Asia Mobility Startup Challenge by Via iD

Let's shape the future of mobility!

This Challenge is now over, find out about the results here!



You’re a Startup that wants to make a difference to shape the future of mobility? Then this challenge is for you! Via iD and its partners invite all Southeast Asian, Indian & Australian Startups to join the Asia Mobility Startup Challenge and propose solutions to:

Transform Mobility in Urban Areas!


This is a unique opportunity to actively be a part of shaping the future of our cities and play an important role for the next generations.

Finalists startups will be invited to Singapore to pitch their project in front of Via iD Executives and major mobility players. They will also be able to showcase their business during the 2 days of InnovFest Unbound through a dedicated booth provided at the event!

The winning start-up will be rewarded with private business and strategy mentoring sessions by Via iD and its mobility partners!


So, ready to take on this challenge?



Our cities are evolving and so are our ways of getting around them!

Mobility is no longer just about getting from point A to B. More than ever, we need sustainable innovative ideas and brand new concepts for combining our different means of transportation.

Did you know that by 2050, around 80% of the population will live in cities? People residing in urban areas are likely to face more crowded environments and further increased pollution.

We strongly believe that mobility transformation can be a great solution to help cope with future overcrowded urban cities and have a deep and direct impact on the daily lives of citizens.

Via iD is looking for bold ideas on mobility in urban areas. To start off, we have listed below a few topics that could be tackled. Still, ideas for mobility projects are endless! So feel free to submit other solutions that do not directly fall into any one of these categories.












The world has hard problems to solve, and hard-tech answers are needed. We help entrepreneurs who want to solve hard problems build companies. We believe Singapore has the resources and capabilities to tackle hard problems that matter to people around the world. SGInnovate has been established to help ambitious and capable people to build 'technology-intensive' products borne out of science research.


Build Different with the other location platform! If you are developing the future of mobility, then make sure to use the right location technology. Coming from the world leader in mapping, traffic and navigation, the TomTom Maps APIs take care of location in your application. Display a map, track drivers and passengers, search for places, get traffic enabled directions and calculate travel times. Easy to use APIs and SDKs, tutorials, sample codes, transparent terms and conditions: all you need is an email address to get started. –


ComfortDelGro is one of the world’s largest land transport companies with a total fleet size of about 43,000 buses, taxis and rental vehicles. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group also has operations in China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia.


SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport service provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, the Circle Line, the Thomson-East Coast Line (operational in 2019) and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. We have set our core values to be Integrity, Safety and Service, and Excellence. SMRT is committed to provide safe, reliable and comfortable service for our commuters.


BlueSG Pte Ltd, (a subsidiary of Blue Solutions owned by the Bolloré Group) manages the electrical storage operations developed by the Bolloré Group, and its related electro-mobility and stationary applications. BlueSG, the first large-scale electric vehicle car-sharing service in Singapore, launched its BlueSG programme on 12 December 2017 with 80 Bluecars and 32 BlueSG charging stations available for public use. Under the EV car-sharing programme signed with Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) in June 2016, BlueSG will roll out a total of 500 stations equipped with 2,000 charging points nation-wide and a 1,000-strong electric vehicle fleet by 2020. Singapore is also the Asia-Pacific headquarters overseeing its emobility, energy management and system integration business for the region. BlueSG also intends to deploy its electric Bluebus and the Bluetram equipped with supercapacitors allowing the vehicle to be charged within 20 seconds, and driving in normal roads with no rail nor catenaries. A Global Innovation Centre will also be set up in Singapore to undertake R&D work in the areas of mobility and energy management solutions.


Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of enterprise mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, IoT, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 650 million mobile customers. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.
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The winning start-up will be rewarded with private business and strategy mentoring sessions by Via iD and its mobility partners!


Invitations to Innovfest Unbound in Singapore*.

1 Innovfest ticket and access to a shared booth to showcase your business during the event

*Economy Flight + 2 nights accommodation (June 26-28) for one person. Up to 1000 S$ of defrayal per startup.




Networking opportunity with Via iD and Mobivia’s team, as well as key actors of the mobility and smart city sectors!


1 Million Credits

to be used on TomTom Maps APIs
(Valued at US$3,000+)


Additional 4 Million Credits

to be used on TomTom Maps APIs
(Valued at US$14,000+)

*Startups in the Top 3 must be using TomTom's own APIs for their submissions to win the additional credits


June 27th, 2019 in Singapore

The 6 start-ups in the running will present their project in front of a jury composed of Via iD & Mobivia’s team and other prestigious jury members of the mobility sector in Singapore, on June 27th.