The technical future of the automotive industry, today is getting a leg up with the help of a new tech startup accelerator program from the Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Laboratory and Plug and Play Tech Center.
The Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), which innovates for major auto brands like Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini, will be looking for ten lucky startups to accelerate. Peter Oel, Executive Director, Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory said, “Innovation is an integral part of Volkswagen Group’s long term product strategy and we take every opportunity to engage the brightest minds in technology to help define the future direction of automobiles. Our partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center provides an extraordinary platform for the most talented entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the country to bring forth innovation that will help us develop the most intelligent, connected vehicles of the future.”
The aptly named Volkswagen ERL Technology Accelerator is now accepting applications from tech startups in a variety of fields, from social media and recommendation engines to display/data integration and visual computing. Chosen startups will participate in the three-month program located at Plug and Play Tech Center’s Sunnyvale headquarters. Participating companies will receive access to hundreds of investors, corporations, and mentors within the Plug and Play network, exposure at Plug and Play events, regular educational seminars, and office space. Click here to learn more and apply.
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