During the TEN-T Days 2018, Ljubljana 25-27 April, the European Commission gave the opportunity to 60 young innovative companies and projects promotors to present on the Idea Accelerator and Futuristic Lab. I was head of the jury consisting of investors and transport leaders that assisted the European Commission to identify the best 3 pitches that won a free trip and entry to the 2018 ITS World Congress on 17-19 September 2018 in Copenhagen
The Idea Accelerator and Futuristic Lac was opened by Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Wednesday 25 April. All of the 60 presenting organisations that were selected had a clear fit with the objectives of the trans-European transport network. These could be for example in digital mobility applications, more (road) safety and security, low-emission mobility and smart, liveable cities that could be applied in roads, railways, inland waterways, maritime, (air)ports, urban nodes and multimodal hubs.