Are you the next urban mobility innovator? Looking to accelerate your mobility startup to success in Europe? Innomotion Urban Mobility Accelerator Program is here to help! Our 10-week program is tailored specifically to early-stage mobility startups, providing unparalleled opportunities for growth and success.

If you’re developing innovative approaches to make commuting faster and more enjoyable, creating solutions to decrease carbon emissions from mobility modes, proposing new models to increase the accessibility of urban transportation systems, or building mobility solutions to make cities more livable and lovable, then the Innomotion Urban Mobility Accelerator Program is the right choice for you.

As an Innomotion participant, you’ll gain exclusive access to EIT Urban Mobility’s extensive network support and European funding opportunities. Plus, you’ll have the chance to connect with cities, mobility players, and investors and receive expert support to take your business to the next level.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to supercharge your startup and join the ranks of successful mobility innovators. Apply to the Innomotion Accelerator Program today and get ready to accelerate your success!

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.


  • Unique mentoring and network support for EIT Urban Mobility funding instruments

  • Support for application to EIT Urban Mobility investment programs

  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility and its network beyond Europe

  • Access to new markets with the support of EIT Urban Mobility in Europe

  • Participate as an exhibitor in MARUF 2023 with EIT Urban Mobility RIS Hub Türkiye to engage with cities, mobility businesses, and investors

  • Access the opportunity to engage with consortiums which develop projects to EIT UM funding programs

  • Participation in Connect4Mobility to pitch your start-up to the Turkish mobility ecosystem

Focus Areas

We are looking for start-ups that are focused on sustainable urban mobility and have innovative solutions that can make a positive impact on urban transportation systems. The types of start-ups we are interested in include:

  • City Logistics

    Startups developing solutions to solve problems related to city logistics and create more sustainable freight and goods transportation in cities, promoting overall sustainability in city logistics.

  • E+ Mobility

    Startups introducing solutions for new mobility & energy, micro-mobility, and shared mobility thematic fields for sustainable urban mobility transition in low-carbon mobility.

  • Energy & Public Realm

    Startups proposing new ideas to create better public spaces and improve the well-being of residents by addressing energy- and mobility-related aspects.

  • Smart & Future Mobility

    Startups developing solutions and services for urban transportation systems using cutting-edge and high-impact technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI)-driven platforms, blockchain, 5G, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), or Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Inclusive Mobility

    Startups addressing the creation of solutions and services that enhance mobility inclusivity for all socio-economic and demographic groups.

  • Urban Air Mobility

    Startups aiming to develop new solutions and modes for urban air mobility and aeronautics.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, your start-up must:

  • Be an established SME in Türkiye

  • Be registered as a legal entity not more than 10 years ago from the official deadline for application

  • Make a positive contribution to at least one of our challenge areas and to core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Have shareowners from non-EU countries with max %5 equity

  • Have a prototype or higher level (TRL 4 or more)

  • Be a private business where 2 or more individuals are actively engaged and working

Program Timeline

  • Announcement of the call: April 5, 2023

  • Deadline to apply: May 7, 2023

  • Selection: May 11, 2023

  • Announcement of selected start-ups: May 12, 2023

  • Online introduction meeting: May 17, 2023

  • Physical kick-off: May 22-26 (1 day), 2023

  • End of training and mentoring: July 31, 2023

  • Attend #Connect4Mobility 2023: September 2023

  • Attend MARUF 2023: October 4-6, 2023

  • Attend EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB Turkiye Workshop: November 2023

Join Innomotion Urban Mobility Accelerator Program today and accelerate your mobility start-up to success!

EIT Funded Innomotion Startups

Route Optimization and Tracking

Optiyol secures funding from EIT urban mobility through the Innomotion program

“We are proud to continue our relationship with EIT Urban Mobility RIS Hub Turkiye,” say Optiyol co-founders Tuba Gözbaşı and Ozan Gözbaşı. “It is an honor for us to receive this investment because it shows that we have reached one of our most crucial targets as being a bridge between Turkiye’s and Europe’s urban mobility ecosystem. We hope that this will inspire the Turkish startup ecosystem to be involved in EIT Urban Mobility’s activities.”

Executive Organizations

This activity is supported 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 livable.

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