Startup Autobahn family is getting larger and larger, Stuttgart innovation platform that opens the doors to the entrepreneurship in the mobility sector, mediating between startups and big companies and combining specific technical know-how with extensive automotive competences. The target is joining renowned companies and startups to develop new technologies and to release them on the market faster.
The new companies that have recently entered Startup Autobahn as anchor partners include Schaeffler, which so lays an important milestone in its innovation strategy.
As anchor partner, Schaeffler is creating a network together with various startups that embraces the company’s innovation clusters: “Hydrogen and energy transition “, “Electric automated mobility”, “Robotics and IoT”, “Technologies of bearings “, “Science of materials and surfaces ” and ” Artificial Intelligence”.
Established in 2016, currently the net consists of 30,000 qualified startups, more than 30 partners and over 320 pilot projects. Besides its headquarters in Stuttgart, the network has also subsidiaries in China, India and Singapore. «We are very pleased – stated Sascha Karimpour, Managing Director of Plug & Play Germany and co-founder of Startup Autobahn – to welcome Schaeffler as new anchor partner of our platform. As world leader supplier in Automotive and Industrial sectors, Schaeffler relies on over seven decades of expertise in the motion and mobility field. It is clear that its variegated range of products and systems will provide precious opportunities to startups. In collaboration with startups, OEM and other partners, new ideas and technologies can be developed at the successive level, to be implemented in new services, products and processes. We are impatient to start».