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FiA StartUP Challenge 2022

Connect with 100 mobility Clubs
and benefit from their established brands,
expertise, and loyal customer base
made up of 36 million individual members.

HELP US MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES EASIER

EVERY DAY!

The categories in 2023 FIA Region I Start-up Challenge reflect the vast expansion of mobility Clubs over the last decades.

Nowadays mobility Clubs’ purview reaches not only cars, but also mobility at large, even wider assistance services that simplify and improve their members’ lives. And, as always, road safety plays a special role.

Do you have a solution in one of the four following areas?

FIA Startup Challenge 2022 | Car

CAR

How can mobility Clubs help improve and innovate the use of cars in the future?

As the use of the car as well as its features evolve steadily, mobility Clubs are looking for new ways of being at the driver’s side.

In the Car category, start-ups are welcome to submit ideas in  connected cars, ownership models, electric-mobility and the environmental impact of cars.

FIA Startup Challenge 2022 | Mobility

MOBILITY

How can Clubs offer members the best mobility experience and solutions?

Users are redefining their preferred way to move around with multiple mobility options. Clubs are looking for new ways to help their members in this transition.

In the Mobility category, start-ups can submit alternative solutions for urban mobility, mobility as a service, on-demand mobility, or micro-mobility solutions.

FIA Startup Challenge 2022 | Assistance

ASSISTANCE

​How can mobility Clubs make people’s lives easier and better outside of their cars?

Clubs offer a wide range of assistance to their members beyond mobility such as services at home or any personal assistance to help people enjoy healthier and happier lifestyle.

In the Assistance category, start-ups can submit ideas under: home assistance, health, personal assistance, or elderly assistance.

Road Safety

ROAD SAFETY

​How can mobility Clubs contribute to make drivers, vehicles and roads safer?

Mobility Clubs have always been strong advocates for safer roads by taking part in awareness campaigns or via their services such as driver training courses.

In this special category, start-ups can share ideas for drivers, vehicles, and safer infrastructure to improve safety for all road users.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

You will be exposed to an international network of 100 Mobility Clubs, possibly leading to partnerships that will allow you to tap into their 36 million individual members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Pitch your way to the top and build relationships with decision makers and innovators from the FIA Region I network of Clubs.

FIA Startup Challenge 2023 | Innovation Hub

All start-ups

will be included in our internal FIA Region I Innovation Hub database (unless otherwise requested) for mobility Clubs to contact your start-up

FIA Startup Challenge 2023 | Shortlisted Startups

Shortlisted start-ups

  • will participate in online pitch events with a selection of leading Clubs’ innovation and business development experts, followed by one-to-one meetings

  • will receive the opportunity to meet face to face with Clubs’ marketing and business professionals (October 2023)

 

FIA Startup Challenge 2023 | Selected Startups

Selected start-ups

will get recognition and visibility from winning an FIA award

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the third edition of the FIA Region I Start-up Challenge are open.

The deadline for submission is 31 March 2023.

For more information, please contact Ha Phan via haphan@fia.com

Curious about the previous edition? Check out here last year’s three finalists.​

2021 FINALISTS  

who took part in our Marketing Workshop in October 2021 in Vienna

Air Doctor

2021 special jury’s choice

who took part in our Marketing Workshop in October 2021 in Vienna

TESTIMONIALS

FIA StartUP Challenge 2023 | Timeline
FIA StartUP Challenge 2023 | Timeline

FAQ

WHO CAN APPLY?

We open the call to any start-ups with at least a proof of concept or a minimum viable product, and at least a CEO and CTO (i.e. one business and one tech person).

 

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?

During the selection process, start-ups are reviewed by innovation experts from Region I Clubs. Shortlisted Start-ups will work together with these experts to identify potential alignment with Clubs’ businesses.

FAQ

WHO CAN APPLY?

We open the call to any start-ups with at least a proof of concept or a minimum viable product, and at least a CEO and CTO (i.e. one business and one tech person).

 

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?

During the selection process, start-ups are reviewed by innovation experts from Region I Clubs. Shortlisted Start-ups will work together with these experts to identify potential alignment with Clubs’s businesses.

FiA StartUP Challenge 2022