Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Germany, launched a Corporate Accelerator called Volkswagen ERL Technology Accelerator in 2012. They describe their goal as "Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) has teamed up with Plug and Play to accelerate and collaborate with startups to transfer technology from many industries into the automotive domain."

Website: Volkswagen ERL Technology Accelerator

About the program

Status Inactive (Last cohort: 2014)
Locations Belmont, USA
Funding N/I
Equity N/I
Term N/I
Cohort-based Yes, regularly?
Pitch day Potentially at Plug and Play
Office space Yes
Powered by PlugAndPlay
Support offered Yes, mentors, coaching and educational workshops
Launched 2012
Focus areas
  • Speech Recognition
  • Seamless connectivity solutions
  • Infotainment applications (Navigation, Media, etc.)
  • Driver Assistance/Drive distraction management
  • Sensor technologies
  • Data Mining and analytics
  • Social media/Recommendation Engines
  • Gamification
  • Augmented Reality / digital reality
  • Mobile device integration
  • Mobility/Parking applications/detection
  • Location based services
  • Discovery - where to go? What to do? Etc.
  • Advanced visualization
  • Virtual intelligence and personalization

About the company

Name Volkswagen AG
Headquarter Germany
Industry Manufacturing
NAICS Automobile Manufacturing (336111)
Listed on S&P 350 Europe

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