SNCF launch MoveTech, the challenge dedicated to mobility transformation
“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Some years ago, this phrase pronounced by the American investor and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel, sounded like a death warrant for the future. It was the end of our childhood dreams, driven away by our much less poetic obsession for communication. Thiel did not choose the example of flying cars by accident: from 1900’s postcards imagining the year 2000, to flying engines in science-fiction movies, mobility has always been one of the highest points of our futuristic fantasies.
Only, the thing is, we still believe strongly in the future. And we know that there is a ton of things to invent to transform mobility. That is why SNCF, the French National Railway Company, is launching MoveTech, the first international competition dedicated to solutions to improve daily commute.
Startup, your mission if you accept it :
You have a prototype or a concept that answers to the issues of commute and travel, whatever the distance or means (individual or collective commute, travel alone or carpooling)? We’re interested in hearing your ideas!
You have until the 15th of October to submit your idea answering one of the themes below. SNCF will provide the entire set of mobility data integrated to date in its APIs.
6 startups will be chosen following the application phase. They will be supported by mentors and experts from SNCF group, and the best will be rewarded in the form of financial grants and acceleration. Moreover, they will benefit from visibility throughout the challenge and will have the opportunity to form partnerships with SNCF.
To see the participation terms and the different phases of the challenge, click here or on the ”Guideline" tab
Planning of my trips whatever the transport mode (individual or public). Information updates, live or in advance, in order to impact my trip
Personalized services during my trips according to my calendar, preferences, needs and constraints
Interactive, intelligent & ultra fast interface for unique digital experiences
Any innovative concept and / or technology that can improve everyday travel. For instance, trip booking & paying, mobility insurance, on demand consumption...
Rewards will be granted to startups according to their maturity level
Boost your development!
15K, 10K and 5K financial rewards will be distributed to the 3 best ranked start-ups
The 3 winning start-ups will be able to join the following acceleration programs according to their maturity:
-Programme « Jeune Pousse » SNCF Développement
* Possible if the start-up meets the eligibility criteria of the program and if approved in the selection process
Showcase in the transportation sector!
Finalists will present their projects before a selection comity composed of SCNF’s « Digital Champions
Collaboration for growth!
Finalists will be able to discuss partnership terms with the selection committee
Any other ideas?
Are you a start-up that developed a solution or concept for traveller information, focused on one of the three topics listed below?
1. Personalised communication and tailored client information;
2. Flow management in disrupted situation;
3. Decision support tools.
You can try and win up to 15,000 euros by signing up on the Sprint Information Voyageur platform before October, 27th 2017 at 11:59 pm (Paris time)!
Finalist will pitch in front of a prestigious jury during the demo day on December 19th