Applications for RAPTOR Competition 2023 are now closed.
Thank you to the 150+ applications received – we wish you all the best!

If you want to be alerted to new RAPTOR opportunities when they become available, make sure to send us an email: raptor@eiturbanmobility.eu

Choose Your Challenge

Ajka, Hungary: Public transport optimisation
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Akureyri, Iceland: Optimising transport intermodality
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Ankara, Türkiye: Optimising micro-mobility operations
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Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain: City logistics data-driven
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Capital Region of Denmark: EV charging price transparency
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Debrecen, Hungary: Integration of remote neighbourhoods through active mobility
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Dubnica nad Vahom, Slovakia: Micro-mobility usage uptake
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The Hague, Netherlands: Improving sustainable journeys to the beach
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Helsingborg, Sweden: Bicycle culture know-how
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Mechelen, Belgium: Measuring freight CO2 emissions
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Munich, Germany: Smart data on mobility patterns
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Stuttgart Region, Germany: Rethink your ride
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RAPTOR Programme

Who can apply?

Start-ups and SMEs from Member States of the European Union and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, including the UK and Switzerland.

Additionally, start-ups and SMEs should be registered as legal entities not more than 10 years ago from the official closing date of the call.

For full details on eligibility please refer to the Competition Manual.

Project Stages

RAPTOR 2023 projects will run for 5 months from August – December 2023. There are two main project stages summarised below:

Stage 1: Solution Development and Mentoring

First half of funds (17 500 euro)

Work to develop your solution
Check-ins with EIT Urban Mobility RAPTOR team

Customised mentoring sessions

Stage 2: Solution Handover and In-Situ Testing

Final completion of solution within timeline

One week minimum live in-situ testing of solution
Second half of funds (17 500 euro)

Support Package

One start-up/SME per challenge is awarded a support package including:

  • 35 000 euro
  • Online customised mentoring sessions
  • Host city may offer 2-day per week workspace in their offices
  • A contact person for the city corresponding to your challenge
  • Real life testing of your solution in corresponding city
Competition Terms and Conditions

Read the fine print

How do I apply?
  1. Review the Competition Terms and Conditions to ensure you understand information such as: eligibility, timelines, KPI and financial sustainability requirements.
  2. Select the challenge best aligned to your solution/product/service and that will meet the city’s objectives.
  3. Complete your application via the tool AwardsForce
Frequently Asked Questions

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Competition Timeline

06 March 2023

Competition Opens

Submission platform opens

06 March 2023
15 March 2023

Info Session 1

Hear from the RAPTOR team about the competition terms and conditions, timelines and how to apply.

15 March 2023
21 March 2023

City Q&A Session 1

Hear from the cities of Ajka, Akureyri, Capital Region of Denmark, Debrecen, Dubnica nad Váhom, and Helsingborg

21 March 2023
22 March 2023

City Q&A Session 2

Hear from cities Ankara, Barcelona, the Hague, Mechelen, Munich and the Stuttgart Region.

22 March 2023
06 May 2023

Competition closes

Submit your application by
17:00 CET

06 May 2023

Notification of First Stage Evaluations

The top 3-4 applicants per challenge will move ahead to the second stage of evaluations.

Panel Hearing for Second Stage Evaluations

Finalists will present online to a panel of judges.

Winners Notified

Winners for each of the challenges will be notified by 7 July 2023

Projects start

Kick-off of projects in August 2023

15 December 2023

Projects end

Projects finish by mid December 2023

15 December 2023

Upcoming Info Sessions

Info Day: 15 March


Q&A Session Part 1: 21 March


Q&A Session Part 2: 22 March



This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.