The HiReach Startup Lab is an accelerator program for innovative transportation solutions that address transport poverty in Europe. HiReach supports startups that improve the accessibility of urban and rural areas and are adapted to the needs of vulnerable citizens.
The program offers start-ups who create mobility solutions for vulnerable groups a unique opportunity to prototype their solution with the support of a dedicated Host Company, professional business coaching, showcasing opportunities, and financial support up to 20.000 EUR. The top 5-10 startups will showcase at the ITS European Conference in Lisbon in May 2020 and during the demo day in Brussels in September 2020.
This program is tailored for startups working in:
What You Get
Partner company matching
Prototype your mobility solution with one of 15 Host Companies
Business coaching, expert advice, and network
Get input from business professionals and transport industry experts.
All bootcamp participants get 2.500 EUR to cover travel costs and accommodation. Chosen ventures receive up to 20.000 EUR for the Acceleration & Trial Phase.
Showcase your solution at ITS European Mobility Congress and during the final Demo Day in Brussels in September 2020
January 13, 2020
Selected startups announced
January 24, 2020
Bootcamp In Vienna
Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2020
Accelerate & Trial Period
Feb 24 - Sept, 2020
Showcases at ITS Lisbon & Brussels
May 18-20, & Sept TBD, 2020
HiReach is a three-year EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that focuses on the development of new tools and business models to improve accessibility for areas and communities in need. By combining different attributes of available transport concepts and bottom-up initiatives with new operational schemes and IT applications, HiReach will explore viable business models for small scale, modular and easily replicable mobility services (e.g. community transport services, ridesharing, minibus pooling, etc.) that can be provided at affordable prices and/or with minimum subsidies.
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