EXPO Day 5 will be held on February 21st, 2019 at Wagenhallen, Stuttgart — Germany.

Prepare yourself and apply for a ticket to be part of our most exciting event yet.

This site will be continuously updated with information and news of our fifth EXPO Day. Make sure to bookmark this site and visit it regularely. – STARTUP AUTOBAHN © 2018

We cordially invite you to join our EXPO with about 1000 guest of our corporate partners and other corporations, high-level politicians, successful entrepreneurs, and keynote speakers. This day will be all about Open Innovation and Tech in the field of Mobility, Production and Enterprise.

This day marks the graduation of 34 Startups of STARTUP AUTOBAHN Program 5. We exclusively showcase the results of 100 days working on 50+ pilot projects with our corporate partners.

Check out belows information in order to reserve your spot at our invite-only event.

Stay curious - new partners will be announced!

See you at Wagenhallen!

our speakers

Keynotes

Winfried Kretschmann

Minister President

State of Baden-Württemberg

As the co-initiator of The Green Party, Winfried Kretschmann could probably consider himself the founder of a Startup as well.

Politically active since his time as a student, Kretschmann and other like-minded associates established The Green Party in Baden-Württemberg in 1979. One year later, Winfried Kretschmann became a member of the first parliamentary group of The Green Party to be elected to the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986, he was appointed by Hessen’s Minister of the Environment Joschka Fischer as a policy advisor to the first Green Party Ministry of the Environment. After two years in Wiesbaden, he returned to the Baden-Wurttemberg State Parliament in 1988, where he has remained ever since with only one period out of office. In 2002, Kretschmann was elected Chairman of the Green Party in parliament which he remained until 2011.

On May 12, 2016, Winfried Kretschmann was re-elected Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg in the State Parliament, gaining 82 of 142 votes.

Kretschmann has been married to his wife Gerlinde since 1975. The couple have three adult children. A keen DIY enthusiast, Kretschmann is able to unwind best working around the house and garden or hiking in the hills of the Schwäbische Alb.

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Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder

Plug and Play Tech Center

Besides his role as the CEO and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center Saeed also holds the position of General Partner in Amidzad. The fund has been investing in technology companies for over 15 years and holds successful investments in over 1,000 technology companies, some of which are: PayPal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, Powerset, DropBox, Lending Club, Zoosk, etc.

A serial entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with over 28 years of experience in founding, operating, and growing successful companies. He has successfully started and grown businesses both nationally, as well as internationally, in countries like: Spain, Germany, France, and Austria.

Saeed’s current passion is inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and startups out of universities. His objective is to identify great entrepreneurs with a passion to execute on their ideas.

Saeed is an active member of the technology community and a frequent contributor to numerous charitable foundations. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a world-class network of Fortune 500 CEOs, accomplished serial entrepreneurs, and veteran financial executives.

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Hui Zhang

Managing Director

NIO GmbH

Meet the Tesla of China

The future is in smart, electric and autonomous vehicles, and NIO aims to lead the next generation car company. NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing safe electric autonomous vehicles.

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Tim Smith

Global Auto & Mobility Director

ustwo fampany ltd

Originally from North Wales, Tim moved to London in 2005 to begin his career as a graphic and user experience designer.

Before turning his attention to the challenges of the automotive and mobility world, Tim specialised in designing for “human–to–whatever” interaction, as he calls it. Starting his career designing weird and wonderful interactive packaging for the likes of PlayStation, he quickly moved on to digital design, where he furthered his interest in Human–Machine Interaction (HMI) working on everything from Natural History Museum gestural interactives and Tate Modern digital art installations to Samsung smartphones, smart TVs and smart fridges - he even worked on an interface for a cow milking machine.

Nowadays, Tim focuses on studying, exploring and designing for human behaviour in and around the car, including autonomous vehicles, along with transportation and mobility services. Tim co-wrote the first book ever released on UX design for autonomous vehicles: "Humanising Autonomy: Where Are We Going?" and has since gone on to write many articles and talked at many events on the subject of user–centred design for automotive and mobility, as well as working on products and services with Ford, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan to name a few. 

In 2018, Tim was recognised by BIMA as one of the top 100 influencers in UK digital design. Tim has a collection of over 1,000 toy cars and growing.



A user–centred design approach to driverless cars

What will we want from driverless cars of the future? What are our human needs for the technology? We need to understand the answers to these questions so that we can design the technology in a way that can be adopted by all - not the fortunate few. Following the release of ustwo Auto’s second book, Humanising Autonomy: Where Are We Going?, Tim‘s talk draws on some of the key insights from the research and user testing that the book is built around and shows off some real world user–centred designs for driverless cars.

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Jan Heitmann

poker-expert, keynote speaker, coach

Jan Heitmann is Germany’s best known Poker-Expert. He has been playing poker since 1998, with 15 years as a professional poker player on the highest international levels. Additionally, he works as a TV commentator (DSF, Pro7 and Sport1), a poker coach and the trainer of the celebrity guests for the TVTotal Pokernacht with Stefan Raab.

Nowadays, he is a sought after keynote speaker and explains the strategies and concepts world class poker players use to make better decisions under uncertainty. Curious how decision makers can learn and profit from the knowledge of professional poker players?

Find out more at the StartUp-Autobahn Expo Day.



The thinking of a poker player - decisions under uncertainty

Poker and business have a lot in common: the bad players often do not know, what kind of game they are even playing. Poker works great as a model for decision making. There is something to be gained (the pot in the middle), something you have to risk for it (by betting), all under time pressure and financial restraints, against competent competition, under uncertainty and incomplete information. Using Poker as a model, Jan Heitmann explains concepts and strategies used by world class poker players to make better decision under uncertainty. Be sure to check out his talk at the Interactive stage!

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our speakers

Program-Startups

Acellere

Acellere is an intelligent software static analysis platform, which integrates into the software development lifecycle. It analyses complex code and has an intelligent ranking and correlation engine which numerically ranks all components in software based on its score and prioritizes the hotspots for the users so that developers and product managers can immediately focus on most problematic hotspots. Additionally, Machine Learning technique is used to recommend solutions to the hotspots their platform (Gamma) identifies. Check out their Website

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Ainak

Kii offers mixed reality tools to disrupt industrial on-site processes globally. Their solution enables customers in different industries to change their conventional on-site work processes in sales, installation, training and maintenance. Features include e.g. 3D scanning, 3D visualization, measurements, annotations and collision testing. Check out their Website

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Zohar Fox

CEO

Aurora Labs

Aurora Labs develops a self-healing platform for connected cars based on disruptive technologies in the areas of over the air SW Delta updates for car ECUs (of any operating system), and machine learning based SW bug detection that together enable OEMs to be proactive and prevent costly SW recalls by remotely and continuously monitoring and updating their SW for bugs, security, and new features. Check out their Website

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Frank Feulner

Chief Business Development Officer

AX Semantics

AX is high end technology - a semantic software that creates automatically text content based on data only - in the quality of a human editor but at the speed of a machine. A team of programmers and linguists programmed language for AX semantics: Different language algorithms are translated into computational rules and semantic logics are added via narrative schemes. AX “reads” client ́s data (e.g. product data like fabrics and color), interprets, identifies and correlates the data, gives it a semantic meaning and puts it together into a high quality unique text with added value and meaning. Check out their Website

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Dragos Grozavu

Founder & Chief Business Officer

Cogatech

Verne is a cognitive automation company that helps enterprises to increase efficiency and revenues by augmenting and automating business processes in areas like HR, sales, IT service, customer service, production. Their technological approach towards artificial intelligence is heavily focused on scientific research. In the last two years, they developed a proprietary technology called Semantic Similarity Mapping (SSM). SSM is a textual analysis algorithm that brings Verne at the same level with human natural language understanding, through real-time learning. Check out their Website

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Vahan Tchakerian

SVP Global Sales

Cogniac

Cogniac enables enterprise customers to extract information from ever-increasing streams of video and image data. If you can see an item or condition of interest — even if it requires professional expertise — their system can automatically observe images and video and detect that item. Using modern advances in deep learning, their products achieve better- than-human performance at many highly-focused observation tasks. Check out their Website

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Steffen Iwan

Head of Business Development

Contiamo

Contiamo is a B2B data science platform enabling enterprises to introduce intelligence into their processes through machine learning-backed decision support and process optimization. They combine a flexible platform with an experienced team to deliver solutions that are specifically tailored to suit the requirements of their customers, delivering use cases from customer service next best action recommendations to customer journey optimization. Check out their Website

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Crunchr

Crunchr is an online solution for HR Reporting and People Analytics, based in Amsterdam and San Francisco. Organisations face the challenge to create useful insights from all the employee data that they have. This data is scattered across multiple sources and even when they have all data available, organisations find it difficult to actually use it effectively. Crunchr makes people analytics accessible to these organisations. Check out their Website

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Dedrone

Dedrone provides hardware and software solutions for airspace security. It is one of the market and technology leaders in airspace security. The Dedrone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Check out their Website

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Daniel Seebauer

Founder & Head of Business Development

drag&bot

drag&bot is a robot framework to setup, configure & program industrial robot cells easier than currently possible. Their vision is to help factories to cost-efficiently automate even small lot sizes and customized products by making industrial robots more flexible and easy to use. The cloud-based, graphical interface helps non-experts to use industrial robots on- the-fly. The Software is hardware-independent, meaning it works the same way for all major robot brands and models. Check out their Website

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Jerome Flint

VP International Markets

e-bot7

e-bot7 develops and integrates artificial intelligence for your customer service. Their system analyzes incoming messages, forwards them to the right department, and provides agents with smart answers during the operational business. The AI system is constantly learning, supports your agents and automates more and more responses. You can integrate the solution on every messaging channel simultaneously. Check out their Website

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Aviv Frenkel

CEO & Co-Founder

Enroute

Enroute is a personalization platform that collects and analyses big data on the passenger when in mobility, integrated with infotainment systems and allows mobility companies to give a personalized experience. Thus, it increases revenues from tailored services. Enroute develops unique mobile-first software. Big data from multiple sources is analysed by their smart algorithms and predictive AI. Their machine learning models segment the data and create clusters and graphs in their cloud environment. Check out their Website

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eyeSight

eyeSight offers the most advanced in-cabin sensing solutions that utilize Computer Vision and AI to enhance the driving experience. The solutions enhance safety by: monitoring the driver to detect drowsy and distracted driving, reducing the driver’s cognitive load with touch-free infotainment control, detecting cabin occupancy for optimizing safety systems according to the passenger’s present, and personalizing thein-cabin experience. Check out their Website

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Fero Labs

Fero Labs is a cutting-edge industrial machine learning platform that helps factories maximize product quality, predict machine failures, and optimize energy usage. Fero Labs' core mission is to generate value for their industrial customers by empowering them with the modern process improvement tool driven by actionable, white-box machine learning. Check out their Website

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Flyability

Flyability is building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs and solves the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collision and injury risks. Check out their Website

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Franka Emika

The vision of Franka Emika is to make robots a commodity by putting the human at the center of the robot design. This paradigm allows to seamlessly connect efficiency, digitalization and intelligent automation in order to achieve the optimal user experience. Their product Panda is the first system of an entirely new generation of tools, which are developed as research robots, as colleagues in factories, and ultimately, as assistants in daily life for elderly or sick people. Check out their Website

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KINEXON Industries

Kinexon’s award winning sensor network enables localization and motion sensing of people and objects with unprecedented precision (<10cm) and robustness. Besides tracking functionalities, Kinexon sensors are able to measure speed, temperature and acceleration. Based on smart location and motion data clients’ processes and products are improved in terms of quality, cost and time. Check out their Website

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Stefan Jenzowsky

CEO & Co-Founder

Kopernikus

Kopernikus are a tech company developing a technology stack to (retro-)fit existing cars to become self-driving cars. Think “Android OS for cars”, where a central middleware layer manages all interaction between the car and third-party apps. They add an app store with over-the-air update functionality to run any autonomous software on (most of) today’s cars. Check out their Website

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Lana Labs

Lana Labs is a process mining company, enabling its customers to leverage the full potential of their processes and the opportunities of the Internet of Things. Berlin-based Lana Labs, founded in 2016 as a spin-off from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, develops an easy to use analytics solution, that automatically spots saving potential and critical business risks in business and production processes, by using the digital traces that these processes leave in their IT systems (ERP, MES, CRM..). Check out their Website

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Luminartech

Luminar's LiDAR was specifically designed for automotive needs to achieve new levels of performance able to detect 10% reflective objects at more than 200 meters. All the while, designed to be a highly cost-effectively manufacturable sensor to power millions of vehicles. Luminar’s radically new architecture features a single 1550 nm laser and their own developed single InGaAs receiver to rapidly scan the environment. Check out their Website

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Benjamin Pieck

Co-Founder

matching box

matching box is an innovative matching platform with the aim of paving the way for young applicants to find suitable companies and to facilitate the selection of suitable study subjects and professions. As a university spin-off, matching box consciously focuses on the recording of personality structures by means of scientific methods of analysis. This means that not only candidates for your sensitizes employers to key competences but also to your company DNA. Check out their Website

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NAiSE

NAiSE was founded with the vision to equip the warehouse of the future with maximum transparency and flexibility. This is provided by a wholistic solution for the global navigation and collective coordination of all intralogistical participants: From humans to goods and mobile robots – NAiSE enables simultaneous collaboration on the same floor. One of their core competencies is the free and autonomous navigation of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) as well as the harmonization of the flow of goods via Swarm Intelligence. Check out their Website

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Neuron Soundware

The core innovation of Neuron Soundware is the AI-powered machine learning algorithm and an inexpensive IoT device for monitoring the sounds and other parameters of machines. They employ AI both on the edge device and in cloud analysis, to detect issues and to determine the risk of an outage. Their solution beats traditional detection methods in accuracy, cost, speed and versatility. Check out their Website

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Kai Saksela

CEO

Noiseless Acoustics

Predictive maintenance solutions that utilize (audible or inaudible) sound as the main source of information. Noiseless Acoustics's NL Camera makes sound visible. When you take a picture with the camera, it gets synchronized to the cloud, where they can tell you information about the type of signal that the camera observed. This can be used to tell whether a high voltage power line component is failing, for example. With NL Sense you can easily add non-intrusive predictive maintenance to existing assets. Check out their Website

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Dr. Matthias Nieser

Co-Founder & CEO & Technical Lead

QuadCover

Spin-off from the Geometry Processing Group of the Freie Universität Berlin. The main objective of QuadCover is the development and commercialization of software tools and mathematical methods which are able to revolutionize the current approach of pre- processing surfaces and volumes within FEM and CFD simulations with regard to automation and quality. Check out their Website

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Roadster

Roadster is transforming the way that dealerships sell new cars by bringing the end to end car buying process completely online. Consumer tech in this space is totally antiquated and poorly positioned for mobile. They have unique ways to aggregate inventory, financing, leasing, incentives and service plan data so they know both what cars are available AND exactly what deal terms will look like. Check out their Website

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SmapOne

smapOne enables companies to easily get started in digital transformation. Every employee can use smapOne to turn own ideas into apps and thereby optimize processes Create your own individual app from the drag & drop modular system. With the simplest PC knowledge for your own app. Start creating with industry-specific app templates or with a blank app. Each app can be customized by drag & drop. When building, choose from predefined building blocks, such as Text box, photo, sketch. Check out their Website

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TEND

Tend's vision is to be the world’s most life-enriching wealth lifestyle brand. To inspire people to explore new personal horizons and elevate them to achieve the unexpected. They build a marketplace of investment-related experiences, driven by passion and meaning, for forward-thinking, like-minded people who wish to invest their money more purposefully and live a fuller and enriched life. Check out their Website

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Twikit

Twikit enables brands to tap into the vast potential of 3D customization and on-demand, distributed, digital manufacturing — such as 3D printing, CNC and laser cutting with the Twikbot software platform. Customers want genuinely unique products, made to their taste or needs. Brands need to tap into this, in order to offer better products to the market and not to become commoditized. Most of these companies are blueprinted for mass production and do not have the systems in place to deliver unique items at scale. This is where Twikit comes in. Check out their Website

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Visometry

Visometry offers an advanced computer vision-based tracking solution called VisionLib, which enables the creation and deployment of cross-platform industrial augmented reality applications. A key feature is the direct use of geometric CAD data as reference to detect and track real industrial objects. Major application areas are maintenance and inspection tasks in the automotive field, but the technology can also be used to create augmented reality training and marketing applications. Check out their Website

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Volterio

VOLTERIO represents and industrializes a ground-breaking approach that is redefining charging of electric vehicles. It is a fully automatic, efficient, affordable and high-power charging solution. VOLTERIO does not require precise parking and can be easily integrated/retrofitted to almost every electric vehicle. Check out their Website

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Amir Adamov

CEO

White Raven

White Raven develop visual search engines that identify unique points of interest in the outdoor urban environment and highlight them in Augmented Reality. The engines are middleware between in-car infotainment systems and location-based services. Using the engine, automotive OEMs, Tier Ones, and after-market providers, could attract and monetize the attention of connected car passengers to the in-car embedded clients. Check out their Website

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Timothée Boitouzet

CEO

WOODOO

WOODOO is a translucent wood interior material enhancing customer’s experience. Designed to be simultaneously decorative and functional, it is lightweight, tactile and can be converted in any shape — WOODOO opens a new world in passenger traveling through connected car technologies. Check out their Website

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Nick de la Forge

Business Development Manager

Xain

Advances in technology have led to rapidly changing customer expectations with regards to mobility. As a universal access control protocol, XAIN enables unprecedented innovations in the mobility sector with regards to transportation service offerings and peer- to-peer sharing. Check out their Website

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Partners

STARTUP AUTOBAHN is all about collaboration and open innovation. Our success is based on the tremendous participation of all partners working in conjunction to reach a single goal — to create a future we’d all would like to be part of.

We are not a single corporation trying to innovate ourself but rather a heterogenous family who took the chance and started to learn from each other and from projects all around the globe.

Founding Anchor
Partner

ARENA2036
ARENA2036
Daimler AG
Daimler AG
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
Universität Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart

Anchor
Partner

BASF
BASF
DPDHL
DPDHL
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
DXC Technology
DXC Technology
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Rolls Royce Power Systems
Rolls Royce Power Systems
Webasto SE
Webasto SE
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Ecosystem
Partner

AGC
AGC
Benteler
Benteler
CEPSA
CEPSA
Covea
Covea
Hella
Hella
Jardine Matheson
Jardine Matheson
Linde
Linde
Murata
Murata
PostNL
PostNL
Wieland Ventures
Wieland Ventures

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