Promising businesses who are predicting road accidents, managing swarms of autonomous vehicles, making it easier to park and using Blockchain to create an ‘internet of mobility’, are amongst a new cohort of businesses joining the Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator in Milton Keynes.
The IM Accelerator is a partnership between Transport Systems Catapult and Wayra UK, the world-leading start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future_. The chosen businesses have been identified as having high growth potential and the Accelerator will support them to become world leaders in transport innovation.
The SMEs and Start-ups involved will be supported by a wide variety of high profile companies including Hyundai, Stagecoach and Ferrovial – who join existing supporters Network Rail and Thoughtworks.
Transport Systems Catapult Director -SME Strategy Alex Weedon said:
“We are very excited to welcome such a diverse group of promising businesses to the IM Accelerator. We had a large number of quality applications which allowed our judges to choose a group which really represents the scope and ambition of the thriving SME and Start-up community currently working in transport in the UK. We’ll be aiming to put these businesses on the map globally and I believe we have a great group of partners for this intake to help them get there.”
The businesses taking part include:
Previous businesses who have graduated from the IM Accelerator include Cityswifter, Conigital, GoMetro, Drivernet, Safr, Synaptiv, Valerann and Zeelo. To find out more about the programme visit Wayra.co.uk/intelligentmobility