Our endorsement is a fundamental building block of trust for Mobility start-ups who have the potential and the ambition to make a difference.
Our experts assess each start-up’s application, determine whether the company can create a significant impact in terms of innovation, safety, efficiency, and sustainability and evaluate the viability of their business model.
The IRF Start-up Label is a seal of quality recognising impactful companies.
About the Label
Every founder knows that establishing a new company requires building confidence with clients, investors, current and future employees. Our goal is to support impactful mobility start-ups by helping them build trust with their stakeholders. Our seal of quality recognises trustworthy organisations: 1) led by credible teams that have developed an innovative and impactful product, service, or value proposition; 2) that can prove technically achievable goals and capacity to protect their innovation and to execute a sustainable business strategy.
By receiving the IRF Start-up Label and IRF’s official endorsement, start-ups are enabled to demonstrate credibility and earn sustainable trust with their stakeholders. Awarded Start-ups also benefit from IRF’s most valuable assets:
Broad networking capabilities
Extensive data services
To obtain the label, each start-up goes through a thorough assessment process. Each application is examined by a pool of IRF experts in charge of delivering a global evaluation of the company. Experts analyse the following criteria: impact on IRF’s key fields of action; environmental and social impacts; level of innovation and the company’s capacity to protect it ; market traction i.e. the degree to which the product or the service satisfies an existing need, its viability and its scalability; and founders’ profiles.
Who can apply?
Any start-up operating in at least one of the following areas (click on the title for more details):
Road financing and economics
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM)
Road efficiency and sustainability
By obtaining the IRF Startup Label, your company will benefit from IRF’s official endorsement during 3 consecutive years:
Year 1 – Mentoring and Exposure
You will access to mentoring provided by a qualified IRF expert focusing on a topic of your choice. You will also gain exposure to relevant audiences by co-signing 1 official press release with the IRF and having the opportunity to participate in IRF’s networking events.
Year 2 and 3 – Networking
You will define your yearly priorities with an IRF representative. IRF will then help with a number of key networking actions: introduction to relevant companies, experts, public bodies (depending on your goals and IRF’s capabilities).
IRF Start-up Label Winners: 2021 Edition
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