Three years ago, MobilityXlab opened its doors as a collaborative platform among partners to create and develop innovations within mobility, with each other and with start-ups. What started as a local initiative in Gothenburg, Sweden, has grown into a global transport and technology hub. Since its start in 2017, it has supported 40 start-ups over the past three years. Out of these startups, 54 collaborations were initiated between the startups and partners. This has resulted in 9 commercial contracts for the startups together with the partners of MobilityXlab.
To meet market needs, stay competitive, and create a new window of opportunity for young companies and legacy industries, two or more corporate partners work with a start-up. Partners include CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group & Zenseact (former Zenuity). What distinguishes MobilityXlab is the close collaboration with partners, who are actively involved in screening new applicants and leading the collaboration program. Start-ups are invited for six months to drive a project/ proof of concept, with at least 2 of the founding partners. Both the start-up and partners shape the collaboration, and each case is unique as there is no “one size fits all.”
Accelerating dialogue between start-ups and partners builds a better understanding of what needs to be solved. With an agile work approach, technologies can be adopted, and proof of concepts developed, resulting in a faster go-to-market.
Read the full blog post from Ericsson here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/blog/2020/10/mobilityxlab-collaboration-innovative-mobility
Head of IoT at Ericsson