Smart Move Challenge

Do you have an idea, solution, or product facilitating personal mobility that operates or is used collectively or on a sharing basis?
If so, we’re interested in you!

This international competition invites startups to put forward an idea, solution, or product facilitating personal mobility that operates or is used collectively or on a sharing basis.
The contest is open to emerging companies seeking their first market and not yet fully established in their line of business.

Turnover (2019-2020-2021) and fundraising (2019-2020-2021) must be lower than 300.000 euros.

3 broad categories

Resources and services for passengers
 (e.g. network information, traffic updates, passenger services, etc.) ..
Resources and services for local authorities

(e.g. data management, statistical studies, etc.)

Resources and services for operations

(e.g. Passenger Information Systems, ticketing, security, fleet management, etc.)


FUNDING : A €10,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of the “Grand Prize”, together with a free Agora on Thursday, 9th of June.

VISIBILITY : Winning startups will have a free stand for next exhibition Rencontres nationales du transport public in 2023. 

PARTNERSHIPS : Winning startups will have an opportunity to meet innovation directors from multinationals working in the sector.

Taking part


Register your startup for the Challenge by filling in the entry form until April, 22 at 11:59 pm. 

Your project presentation must include the following:
• a presentation of your startup
• a presentation of your product or solution in one of the competition categories
• your business model and roadmap.

9 startups will be shortlisted for the second phase


June 08, 2022
The nine startup finalists will be invited to pitch their project on June 08, 2022 at the European Mobility Expo in Paris.

Four of them will win a “Category Award”. An additional “Grand Prize” will be awarded to one of these four winners.

In addition, a “People’s Choice” award will go to one of the nine finalists.

Smart Move Challenge partners

The Paris economic development and innovation agency works alongside over 300 startups, organising some 330 events a year; it has led over 200 experiments since first being set up.
Paris&Co seeks out and welcomes foreign startups, contributes to business promotion of the capital internationally, and helps spread the influence of the Paris region’s innovation ecosystem.

Created in 2019, the Alliance des Mobilités, the 19th business line of Mobilians (formerly CNPA), brings together, federates and represents over 100 innovative automotive and mobility companies. Its “New Mobilities” branch brings together startups in low-carbon mobility (carpooling, carsharing, bicycles, etc.), electric mobility (scooters, bicycles, electric scooters, etc.) and intelligent parking platforms.

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2018 Winners

Grand Prize
MotionTag – Smartphone-based pay-as-you-go ticketing system

Winner of “Resources and services for passengers” category
TicTacTrip – Comparison platform for booking land-based journeys in Europe

Winner of the “Resources and services for operations” category
MotionTag – Smartphone-based pay-as-you-go ticketing system

Winner of the “Resources and services for local authorities” category
VELCO – A design for the first smart bike handlebars, the Wink Bar, providing smarter, more personalised mobility.

“People’s choice” award
Urban Labs Technologies