Smart Cities UK , EIT Digital and R and D Consulting will collaborate to present the Annual Elevator Pitch Competition. The contest requires participating start-ups to give their 5-minute "pitch" to our delegation . For 2018 there are three categories of competition, we will select 2 from each to pitch live on stage:

  • Citizen Engagement
  • Travel/Transport
  • Data/Security

The Elevator Session, sponsored by R and D Consulting, will take place on stage at the afternoon plenary. The event is open to all Start-Ups. Entries close on December 15th, 6 successful applicants will be selected to attend Smart Cities UK and pitch for 5 minutes. A select panel made up of representatives of EIT Digital, speakers, affiliates will choose their 6 start-ups in December, deadline therefore is December 15th and notifications to the successful companies will be made on January 11th 2018. Applicants should plan to attend the Conference and hold the date.

Judges include: George Johnstone, founder of Founder of Tech City Ventures. View George's Linked In page by clicking HERE

Why enter this year's Elevator Pitch?

  • To learn essential communications and networking skills.
  • Chance to win Cash Prizes!
  • Support and coaching prizes!
  • Develop business relationships with delegates representing Business/Cities/Towns

The deadline has now passed. The shortlist will be announced on 11th of January 2018. Thanks to all who applied and good luck! 


Sponsored by R & D Consulting