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Winners of European Startup Prize for Mobility 2019 revealed

The winners of the 2019 European Startup Prize for Mobility 2019 have been announced, including the UK’s Karhoo taxi/PHV app booking service.

Gold prize winners included the Karhoo taxi/PHV booking app

Now in its second year, the awards programme is supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission and aims to promote European startups that use technology and innovation to develop cleaner, safer and more inclusive mobility in Europe and beyond.

For 2019, nine winning startups were selected from among 571 candidates following an extensive assessment process. For the first time, a European public vote was used to select the 10th winner. This title has been awarded to K-Ryole, a French provider of the first intelligent electric bike trailer.

Five winners have scooped the silver prize that will see them take part in a European tour of five major technology hubs to meet investors and future clients. These are: EUSP New Mobility Summit in Brussels, Vivatech in Paris, ITS Europe in Brainport, New Mobility World in Frankfurt and Smart City World Congress in Barcelona.

In addition, five ‘super winners’ have won the gold prize, as selected by a panel of European experts from the mobility sector, and will take part in a mentoring programme with Boston Consulting Group and law firms Grimaldi Studio Legale and Parallel Avocats.

Silver prize winners:

Cargoroo, shared e-cargo bikes – Netherlands

OpenAirlines, eco-flying fuel cost killer – France

Blickfeld, provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications – Germany

Cityscoot, free floating electric scooters – France

K-Ryole, electric bike trailer – France – (Winner of the Public Vote)


Gold prize winners:

Karhoo, global marketplace for Taxi and PHV/VTC – UK

TWAICE, predictive battery analytics software – Germany

Einride, all-electric autonomous vehicles services – Sweden

Shotl, mobility platform for public transport operators – Spain

Geovelo, software platform for cyclists – France

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.