It is a driver of growth for the connected vehicle industry


ICCar Impact Connected Car, Un accélérateur pour l'industrie du véhicule connecté


The European INNOSUP initiative aims to develop new cross-sectoral industrial value chains across the European Union by harnessing the innovative potential of SMEs. The call for projects was launched by the European Commission in 2015 via the H2020 programme. The Impact Connected Car (ICCar) project – in which Mov’eo is a partner – was approved and initiated in May 2017.


The purpose of <IMPACT> Connected Car is therefore to create new value chains for the connected vehicle industry. In order to achieve this objective, those involved in the project are developing a European networking platform for those involved in the connected vehicle sector, as well as an accelerator for start-ups and SME members of the Entreprises Pépites programme working in the sector. Selected businesses will have the opportunity to take part in a six-month acceleration programme. They will also be able to benefit from free coaching sessions covering technology, business, access to funding and enterprise management from world-renowned entrepreneurs and professionals. What’s more, there will also be €60k worth of no equity funding up for grabs for the best among them. Two consecutive acceleration sessions will be organised from January to June 2018 and from January to June 2019.


In addition to the €2.1 million of SME support allocated to this project, Impact Connected Car will seek out private funds up to €1 million and raise a further €1 million through ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds).


ICCar will demonstrate that, with sufficient big business involvement, public groupings and innovation stakeholders (start-ups and SMEs) working together are able to contribute to the growth of emerging industries and showcase the European Union as an “entrepreneurial state”.


ICCar’s objectives
  • Implement an innovative acceleration programme for selected SMEs;
  • Organise an Open Space platform – a network facilitating the emergence of cross-sectoral solutions to sustain the rapid growth of the connected vehicle industry in Europe;
  • Identify and support a portfolio of over 60 disruptive businesses working in the connected vehicle industry;
  • Support the creation of new value chains around the emerging connected vehicle industry;
  • Become the European community leader when it comes to connected vehicles and work to accelerate the re-industrialisation of the European Union.
Desired results
  • 4000 active members on the ConnectedCar community platform
  • 4 pioneering use cases developed over the duration of the project
  • 2 consecutive calls for projects for the ICCar accelerator awarding €2.1 million of funding to more than 60 disruptive SMEs (€60,000 per SME).

Aside from Mov’eo, the ICCar project consortium consists of the Gold+ certified CTAG, INSERO, MSAK and LPMT clusters. PMEOther participating organisations include PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Ferrovial, FIWARE (Telephonica, Orange and Atos), Mobile World Capital, the ISDI digital academy and Fundinbox a platform that facilitates SME access to public funding. Meanwhile, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) utilises its network of 112 mobility clubs and 38 million drivers to the benefit of the project.


Argus, Hevo, Botcar and Little are pioneering start-ups from the connected vehicle sector that are playing their part in the cooperative process of discovering disruptive solutions. PARP (the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development), alongside 19 regional ecosystems, are working to ensure that the ConnectedCar community remains sufficiently sustainable and that the resulting network endures long after the project comes to an end.


Contact / Information

Florent ANON, Head of European projects


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