Milanamos joins EIT Digital Accelerator to drive new business model

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Milanamos has joined the EIT Digital Accelerator seeking to expand across Europe and transform its business model. The scaleup seeks to give its platform multimodal capability and raise €2m by the end of 2017.

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We want to significantly increase our customer base by at least one hundred new contract signings, create partnerships with leading European industrial players and engage in a new round of financing to play a leading role in the new travel revolution.

Milanamos, a French developer of a predictive analytics platform for airports and airlines, has joined the EIT Digital Accelerator to help it expand across Europe and to drive its transformation into a truly multimodal transport planning solution.

Aviation sector veterans Christophe Imbert and Christophe Ritter founded Milanamos in January 2014. The startup developed a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution product: PlanetOptim in three different applications (Future, Network, Pricing), which provided airports and airlines with a predictive analytics platform to help them design future networks and indentify new route opportunities.

They have now joined the EIT Digital Accelerator to help them give their platform multimodal capability, grow both their customer base and partnerships across Europe and to raise funds of €2m by the end of the year.

Milanamos will be part of the EIT Digital Cities Action Line which leverages the digital transformation of cities through centralised, participative and collaborative interactions between city actors: government, city service providers, industry, and citizens. This transformation enables the deployment of disruptive information, mobility and safety services in cities.

By joining the EIT Digital Accelerator, Milanamos will benefit from expert support that will not only help them accelerate their growth by gaining new customers and industrial partners across Europe, but also reach new investors through the EIT Digital Access to Finance programme.

Stéphane Amarger, France Director of EIT Digital said: “We are very pleased to welcome Milanamos to the Accelerator. They have developed a unique and innovative product in an area where no one had yet ventured - the integration of air transport in the multimodal sector. We can create fantastic synergies with our network of partners and start-ups across Europe. With this unrivalled access, Milanamos will be able to connect more easily and quickly with airports, airlines, bus and rail operators and local authorities across Europe.”

Christophe Imbert, CEO of Milanamos said: “We joined the Accelerator because we have strong growth ambitions for 2017 and we wanted to create a step-change by moving to a truly multimodal business model. We are developing a multimodal planning solution with key R&D Partners and foresee an emerging business model for airports and transport operators. We also want to significantly increase our customer base by at least one hundred new contract signings, create partnerships with leading European industrial players and engage in a new round of financing to play a leading role in the new travel revolution.”

About Milanamos
Originally from the aviation sector, Christophe Imbert and Christophe Ritter founded their Sophia Antipolis based start-up Milanamos in January 2014. Its PlanetOptim product provides a predictive analytics platform for airports and airlines to find new opportunities. They now aim to raise additional funds, deploy in the multimodal sector and expand their business worldwide.
For more information: http://www.milanamos.com
Twitter: @PlanetOptim

About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes.

As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done in our pan-European network of Co-Location Centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure.

EIT Digital breeds T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent focused on innovation through a blended Education Strategy that includes a Master School, Doctoral School and Professional School.

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