The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region is slowly becoming an attractive industry location for innovative urban energy and mobility solutions.

The dynamic global development of the energy and mobility sector in the last years and the particular attractive­ness of Berlin and Brandenburg as a location and infrastructure for skilled workers as well as scientific institutions, companies and startups contribute to this recent transformation.

As a recognized hub for startups, Berlin also provides the basis for fruitful collaboration between established companies and dynamic tech firms from the capital region. Both industries make a significant contribution to promoting cross-border innovation potential.

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Market Insights

Berlin Start-up Report

According to the report by Startup Detector 2020, about a quarter (24%) of start-ups in Germany come from Berlin. The Startup Report of the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises reveals that in the coming years the greatest growth impulses are to be expected from startups committed to climate neutrality. More

Results from three years of the National Platform Future of Mobility

The new report by the National Platform Future of Mobility calls for an “urgent need for action in the transport sector”.  Their results from three years in the mobility sector show that a transformation in the mobility sector is necessary to battle climate change. Digitalisation needs to be at the core of this transformation to reach a sustainable future in the transport sector.


INVERS and present their 2021 Global Moped Sharing Market Report

The two mobility companies INVERS and have published their newest report on the global moped sharing market. Based on public data and interviews the report offers insights into several industry trends. Findings of the reports are: 110 000 shared mopeds and 12 million moped sharing users. The report also offers key players, market shares, facts and figures and more.



Battery-as-a-Service pioneer Swobbee receives nearly €6 million from EIT InnoEnergy and existing investor

EIT InnoEnergy is contributing just under EUR 3 million to the total financing, while the existing investor is contributing a similar amount. With the newly raised capital, Swobbee plans to proceed with the development of its battery platform and massively expand its battery swap station network for electric micromobility in Germany and its European neighbors.



Berlin plans to add 2000 public charging stations until 2030

The state of Berlin has comissioned an increase in public charging stations for electromobility. This includes a special focus on fast charging stations in all Berlin districts. All charging points created in public spaces must remain equally and conveniently accessible for all users with conventional charging cables (“Berlin model”).


One year of subsidy program for private wallboxes in Germany

Just under a year ago, in November 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) launched its first funding program for the installation of charging devices on private residential buildings. By the end of the funding program, applications for almost one million charging points had been submitted to the KfW project management agency and approved.


Berlin becomes new Hotspot for R&D and Quantum Technologies

Berlin launched its “Berlin Quantum Alliance” in order to strengthen the research and development of quantum technologies in Germany’s capital.



Save the Date 18.05.2022 – Mobility Data for a Sustainable Transport Transition

Join us on May 18th for our networking event!

Look forward to exciting discussions on the main #urban challenges and the current solutions of the mobility sector with a focus on the opportunities and obstacles of #mobility #data for a sustainable transport transition.

Present your innovative #startup 💡 at our Speed #Pitching Session and get to know your #peers in our networking 🎉 session after the event.

Register here to join!

Join us at the Urban Energy & Mobility Forum 2022 on April 1

Considering the growing numbers of city residents, changing transportation habits, and the pressuring need to cut congestion and emissions, urban areas are transforming their mobility patterns. On April 1 we will discuss these topics with speakers from ONOMOTION, Avorcargo, Ducktrain, Swobbee, Uber as well as Jennifer Dungs from EIT InnoEnergy, Prof. Barbara Lenz from the DLR, Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie from WZB and many others. 




Urban Tech Republic becomes a test area for automated and connected driving

Our partner the “Urban Tech Republic ” is starting a brand new project on smart mobility: The airport site will in the future offer a unique opportunity to test new mobility in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) under real conditions. The new project will investigate the implementation of automated on-demand transport for distances to public transport stations.


“Shaping the Berlin of tomorrow together” on November 9

The Berlin CityLAB is hosting an online event on November 9th on the Smart City Berlin: the city writes a new strategy. Under the motto “Berlin livable smart” the city of Berlin is developing a new smart city strategy funded by the BMI. The event “Shaping the Berlin of tomorrow together” is part of the Berlin Science Week.


Global Moped Sharing Market Report 2021 digital launch event on November 2, 4 pm CET

INVERS and launching the 5th edition of the annual Global Moped Sharing Market Report. The event will be moderated by report co-author Enrico Howe from, who will present key results of this year’s study. Findings and implications for the moped sharing industry will then be discussed by a virtual roundtable featuring industry experts.


The Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Tech Festival & Award will take place on October 20 as a virtual event

This year’s virtual edition of the SET Tech Festival & Awards, themed “Reduce, Reuse, Re-energize”, features a variety of online sessions and impressive speakers. The event addresses the most pressing challenges of the ongoing energy transition and the opportunities that innovation can bring to our carbon-neutral future.


The AsiaBerlin Summit (4-10 October 2021) offers a platform to establish an international startup ecosystem between Berlin and Asia.

The AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 will take place on-site with a huge number of online and offline attendees as well in a hybrid format. It focuses on the internationalization of startups across sectors such as Smart Cities / UrbanTech, HealthTech, FinTech, industry 4.0, AI, and Blockchain.


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