– This time, MobilityXlab is looking for innovations and solutions that contribute in five specific areas our partners are interested in: Electromobility, In-Cabin Tech, Safety Assurance, Connectivity, and Smart Transport Systems, all with sustainability as an integral part, says Katarina Brud, Director MobilityXlab.
The uniqueness of MobilityXlab is the closeness to its world-leading industry partners; CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenseact, as their representatives are involved in every part of the organization, from screening new applicants to leading the collaboration programs. MobilityXlab has managed to develop a dynamic ecosystem with a vision to create an open collaboration platform, a meeting place, to find innovations and solutions that strengthen the global competitiveness within future mobility.
Six months journey
The selection process to MobilityXlab takes place twice a year, with the partners deeply integrated and involved in the selection.
– Since our launch in October 2017, MobilityXlab has seen 11 successful accelerations from connecting 59 selected startups with the partner companies. Working with innovation is not only about what companies do on their own, but whom they have access to and can collaborate with, says Katarina Brud, MobilityXlab.
The startups that get selected embark on a journey with MobilityXlab that will last at least six months, during which time the progress of the collaboration will be closely monitored and evaluated. After six months, a startup can get a six-month extension, or become Alumni and remain an essential part of the network for the future.
Startups apply at mobilityxlab.com between August 16 and October 15, after which the evaluating process starts. All invited startups then join the MobilityXlab community, starting with a kick-off in March 2022, for six to twelve months, after which they become a part of the alumni network.