5GTurbo, the new European accelerator for 5G startups

January 1, 2022

Officially launched on January 18, the 5G Turbo project is a start-up acceleration program designed to support 20 start-ups and SMEs working on 5G-related technologies and services, and to boost the development of their technologies in the field of urban mobility.

The program will foster links between startups, industry principals and territories, through networking as well as numerous acceleration services provided free of charge to startups from May to November 2022. This tailor-made coaching will be orchestrated by a consortium of experts, who will support startups on business, technical, financing, investment and industry aspects. To ensure the project's impact and sustainability, the program will rely on an open online community of 5G and connected mobility players.

This community was initiated as part of the European Impact Connected Car project, of which 4 5G Turbo partners, including NextMove, were part, and thanks to which industry, cities and future mobility players are already interconnected at European level.

At the end of the program, the EIT Urban Mobility may consider investing in the most promising startups.

5G Turbo is financed by the EIT Urban Mobility. NextMove is acting as project coordinator and will draw on the skills of 5 stakeholder partners in the digital and mobility fields. In addition to project management, the cluster will be involved in the startup sourcing and evaluation stages, and will also offer its services through coaching sessions on the subjects of business development, innovation financing (public or private), and industrialization. NextMove will also support the startups in the program by fostering the right connections with the automotive and mobility ecosystem, notably by putting them in touch with the many members of our network, and in particular with prime contractors, manufacturers and local authorities.

Next step: sourcing startups for the consortium

Afin de sourcer les 20 startups qui seront accompagnées gratuitement par le programme 5Gturbo en 2022, le consortium de partenaires va bientôt lancer son appel à candidatures. Vous êtes intéressé par ce programme d'accélération ? Restez à l'écoute et n'hésitez pas à vous rapprocher dès maintenant de vos interlocuteurs NextMove.

Florent Anon
Responsable projets Innovation & Europe
Pierre de Boucaud
Responsable projets Innovation & Europe

Les partenaires du projet 5GTurbo

CARNET Créé par SEAT, Volkswagen Group Research et l'Université Polytechnique de Catalogne, CARNET est un hub ouvert pour les partenaires industriels et universitaires dans les domaines de la recherche et de l'innovation en matière d'automobile et de mobilité.

CTAG The CTAG (Centre Technologique de l'Automobile de Galice) is a private, non-profit R&D technology center with solid experience in the deployment of services. CTAG is a laboratory created to validate solutions that will make vehicles smarter, mobility safer and the driving experience better.

NFF The Lower Saxony Center for Automotive Research (NFF) is one of the largest mobility research centers in Germany. It focuses on future-oriented topics in vehicle and traffic research, such as intelligent vehicles and connected driving, low-emission vehicles, mobility management, logistics and electromobility.

MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL Mobile World Capital fosters the development of the mobile and digital ecosystem to position Barcelona as a global digital hub.

FUNDINGBOX FundingBox designs and implements long-term strategies to create ecosystems of key players with the aim of fostering innovation and providing SMEs and startups with access to funding, knowledge and connections. The FundingBox platform has over 30,000 registered users.

EIT URBAN MOBILITY (supervisor) The EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) Urban Mobility Accelerator is a program funded by the European Union and implemented in five European regional centers through partners, which aims to take mobility start-ups to the next level.

The 5GTurbo project is fully funded by the EIT Urban Mobility in 2022.