EIT Digital to showcase latest Digital Cities trends at Paris innovation day

EIT Digital to showcase latest Digital Cities trends at Paris innovation day

- On 29 November EIT Digital will showcase the latest Digital Cities trends and product demos by a number of startups and innovation activities it supports.

- The innovation day will feature three keynotes by mobility specialists PSA, Amadeus and Ferrovial.

- Nine startups in the Digital Cities category of the EIT Digital Challenge (including three from France) will present their project to a professional jury in the competition finals.

Visualisation and assessment of available urban space, rental of shared scooters, 3D urban infrastructure planning, car sharing rental schemes for trips to and from airports, control system optimisation – these are just a few of the many technologies and services relating to urban data, mobility and safety that will be presented 29 November 2016 at EIT Digital Innovation Day at the Paris Cloud Business Centre.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover and discuss the latest trends in the field of digital cities and to both meet with and see product demos from startups supported by the EIT Digital Accelerator.

The startups supported by EIT Digital Accelerator are:

Distribusion Distribusion develops global distribution system (GDS) for booking intercity and shuttle bus rides as easily as a flight. The company connects bus operators and travel resellers worldwide.
Milanamos Milanamos provides a predictive analytics platform that helps airports, airlines, railways and other transport operators build sustainable multimodal hubs based on mobility data.
PlugSurfing PlugSurfing allows electric car drivers to find, use and pay for electric car charging, wherever they are. PlugSurfing's innovative app and billing system connect all charging points across Europe

Three keynotes will be presented by innovative mobility specialists:
10h15 - Julien Clausse - Head of Moonshot Innovation - Amadeus
15h20 - Iñigo Jodra - Centre of Excellence for Cities Director - Ferrovial
15h40 - Grégoire Olivier - Mobility Services Director - PSA Group

The full programme can be found here.
To attend the event in full or in part please contact:

The EIT Digital Challenge:

Scaleups from 16 different countries, including 11 companies from the UK, five from France and four from Spain are competing in five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance. Average expected 2016 revenue of each finalist is €640,000, average team size is 13, average funds raised to date is € 700,000, and 57% have female founders/co-founders.

The nine finalist startups in the Digital Cities category who will be competing in Paris are:

ADN Context-Aware Mobile Solutions

ADN Context-Aware Mobile Solutions (Spain) GlobalBLED provides professional drivers with real-time recommendations for eco-efficient and safe driving via on-board sensor technology, which leads to a reduction in fuel consumption and maintenance costs for fleet operators.

CEO: Abel Rionda Rodríguez
BeeRides Car Sharing

BeeRides Car Sharing (Hungary)
BeeRides is an airport peer-to-peer car sharing company that connects people who want to park their car at the airport with those who want to rent one. Car owners get the chance to rent out their vehicle with full insurance coverage.
CEO: Botond A. Bosze


Civocracy (Germany)
Civocracy is a B2B online platform that aims to enable meaningful interaction between societal stakeholders such as local governments, organisations, citizens and businesses in order to foster participation, collaboration and transparency.
CEO: Benjamin Snow


ForCity (France)
ForCity offers a collaborative platform where public authorities and project owners can visualise and combine their plans for city infrastructure in 3D to simulate concepts for the city of the future.
CEO: François Grosse

Green City Solutions

Green City Solutions (Germany)
Green City Solutions created the CityTree, a freestanding 4x3 m unit combing smart sensors with real plants. The construction has the same effect as up to 275 regular urban trees, but requires 99% less space and 90% less investment.
CEO: Dénes Honus

Motion Tag

Motion Tag (Germany)
MotionTag is a transport analytics tool for smartphone apps that identifies where, when and how users travel. Use cases include market research, be-in/be-out smartphone ticketing, smart travel assistance and location and context-sensitive marketing.
CEO: Stephan Leppler

Qucit Qucit (France)
Qucit provides a technology based on artificial intelligence to analyse urban data and produce recommendations. Their solutions predict the availability of shared resources such as rental bikes or parking spaces. 
CEO: Raphaël Cherrier
SAMOCAT is a kick scooter rental system comprised of compact docks and rental kick scooters that are available via a smartphone app. 
CEO: Polina Mikhaylova
Telesto Technologies

Telesto Technologies (Greece)
Telesto Technologies offers an application based on satellite navigation, Bluetooth and WiFi systems to locate visitors inside facilities. In case of emergencies, it provides visitors and safety authorities with relevant information and supports safe evacuation.
CEO: Dimitris K. Drakoulis

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