Trenlab, the accelerator of startups of Renfe and Wayra Spain met the main players of the new mobility scenary in the event “Shaping the future of mobility” to analyse the future of the industry in Spain.
“Within liberalisation, we face great challenges” explained Bruno Espinar, Head of Mobility 4.0 and Digital Innovation of Renfe, where he focused on the strategy of Renfe to the future of mobility. “Our competence is any type of transport, there are digitals services that obligate us to rethink our strategy, for this reason, we created TrenLab”. On the other hand, Inés Oliveira, Head of TrenLab and Jorge Marcos, Head of Innovation and Projects Development of Renfe, who described the aim of TrenLab to promote the digital transformation and their position face to the next travel market’s liberalisation in the railway sector. “The project contributes to incorporate the methodology, knowledge and entrepreneurship culture to the Renfe Group”, commented Inés.
Mobility from entrepreneurs
The selected startups of the first Call of TrenLab presented their projects and shared their experiences. They connected with leaders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, developed their business with Renfe and Telefónica and received individual training of experts in finances, sells, teamwork, branding, networking, communication and other areas to escalate their startups.
Iomob is one of our Hub’s members, presented his mobility marketplace, an app with different transport options in the same city, facilitating the election of the best transport option.
Limmat Group introduced his project to give technologies solutions to the digitalization of infrastructures, to make better and more efficient them, focused on railway ways.
nixi1 solves the frustration at the moment to book a journey, it’s a bot integrated into platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook or Telegram and you can contact directly with their system of artificial intelligence to book the best option in record time.
Zeleros is a hyperloop system minimizes infrastructure complexity to achieve a scalable solution that will enable long-distance travel at +1000 km/h.
After that, there was a round table where analysed the challenges are transforming the city of Madrid and how are they responding the new transport ways with Raquel Escribano, Marketing & Communications of Zity (Group Renault); Enrique Diego Bernardo, Director of Technology of EMT Madrid; Miguel Aparcedo, City Manager Madrid of Ecooltra and Juan Galiardo, Head of Uber Spain. Javier Creus, founder of Ideas for Change closed the event with the mainly conclution was the need to cooperate between mobility options to aim positive impact in the cities.
The second call to TrenLab ends soon!
The projects interested in the second call have until April 28 to sign up in http://www.trenlab.com. The selection criteria are potential growth, scalability and differential value. During the process, the projects will receive an acceleration plan with a until €50.000, administrative and legal support, training and networking.