CONNECT. INNOVATE. GROW.

WHY ERTICO?

As a public-private partnership with more than 25 years of experience in smart mobility and over 100 Partners, ERTICO is one of the few organisations in Europe that offers start-ups specialised and targeted opportunities for development.

CONNECT YOUR START-UP WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EUROPEAN ITS INDUSTRY

By joining the ERTICO Start-up Initiative, you will benefit from ERTICO’s strong and consolidated network of Partners and work with Europe’s thought leaders in smart mobility. This programme will allow you to:

  • Meet potential investment Partners and customers within the ERTICO Network and in a trusted and well-connected environment;
  • Create exposure and matchmaking opportunities with private and public stakeholders in the ERTICO membership;
  • Liaise with established brands in the automotive and smart mobility sector;
  • Gain easy market access to customers relationships and account management within the ERTICO Network;
  • Benefit from marketing support and visibility through ERTICO’s events and partnerships.

INNOVATE THE TRANSPORT OF TOMORROW BY CONNECTING YOU TO KEY STAKEHOLDERS

ERTICO currently manages over twenty research, pilot and deployment projects, engaging its Partners in European and international activities. The ERTICO Start-up Initiative aims at involving start-ups in the process. What is it in for you?

  • Involvement in H2020 and CEF proposals;
  • Gain project funding from EU projects and further formulate your business strategies. Our proposals include business deliverables as well as living labs, so the activities of start-ups can be integrated into these proposals and offered a scale-up opportunity.

GROW YOUR NETWORK AND INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE THANKS TO OUR CONSOLIDATED NETWORK OF SMART MOBILITY EXPERTS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Staying updated with the latest trends and information is nowadays vital for businesses and in particular start-ups. The ERTICO Start-up Initiative can help you position your start-up in the market faster by providing:

  • Assistance in tracking the latest available ideas and information on innovation;
  • Access to relevant and related data in the ITS sector;
  • Guidance on innovation management processes;
  • Ideation, idea enrichment, product and service definition, product-market match, road mapping and initial entry definition;
  • Benchmarking consultancy for a technology, product or service;
  • SME Instrument training/Public funding
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Broadening your scope to the European level;
  • Defining gaps and opportunities in the market.

2019 WINNERS

2020 CHALLENGE

The ERTICO Start-up Initiative 2020 adds a new, international flavour!

Be one of five finalists to network with 120 industry players and policy makers at ERTICO’s annual Think Tank event and compete to win:

1st prize:

The ERTICO Partnership elects a winner to represent Europe at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles (4 to 8 October 2020) to compete in the Global Innovation Competition, a start-up competition hosted by ITS America, ERTICO, and ITS Asia-Pacific.

A U.S.and a global winner will be selected to receive:

  • $20,000 USD cash prize
  • a robust marketing package and extensive networking opportunities with leaders in the ITS industry
  • the opportunity to attend ITS Asia-Pacific, ERTICO, and ITS America Annual Meetings in 2021.

2nd prize:

The ERTICO Partnership will elect 3 start-ups to exhibit at next year’s ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Germany ( 11 to 15 October 2021.)

HOW TO APPLY

ERTICO is always looking for innovative disruptive ideas. Would you like to connect with ERTICO’s network of Partners?
Tell us about yourself, fill in the application form below. The ERTICO team will get in touch should there be a match.