Rapid Applications for Transport (RAPTOR) is a competition that swiftly creates and tests solutions to niche urban mobility challenges. Participants compete to provide the most innovative, feasible, and impactful solutions. RAPTOR is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
The EIT Urban Mobility is excited to invite all EU-based individuals, teams, start-ups, and SMEs with cutting-edge urban mobility innovations to submit their solution to this year’s Rapid Applications for Transport (RAPTOR) competition. One responder per challenge will be awarded a prize package equivalent to 50.000 EUR.
The application period will be open from 30 July to 3 of October.
Winners will begin the 4-month development phase of the RAPTOR project in January 2022 and in May 2022 will test their MVP.
The package includes:
◢ CASH PRIZE: Cash prize of 30.000 EUR (excluding VAT) for which no reporting is required and you may spend how you choose
◢ WORKSPACE: Up to 2-day per week workspace in the main EIT Urban Mobility S.L. offices in Torre Glories, in Barcelona, Spain
◢ MENTORING: One technical partner and the EIT RAPTOR Team will provide online mentoring meetings 3 times per month from Jan – Apr 2022
◢ CITY CONTACT: A liaison for the city corresponding to your challenge will ensure smooth communication between you and the city in the run up to MVP testing
◢ IN-SITU TEST: Your MVP will be tested in-situ by the city corresponding to your challenge during 1 week in May 2022
◢ FUTURE: At the end of the programme, you may be invited to participate in other startup / SME programmes with EIT Urban Mobility
Challenges that seek solutions!
1. Private Vehicles Sharing
The mixed real estate development Tour&Taxis of Brussels seeks a solution to generate more private vehicle sharing among residents near the Brussels North station (READ MORE)
2. Adapting Traffic Demand
The City of Valencia seeks a mobility solution that will decrease traffic and pollution for travelers between the city and Albufera Natural Park (READ MORE)
3. Reverse Logistics
The City of Toulouse seeks a smart logistics solution to waste collection in the market station neighbourhood. A popular touristic part of the city (READ MORE)
4. Smart Data Collection
The City of Cunit seeks a solution to improve the collection and analysis of visual data for its road maintenance procedures (READ MORE)