Baloise launches mobility accelerator
Baloise Group is launching its own mobility accelerator with the aim of promoting early-stage innovative ideas. The 10-week program will allow participants to interact with like-minded individuals and get feedback from mobility professionals. At the end of the program, Baloise will evaluate the selected mobility ideas together with the relevant startup teams and provide funding to further develop the minimal viable products they created.
As part of its Simply Safe strategic phase, Baloise has been active since 2017 in order “to boost its innovative strength,” especially in the home and mobility ecosystems. It uses a structured innovation process that provides routes to five possible cooperation models: incubation, acquisition, investment, cooperation and partnership.
“Programmes like this one are geared towards concrete, tangible results and have the added benefit of fostering a culture of innovation. Our aim with this call for participation in Mobility@Baloise is to attract start-ups from the European mobility start-up scene – especially those in the pre-seed or seed phase – to our Baloise ecosystem.” – Patrick Wirth, Head of the Mobility ecosystem at Baloise.
Interested startups with a business focus on mobility as a service, shared economy services, B2B[2C] services for vehicle fleets or other services centered around mobility can apply for the accelerator program up to the end of June.