Smart Pedal Pitch is back: The unique cycling innovation competition heads for Lisboa!

Jul 26, 2021

The winners of the final pitch will be invited to run an extended “proof of concept” for their innovation on the streets of Lisboa.

Smart Pedal Pitch is back: The unique cycling innovation competition heads for Lisboa!

Smart Pedal Pitch is an international call for the most innovative and market-ready cycle tech solutions, to shape the future of cycling in cities. Applications are open today and close on 6th August 2021.

The first edition took place at Velo-City 2019 Dublin, with winning contestants piloting their projects out on the streets of the city. In 2021 the Smart Pedal Pitch returns, to look for the best solutions in one of the world’s most creative entrepreneur ecosystems, Lisboa, (Lisbon) Portugal. The 2nd Smart Pedal Pitch will be hosted during Velo-city 2021 Lisboa from 6-9 September, by the Lisboa City Council, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), the Bicycles and ITS Project (BITS) and other local partners.

Ten companies will be invited to the final pitching at the world’s leading cycling conference, Velo-city 2021 Lisboa, giving them a global audience for their product.

The winners of the final pitch will be invited to run an extended “proof of concept” for their innovation on the streets of Lisboa, supported by a full package of innovation support from local and international partners. At the end of the pilot the winners can expect their product or service to be piloted, evaluated and communicated to a global audience of cities, business leaders and advocates, providing a huge boost to market prospects.

Lisboa City Council is committed to piloting and validating the winning ideas, so we are seeking solutions that have the potential to be scaled rapidly and deliver real impact for cyclists and the city.

The application is subject to the Rules of the Smart Pedal Pitch which can be found here.

More information: https://cyclingindustries.com/smartpedalpitch2021