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NEW MOBILITY WORLD @IAA 2019Frankfurt/Main, September 10–15, 2019
New Mobility World

NMW Lab18 – The Future Mobility Startup Challenge

By Editorial Team on April 17, 2018

Are you a startup breaking new ground in the areas of future mobility, transport, and logistics? Then the NMW Lab18 is the stepping stone you need!

The NMW Lab18 is hosted by the IAA’s New Mobility World. It is the international challenge supporting high-potential mobility, transport & logistics startups and gives promising startups the opportunity to pitch their innovative concepts in front of a jury of mobility experts, VCs, industry representatives, serial entrepreneurs, influencers, and journalists. The pitches cover six categories and will be held on the NMW main stage.

NMW Lab18: Quick & Dirty

The NMW Lab 18’s selection process has multiple stages as it passes through a reading jury and an on-site jury, who will ensure that only the cream of the crop is awarded the final prize. We’ll kick-off the Lab, which takes place in collaboration with Startup Sesame, Europe’s largest alliance of major tech events, with the four overall winners of the categories Urban Logistics, Transport Services, Alternative Powertrains, Advanced Materials, Automated Driving, and Connected Vehicle pitching their ideas on stage at the NMW Forum to our jury of experts, before ending in a fireside chat.

The winner will be awarded prizes such as valuable media packages, access to VCs and industry players, wildcards for accelerator and incubation programs, as well as mentoring and professional training. The competition is a significant tool to link various players for the long term.

Why Join the NMW Lab18?

– Get the chance to win prizes that include a media budget from NMW partners, additional media coverage, PR and more!
– A small booth will also be available for the finalists. This is a great opportunity to be seen by an audience of thousands during the IAA Commercial Vehicles
– Join a broad network of industry and innovation experts, as well as VCs, founders, and companies in the mobility sector
– Connect with smart mentors and potential investors from several verticals
– Pitch your innovative ideas in front of an international high-level jury
– Benefit from office space, production halls, and labs provided by our corporate partners

Considering applying? This is what you need to know!

National and international early & later stage startups in the mobility sector covering NMW’s six core themes: Urban Logistics, Transportation Services, Alternative Powertrains, Advanced Materials, Automated Driving, and Connected Vehicle.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications: July 15, 2018
Startups Selection: July 31, 2018
Finalists on stage at the New Mobility World: September 26, 2018

About NMW & Startup Sesame

New Mobility World is the place at the IAA where future mobility comes to life. From September 20 – 27, 2018, New Mobility World provides the right ecosystem for disruptors, innovators, global companies, and industry representatives to discuss, present, and experience future mobility. For this unique pitch contest, New Mobility World teamed up with Europe’s largest alliance of tech events, Startup Sesame, which has been active in the mobility industry since the launch of its acceleration program for mobility startups in 2016.

Submit your idea now for a chance to win the competition!

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