The EU Startup Prize community has met with the Berlin tech ecosystem for an evening of conference, networking and to open together the application process of its 2020 edition. As proud Partner of the Prize, ERTICO was present at the opening ceremony.
“We are glad to be supporting the 3rd edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility”, said Frank Daems, coordinator of the ERTICO Start-up Initiative. “Start-ups are an important part of the smart mobility ecosystem and we need to make sure that they are given the opportunity to innovate smart mobility together with the big players”, he added.
150 start-ups, investors and transportation companies were attending the venue. A unique occasion to tell those start-ups why the European level should be their market and how the EU Startup Prize will help them scale up in this direction.
The EU level, leaded by its founder, Karima Delli, member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of the Transports Committee, together with representatives of EU bodies (European Investment Bank) and EU-funded programmes for innovation (SESAR, Shift2Rail) explained to the startu-ps how they can accelerate start-ups’ development and cooperation.
Big European corporations such as Groupe ADP, RATP group, Europcar Mobility Group, GRDF, TomTom; when the co-founders of the EU Startup Prize, BCG and Via ID, underlined the multiple ways of helping start-ups to grow and the value of our community for sustainable mobility.
Most importantly the Challenge 2020 is now open: European start-ups and start-ups from the associated countries of the programme Horizon 2020 are now invited to apply for the new Prize. They have 6 weeks to complete their registration.