You might have followed the Urban Innovators Challenge we set up with AustriaTech and the Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie*. Over a period of 3 months we supported 3 teams in the development of their ideas and concepts, some of them even right here at sektor5. The finale of the program will be their presentations during the European Forum Alpbach next week.
The ‘Mobility Breakfast’ August 21st is followed by a fireside chat-like get-together led by Michael Pöll (Konnex) and our very own Yves Schulz, bringing together students and leaders in the mobility industry. The final presentation of the AustriaTech / sektor5 accelerator takes place the day after, where WeTaxi, Porterbike and GuideMe will pitch in front of audience and a jury of experts – Philipp Marxgut from OSTA, Anton Falkeis from Angewandte and Tom Kirschbaum from waymate and allryder – decides who wins a trip to US.
That US trip will take place in October, and the winning team will get to take part in the Austrian Research & Innovation Talks in Boston, as well as work on their product for another month inside the 1776 Incubator in Washington.
Good luck all!