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Start-up competition IRU is looking for the next generation of innovative companies in mobility and logistics.

IRU World Congress Start-up competitionThe IRU Start-up Competition forms part of IRU’s aspirations to promote and drive innovation globally in road transport mobility and logistics, by encouraging the next generation of young up-and-coming firms.


You can be the next winner


Are you an up-and-coming start-up operating in the mobility or logistics sectors? Want the chance to further develop your network and grow your business? Enter IRU’s start-up competition and take your project to the next level.

  • Access the IRU World Congress (three-day event)
  • Network with high-level attendees from the private and public sectors 
  • Pitch your solution to 1,000+ business leaders and journalists
  • Benefit from the chance of winning a financial prize to further develop your project
IRU World Congress 2020 Start-up Competition winners

How to apply?


To apply, your start-up must:

  • Have been set up three years ago or less
  • Have raised under USD 1 million in funding
  • Operate in the mobility/transport/logistics sectors
  • Have technology/innovation as its business focus 
  • Have a working prototype or product, or be able to convey a sustainable business model
  • Demonstrate some form of traction (users, pilots, customers, revenue)




  • March–May: Applications should be submitted by 31 May 2020
  • By August: The name of 20 shortlisted start-ups will be communicated
  • September: Online public voting on the IRU World Congress website
  • October: The two winners will be invited to the IRU World Congress to pitch their solution on stage
Startup timeline

Do you have what it takes?


Apply now

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