Urban Mobility incubator is a 10-week summer program of active individual work and mentoring, followed by prototype deployment in VEF district, Riga. Each participant will have a personalized progress plan depending on their situation at the program start. Therefore, we are equally welcoming to completely new teams with high potential ideas as well as already established startups interested in deployment acceleration.

During program the participants will be provided with personalized business coaching, necessary R&D infrastructure, industry connections and basic funding to learn how to progress from a great idea to a validated business proposition and deployed prototype in a real urban environment.

The program will be run from Riga, Latvia, and will include online and on-site activities, such as deployment. At the end of the program all Urban Mobility Incubator alumni will have the chance to pitch their solution to the Baltic Sea region investors and city representatives.

WHY SHOULD...
Urban Mobility incubator is a 10-week summer program of active individual work and mentoring, followed by prototype deployment in VEF district, Riga. Each participant will have a personalized progress plan depending on their situation at the program start. Therefore, we are equally welcoming to completely new teams with high potential ideas as well as already established startups interested in deployment acceleration.

During program the participants will be provided with personalized business coaching, necessary R&D infrastructure, industry connections and basic funding to learn how to progress from a great idea to a validated business proposition and deployed prototype in a real urban environment.

The program will be run from Riga, Latvia, and will include online and on-site activities, such as deployment. At the end of the program all Urban Mobility Incubator alumni will have the chance to pitch their solution to the Baltic Sea region investors and city representatives.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
⚡ Shortcut to deployment
Getting your prototype from lab to the city streets is often an unnecessarily complicated process that can take up to 18 months. Within this program the City of Riga has committed to provide a green corridor and will deploy the prototypes for testing this autumn.

⚡ Personalized advice
Together with the teams we will set up personalized 10 week plans for each. So if you're a total beginner, we will provide you with a comprehensive development framework and mentoring, but if you're a seasoned entrepreneur, we will not make you sit through Intro to Business canvas.

⚡Access to the City
Often startups are expected to know what the city wants without an actual conversation with city representatives. We emphasize collaborative innovation, so dialogue with City of Riga will be an integral part of the solution development. Moreover, EIT Urban Mobility network will enable an even wider access to many European cities.

The Urban Mobility Incubator program is funded EIT Urban Mobility and delivered by innovation movement VEFRESH in partnership with Riga City Council City Development Department and Institute of Electronics and Computer Science. The incubator's physical hub is located at the vibrant co-working space Teikums in VEF district, Riga.
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