- The accelerator programme will look for the 10 Urban Air Mobility start-ups with the most potential to improve mobility in European cities
- The project is co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and will be led by Toulouse Metropole, with the collaboration of Aerospace Valley, Ferrovial and CARNET (initiative coordinated by CIT UPC)
- Call for applicants is open until the 1st of May
The UAM Plazza Accelerator programme aims to take the selected start-ups to the next level by helping them increase their businesses around Europe. The 10 selected companies will get services during 2022 and will have the opportunity to test their solutions in a real city environment through access to living labs. The application period just opened the 1st of March.
Ground transportation might have its future in the air, by implementing aeronautical innovative technologies in Urban Mobility. For this reason, the Urban Air Mobility Acceleration programme, funded by EIT Urban Mobility an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, has a great potential to solve current city challenges. EIT Urban Mobility aims to provide innovative solutions to accelerate the transition of mobility towards a truly multimodal, integrated and user-centred transport system.
The acceleration programme will look for the 10 most promising emerging companies in Europe in the field of Urban Air Mobility and will provide them with support and the possibility to test their solutions in living labs. Additionally, the programme will offer them a coaching and mentoring programme to accomplish the goal of taking urban air mobility companies to the next level. Start-ups will then be able to raise investment as well as receiving regulation and policy clarification.
The call for proposals for European Urban Air Mobility start-ups is officially open, start-ups will be able to apply from 1st March until 1st May. A guide for applicants can be found on EIT website, including the programme offering, eligibility criteria and a guideline for the application process.
About EIT Urban Mobility
The Urban Air Mobility Accelerator Programme is a project under the support of EIT Urban Mobility.
EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, aims to accelerate solutions and the transition towards a user-centric, integrated and truly multimodal transport system. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility works to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities. Using cities as living labs, its industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.