On the occasion of the second season of the FIA Smart Cities initiative, the Automóvil Club de Chile (ACCHI), the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) and the Touring Club of Suisse (TCS) are supporting the 2018 FIA Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest.
The contest offers European high-tech start-ups in early and extension stages with international growth ambitions an exclusive opportunity to interact with the broader FIA network.
The main areas of focus of the FIA Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest are:
The pitch day will be organised the day before the FIA Smart Cities Forums in:
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10 Start-Up will be invited to the Pitch Day to present their innovative solutions in front of an international jury.
For each edition of the contest, the jury will select three finalists who will have the chance pitch their project at the FIA Smart Cities Forum, in front of a large audience composed of public decision makers, representatives of the industry, as well as international organisations and media.
The international jury is composed by a poll of experts from the FIA, FIA Clubs, ABB, Michelin, ENEL, Julius Bär, JCDecaux and journalists involved in technology and innovation.
Head of Enel Start-Up initiatives and business incubators.
Executive Director, Julius Bär.
Head of Sponsoring, Julius Bär.
Global Public Policy Manager at FIA.
General Director for Innovation, ACI.
Journalist and TV Presenter, France 24.
Head of Industry and Innovation, IntesaSanpaolo Innovation Center.
Founder & CEO Autonomy Paris.
The FIA Smart Cities initiative was launched as a platform for knowledge generation and information exchange in the field of sustainable urban mobility. The initiative led by the FIA and supported by Formula E, Michelin, ENEL, Julius Bär, comprises three core pillars, notably the Forums, a Cities Award and a Start-up Contest. This multidimensional approach allows us to bring together actors from various fields, from young entrepreneurs to experienced policy-makers, and foster the process of knowledge sharing.
Built on the axes of Sport and Mobility, the initiative represents a true testimony of the FIA’s comparative advantage to play a role in defining the future of sustainable mobility. The FIA Formula E platform provides a unique arena to showcase innovations in motor sport that help identify potential synergies between technological development and mobility needs.