Training and brokerage events

ENTRANCE engages with a critical mass of active solution providers, buyers, and investors on the ENTRANCE EU Matchmaking Platform whose business capacity will increase through online training events and webinars and established commercial contacts through brokerage events to boost the market uptake and scale up of transport and mobility solutions.

The following events will be arranged:

Online training and brokerage events between solution providers and buyers to facilitate the uptake of innovation transport and mobility solutions. These events and they will include the following activities:

  • The first session of these events will be a training webinar that will cover one of the following areas, that are considered important to provide knowledge to the platform users that may boost the scale up, uptake and facilitate the environmental assessment of innovation transport solutions:
    • How to make an elevator pitch to present a transport and mobility solution.
    • How to make an economical and environmental assessment of a transport and mobility solution.
    • Access to finance for scale up and uptake of innovative transport and mobility solutions.
  • Pitches from the selected solution providers from the open Innovation Competition.
  • Brokerage sessions with one-to-one meetings between solution provider-buyers or buyer-buyer (to boost purchase aggregation).

Face-2-Face brokerage events targeted investors. These events will include:

  • Poster exhibition in which all interested solution providers will have the chance to showcase their solution.
  • Pitches from the selected solution providers from the open Innovation Competition.
  • Brokerage sessions with one-to-one meetings between solution provider-buyers, buyer-buyer, investor-buyer, and investor-solution provider.
  • Networking opportunities.

Before each of the ENTRANCE events, an ENTRANCE Open Competition will be arranged to select 8-10 innovative zero emission transport solution providers that will be awarded the following benefits:

  • The possibility to present in a pitch their transport solution during the brokerage events.
  • Individual and personalised finance advice.

The open call for interest for this competition will be launched 3 months before each event and the solution providers will have one month to submit their application. Subsequently, a transparent and fair selection process will take place to select the winners of the competition considering the business case, financial aspects, and the technical solution aspects of the solutions.

Training webinars to present the relevant European funding programmes. A minimum of 3 webinars will be organised for the European Innovation Council (EIC), Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Others may be arranged if considered relevant during the execution of the project. Public and online training videos will be made available to all users of the ENTRANCE platform.