AI MOBILITY CHALLENGE CONTEST

Be a Pioneer of Future Mobility!

The future of mobility requires rethinking everything from ownership to interfaces. Humanity is tasked with balancing increasingly complex transport needs, growing connectivity and data and climate change.
BeIntelli, is working towards shaping a new mobility ecosystem and is calling on students to come up with new ideas where innovative applications and services come together.
Are you up to the task? Choose one of the four categories to submit your ideas.

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Categories

Moving people

With coordinated and connected autonomous mobility (CCAM) new ways of moving people unlock. Can you think of more environmentally-friendly and convenient ways of transportation across transport modes?

  • ride-sharing/ ride-hailing

  • autonomous bus and tram

  • Vehicle on demand

  • Emergency vehicles

  • Tele-operation

  • rail, air, water and road transport

Enhanced urban living

By combining different data sources coming from sensors, radars and other intelligent systems real-time feedback of the status on the ground becomes a reality. Cycles, roads, pedestrians, vehicles and the weather provide valuable insights which combined, make space for unprecedented innovation. What new data-based business models can arise?

  • smart pedestrian crossing

  • smart cycling

  • insurance models

  • fuel planning

  • maintenance

Last-mile logistics

Moving goods to and within urban settings is a herculean task. Congestion, road closures, carbon emissions and other unexpected factors make last-mile logistics a perfect candidate for trying out new ways of doing things. Can you think of one?

  • Last-mile autonomous vehicles

  • Route optimization

  • Predictive demand planning

  • Drone delivery

Advancing autonomous driving

Fully autonomous driving promises safer, more accessible and useful roads for citizens globally. However, achieving full autonomy requires overcoming complexities, which can only be tackled with innovative ideas. Do you have an idea on how to improve the basic capabilities of autonomous driving?

  • Tracking and detecting other road users
  • Lane assistance
  • V2X communication
  • Navigation
  • Cybersecurity

 

Prizes

Projects will be judged on their ability to produce a clear solution-concept and the innovativeness, feasibility and potential contribution to sustainable development of their idea. See full criteria

Mentoring the teams

Receive expert advice from leaders in automotive and AI

Cash

Win up to € 10.000 to develop your idea

ZEKI

Be part of the Center for Tangible AI and Digitalization in Berlin

Workspace

A desk at ZEKI coworking space for you/your team

How it works

Apply

Application window July to September 15th

  • Choose one of the four categories
  • Submit your idea in 6-7 slidessee example )

Online Pitch

Pre-selection of top 30 ideas

  • Congratulations for making it to round two!
  • Pitch your idea using a Business Model Canvas

Finale

Final pitch round of top 10 in Berlin

  • Presentations of solutions to the Contest
  • Keynote speaker
  • Award ceremony
  • Networking

FAQ

How do I know if I’m eligible?

If you are applying as a student:

  • as an individual or within a team, all members must be currently or recently enrolled (not longer than a year ago) full-time at a university academic program either in an undergraduate or graduate level at the time of your submission

 

If you are applying as a start-up:

  • Your startup must be at either pre-seed or seed stage.

What’s in it for people who submit?

  • Cash prize for the top 3 winning ideas: 10.000 € first place, 7.000 € second place, €5.000 third place
  • Mentoring from leaders in the automotive industry to continue developing the idea
  • Workspace at ZEKI in Berlin for the duration of BeIntelli
  • Networking opportunities

Are there conditions of use for the cash?

  • The money must be exclusively used in further developing the idea and must be spent within 18 months the duration of BeIntelli, after the winners announcement. If the money is not used within this time window, BeIntelli reserves the right to re-invest the cash in its own activities.

How long should a submission be?

  • For round one, 6-7 slides should suffice. The slides should give the selection panel enough information to judge your idea. You can find an example here
  • For round 2, pitch your idea virtually using a Business Model Canvas.
  • For round 3, pitch your idea in presence lasting no longer than 10 minutes.

What is the preferred format of the proposals?

  • A slide set in a common digital format, such as, DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, KEY.
  • In English.

If I am selected for the final pitch but don’t live in Berlin, are there alternatives?

  • Travel costs will be covered for those students who need to commute to the final pitch ceremony. Limits to the number of team members who can commute will be evaluated based on the available budget and distance of travel.

How will my submission be judged?

  • Finalists will be selected utilizing a rubric with a series of categories. You can view the full rubric here.
  • Is there a real problem?
  • Can you demonstrate a clear solution that addresses the problem? Is it scalable? Would there be users for your solution?
  • Is the solution different enough from what already exists? Does it have a competitive advantage?
  • Is it financially viable? Can it be developed?
  • Does it help achieve one or more SDGs?

Who are the judges?

  • During the preliminary rounds, the judging panel will be a committee made up of members from academia. For the final round judging, an expert committee including members of the government, industry and academia will be set.

Will BeIntelli want ownership of my ideas?

  • BeIntelli’s AI Mobility Match is an open student competition, and it will not claim ownership of any intellectual property (e.g. copyrights, trademarks, patents) from submissions. However, as consideration for entry into the competition, students grant BeIntelli the right to copy, reproduce and use submitted materials, photos and videos of the competition for the exclusive purpose of promoting the competition.

Is there a fee to submit a proposal?

  • No, submitting your project proposal is free

Will I receive a certificate of participation?

  • If you are selected as one of the top 30 teams, you and your team members will receive a digital certificate of participation, which you can for example use on your social media channels such as LinkedIn to share and celebrate your achievements.

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