AREA C – startup connector

AREA C – where ITS decision makers meet creative innovators, startups meet big business and investors, creativity meets management, and re-searchers meet re-thinkers.

With its 500m2 AREA C is the biggest exhibition space dedicated to startups at the 2018 ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. ITS stands for Intelligent Transportation Systems and is the leading expert network in future mobility, logistics and smart city solutions.

AREA C is a unique opportunity for startups to access and connect with leading ITS community members.

AREA C provides you with a platform to challenge the status quo in the current transportation environment towards more efficient, sustainable, safe and inclusive solutions!



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
16:30 – 18:00 Opening Ceremony ITS World Congress 2018 09:30 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony AREA C

13:30 – 14:30 Pitch Session No. 1

16:00 – 17:00 Pitch Session No. 2

10:00 – 12:00 EU funding Workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Pitch Session No. 3

16:00 – 17:00 Pitch Session No. 4

09:00 – 12:00 Nordic Innovation Workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Pitch Session No. 5

16:00 – 18:00 Evening Reception including Pitch Session No. 6

12:30 – 13:30 Closing Ceremony ITS World Congress 2018


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Cargonexx Cocolos Dropboy


Hawa Dawa Klaxit Liquind


GoOpti GreenMobility Greenrail


 Mobility Sensing Motion Tag NRG Kick


Nüwiel Parking Energy Parquery


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allDots ERTICO City of Copenhagen



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What is the ITS World Congress?

The ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions.

The Congresses also showcase the latest ITS achievements from the city and region hosting the Congress and can help increase awareness of ITS in the Host region itself.

The ITS Congresses (European and World) consist of three main areas:
I. Congress programme: sessions and presentations of the latest developments in ITS
II. Demonstration: international showcases of current ITS technology being developed and deployed
III. Exhibition: exhibition booths and dedicated sessions/events

• 10.000 attendees
• 4.000 delegates
• 400 organisations
• 60% commercial sector
• 40% public sector

Venue: The Bella Centre is the largest congress and exhibition venue in Scandinavia. Located less than 10 minutes from both Copenhagen international airport and the city centre.

Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Boulevard 5
2300 Copenhagen Denmark

What is AREA C – startup connector?

At the ITS World Congress 2018 there will be a special zone dedicated to young ventures named AREA C – startup connector. This area will be cooperatively hosted by ERTICO – ITS Europe, City of Copenhagen and allDots.

We invite startups worldwide to apply for a ticket and get connected with companies, experts, researchers and public officials from the international ITS community. We understand it as our primary task to provide a link between these established participants and the newcomers in the market.

The thematic focus will be in accordance with the overall topics of the world congress. Of particular interest are products and services dealing with mobility and logistics platforms, information, data collection/ processing and connectivity of transportation systems and new modes of transport.

In accordance with the corporate identity of allDots a strong emphasize will be laid on the question how the participating companies can change the status quo in the current transportation environment towards more efficient, sustainable, safe and inclusive solutions.

500m2 event-driven exhibition space with
• Crowd-sourced innovation zone
• Main Stage/ Podium
• Meeting Area
• Partner Area & Private Meeting Rooms
• Cafe Bar
• Reception

What are the AREA C – startup connector topics in detail?

• Seamless Travel
• Ticketing & Payment
• Interoperability & cross border solutions
• Innovative multimodality
• Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
• Sharing economy
• Cross-border mobility solutions

• Sustainable mobility
• Modal shift
• Electro mobility and charging infrastructure interoperability
• Demand management including charging

• Interoperability and digital infrastructures
• Communication technologies
• Deployment results including testing and evaluation

• New business models & management of transportation infrastructures
• Streamlining freight movements & border crossings
• Sustainable last mile solutions
• Role of Automation
• Ports of the future
• From paper to data transactions

• Traffic and demand management strategies
• Systems for safety and enforcement
• Incident management and prevention
• Digitalisation of infrastructures

• Integration of terrestrial and satellite services
• Mapping and Sensing
• Applications and platforms for connected and automated transport

About allDots – Connecting minds in mobility

We think of Dots as venues, people, solutions and perspectives.
allDots is a new approach to shaping the future of mobility. Less tech- and more human-centered. allDots creates a network that combines various perspectives, technologies and expertise to find mobility solutions that work for all.

Mobility moves people. And goods. From A to B and C. Each day, continuously and billionfold. And mobility is changing rapidly: New technological innovations that aim to change the status quo emerge daily. Considering these dynamics, how can we guarantee to keep in mind what is most important – that mobility solutions should serve the people.

Clipped and precise: Are the various new mobility options improving the situation in our cities? Or do they cause additional problems? Can we trust the new technologies and corporations? Will everyone benefit from innovations? Or will there be losers and winners?

We do not know the answers to all these questions. But we want to create a common ground to elaborate them. Together with you!

Our belief: Only when combining various perspectives, technologies and expertise, a holistic picture can be drawn.
Our purpose: We create an environment in which integral approaches towards mobility are visible and new solutions can be developed.
Our vision: A world in which all people satisfy their mobility needs in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.
Our partners: For further information, please visit

Why should I apply? What are the benefits?

Get connected with leading companies, experts, researchers and public officials from the international ITS community. Share your business ideas and (re)shape the world of future mobility!

Only a limited number of 30 startups will be able to participate!

As part of AREA C – startup connector you will get

• 2 stand personnel passes to our 500m² event-driven exhibition space
• Exclusive access to the whole ITS exhibition one hour prior and post the official opening and closing times
• Exhibition during ITS opening hours
• Sessions that are taking place in the exhibition
• Integration in our startup matching app to bring together startups, corporates and investors
• Opening ceremony, the welcome reception and closing ceremony (pre-registration required)
• Catering (Breakfast, lunch and refreshments) during the open days

Knowledge Transfer
• Presenting your ideas to experts and decision makers from global companies, authorities and scientists + instant feedback
• Inspirational keynotes held by top speakers and leading innovators
• New impressions and knowledge by attending the startup pitches
• The latest technologies and ideas

Participation & Networking
• Guaranteed pitch time 4 min + 2 min Q&A during the Work Days (Tue-Thu)
• Panel discussions
• Personal meetings organized by us
• Community talks with other startups
• Contact to the international players in mobility and logistics

Business opportunities
• Find clients, projects, orders, contracts, (inter)national cooperation, internationalization partners
• Gain sponsors, investors, supporters, promoters

• International awareness (corporations, experts, authorities and media) and references for your portfolio Website
• E-guide
• Final programme
• Cooperating magazines and e-zines
• Social Media
• Congress event newsletters sent to all ITS Nationals to promote to their members – public and commercial.

What are the application requirements?

• Your business is related to ITS topics: mobility and logistics platforms, information, data collection/processing and connectivity of transportation systems and new modes of transport
• Applications must be submitted in English
• Applications will be accepted from the 24th of May 2018 until the 11th of July 2018
• You have to apply via allDots ITS World Congress landing page

Which information must be provided?

On our application form you will only have to provide information regarding your brand and company name, your place of business, a contact person, the number of employees, your industry sector, your current development stage and an explanation of your business model (500 characters).

What is the application process?

Our review board consisting of ERTICO – ITS Europe, City of Copenhagen and allDots will evaluate your application and choose the top 30 most promising startups to be part of AREA C – startup connector.
In accordance with the corporate identity of allDots a strong emphasize will be laid on the question how the participating companies can change the status quo in the current transportation environment towards more efficient, sustainable, safe and inclusive solutions.

What if I am selected for AREA C – startup connector?

If you are amongst the Top 30, you will have to organize your trip to the final event. You will have to prepare a pitch in English and put your ideas, services, products and solutions in the spotlight of the 2018 ITS World Congress in Copenhagen to share it with your audience – the leading ITS stakeholders and startups. Details regarding the timing and setup at the final event will be sent to you duly.

What are the participation costs?

Startup fee for participation is set to 1.000 €.

You do not have to pay for the application! The participation fee is only demanded if your startup is amongst the Top 30 and invited to participate in AREA C – startup connector!

What about our intellectual property?

We guarantee that your information is treated absolutely confidentially. The information you provide will be used only for selecting the most promising startups for AREA C – startup connector at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen 2018. No one else will ever get to see your information!

Who is part of allDots network?


For more information, please click here.

How can I reach you if I have further questions?

Please email with any queries.