Velo-City 2022

Velo-city 2022

Cycling the Change
Ljubljana, Slovenia 14-17 June 2022


Smart Pedal Pitch 2022 is here to take urban cycling in Ljubljana to the next level!

Are you a start-up or an SME looking to grow your business, play a key role in shaping the future of urban cycling, and win a cash prize on top? Be excited because you are who we are looking for!

Smart Pedal Pitch an international call for the most innovative and market-ready cycle tech solutions, to shape the future of cycling in cities. It is a unique innovation competition for start-ups and SMEs to have better cities, cycling ecosystems and cycling technology.

Smart Pedal Pitch 2022 will be part of Velo-city 2022 Ljubljana, the annual world cycling summit. It is organized by the City of Ljubljana and Technology Park Ljubljana in cooperation with the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and local partners.

Ljubljana is the former European Green Capital and European Best Destination 2022, as well as a popular tech and start-up destination. The City of Ljubljana is looking for the latest market-ready cycling innovations that will shape the future of cycling in the city and create a healthier, sustainable, vibrant, and economically dynamic living environment.

Ten shortlisted companies will be invited to Velo-city 2022 conference in Ljubljana on June 15. Three finalists will have the opportunity to present their idea to the jury and the local public on June 16 and win the following prizes:

1st PRIZE:
  • 17,000 €, out of which 10,000 € is in cash, 5,000 € in billboard space, 1,000 € in Velo-city 2022 conference ticket and 1,000 € in coworking space in Technology park Ljubljana.
  • 6 months of Ljubljana's support to implement / testbed your solution in Ljubljana.
2nd PRIZE:
  • 4,000 €, out of which 2,000 € is in cash, 1,000 € in Velo-city 2022 conference ticket and 1,000 € coworking space at Technology park Ljubljana
3rd PRIZE:
  • 3,000 €, out of which 1,000 € is in cash, 1,000 € in Velo-city 2022 conference ticket and 1,000 € coworking space at Technology park Ljubljana

All three will also get exposure to local and global audience. The winner will get the opportunity to test their solution in the streets of Ljubljana and prove the concept in a real environment!

Don't miss out this opportunity, application submission ends on May 25!

You can find more information about the pitch challenge requests, detailed prizes and benefits, terms & conditions, and other information about the challenge HERE.

Velo-city conference 2022

Velo-city is the annual world cycling conference organised by the European Cyclists' Federation. It aims is to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy mean of transport for all. Like no other event, the conference offers a knowledge-exchange and policy-transfer platform to a growing number of more than 1,400 Velo-citizens from over 60 countries involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development.

This year, the cycling summit will be held in Ljubljana's exhibition and convention centre on 14-17 June.