The three start-ups — Wattpark, Geoflex, and Vianova — won the first edition of the “Mobility 4.0 Challenge,” organized by the Software République, a new European ecosystem for innovation in intelligent mobility.
The winners received their trophies by the members of the Jury of the six founding companies with the participation of Cédric O, French Minister of State for Digital.
In September, the members of the Software République launched the “Mobility 4.0 Challenge”, motivated by a common goal: to mobilize the start-up ecosystem around innovation for sustainable mobility. After receiving more than 150 projects, 10 finalists were shortlisted by the Software République Jury.
By giving them access to the necessary data for their projects and benefiting from the expertise of the six founding companies, the 10 finalists were able to develop their innovative concepts during a prototyping phase, which finished early December.
After deliberation by the Jury, three winning start-ups were rewarded. Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova have been invited to join the Software République incubator from February 1st, 2022 to bring their project to fruition with the support, expertise and resources of Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Orange, Renault Group, STMicroelectronics and Thales.
The three winning start-ups of the 2021:
1st prize: WATTPARK
Wattpark is the « Airbnb© of chargers ». It allows owners of charging stations to share and rent it out. It helps drivers locate a charging station, connect to it, and easily pay thereby making the experience of driving an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle stress-free.
2nd prize: GEOFLEX
Geoflex is a service operator enhancing GPS / GNSS applications to achieve secure and accurate positioning, down to 4 centimeters, on land, at sea and in the air. Geoflex provides universal hyper-geolocation to trains, cars, ships, drones and smartphones, and also for last mile delivery in smart cities.
3rd prize: VIANOVA
Vianova proposes to build a road safety algorithm that could benefit both cities and motorists to identify and be informed in real time of dangerous incidents on the roads or high accident risks in certain areas.
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