The transport sector is shaken by technological innovations and digital companies. Mobility (people but also goods) on demand, shared or autonomous, the sector faces as important as strategic challenges for the future. Given the scale of these changes, it makes sense to consider the best ways of accompanying and developing them. In this perspective, the European Union certainly has a decisive role to play in the emergence of European champions of tomorrow’s mobility.
In order to create European initiatives and encourage the expansion of innovative businesses in the Member States, the EU Startup Prize for Mobility was created on the initiative of Karima Delli, MEP and President of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, with the support of the European Commission and the participation of partners recognized for their expertise on innovations in mobility:
- Via ID (as an accelerator dedicated to mobility start-ups),
- BCG (for its expertise in advisory and strategy),
- Grimaldi Legal studio (as lawyers for Italy, the UK and Belgium),
- NUMA (as an international ecosystem for startups development),
- Molengeek (as a Belgian development and coding initiative), and
- Parallel lawyers (as lawyers for France).
“The objective of the EU Start Up Prize for Mobility is to select the best mobility projects in order to offer them a “Tour of European cities” (to present the ecosystem players in major cities) of the EU and a dedicated accompaniment in the country of their choice to promote its expansion (business, financial, legal).”
The launch evening will take place on December 7 and the Moove Lab will be present.
The price will be handed over on February 22, 2018 on the occasion of a great day dedicated to innovation in the mobility sector in the European Parliament.