17 Mar 2021
Emovis, a leader in toll-based mobility solutions, is proud to announce that 108 start-up companies, operating across 14 different industries and spanning 44 countries, have entered the inaugural Emovis Mobility 2025 Challenge. The winning project will receive €10,000 in funding, as well as exclusive access to Emovis’ global sales channels, with the potential for emovis to invest up to €100,000 in the development of the market-ready solution.
The competition is aimed at encouraging companies to explore and develop innovative experiences in road mobility and transport over the next five years.
A judging panel of 15 mobility experts from across the Emovis global network have reviewed the submitted proposals, which spanned three main categories of Infrastructure and Vehicles, Customer Experience and Services and Big Data and Analytics.
After much deliberation, the judges have selected eight projects to progress to the next stage. The successful entrants are: NATIX, Quantoz, MotionPass, Wintics, M-Cador, Hayden Sutherland, Breeze Technologies, and Caaresys. These entrants are from five different countries (Germany, France, the UK, Israel, and the Netherlands) and operate across the three industries of Big Data & Analytics, the Internet of Things, and Fintech. A separate competition is also running internally within Emovis, with three teams of employees also selected to progress to the next stage.
Jurica Ursic, Head of Technology, Abertis Mobility Services said: “We would like to sincerely thank all 108 entrants from across the globe who took the time to enter their ideas in the inaugural Mobility 2025 Challenge. We are overwhelmed by the response, both in terms of the number of entries and the innovation and creativity evident in the ideas put forward. We hope that this competition can act as a catalyst for new ideas in mobility for years to come”.
For the next stage of the competition, shortlisted entrants will work with assigned mentors from Emovis to further develop their projects. The mentors will act as dedicated coaches who will help to ensure the quality of the projects is aligned with emovis’ expectations.
Entrants will have to provide a proof of concept for their idea in a detailed presentation to a panel of judges, to include a market analysis, roll out plan, business plan and a five minute video pitch outlining their project. The three entries that are awarded the highest scores by the judging panel will proceed to the final round.
The final event will take place at the end of May, where the finalists will present their ideas to emovis’ management team, and will be broadcast live to all emovis employees across the globe. The second prize is €5,000 in funding and the third prize is €3,000.
Emovis is Abertis’ subsidiary dedicated to designing, implementing, and managing technology and information services for electronic tolling and intelligent mobility solutions. It has over 700 employees in 6 countries and operates some of the largest electronic tolling infrastructures in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Puerto Rico and Canada. 100% owned by Abertis, Emovis represents a reliable long-term partner for transportation authorities worldwide.
In recent years, Emovis has developed outstanding projects to transform traditional barrier infrastructures into fully electronic in key infrastructures around the world, such as London’s Dartford Crossing, Dublin’s M50, or the two toll roads managed by Metropistas. It was also the responsible for implementing the system on the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Liverpool, UK, making the company a leading technological toll operator in Europe.
Abertis’ commitment to innovation
Through its strategic Road Tech program, the Abertis Group constantly invests in technology and intelligent engineering to ensure that its customers enjoy a pleasant, safe, comfortable, fast and practical experience when using its roads.
The Group promotes more sustainable and efficient mobility initiatives, helping to eliminate traditional toll barriers, and introducing new systems that reduce congestion, pollution, and accidents, which results in a better customer service.