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New Mobility World @IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018Hanover, September 20-27, 2018
New Mobility World

Pitch Perfect: Startups Compete for Top Prizes at NMW Lab17

By Editorial Team on September 1, 2017

The New Mobility World is only a couple of days away, and we are gearing up to a very exciting pitch challenge indeed! Today we would like to introduce you to the generous prize partners that are making this year’s edition such a great opportunity for the ten finalists. Startups will share their innovative ideas in front of a panel of mobility experts and battle for prizes totaling a value of over 100,000€!

Join us September 14 and 15 at 5:15pm on the Main Forum Stage to connect and potentially collaborate with promising mobility startups!

Register here: NMW17 FORUM Day 1 & NMW17 FORUM Day 2


Techcode is committed to breaking down geographic barriers and eliminating potential inequalities of international cooperation. It has established incubation systems in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Gu’an, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Berlin to provide innovators with a global support network aimed at efficient sharing of resources and access to essential value-added services.

Techcode will be offering trips to Beijing in November 2017 including flights, hotel costs and local transport. The trip will include mobility networking and business matching events, as well as media promotion in China.

Visit Techcode


Media Manufaktur is committed to high journalistic standards, editorial integrity, and state-of-the-art product quality. It has become the authoritative source of news and information for industry leaders. Their mission is to help their readers understand the impact of the IT revolution on the 130-year-old automotive industry and how these industries can benefit from each other.

Media Manufaktur will be awarding a startup with a printed media package  with advertising space, online banners on car-IT.com, visibility in the newsletter, and a booth at carIT Forum 2018. A story about the company will also be written in the carIT 06/2017 issue. This is a total value of 30,000€.

Visit Media Manufaktur


Usine IO is launching FOCUS, a unique thematic hardware acceleration programme in Paris! The 1st batch will be entirely dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles. Technical and business expertise will be provided by their teams in collaboration with their academic and industrial partners in AI, automotive and equipment. The goal is to leverage their tech and business expertise to bring startups a first commercial deployment at a pilot scale.

Usine IO will be offering, contingent on the fit with the winning startup, either a place in the Focus acceleration program (a value of 50,000€), or a month-long membership with Usine IO, worth 2000€. The latter includes co-working facility, access to workshops and equipment, prototyping, engineer mentoring and more (for a maximum of three people).

Visit Usine.io

Gründerszene and NGIN Mobility

Gründerszene is the leading online magazine for startups and the digital economy in Germany. The online magazine is published by Berlin-based media house and network platform Vertical Media. Gründerszene reaches over 1,2 million unique users per month with its daily news, background reports, technical articles and opinion pieces.

NGIN Mobility is a digital industry magazine for the automotive and mobility sector. It reports on trends, innovations and digitization processes on a daily basis and informs, inspires and links decision-makers from the mobility sector.

Both Gründerszene and NGIN Mobility will be offering an advertorial to a winning startup, a value of approximately 10,000€.

Visit Gründerszene and NGIN Mobility


Berlin’s oldest community-driven hardware accelerator is back with batch #7! Hardware.co’s accelerator program is dedicated to the creation and growth of innovative hardware and IOT products and startups This winter, a batch of selected startups in Smart Mobility & Logistics will be will invited to take part. The program is an intensive two-week acceleration, packing as much networking, expertise and workshops into these weeks. During the accelerator, selected startups get one-on-one interaction with over 40 mentors and professionals, including investors, lawyers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, developers, and product managers.

Hardware.co will be giving a wildcard to their Batch 7 Smart Mobility & Logistics program, a value of 20,000€.



For people who want to work on their own projects while exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration with others, betahaus is there to open doors and to expand possibilities. To foster entrepreneurship, creativity, rapid prototyping and innovative product development. The community consists of entrepreneurs, startups, corporate teams, freelancers, and creatives, who to various degrees collaborate and cooperate.

betahaus will be offering one month of free coworking space for a team of up to 4 people, a value of 800€.

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