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News article10 April 2018Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

TEN-T Days 2018: European Commission to host marketplace for start-ups and hackathon

During the TEN-T Days 2018 in April in Ljubljana the European Commission will provide a marketplace for mobility projects where start-ups can network and pitch their projects.

The so-called "Idea Acceleration Marketplace" will give fifty start-ups and other project promoters a platform to present their ideas or projects and to meet new investors as well as public and private partners from across Europe. The ideas and projects should present a clear link to the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) such as applications on digital and low-emission mobility, improving (road) safety and security, and on smart cities.

The most ground breaking start-up pitches will be recognised during Tuesday's gala dinner.

UPDATE: In addition to the marketplace, the Commission has invited Slovenian consultancy ABC to organise a hackathon during the conference.The hackathon's challenge will be: Create Ljubljana's mobility future. Teams of participants will have two days to develop their vision for the Slovenian capital in 2030. A jury will decide which future scenario is the most innovative, has the most credible implementation plan and the best pitch.

How to take part:

Deadline extended! Start-ups can apply for pitching at the Marketplace by registering here until 8 April 2018:

Project promoters (investors, EU-funded projects, etc) are invited to contact by 8 April 2018.

UPDATE: Individuals, company and project representatives can apply to take part in the hackathon by registering here until 18 April 2018, 12:00 (noon CET): :


Publication date
10 April 2018
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport