ENTRANCE offers a common and legitimate European Matchmaking Platform, known as ARRIVAL, and complementary off-line services designed to mobilise financial resources to accelerate the market access and scale up of “first-of-a-kind” sustainable transport solutions. The aim of ENTRANCE is to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and pollutants caused by the transport and mobility sectors in Europe. The overall concept focus of the ENTRANCE project lies in the “supply-demand-finance” triangle that is envisaged for all transport and mobility modes and all relevant stakeholders.
Through the ENTRANCE matchmaking accelerator funnel workflow, first-of-a-kind zero, or near-to-zero, emission transport solutions are identified, attracted, and matched with potential buyers and financing opportunities. Moreover, information about good practices on the deployment of innovative solutions, European and national tenders, and legislation is communicated through the online platform.
Furthermore, ENTRANCE provides training and brokerage activities to increase the maturity of the ENTRANCE community and bridge the gap between innovative solutions and the market. In addition, to de-risk the uptake of innovative solutions, ENTRANCE facilitates purchase aggregation through matchmaking activities and by setting up a neutral trustee for the orchestration of purchase aggregations.
Access to finance is supported through an online funding programme database, and individual and personalised innovation finance advice and support. The funding advice combines public funding, private investment opportunities, and a mix of alternative finance models for solution providers.
Finally, ENTRANCE facilitates cross-fertilisation and clustering activities with European transport and mobility associations and initiatives to support critical mass and achieve a coordinated European effort to boost the uptake and upscaling of innovative transport and mobility solutions.