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Clone of Liftshare chosen as part of Telefonica’s Intelligent Mobility programme
Liftshare have been chosen to be part of the influential new cohort of Intelligent Mobility companies that will help shape future innovations in transport and mobility.
Based in Milton Keynes, the IM Accelerator is a partnership between Connected Places Catapult and Wayra UK, the world-leading scale-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future. The program is also supported by Hyundai, Stagecoach Group and Ferrovial Services, which will all provide support to start-ups at the Accelerator.
Chosen because of their continued investment in innovation and market-led new products, Liftshare have big plans for the coming year and the new technology they are developing.
Liftshare CEO and founder, Ali Clabburn, said, “We’re very excited to be a part of the Intelligent Mobility accelerator programme and to be working with Wayra and Catapult Connected Places.
Liftshare are incredibly proud to still be considered innovators, even after 20 years, as what we do is more relevant today than ever. We’re looking forward to learning as much as we can, both from the supporters and mentors, but also the other companies involved who are doing incredibly exciting things in the mobility sector.”
Alex Weedon, Connected Places Catapult’s SME director, said, “We are very excited to welcome such a diverse group of promising businesses to the IM Accelerator. We had a large number of quality applications which allowed our judges to choose a group that really represents the scope and ambition of the thriving SME and start-up community currently working in transport in the UK.”
Liftshare is the biggest carsharing network in the UK with over 600,000 members sharing 1 million trips every month. They help over 700 corporate clients to encourage staff to travel more sustainably using a suite of products. Having recently won their second Queen’s Award for Innovation for what judges called, “exceptional contributions to the environment,“ Liftshare are on track to have saved over 1 billion miles from UK roads by 2020.
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Queen’s Award for Innovation | BITC National Award for Environmental Excellence | Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel | Catalyst Award for Social Technology | British Parking Awards
Further information about Liftshare and its services for individuals and businesses can be found at https://business.liftshare.com
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