As a project committed to kick starting the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility, SOLUTIONSplus has set itself the goal of boosting innovation in urban e-mobility across the world. By establishing regional platforms where local teams adhere to a global programme involving cities, industry, research, implementing organisations and finance partners, the project aims to ensure that it gives rise to innovative mobility systems that deliver on the Paris Agreement, meet the Sustainable Development Goals and address the New Urban Agenda.

SOLUTIONSplus is all about finding real answers to the most pressing mobility issues in cities around the globe. ERTICO, along with the 40+consortium members, is making every effort to ensure that the project’s goals are met through its aspirational Global e-learning Platform and Start-up Incubator.

As leader of the SOLUTIONSplus Start-up Incubator, ERTICO is putting to good use experience from its own Start-ups initiative with the ambition to “Connect. Innovate. Grow.” This year’s ITS European Congress in Toulouse is a great opportunity to generate and promote original ideas of budding entrepreneurs who are devoted to innovation in sustainable urban e-mobility.

ERTICO is organising a creative Special Interest Session (SIS) at the Toulouse Congress to do just that and more. SIS 52 The perfect pitch: Starting-up global clean mobility will be an interactive session where the audience will play the role of venture capitalists. The ‘investors’ will receive a brief introduction to the project, its goals and the technical framework. Then, the game begins! Each start-up will be able to pitch themselves (though a 1-minute video) and convince the audience to sustain them with part (or all!) of the 1 million ITS coins in their “SLIDO pockets”. The audience will decide which one of our innovators has the highest chances of success! Feedback on the marketability of the start-up products will be collected with the help of our investors/audience.

Don’t miss this interesting SIS and your chance to decide on the shape of innovation!

SIS 52 The perfect pitch: Starting-up global clean mobility

Date: Wednesday 1 June

Time: 09.00-10.00

Room: MEETT, Room 3

For more information about the SOLUTIONSplus project, visit the website.

SOLUTIONSplus has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875041.