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  • Highlighting Volvo Group's steadfast commitment to open and collaborative innovation, the Volvo Group Connected Solutions Innovation Lab, Silicon Valley recently hosted Volvo employees from around the globe to attend the Plug and Play Winter Summit. The Summit, which presents over 300 startups across 19 industry-focused innovation programs and hosts over 3,000 attendees, serves as a vibrant hub for learning from industry leaders, connecting with startups, and gaining valuable insights into cutting-edge technologies.

  • This year the Volvo Group Seasonal Gift – given on behalf of all employees to projects worldwide – focuses on 'Support STEM for youth in underprivileged areas'.

  • The Innovation Lab by Volvo Group in Silicon Valley hosted the 2023 Service Design Summit, a three-day event that brought together a diverse group of designers, portfolio managers, and service development professionals from Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America, and Volvo Group Connected Solutions.

  • The mobility industry is currently looking at several impactful technologies that will change the industry as we know it: The development of electric and autonomous vehicles are critical trends. EVs represent a move towards sustainability and reduced environmental impact, while autonomous vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation, improving safety and efficiency.

  • Our mission is simple yet powerful; Accelerate growth, foster innovation, and address challenges and opportunities by collaborating with dynamic startups through short Proof of Value (PoV) projects. This approach not only fast-tracks our corporate product development but also propels startups on their journey by providing invaluable customer validation in an appealing manner.

  • Volvo Group's Corporate Incubator is a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering peer-to-peer collaboration with startups. While Volvo's commitment to sustainability, safety, and productivity remains unwavering, the focus now shifts towards exploring what startups can bring to the table within this innovative partnership.

  • Data collected from Volvo trucks’ movements around Sweden has been used to create a clear overview of current and future energy demands for electromobility and transportation solutions in a research project run by Volvo Group. The data, which show where electric charging infrastructure will be required, also highlights the need for informed discussion around the investment needed to develop an electricity grid capable of meeting the demands that the charging infrastructure will generate.

  • Lockouts and lost keys are common pain points experienced by truck drivers, resulting in long delays and downtime. This prompted Innovation Lab at Volvo Group in Silicon Valley to develop a solution called Smart Access that would eliminate lockout incidents and promote uptime for drivers and fleets.

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    2023-06-07 4 mins 4 mins

    Gender - and the different aspects

    We hear the terms Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity more and more these days. But do we know what they mean and what the differences between these concepts are? Many of us probably associate these concepts with belonging to an LGBTQ+ community. But it is not the case, since all people belong to a group or a set of definitions in that medium.

  • Volvo Group is working tirelessly towards being fossil-free by 2040 – and an important part of this commitment is investing in the future through our academic collaborations, which challenge students to provide new perspectives on industry needs. Through these partnerships, we look to provide a springboard for students today to become part of an inspired workforce tomorrow, paving the path with new ways of thinking.

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