EXPO 9 rearview is now availablea STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play event

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Plug and Play


🇺🇸 United States

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Founding Partner

Partner of STARTUP AUTOBAHN since

May 01, 2016

Programs participated in

Program 1

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Program 9

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Official Statement by Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. To give startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond, we are now active in 30+ locations globally, including the US, China, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico. One of Plug and Play’s most successful projects is STARTUP AUTOBAHN: An innovation platform for global startups that brings Silicon Valley tech expertise to the birthplace of automotive. We accelerate software and hardware startups – from early stage to growth stage – which develop innovative solutions in the fields of Future Mobility, Production and Enterprise.

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All Attendees of Plug and Play

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12:00 PM (UTC)

1:00 h

Welcome to EXPO 9: Stream

hosted by ADAC, AGC, ARENA2036, BASF, Bosch, BP, Daimler, DXC, DPDHL, Eberspächer, Faurecia, Jardine Matheson, Hyundai, Motherson, Linde, Murata, Plug and Play, Plastic Omnium, Sekisui s-lec, Porsche, TÜV Rheinland, T-Systems, Webasto, Universität Stuttgart, Zenzic, Wieland Group, Maxion, ZF, Novelis, Bleistahl Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Covéa & Adasky, AgeVolt, Forciot Oy, Maaind, vFunction, Travelloc, Motion Gestures, Out for Space, Repairfix, Quality Match, Spark EV Technology, SevenD, Terranet


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Join our moderators as they guide you through the day. The stream will be accessible directly on the website and aims to both inform and delight. You will meet our Partners Champions, Program 9 Startups, and your Plug and Play Stuttgart Team.

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3:00 PM (UTC)

0:50 h

The CVC Roundtable Series powered by STARTUP AUTOBAHN: The Foundations of a Successful CVC - Plug and Play Tech Center

This session will give you insights in Corporate Venture Capital, Tech Investments and Growth Strategy

Breakout Session

Open Innovation

Expert Discussion + Q&A



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Only access for corporate venture arms of our corporate partners.

As a complement to standard R&D programs, companies are turning more and more often to startup investments as a window of opportunity and technological leapfrogging. The acquisition of external disruptive technologies can not only renew and revive the capabilities of established players, but can often translate into a real competitive edge. In an ever-changing global economy, having such a gateway into innovation is key. This is why in-house corporate venture capital (CVC) activities have grown impressivel…

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4:30 PM (UTC)

1:30 h

Executive Roundtable II: EXPO Day Edition

hosted by Plug and Play

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We’ve always focused on bringing together our corporate partner executives to interact about current tech topics and cross-industrial developments. Despite the current situation, we would like to continue with that approach and enable insightful exchanges and executive networking in a virtual setting.

Therefore, we will have an open discussion led by our CEO and Co-Founder Saeed Amidi. The current sustainability developments within the ecosystem and the transition to the Post-Covid era will serve as introduction topics.

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5:00 PM (UTC)

1:00 h

Networking with Everyone: Lets Recap EXPO 9 and Meet in Remo

hosted by ADAC, ARENA2036, AGC, BASF, Bosch, BP, Daimler, DPDHL, DXC, Eberspächer, Hyundai, Faurecia, Jardine Matheson, Motherson, Linde, Plastic Omnium, Plug and Play, Murata, Porsche, Sekisui s-lec, T-Systems, TÜV Rheinland, Universität Stuttgart, Wieland Group, Webasto, Zenzic, ZF & Adasky, AgeVolt, Maaind, Motion Gestures, Out for Space, Quality Match, Repairfix, SevenD, Spark EV Technology, Terranet, Travelloc, vFunction, Forciot Oy





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Meet the Startup Autobahn Partners: Founding Partners Daimler, Plug and Play Tech Center, ARENA2036, University of Stuttgart Anchor Partners ZF, DXC Technology, Porsche, BASF, Webasto, Motherson, T-Systems, DPDHL, Bosch and Ecosystem Partners Murata, AGC, Hyundai, Linde, BP, Jardine Matheson, Wieland, CoVea, Bleistahl, TÜV Rheinland, Faurecia, Eberspächer, ADAC, Sekisui, Plastic Omnium and Zenzic and our three new partners.

Meet the Program 9 Startups: Adasky, AgeVolt, Maaind, Motion Gestures, Out for Space, Quality Match, Repairfix, SevenD, Spark EV Technology, Terranet, Travelloc, vFunction, and Forciot at their virtual tables and deep dive into their technology. Learn more about the startups in the individual Startup Profiles and watch the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/SFyQi0vHH4Q.

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