RAPID APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPORT FOR CITIES
Pilot your innovative urban mobility
ideas in smart European cities
WHAT IS CITY RAPTOR?
CITY Rapid Applications for Transport (RAPTOR) is a competition that swiftly creates and tests solutions to niche urban mobility challenges of cities across Europe.
CITY RAPTOR is a city-driven, challenge-based, and agile innovation programme of EIT Urban Mobility. RAPTOR is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
CITY RAPTOR matches niche city urban mobility challenges to solutions from start-ups and SMEs.
Awarded start-ups and SMEs get 5 months to develop a product/service/solution to solve the city challenge.
WHO IS IT FOR?
WHY JOIN CITY RAPTOR?
CONNECT WITH INNOVATIVE START-UPS
TEST THE BEST SOLUTIONS BEFORE INVESTING
BECOME AN INNOVATION LEADER
Access disruptive solutions from our network and bring the newest technologies into your city
De-risk the innovation process through agile pilot testing and validate ideas before scaling up
Standout as an innovative city and position your city as a changemaker on the global level
Got an urban mobility challenge?
Contact us to find out more about becoming a host city.
Got an idea?
Learn more about the RAPTOR experience for start-ups & SMEs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. CHALLENGE DEFINITION
2. OPEN START-UP COMPETITION
3. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
We work with cities to understand and define their niche urban mobility challenges, objectives and needs.
We launch an open call to scout for innovative solutions. Start-ups/SMEs compete to provide the most innovative, feasible, and impactful solutions to these city mobility challenges.
During the 5 month project timeframe, winning start-ups/SMEs work closely with the respective city to develop and pilot the solution in a real-life environment.
August project kick-off: Agile Solution Development & Mentoring
◢ First half of cash prize (17.500 EU) awarded
◢ You work to develop your solution
◢ Check-ins with EIT Urban Mobility RAPTOR Team
◢ Customised mentoring sessions
December: Solution Handover and In-Situ Testing
◢ Final completion of solution within timeline
◢ Deadline for min. 1 week live in-situ testing of solution
◢ Second half of cash prize ( 17.500 EU) awarded
BENEFITS FOR START-UPS
Winning start-ups and SMEs receive a variety of monetary and in-kind prizes:
◢ CASH PRIZE
Cash prize of 35.000 EUR which you may spend how you choose
Host city may offer 2-day per week workspace in their offices
Online customised mentoring sessions
◢ CITY CONTACT
A contact person for the city corresponding to your challenge
◢ IN-SITU TEST
Real life testing of your solution in corresponding city
Potential invitation to other programmes with EIT Urban Mobility
WHO CAN APPLY?
Start-ups/SMEs from EU member states or Horizon Europe associated countries, including UK and Switzerland
Start-ups/SMEs that are 10 years old or younger
Start-ups/SMEs that can either:
1. Develop a new product, service or solution;
2. Significantly improve an existing product, service or solution.
WHY PARTNER WITH EIT URBAN MOBILITY?
◢ ACCESS TO START-UPS
◢ NETWORK OF PARTNERS
◢ LEADING INNOVATION
- 150+ invested start-ups
- 250+ solutions showcased
- 300+ proposals in our calls
- 300+ entities in our network
- 40+ cities, 20+ large companies
- 11,000+ urban mobility leads
- 50+ pilots with start-ups
- Agile innovation approach
- Experienced team across Europe