The Company Lab and TennSMART are proud to present their inaugural

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

REVERSE

PITCH

CHALLENGE

September 10, 2024
APPLY TODAY

The time to drive change is now.

the challenge

Imagine a platform where you can collaborate with industry giants, shape innovative solutions, and gain unparalleled exposure in one of the most dynamic sectors of our time.

By participating in this challenge, you gain access to invaluable resources, mentorship, and a vast network of industry experts eager to champion your idea.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The real magic lies in the transformative impact your startup can have on the sustainable mobility landscape.

Whether it's streamlining supply chain routes, revolutionizing workforce management, powering the electrification of transportation, or diving into the world of quantum technology, this challenge is the gateway to groundbreaking solutions with real-world implications.

By joining us, you're leading the charge toward a greener, more efficient, and more connected world.

Don't just be a part of the future – be the force that shapes it.

Register today for CO.LAB and TennSMART’s inaugural Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge.

APPLY TODAY

the problems

Problem #1: 
Movement of Goods

The Movement of Goods addresses the complexities of transporting products and materials efficiently and sustainably across various regions. This includes optimizing supply chains, reducing carbon footprints, and improving last-mile delivery services.

Founders are invited to present large-scale solutions that leverage advanced logistics, automation, and data analytics to streamline the movement of goods.

Innovations in supply chain optimization are critical, focusing on enhancing the efficiency and resilience of the entire supply chain from production to delivery.

This includes advanced warehousing and distribution systems that utilize automation, robotics, and AI to improve storage, retrieval, and distribution processes.

Solutions that provide real-time visibility into data are essential for informing decision-makers, enabling them to respond swiftly to disruptions, forecast demand accurately, and optimize inventory levels.

Proposals could also consider integrating IoT devices and sensors for better tracking and monitoring of goods, ensuring transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain.

The goal is to enhance the speed, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of goods transportation while minimizing environmental impact, ultimately creating a more responsive and sustainable logistics network.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

Problem #2: 
Movement of Goods

The Movement of Goods addresses the complexities of transporting products and materials efficiently and sustainably across various regions. This includes optimizing supply chains, reducing carbon footprints, and improving last-mile delivery services.

Founders are invited to present large-scale solutions that leverage advanced logistics, automation, and data analytics to streamline the movement of goods.

Innovations in supply chain optimization are critical, focusing on enhancing the efficiency and resilience of the entire supply chain from production to delivery. This includes advanced warehousing and distribution systems that utilize automation, robotics, and AI to improve storage, retrieval, and distribution processes.

Solutions that provide real-time visibility into data are essential for informing decision-makers, enabling them to respond swiftly to disruptions, forecast demand accurately, and optimize inventory levels.

Proposals could also consider integrating IoT devices and sensors for better tracking and monitoring of goods, ensuring transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain.

The goal is to enhance the speed, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of goods transportation while minimizing environmental impact, ultimately creating a more responsive and sustainable logistics network.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

Problem #3: 
Movement of Energy

The Movement of Energy focuses on developing large-scale solutions for the efficient and sustainable transfer of energy resources. This problem area encompasses the generation, storage, distribution, and management of energy, with an emphasis on renewable sources.

Founders are tasked with presenting solutions that can address the challenges of integrating renewable energy into the grid, improving energy storage technologies, and enhancing the resilience of energy infrastructure.

Innovations in alternative fuels, such as biofuels, hydrogen, and other sustainable energy sources, are critical. Additionally, proposals that advance the development and deployment of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), including fast-charging networks and wireless charging solutions, are essential to support the growing adoption of EVs.

Founders are also encouraged to explore new forms of energy, such as solar, wind, and tidal power, and innovative methods for their efficient utilization and distribution.

The overarching goal is to promote energy efficiency, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and create a more sustainable and resilient energy ecosystem.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

Problem #4: 
Movement of Data

The Movement of Data focus is on creating robust and secure systems for transferring and managing data within the advanced mobility sector. This includes addressing the challenges of data collection, processing, and sharing in real-time to support smart transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, and connected infrastructure.

Founders are encouraged to propose large-scale solutions that enhance data security, ensure privacy, and improve the interoperability of different data systems.

Innovations leveraging quantum computing and supercomputing to process vast amounts of data quickly and accurately are highly sought after.

These technologies can significantly enhance the capabilities of AI and machine learning models, leading to more intelligent and adaptive mobility solutions. Additionally, advanced cybersecurity measures are crucial to protect data integrity and privacy, preventing potential threats and ensuring the reliability of connected systems.

Proposals integrating AI  to analyze and optimize transportation networks, predict and manage traffic flows, and improve overall mobility efficiency are also of great interest.

The goal is to harness the power of big data, AI, quantum computing, and cybersecurity to drive the next generation of intelligent, secure, and efficient mobility solutions.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

the rewards

Investment Opportunities

Discover an avenue for your startup to secure the funding it needs.

Connect with potential investors eager to support and accelerate your innovative journey.

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Pre-Accelerator Selection

Winners of the challenge will receive a unique opportunity to participate in TennSMART’s pre-accelerator program selection.

The program offers high-caliber mentorship, invaluable resources, and an extensive network, positioning your startup for exceptional growth and success.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

World-Class Collaboration

Winners will receive the opportunity to pilot their solution alongside our corporate partners.

With testbeds that exist nowhere else on the planet backed by teams of world-class industry leaders, researchers, and our corporate partners, this reward is your launchpad for growth.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

Mentorship

Gain invaluable mentorship from our esteemed corporate partners, providing you with the guidance and expertise to navigate the sustainable mobility landscape and achieve your goals.

Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch Challenge

our partners

the timeline

Application Window
May 22, 2024 – July 28, 2024
Discovery Call
June 12, 2024
Virtual Pitch Event
August 7, 2024
Finalists Announced
August 9, 2024
Presentation
September 10, 2024
@ LaunchTN's 3686

questions?

Contact the CO.LAB team at info@colab.is
For media inquiries, contact Angela Poffenbaugh at: angela@colab.is