Founding Partner

Company Name

Plug and Play


🇺🇸 United States

Partnership Type

Founding Partner

Partner of STARTUP AUTOBAHN since

May 01, 2016

Programs participated in

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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.

EXPO Management by Plug and Play

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Session with (and by) Plug and Play

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July 21st, 2021 – Wednesday

1:00 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

Grand Opening Ceremony – STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play EXPO 10

Meet STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play: all 29 Partners, Champions, and the Plug and Play Team.



Founders Talk



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Together we're celebrating 5 incredible years of open innovation at STARTUP AUTOBAHN. Throughout our Grand Opening stream, we will hear from top-industry level voices and highlight some of the most innovative, game-changing technologies that have graduated from our program.

Learn what this Open Innovation Platform is all about from our 29 Partners, Champions, and the Plug and Play Team. Plus, meet our Founding Team representatives speak with our Moderator DanRam about the WHY, and celebrate the past 5 years and 10 programs of STARTUP AUTOBAHN in this short video.

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1:20 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Open Innovation Reimagined in 2021. A Birds-Eye View on Emerging Technologies and Shifting Trends

Saeed Amidi, CEO & Founder at Plug and Play Tech Center


Thought-Leader Talk

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Saeed will share his views on the latest development of Innovation on a global scale, covering VC activities and global emerging trends in various industries.

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July 22nd, 2021 – Thursday

9:00 AM (UTC)

0:45 h

The Current State of Innovation in India

Especially relevant for everyone who is interested in the Indian economy and its current and future developments

Breakout Session

Topic Deep Dive

Open Innovation

Expert Talk + Q&A


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It is no longer a secret to anyone that India is an emerging economic power and an increasingly important location for innovation. More and more multinational companies are increasingly locating their advanced research and development (R&D) operations in India to draw on the nation’s highly trained scientists, engineers, and managers. In the process and despite the many challenges India is changing from a locus of low-cost contract research and reverse engineering to a global center of high-value, indigen…

Hosts of this session

2:00 PM (UTC)

0:55 h

Meet the startups from the Motor Valley Accelerator Batch 2021

This session will give insights in automotives and startups

Breakout Session




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Especially relevant for Corporates that might be interested in MVA startups.

Discover MVA, the first Italian accelerator dedicated to the automotive sector and meet the startups that were selected for the 2021 batch.

Motor Valley Accelerator foresees every year a 5-month path for early stage startups based in Italy and puts in contact structured companies and institutional actors with the best innovative scaleups at international level. The best Italian startups in the mobility sector, selected by Plug and Play and CRIT, will benefit from the expertise, network and investment capacity of the partners of the Motor Valley Accelerator, with the ultimate goal of developing new and cutting-edge technological solutions and i…

Host of this session

3:00 PM (UTC)

0:55 h

Leveraging IoT to enable insurance cross-industry collaboration

This session will give insights into IoT, Predictive Analytics and AI

Breakout Session

Topic Deep Dive




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Especially interesting for Automotive OEMs, Supplier of OEMs, Insurers and Startups working in the IoT field

Through an interactive workshop with Plug and Play Insurtech Munich, you will learn how insurers can use IoT technologies to develop new risk models and target new segments of the commercial mobility & manufacturing industry. This session will highlight the cross-industry importance of machine to machine economy and how to leverage IoT devices for better decision-making across industries.

We will discuss the following questions: Are players across the different industries properly benefiting from IoT technologies? Are there still gaps in the market?

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July 23rd, 2021 – Friday

12:00 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Welcome to Day III – Inspiration Finale: Thought Leader Talk

Join us for our finale Thought Leader Talk of EXPO 10.



Express interest for EXPO 11

EXPO 10 might not be completely wrapped up yet, but we are already in preparation stage for our first big event in 2022. Apply now for your chance to participate the coming spring as we bring together innovators from around the world, showcasing new technologies and party another round of successfull STARTUP AUTOBAHN startups.

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