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polisMOBILITY startupPITCH 2023

Startup get ready and join in!

As a startup, you are actively shaping the mobility revolution and want to present your visions, creative ideas and solutions to the relevant decision-makers from politics and industry? Then you should apply for the polisMOBILITY startupPITCH in Cologne - the ideal networking platform to present your company and your concepts to a tailored audience of experts. The polisMOBILITY startupNIGHT, which takes place after the startupPITCH, provides an opportunity to continue the discussions in a more relaxed atmosphere.

When? startupPITCH 24 May 2023 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where? activeSTAGE Hall 1

Do you fulfil the following criteria?

startup Profile

  • Your startup is in the growth & upscale phase
  • Your startup is not older than 10 years
  • The products/solutions offered can be classified in one of the six theme blocks
  • Proven validation of the solution or product


  • Quality, value and completeness of the application documents
  • Company potential
  • Contribution to the design & implementation of sustainable mobility concepts
  • Scalability of the solutions
  • Track record: use case - mature product or prototype
  • Good stage presentation

Then apply now to secure your spot at the polisMOBILITY startupPITCH!

Participation is free of charge. The deadline for applications is 12th April 2023. Attractive prizes await the participants.

Registration for the startupPITCH Conditions of participation



Register with your startup for the startupPITCH of polisMOBILITY. The application phase ends on 5 April 2023.

Jury decision

Present your concepts and ideas to the professional audience. A jury will judge the entries after the presentations.

Award ceremony

After the evaluation by the jury, the winners will be announced and attractive prizes will be presented to the winners.

A strong jury decides on the winners of the polisMOBILITY startupPITCH

You can look forward to:

Johannes Kirschner | EIT Urban Mobility

Johannes Kirschner | EIT Urban Mobility

"Start-ups are key drivers of innovation and change, and investing in them is critical to build a sustainable and liveable future for our cities. By supporting these entrepreneurs, we can catalyse real impact and transformation, not just in Europe, but around the world. I am looking forward to meet some of these pioneers at polisMOBILITY 2023."

More about Johannes Kirschner

Johannes Kirschner is an Investment & Portfolio Manager at the Impact Ventures Team of EIT Urban Mobility. He brings profound experience in the mobility sector and has worked with startups, corporates, and venture capital firms all around Europe. After his Master of Science in Management of Innovation & Business Development at the Copenhagen Business School he has worked for different mobility startups and corporates and has grown as an expert in technology scouting and investment trends, particularly in the areas of sustainable city logistics, future mobility, and mobility and energy.

Dr. Olga Nevska | Managing Director of Telekom MobilitySolutions

Dr. Olga Nevska | Managing Director of Telekom MobilitySolutions

"The digital transformation is turning upside down all established business models and business relationships. Startups with their disruptive mindset can and must provide important momentum and build bridges in this context."

More about Dr. Olga Nevska

Dr. Olga Nevska is Managing Director of Telekom MobilitySolutions and a member of the Board of Directors at T-Mobile Czech Republic. The economics and law graduate from Ukraine earned her doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin and joined Deutsche Telekom in 2009. Olga stands for digitization as an enabler for connected, sustainable and demand-driven mobility and is responsible for the transformation of one of Germany's largest corporate fleets into an innovative mobility provider. She is a guest lecturer at the Institute for Mobility at the University of St. Gallen. Handelsblatt named her one of the 100 Women driving Germany forward.

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jochen Siegemund | Architect & Urban Designer

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jochen Siegemund | Architect & Urban Designer

"Practice and science know about the important role of universities and their potential in creative interdisciplinary teaching research with industry support via competitions, pitches, jury meetings, team process ... to founding a startup. The polisMOBILITY startupPITCH represents a very special challenge for holistic business ideas with sustainable concepts of our socially relevant challenges of inner-city mobility and urban development!"

More about Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jochen Siegemund

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jochen Siegemund, architect and urban planner, leads an interdisciplinary office for architectural and urban design in Bonn, Germany. At the Technical University of Cologne he heads the Research and Development Center Corporate Architecture in research and teaching. His work includes practical work, consulting, teaching, research and development.

Born in 1959, he studied, after high school and an internship, architecture and urban design at the Technical University of Stuttgart, architecture at the HFT Stuttgart, architecture at the School of Architecture in Leicester, United Kingdom and restoration and archeology at the ENAIP Veneto, Italy. Due to its good performance he was stipendiant of the Fulbright, Robert Bosch and ENAIP foundations. After university studies he worked in teaching and research as a university assistant, scientific collaborations and as a assistant professor in the subjects; architectural design, construction and building design, design theory and interior design.

In 1989 he founded the office "Siegemund Architekten Stadtplaner", which he leads since 1992 in partnership with Dipl.-Ing. Elke Siegemund architect and town planner. In addition to numerous prizes in architectural and urban development competitions, the office is working on priority during the design and development of architectural and urban design and planning of industry and public buildings, fairs and exhibitions.

In 1995 Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Siegemund became professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Cologne. Holding the position as the director, he is the chairman for the master program corporate architecture of architecture studies and the director of the Research & Development Centre City, Architecture, Human & Mobility I SAM2. This architectural und urban design specialisation in Smart City Development is a unique selling point of the Faculty of Architecture in Europe.

Silvia Fischer | Founding member of Mobility Allstars e.V.

Silvia Fischer | Founding member of Mobility Allstars e.V.

"The sustainable development of our transportation system towards more flexible, more green and more attractive options is a crucial challenge of our generation. Together with the transition of our energy and heating systems, the mobility transition is the decisive lever to reach climate goals, and for a livable future for the generations to come."

More about Silvia Fischer

Silvia Fischer is one of the founding members of Mobility Allstars e.V. and brings along 15 years of experience in leading commercial positions across the mobility industry, e.g. at FREE NOW, Interrail and Deutsche Bahn. Additionally, the mother of 2 girls has founded Weinkules and works as an Executive Coach.

Mobility Allstars e.V. is a non-profit association, that is pursuing the goal of accelerating the mobility transition in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To increase the quality of life and the attractiveness of the location. Each mode of transport has its own situational justification.

Mobility Allstars e.V. are promoting sustainable mobility solutions by constructively creating pressure for change among decision-makers in politics and business. Sustainable mobility solutions are geared towards the common good: They are sustainable, needs-based and simple and thus represent the core element of the mobility transition.

The network is a platform for doers and thinkers of the mobility industry and help them to benefit from each others experiences and perspectives and to make their voices being heard. Mobility Allstars support selected projects with a high impact on the transformation of mobility and attract public attention. For this they strive for a close cooperation with science, businesses and politics.

Find out more about the polisMOBILITY theme blocks

Demonstrate your potential and submit an application with your concepts and solutions that are oriented towards the polisMOBILITY theme blocks. These incorporate all aspects of the fundamental shift shaping the mobility of tomorrow in rural and urban areas.

polisMOBILITY theme blocks

  • Municipal mobility transition
  • Local public transport & mobility services
  • Last-mile logistics
  • Vehicles & drive technologies
  • Urban sector coupling
  • Digitalisation

Details on the theme blocks

Register now and present your business model. Take advantage of polisMOBILITY to join the dialogue and make contact with new cooperation partners.

At the inaugural polisMOBILITY in May 2022, as many as 30 percent of exhibiting companies were start-ups with a successful presence in the startupHUB.

Impressions 2022