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

IRU World Congress postponed. New dates to be announced as soon as possible.

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