After a thorough selection process, mobilityXlab is looking forward to welcoming eleven new emerging companies from eight different countries, all with the same passion, creating the future of mobility. They have varying focuses, ranging from ultra-fast battery charging, lidar for autonomous vehicles and cybersecurity. The companies are:
- C2A Security (Israel)
- ClearQuote (India)
- CloudBackend (Sweden)
- GBatteries (Canada)
- InfiniDome (Israel)
- Merantix Automotive (Germany)
- Spectralics (Israel)
- Stream Analyze Sweden AB (Sweden)
- Third Space Automation Oy (Finland)
- UpStride (France)
- XenomatiX (Belgium)
It was a high international interest when companies from 19 nations applied to be a part of Gothenburg’s innovation hub mobilityXlab during the pitch in October. Their shared goal was to get the opportunity to develop their ideas and products to the next level in close collaboration with the the six founders of mobilityXlab; CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenuity.
"Seeing the startups we attract to mobilityXlab is a receipt that we ignite cross-collaboration between the world’s best startups and the industry leaders within automotive and connectivity at the heart of a unique ecosystem in Sweden. says Katarina Brud, Director mobilityXlab at Lindholmen Science Park. We are very excited about working with all of them and welcome them with open doors for innovation.
"We applied to mobilityXlab to gain an opportunity to work with pioneering companies in mobility/tech, bring our product to life with support from partners in the program. This also gives us a platform to expand overseas and get customers for our product", says Venkat Sreeram at ClearQuote, one of the emerging companies that have been invited to move in.
Meet the companies selected:
C2A Security (Israel)
C2A provides in-vehicle end-to-end cybersecurity protection. Using a bespoke suite of cybersecurity solutions, C2A provides automotive manufacturers with all the tools to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. C2A products are based on a deep knowledge of the automotive industry's pains and requirements, and have been engineered from the ground-up with automotive manufacturers' needs in mind: reliability, cost, time-to-market, and integration complexity.
ClearQuote app helps assess damages on vehicles based on images/videos. ClearQuote can be used by insurers to process claims faster, can be used by mobility providers to automate the vehicle check-in/check-out process and offer a great customer experience. We are a team of software and automotive engineers based in Bangalore, India
CloudBackend provides an Edge Platform as a Service making it easy for automotive, SaaS or mobile app developers to turn on edge acceleration. The technology enables seamless application and data roaming across the edge all the way to on-premise and on-hardware. With sophisticated data management, the information will always be made available where a subscriber or vehicle currently are with minimal latency and edge processing.
Enabling ultra-fast charging of off-the-shelf Li-ion batteries without compromising cycle life.
We protect GPS today. We protect anything wireless tomorrow.
Merantix Automotive (Germany)
Merantix Automotive is a Berlin-based automotive startup, which developed SiaSearch, the category-leading search engine for ADAS and automated driving data. SiaSearch leverages artificial intelligence and state of the art data processing in order to automatically index, structure, and query raw sensor data. SiaSearch uses intuitive semantic attributes and keywords to extract all types of driving scenarios on scale.
Spectralics develops an HDK for imaging applications, designed around a full stack optics acceleration engine. The Spectralics engine is a layered combination of smart materials and software controllers, enabling advanced optical capabilities across a wide variety of industries from automotive to consumer electronics and more.
Stream Analyze Sweden AB (Sweden)
Steam Analyze provides a groundbreaking IoT edge analytics software platform called sa.engine, for manufacturers and OEMs, enabling companies to create new value from existing assets and unlock new disruptive business models. sa.egnine allows you to build, deploy and run any AI model on the edge, empowering your engineers and analysts, allowing them to quickly make your machines smarter.
Third Space Automation Oy (Finland)
We are a 13 person start-up based out of Espoo, Finland and Bangalore, India. Our mission is to automate end to end works flows for manual-intensive tasks in dangerous or challenging environments. Our objective is to enable sizeable operational cost reductions to our customers by removing human operators where possible and to gain time/cost efficiencies through data analytics Threaded into all of this is traceability and explainability combined with a seamless natural human interface so the human operator is always on the loop.
UpStride makes deep learning computation more efficient through the use of a new, optimized data type. This unique and non-competing optimization approach allows neural networks to learn more from small or incomplete datasets, train faster, gain inaccuracy, and to be deployed on lighter devices. By rethinking one of the foundations of computing, UpStride enables huge savings when building and deploying AI.
XenomatiX is the first company to offer true solid-state LiDAR solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). XenomatiX designs and builds products that enable precise real-time 3D digitization and an understanding of a vehicle’s surroundings, empowering applications that lead to safer and more comfortable vehicles.
The startups that were invited in August will stay on for six more months and the startups invited a year ago move on and become alumni.
Staying on: Aurora Labs, Enso Tyres, Voysys, Brighter AI, Deeplite, Pionate, and Zerokey.
Alumni from 2019: Ainomaly, Annotell, Algolux, Cognomotive, Ekkono Solutions, Foretellix, Imagimob, Machine intelligence Sweden, Project Cosimo, Sensible4, Talkamatic, Univrses, UniqueSec, Valossa, Viscando, V2X Network, UniqueSec and ZaiNar.
Founded: Autumn 2017
Industry Partners: CEVT, Ericsson, Veeoner, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenuity
The idea: mobilityXlab is a collaboration hub where large, established organizations and emerging companies with pioneering ideas drive innovation together. Here, added value is created in the interface between these startups and industry partners, fostering future mobility solutions, improving the world of tomorrow.
Duration: Startups are invited to mobilityXlab from 6-12 month and after that they become alumni.
Startups invited since start: 40
New startups for spring: 11
Hosted by Lindholmen Science Park and supported by Västra Götalandsregionen and Vinnova