ERTICO Start-up Initiative has been busy planning and participating in exciting high-profile events promoting and encouraging innovation in the industry. Next week, the ERTICO Start-up Initiative will support !TS Future, the start-up exhibition programme, at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg. Under its motto Connect, Innovate, Grow, the exhibition programme will include start-up pitches, mentoring tours, panel discussions, and matchmaking opportunities for start-ups from around the world interested in networking and connecting with ERTICO partners as well as all the companies in the mobility sector present at the ITS World Congress. 43 Start-ups from 18 different countries are registered to attend !TS Future where a fully-packed week is awaiting all participants. Throughout Monday to Friday, there will be several pitching sessions for start-ups of various sizes and panel discussions focusing on Hamburg’s start-up scene, the EU-funded projects, and their role as start-up incubators. You can check out the agenda in detail here.

Finally, on Thursday evening, all registered participants of the ITS World Congress are invited to the !TS Future Start-up Party, a 2G event just as the ITS World Congress, where we can celebrate wrapping up this long-awaited week at the ITS World Congress that is one of the first in-person events for some time. Please register for the party here.

ERTICO Start-up initiative supports start-ups in their growth, allowing them to connect with the European ITS industry stakeholders, co-creators, and partners in many ERTICO-led European projects. The ERTICO Start-up Initiative collaborates with different incubators in Europe and participates in many projects and organisations that support start-ups globally. If you are interested in finding out more about the Initiative, please visit the website.