The idea behind IT-c emerged at the beginning of 2018, because of an innovation competition. We were two high school students then, with the goal of making traffic fluent and easing the oppression of the sideroads. Our school was in the heart of Budapest, so we experienced the negative effects of crammed traffic every day. Currently we are studying at universities, but our mission stayed the same.
In March we took part of the Climate KIC ClimateLaunchpad competition, where we received the 3rd position in the national final, which enabled us to travel to Edinburgh to the Global Final, where we were not selected to the top 10. Still in the summer we participated at the European Youth Award as well, where we ended up being 3rd at the Planet Friendly category. After this in September we got admitted to the one and half year long Climate KIC Accelerator Programme, where we receive mentoring and all sorts of professional support. We particpated in two of their pitch competitions, where we have won a joint amount €12 500. We also took part in the Budapest Enterprise Agency's Be Smart entrepreneurship competition, where we won, and as a result we had the chance to exhibit at the Portugal Smart Cities Summit in Lisbon. At the venue we pitched our solution to professional experts and received positive feedbacks and valuable contacts. The last competition where we participated was the Fifth China Internet+ Entrepreneurship competition where we received a Bronze award. We also joined the Kickstart London Entrepreneurship Programme, where we could gain a deeper integration in the smart city ecosystem in England, and present our solution to international experts and customers.
Recently we have been admitted to the EIT Urban Mobility accelerator, where we receive business coaching and a
€15 000 equity free grant, that we can utilize to develop the prototype and expand our company. Simultaneously we are preparing for our first pilot project that will start in Q4 of 2020 in England.