Future Mobility Challenge - techUK & SMMT

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    Tuesday08May 2018
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    Five of the world's biggest automotive brands, seven challenge topics...Start-ups and SMEs wanted for the SMMT's Future Mobility Challenge!

techUK has a longstanding relationship with the SMMT, and as a result, is proud to announce its support for the SMMT Future Mobility Challenge. The Challenge is an opportunity for our start-up and SME Members to grow their business by pitching cutting-edge solutions to problems that impede seamless and efficient movement of people and goods.

Five of the world's biggest automotive brands - BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford and Toyota - have partnered with SMMT to challenge start-ups and SMEs to devise innovative solutions to seven key mobility challenges. To participate, start-ups and SMEs are encouraged to submit their interest to pitch solutions addressing one or more of the challenges. 

Applicants with the best solutions will be invited to pitch at the Future Mobility Challenge event on Wednesday 17 October in London. If successful, this will create partnerships, investments, mentoring, ideas incubators, routes to market and acquisitions between the world's leading automotive brands and innovative technology start-ups and SMEs.

The Challenges:

  1. Harnessing the potential of mobility data
  2. Intelligence solutions for intelligent fleets
  3. Urban mobility solutions for future cities
  4. Innovative shared and on-demand mobility models
  5. Creating new and superior customer experiences in the age of hyperconvenience
  6. New connected car services
  7. Future vehicle technologies 

Key Dates:

  • Saturday 30 June: Deadline for applications (Find out how to apply here)
  • Wednesday 17 October: Future Mobility Challenge Pitch Day 

techUK is extremely proud to be able to offer this Challenge to our Members, and wishes all applicants the best of luck in this exciting opportunity!

"The close relationship that techUK has built with the SMMT is a fantastic way to bring the UK tech sector and automotive sector together to provide solutions to cross-cutting challenges through innovation and technology. We are very much looking forward to seeing what this Future of Mobility Challenge produces, and what more techUK's ongoing relationship with the SMMT can bring to our Members."

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