The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the governing body of world motor sport, the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations, and a global advocate for road safety and sustainable mobility.
In 2017, the Federation created the FIA Smart Cities initiative to contribute to the implementation of the UN New Urban Agenda by helping cities define new models for more sustainable urban mobility. The FIA Smart Cities Global Startup Contest With MassChallenge Switzerland, is a pillar of this initiative. The aim of this multi-location competition is to identify and support the most promising startups addressing the challenges of mobility for the world of tomorrow.
Selected startups will be showcasing their products or services in front of the largest gatherings of players in mobility and urbanisation: the FIA Smart Cities Forums organised around Formula E races. This urban-focused fully electric championship is hosted in city centres around the world, promotes interest in sustainable motoring and showcases the use of innovative clean technologies.
The winners of the contest will be offered:
The FIA and MassChallenge are committed to accelerating the go-to-market strategies of top mobility and urbanisation technology startups.
The FIA Smart Cities Global Startup Contest will help startups to expose their innovative ideas to relevant stakeholders, powering them to new revenue heights with the following benefits:
Benefits for the Startups
Each international jury will elect 2 winners, who will showcase their products and solutions at the FIA Smart Cities Forum, getting world-class media exposure. They will have a complementary showcase booth on the exhibition area when applicable.
The FIA Smart Cities Global Startup Contest With MassChallenge Switzerland, accepts applications from technology startups:
The FIA Smart Cities Global Startup Contest aims to support technologies that can have a positive impact on mobility and urbanization, across multiple industries. Any technology startup should consider applying. Some areas that we are most excited to review include (but are not limited to):
Innovations around new cars:
New services around multi-modal mobility:
Timeline and Key Dates
How to Apply
Applications are open until January 15th 2019. View the Application Guide here and follow these steps:
Submit your Application by
January 15, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) CET
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How to Apply
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading mobility organisations.
Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris and Geneva, the FIA is a non-profit organisation. It brings together 246 member organisations from 145 countries on five continents. Its Member Clubs represent over 80 million road users and their families.
The FIA promotes safe, sustainable and accessible mobility for all road users around the world.
Further details can be found at www.fia.com
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org