The ten winners of the European Startup Prize for Mobility 2019 will be pitching their innovations at this year’s ITS Congress, which will be held in Brainport Eindhoven in June. The mobility contest, which is supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, aims to promote European startups that use technology and innovation to develop cleaner, safer and more inclusive mobility in Europe and beyond.
Nine startups were selected from among 571 candidates following an extensive assessment process. For the first time, a European public vote was used to select the tenth winner. This title has been awarded to K-Ryole, a French provider of the first intelligent electric bike trailer. The ten startups won a Silver Prize and will take part in a European tour of five major technology hubs to meet investors and future clients. ITS is one of those hubs.
“These shared e-cargo bikes are an essential ingredient to the mobility mix of tomorrow and are the solution to moving kids and cargo around town.”
“Due to the diversity and maturity of the projects, the second edition of the European Startup Prize for mobility is a strong indication of a dynamic mobility market in Europe. As the prize co-founder and coordinator of the startup selection process, we are delighted to contribute to the revolution of the European mobility ecosystem, which will create the leaders of tomorrow,” explains Jean-François Dhinaux, Via ID Strategy Director and prize co-founder.
One of the winners is Amsterdam based Cargoroo for its shared electric cargo bikes for neighbourhoods of urban environments. The start-up claims that these shared e-cargo bikes “are an essential ingredient to the mobility mix of tomorrow and are the solution to moving kids and cargo around town. By doing so we provide a fun, healthy, sustainable and fast alternative to car ownership and city logistics”.
Another start-up that will be pitching during ITS in Brainport Eindhoven, is Munich based Twaice. Twaice supports enterprises across industries with predictive battery analytics software based on digital twins. It enables the development and use of more efficient and sustainable battery systems. “Precise predictions of battery conditions and ageing significantly optimize battery development and use. Exact determination of current condition also enables certification of batteries for reuse and 2nd life.” Twaice was founded in 2018 as a spin-off from Technical University of Munich and is headquartered in Munich.