VW Group to work with local AV start-ups through its Tel Aviv campus


Volkswagen Group and its Group brands pushing forward the development of autonomous vehicles, new mobility services and tailor-made solutions. The Group Campus in Tel Aviv will provide local partners and mobility based start-ups close and direct access to the Volkswagen Group.

The variety of topics covered is promising and diverse: Connectivity, Smart Navigation, Cyber Security, E-mobility or Big Data. Volkswagen Group has officially opened the Volkswagen Group Campus Tel Aviv in the presence of the Israeli Minister of Economy, Mr. Eli Cohen. The Campus named „Konnect“ will provide local partners and start-ups direct access to the Volkswagen Group and its many brands. It will support in business collaborations with the highly innovative tech scene in Israel as well as support in mentoring and consulting.

On 23rd of May 2018, the Volkswagen Group will showcase „Konnect“’s activities and services at the „Ecomotion“ conference in Tel Aviv. As part of its activities in Israel, „Konnect“ and the Volkswagen Brand are supporting 41 local start-ups with innovative business ideas connected to the future of mobility.

Selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a professional jury of VW experts who will choose one winning start-up. The winner will then spend six months at the “Gläserne Manufaktur” or Transparent Factory in Dresden and will benefit from professional mentorship and exposure to Volkswagen Brand development divisions and investors.

Source: VW Group


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