delli, Green Member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism.

TOP 10
*In alphabetical order

AddVolt – developed a Plug-in Electric system that electrifies the refrigeration unit allowing cleaner, quieter and cost-effective deliveries.

Portugal

Autofleet – The first ever Vehicle as a Service platform for fleets, enabling large global fleets to optimize existing operations and dynamically leverage unused vehicles to launch new services.

Israel

Chargery – Chargery 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.

Germany

Fairtiq – The 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.

Switzerland

Humanising Autonomy – Real-time vulnerable road user behaviour analysis and intent prediction software for accident and near-miss prevention in urban environments.

United Kingdom

MOTIONTAG – MOTIONTAG makes mobility intelligent by describing and understanding real-world mobility through data-driven services.

Germany

Pony – Pony is a french micromobility operator providing shared bikes & escooters. Our business model allows anyone to purchase a vehicle and share it with other people.

France

Skipr – Skipr’s unique integrated solution (a MaaS application, a payment card and a dashboard) provides companies with smart mobility tailored to their needs and policies

Belgium

UFT – We provide software for demand responsive transport to some of Europe’s largest public transport authorities and private fleet operators.

Luxembourg

Unifly NV – Unifly’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.

Belgium

Special distinctions

In addition to the top 10, our partners; Europcar mobility group, RATP group and GRDF have chosen to award a special distinction to three startups:

  • Europcar awarded its special distinction to Humanising Autonomy (see above).
  • RATP awarded its special distinction to Dott.

Dott – Dott 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.

France

  • GRDF awarded its special distinction to Hygen SIA.

HYGEN SIA – HYGEN’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.

Latvia

The Prize

“This year more than the others, we had to bring the appropriate response to these brilliant startups, who are not only counting on us to help them scale up to the European level but, above all, to rebound after the socio-economic crisis and find all the possible ways to investment.“, says Jean-François Dhinaux, Head of Development & Strategy @ViaId.

  • TOP10 will be invited to the EUSP Demo Day (virtual event in front of investors, date in Sept. TBD) and our official Prize Ceremony.(physical in front of our VIP Jury, date in Nov. TBD)
  • TOP10 will get a chance to have a free Mentoring with our partners and powered by Boston Consulting Group, that will shortly follow the Ceremony once our 4 Gold Award winners have been chosen by the Jury.
  • TOP10 will represent the EUSP Manifesto in Brussels, in order to raise up the voice of green innovation to the European Union. The manifesto will help define key priorities and propose solutions the EU could foster, in order to enable a faster and efficient greening of transport in the aftermath of COVID-19 crisis. This will be presented in the European Commission and in the European Parliament highest decision makers. (date in Sept. TBD)
  • TOP10 will be contacted in relation with our Day After Programme for dedicated pitch sessions in front of EU investors: the European Investment Bank (EIB), EIT Urban Mobility programme, EIT InnoEnergy and the European Super Angels Club (ESAC) will soon determine the startups which they are interested in.

“Urban mobility will drastically change post-pandemic. We deeply believe the 10 startups selected this year show potential to reinvent mobility habits and encourage sustainable options. We will make our best to make it happen!“, concludes Joël Hazan, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group.

Press contact:
Grégory Merly, Managing Director
gregory@startupsprize.eu / +336 58 88 80 95

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!

First “Day After” Investments Opportunities starting in June, joining our partner ESAC private series

First “Day After” Investments Opportunities starting in June, joining our partner ESAC private series

18 May 2020 

The European Super Angels Club and the European Startup Prize join forces to help sustainable mobility companies recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis

Selected companies from the European Startup Prize (EUSP) best mobility startups will be reviewed and potentially selected by European Super Angels Clubs (ESAC) investors. The ESAC is Europe’s leading private investors network. ESAC is known for its exclusive “Invest and Connect” pitch events and its tough selection process.

Following 6 previous editions, focussed on areas like artificial intelligence, digital health, sportstech, this year’s “Invest and Connect” startup award series will be centered around smart mobility. 7 national qualifier events will be held in order to select startups with the highest-growth potential all over Europe. The French virtual event – 4th June, 5:30pm – will kick of the event series. The European Finals of this event series will take place in 3rd December 2020, in Berlin. 

This collaboration roots in the EUSP “Day After Programme”, together with the European Investment Bank (EIB), EIT Urban Mobility and EIT InnoEnergy, which consists in providing a fast track for investment for the best European startups in the field of sustainable mobility. For the year 2020, 550 startups applied for the EUSP and will be given a chance to benefit from the “Day After Programme”.

As Europe’s leading private investors network, European Super Angels Club is excited to collaborate with the European Startup Prize initiative. We will combine the best of both worlds and offer even better chances for European talents and support their growth stories. Our core mission, is to shed light on talents and invest in the most promising cases. Given the current economic turbulences, we are proud our investors did not stop to consider new deals.” – said Berthold Baurek-Karlic, President of the European Super Angels Club.

The 2020 edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility looks like no other. It was important for us to offer more investment opportunities to our community of startups. EU investment bodies such as EIB and EIT showed solidarity. So did the ESAC by opening the doors of their Smart Mobility Awards investment series and a fast track to European private investment. EUSP startups are now under the screening of their experts and I keep my fingers crossed for them” – said Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism at the European Parliament and President of the EUSP.

About ESAC:

The European Super Angels Club (ESAC), follows the mission of collaboration between European investors (business angels, high-net-worth individuals, family offices, corporates venture capital units and venture funds), leading corporates and startups. Members combine their individual financial strength, network and know-how to invest in high-growth European startups. Typical rounds range from €1-10m. ESAC to-date has invested in companies worth more than €70 million, of which a significant increase of more than €20 million. The club syndicates investment in a dedicated fund, managed by Venionaire Ventures Sárl based in Luxemburg.

About EUSP:

The EUSP is the biggest EU Acceleration Programme, supported by the European Parliament and the European Commission and targeting European mobility startups. For three years, the EUSP has awarded 10 best startups, according to their market traction and sustainability criteria. Those winners have thus benefited from a tailored-made mentoring, in order to help them scale up to the European market. For the first time this year, due to the COVID-19 socio-economic crisis, the “Acceleration programme” has been turned into a “Reinvestment programme”, channelling investments from the EU and European partners, in order to help startups support their business.

Press contacts:

EUSP: Grégory Merly, Managing Director, M +336 58 88 80 95, gregory@startupsprize.eu 

ESAC: Bernadett Nagy, Head of Marketing, M +43 664 88268466, bernadett@superangels.club

EU Startup Prize for mobility: 550 startups applied for the “Day After Programme”

EU Startup Prize for mobility: 550 startups applied for the “Day After Programme”

550 European sustainable mobility startups have applied for the 2020 edition of the EUSP. The applications closed on April 30, 2020 at midnight. The EUSP is the biggest EU-funded Prize rewarding mobility startups and a 6-month Acceleration Program for its 10 winning startups each year.

The Challenge of the 2020 edition was shaken up by the Covid-19 epidemic, the entry into confinement and the economic pressure which is increasing day by day on the world of innovation. To better meet the expectations of startups in this period of socio-economic crisis and transformation of (de-)mobility habits, the EUSP -with the help of its confounders ViaID and BCG- has increased its programme by an important financial component, the “Day After Programme”. It aims to provide new investment opportunities to the the start-ups that build the European mobility of tomorrow.

For Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Transport and Tourism Committee in the European Parliament and President of the EUSP:

“It is a success but it is above all a distress signal that should alarm us all. These 550 startups expect Europe to make a strong financial gesture to help them adapt to the crisis. This is why we have set up bridges between the EUSP and the European Investment Bank this year, as well as with European funding programmes (EIT Urban Mobility and EIT InnoEnergy) and private investors. We will never stop finding solutions for these startups who have placed their trust in us. “

About us:

The EUSP is a unique European Acceleration Program, which supports European startups in the field of sustainable mobility. It was founded in 2018 by Karima Delli, President of the Transport Commission in the European Parliament, Boston Consulting Group and ViaID – Mobivia. This year, the EUSP brings together the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Investment Bank in an unprecedented support programme for investment, the “Day After Programme”. This new programme was made possible thanks to the dedication of our partners (list below), which maintained their involvement and support despite the difficult times they are going through.

Press contact:

Grégory Merly
Managing Director of the EUSP
gregory@startupsprize.eu
tel. +336.58.88.80.95

EUSP “Day After Programme” will focus on reinvestment

EUSP “Day After Programme” will focus on reinvestment

The European Startup Prize is announcing its « Day After Programme »

After 2 editions of setting up an « Acceleration Programme » for the 10 best European mobility startups in 2018 and 2019, the EUSP has now become a « Day After Programme», providing a fast track to reinvestment. Thanks to our new partners (EIB, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT InnoEnergy and ESAC), new opportunities for our community of 1500 startups will be offered to connect with European investors in order to support their new mobility & post-covid challenges.

Press release from the Co-founders of the EU Startup Prize:

Karima Delli, Member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of the Transports Committee 

Joël Hazan, Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group

Jean-François Dhinaux, Head of Strategy & Partnership at Via-ID

Why a « Day After Programme »?

“It made no sense to continue our business as usual. I really believe in our acceleration programme but, this year, given the extraordinary circumstances, we need to help all our startups. This crisis is also an opportunity to reset the innovation ecosystem for mobility in order to make it greener, cleaner and more inclusive. So it is really a matter of saving European innovation and give it a better chance to bloom greener after the storm“, said Mrs Delli.

“The economic situation is not yet stabilized but startups will eventually need investors to be back on the scene as soon as possible. That’s why it was essential to work on a fast track to provide new opportunities for our startups with European investors. Not to mention that the European Investment Bank and the EIT Urban Mobility are now joining forces with us so our startups can have an additional chance to benefit from their EU-funded programmes.”, added Jean-François Dhinaux, CMO and Strategy at Via-ID.

Once startups apply for our Prize, they are given opportunities to jump into a series of pitch sessions in front of public and private investors. We will organise those online if we are still under restrictions but we will make sure that there will be pitch sessions for every level of startups including Pre-seed, Seed, Serie A and Serie B.“, underlines Joël Hazan, Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group.

The “DAY AFTER PROGRAMME”
The 10 winners of the EU Startup Prize 2020, together with the rest of our startup community (TOP 10 and TOP 50 of the editions 2018-2019-2020 in particular), will be offered a dedicated reinvestment programme, channeling European public and private funds, in order to help them recover from the social and economic crisis. 

1/ “Pitch sessions” in front of European investors:
Many thanks to our new partners the European Investment Bank, the EIT Urban Mobility, the EIT InnoEnergy and the European Super Angels Club, which bring a tremendous added-value to our programme and show the true meaning of European solidarity.

  • dedicated pitch session in front of the European Investment Bank (EIB) experts, targeting some of our SMEs who find themselves eligible to the “Future mobility” funding programme of the EIB;
  • dedicated pitch session in front of the EU-funded programme EIT Urban Mobility, covering among others pre seeds and early seeds in order to access their « Finance2Move » programme;
  • dedicated pitch session in front of the EU-funded investor EIT InnoEnergy that supports pre-seed and seed-stage startups with different acceleration programmes and finance but also engages in innovation projects with scale-ups, midsize companies and corporates;

2/ A “Demo Day” in front of European business angels and VCs:

(planned in November on the sidelines of the Award Ceremony, tbc)

  • open to the Top 10 and the Top 50 of the editions 2018-2019-2020 of the EU Startup Prize
  • showcase and meetings with investors on the menu

3/ “Day After Manifesto” to open the dialogue with EU decision makers:

– a “Day After Manifesto” will define key priorities that could enable a faster and efficient greening of transport, while supporting the European industry recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19 crisis;

– this manifesto will be presented to European decision-makers in the European Parliament.

4/ The Ceremony

Given the cancellation of the Ceremony that was first planned in Vivatech in June, a new Ceremony will be now programmed for the end of the year (date and place to be confirmed)

5/ 1 million APIs designed by TomTom will be offered to the top 50 startups

In addition to the above, the 4 Gold award winners of the EU Prize Ceremony will be awarded with an extra 4 million APIs.

KEY DATES OF THE EU PRIZE

  • 20 February 2020: application opened
  • 30 April 2020: applications closed
  • May 2020: announcement of the top 50 
  • July 2020: announcement of the top 10
  • September-November 2020: implementation of the “Day After Programme”
  • November 2020: Ceremony and appointment of the Gold Awards

Press kit:

Website: https://startupprize.eu/ 

Communication kit: https://startupprize.eu/press-page-the-prize-2020/ 

Link for startups to apply: https://www.agorize.com/fr/challenges/eu-startupprize?lang=en 

Follow us on Social Media: #EUSPformobility 

Contact:

Grégory Merly, Managing Director

gregory@startupsprize.eu 

+336 58 88 80 95

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