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Developing eRollers in Berlin: Start-up "unu" opens new "Urban Mobility Lab"

04/27/2016 Last year, the electric scooter company, unu, relocated its headquarters from Munich to Berlin and has since been part of the "Factory Berlin" – a center for start-up companies. With 40 employees, the young company is growing steadily.

Berlin, 04/27/2016: Today, unu GmbH’s Urban Mobility Lab opened in Tempelhof. The founders, Pascal Blum and Elias Atahi, introduced the new development lab for innovative mobility solutions to Cornelia Yzer, the senator for economics, technology and research. The product, an electric scooter with a portable battery, appeared on the market in 2014. unu’s vision is to provide modern city dwellers with the chance to be part of sustainable mobility innovations. Thanks to the new lab, international expansion of the company will continue from the Berlin-Tempelhof location. Here, new recyclable materials and manufacturing methods can be tested under "real conditions". During today's opening, unu and the senator also discussed approaches to partnerships with the city of Berlin.

Berlin Partner provided support in the fields of knowledge and technology transfer and in establishing contact to the appropriate technology funding programs. As part of hardware and software development, the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO offers support through targeted networking opportunities to regional partners and prospective suppliers.

Gernot Lobenberg, director of the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO, welcomed the developments from unu: "Thanks to ‘e-Scooter sharing’ made possible by unu, Berlin is the perfect location for trying out potential new products and business models. With more than 3,000 e-Vehicles, 450 actors and around 770 charging points, Berlin offers an outstanding area of application for innovative mobility concepts. We are thrilled that companies like unu, with its Urban Mobility Lab, are jumping into the slipstream and significantly enriching Berlin."