GO TO-U is one of 50 Smart and Resilient City Companies from over 500 applicants in 44 countries chosen to be a QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge Semi-Finalist! AcceliCITY, powered by Leading Cities, is a global competition seeking companies that utilize smart city solutions to address risk, equity, and sustainability in our urban environments.
“Each year the quality of applicants continues to increase, demonstrating the growing maturity of the Smart and Resilient City industry. Being selected as a semi-finalist in the AcceliCITY program among such impressive competitors is already an outstanding achievement and worthy of the attention that cities around the world will now give each semi-finalist,” said Michael Lake, President & CEO of Leading Cities.
GO TO-U is a Smart and Resilient City solution that makes the experience of driving and charging an electric vehicle (EV) simpler, more comfortable, and more accessible.
“GO TO-U is driven by the mission of reducing the carbon footprint by facilitating the adoption of electric vehicles. We are excited to join the AcceliCity program helping cities to accelerate transport decarbonization,” said Nazar Shymone-Davyda, co-founder and CEO of GO TO-U.
GO TO-U will work with Leading Cities mentors throughout the rest of the competition. Mentors will guide GO TO-U to the proper channels, networks, people, and knowledge to do business with cities worldwide and to help them achieve their goals, increase the value they can offer, and help them grow. With the application process behind them, GO TO-U will also participate in a round of webinars featuring Smart and Resilient City leaders from around the world.
Leading Cities is a non-profit organization that drives resilience and sustainability for all by unleashing the potential of the world’s cities. Leading Cities connects cities across the globe with innovations and insights by delivering advanced research, emerging trends, and new technologies that improve the quality of life in urban centers.
Leading Cities partners with government leaders, corporations, startup companies, investors, and academics to keep cities evolving and working toward their potential, taking on challenges such as climate change, social justice, automation technology, cybersecurity, data analytics, accessibility, and global health.
AcceliCITY, a signature program, leverages the Leading Cities network of forward-thinkers in the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors to advance innovation in local governments. The program lowers the cost and risk of innovation for startups as well as cities and corporations by streamlining the innovation and sales cycles for Smart City solutions.