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Week 1 of the programme will include participation at urban mobility festival Autonomy Paris

The breakdown of the accelerator programme for the chosen start-ups
The breakdown of the accelerator programme for the chosen start-ups

Chicago-based international start-up accelerator has announced that its new mobility programme is now underway with participants from seven different countries.


The year-long programme, run in partnership with New Mobility Lab, begins with an intense six-week accelerator programme.


Week 1 of the programme begins in the French capital at Autonomy Paris, the annual international event on the future of urban mobility.


The top five start-ups will then be selected to spend a month in the US, including opportunities to gain exposure and customer traction at events such as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NAIAS/Automobili-D in Detroit, and two weeks at Chicago’s innovation hub, 1871, and the Connectory.


The seven international start-ups are:


CryptoWatt (Ukraine) – blockchain-enabled platform for citizens to share and monetise electric car charging stations;

Idatase (Germany) – a visual platform for analytics in industrial IoT and mobility;

Umo (Israel) – the “urban AI brain” for sustainable urban mobility;

Shuttle Planet (Slovenia) – shared, demand-responsive transportation platform;

Stroma Vision (Turkey) – computer vision for vehicle safety;

Fazel1 (Iran) – dynamic in-motion charging system for e-vehicles;

Navigato (Bulgaria) – a SaaS platform and IoT controller for management of electric vehicle charging stations;

Make-my-Day (Israel) – a personal assistant to optimise routing for daily errands and tasks.


“This is an exciting group of international start-ups who have the potential to make a big impact on how people move within and between cities in a healthier, sustainable and more efficient way,” said Serhat Cicekoglu, founder


“Partnering with Autonomy in Paris and bringing the top five start-ups to the US will give them a great opportunity to prepare them to become global players in mobility.”


Applications are also open for’s next accelerator, the Human Essentials programme, which focuses on innovations in FoodTech and AgrTech, and kicks off in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in February 2018.


Interested candidates can apply at is the exclusive international programme accelerator for 1871, Chicago’s centre for technology and entrepreneurship and the largest tech hub in North America.


New Mobility Lab creates a community where cross-industry collaboration and co-innovation, associated with the digital transformation of transportation and mobility happens through open innovation.


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