Selected among 550+ candidate startups, 12 European sustainable mobility startups pitched their concept and development projects last night in front of a VIP jury of the European Union and innovation sector during the 3rd Final Ceremony of the European Startup Prize for mobility.
“These four brilliant European startups convinced the jury of the Prize on the basis of criteria of innovation, sustainability, inclusion and market traction. It is clear to our European experts and to the public that they are mobility operators that will build future of mobility in the years to come. ” said Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Transport Committee in the European Parliament and President of the European Startup Prize for mobility.
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Announcing the 3RD European Startup Prize Ceremony – 13th January 2021 – 16:00-18:30 CET
One week left until our Eurovision-style Ceremony rewards among the smartest and most sustainable mobility startups in Europe. This year, 550+ mobility startups from across Europe competed over the EU Startup Prize for Mobility. 12 finalists will pitch their deck in front of a prestigious jury to become this year’s top 4 winners. Public voting is open until 12/01/2021 midnight CET.
“They are already all winners. They embody what Europe has the best to offer in terms of innovation and sustainability. As proof, they showed tremendous resilience and adaptability to the Covid-19 economic crisis and they all keep on deploying their low-carbon products and services at European scale. It is my honour to show to the world the best mobility startups you can now find in Europe.“, said Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport at the European Parliament and President of the EU Startup Prize.
About the Ceremony:
* Full programme and public vote here (quick registration required)
* 12 Finalists: – Bruno Azevedo, CEO and Co-Founder, Addvolt (Portugal) – Adam Simkin, VP Business Development, Autofleet (Israel) – Henri Moissinac, CEO, Dott (France-Netherlands) – Gian-Mattia Schucan, CEO and Founder, Fairtiq (Switzerland) – Maya Pindeus, CEO and Co-Founder, Humanising Autonomy (UK) – Mario Pirraglia, CEO, Hygen SIA (Latvia) – Fabien Sauthier, COO, MotionTag (Germany) – Paul-Adrien Cormerais, CEO and Co-Founder, Pony (France) – Mathieu de Lophem, CEO and Co-Founder, Skipr (Belgium) – Christian Lang, CEO, Surve Mobility (Germany) – Jean-Luc Rippinger, CEO and Co-Founder, UFT (Luxembourg) – Leon Van de Pas, CEO, Unifly (Belgium)
* VIP members of the Juryinclude: – HSH Albert II of Monaco, Prince of Monaco – Maros Sefcovic, Vice-president of the European Commission, also in charge of the European Battery Alliance – Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Transport at the European Parliament and President of the EU Startup Prize – Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-president for Transport at the European Investment Bank
* Who we are? The European Startup Prize for mobility (EUSP) is a EU-founded Acceleration and Investment Programme for sustainable mobility startups. It was created in 2017 by Karima Delli, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism, Boston Consulting Group and Via ID. Supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, together with major mobility corporations such as Groupe ADP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group and RATP Group, this public-private initiative aims to support and scale up smart and sustainable mobility startups all across Europe.
* Contact: Grégory Merly, Managing Director of the EU Startup Prize tel: +336 58 88 80 95 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humanising Autonomy – Real-time vulnerable road user behaviour analysis and intent prediction software for accident and near-miss prevention in urban environments.
MOTIONTAG – MOTIONTAG makes mobility intelligent by describing and understanding real-world mobility through data-driven services.
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.
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
UFT – We provide software for demand responsive transport to some of Europe’s largest public transport authorities and private fleet operators.
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.
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.
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.
“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 EUSPDemo 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.
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:
“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.
Newsight 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.
Transition-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.
Zeelo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. “
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.
Grégory Merly Managing Director of the EUSP email@example.com tel. +318.104.22.168.95