STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO2024 showcases over 30 pilot collaborations between startups and mobility leaders

STARTUP AUTOBAHN’s flagship EXPO event returns on June 6, 2024, for its 13th edition, to showcase over 30 pilot projects jointly developed by startups and industry giants in mobility, production, enterprise, and sustainability. This one-day event in Stuttgart will unite over 1,200 in-person attendees, including board members and C-Level executives from leading automotive companies, entrepreneurs, public officials, investors, and tech experts. 

STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play is an innovation platform that unites the unrivaled tech expertise of Silicon Valley and the best of German engineering. Just like the German highway — the “Autobahn” — the only one in the world without a speed limit, STARTUP AUTOBAHN accelerates connections between industry corporations and innovative startups. The results of these collaborations are showcased at the annual EXPO, an invite-only conference showcasing technologies of the future and exposing the power of corporate-startup innovation.

This year’s EXPO2024 will gather over 1,200 guests at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart. Inspired by the motto “Innovate. Inspire. Change”, the event’s agenda has been carefully curated to address the most pressing challenges of the mobility industry: Generative AI, Transition to E-Mobility, Sustainability in Heavy Duty, the Role of Data in Circular Economy, Collaborative Innovation, the Role of AI in Sustainability, and more. 

The agenda includes inspiring keynote speeches by board members and industry leaders, panel discussions, expert roundtables, innovation walks, startup pitches, an exclusive demo of selected pilot projects, and several side events. 

The speaker lineup features the most influential voices of innovation in mobility and those at the forefront of the automotive industry:

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer, Development & Procurement; Howard Boville, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Global Applications and Artificial Intelligence at DXC Technology; Andreas Schick, Chief Operating Officer at Schaeffler; Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO at Plug and Play Tech Center; Dirk Walliser, Senior Vice President Corporate Research & Development at ZF Group; Alessandro Cremonesi, Chief Innovation Officer at STMicroelectronics; Jan-Maarten de Vries, President Fleet Management Solutions at Bridgestone Mobility Solutions; Hongquan Jiang, Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital; Jan Hiesserich, VP Strategy & Communications at Aleph Alpha; Lu Han, Open Innovation Program Director at Robert Bosch Venture Capital.  

At EXPO2024, STARTUP AUTOBAHN will present the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award and the STARTUP AUTOBAHN Sustainability Award. 

More about the EXPO2024 agenda, speakers, and the project showcase: expo2024.pnptc.events

Pilot Projects and Implementations 

The showcased pilot projects focus on the topics of EV Experience, AI Detection, Autonomous Driving, In-Car Experience, New Materials, Road and Traffic Data, Sustainable Materials, Data Analytics, Robotic Applications, Seamless Inspections, and many more.


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