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CampX by Volvo Group​

The CampX innovation model    

With an open-source mindset and in the spirit of fostering collaborative partnerships we want to share our innovation model. We have the hope that innovation communities across the world will use it and improve it, and collectively we will all flourish.​

One-minute video about the Innovation Model

 Read the full CampX Innovation Model here​

Deep dive into the Innovation model 

In this series of articles you get a deep dive into the different parts of CampX Innovation Model.

Why the CampX Innovation Model

The CampX Engagement Programs

The CampX Accelerator Program

The CampX Incubator Program

Sponsor-driven innovation: a people-centric approach

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The automotive industry is evolving due to electromobility. Consider enclosed bus stops in a hospital or a mall, or silent delivery trucks making deliveries at night. At Volvo Group, we are using the expertise gained from developing automobiles and automotive systems to develop new technology that will not only reduce noise and pollution on our roads and in our cities, but also completely alter the construction industry.


We think that automation will change how the majority of us use commercial transportation options today. In terms of productivity, safety, energy, and fuel efficiency, automation will have a positive impact on both our customers and society as a whole.

Volvo Group will gradually roll out automated applications since the appropriate amount of automation is decided by its added value for customers and society.


People have always moved and built things, so while that will not change – everything else must. The Volvo Group is driving prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions. This includes the speed at which we combat climate change, the way we use the planet’s limited resources and how we collaborate. Together with our customers, supply chain partners, governments, societies, and other stakeholders, we are moving quickly to develop and offer cleaner, safer and more circular transport solutions.​


The most comprehensive customer offering of connection solutions for trucks, buses, and construction equipment is provided by Volvo Group. We have the most linked commercial cars and machines in the business, with over 1,000,000 connected customer assets. Our objectives of boosting productivity, reducing environmental impact, and improving road safety all depend on connectivity.


Fintech has brought profound transformation to the transport industry, changing the models how customers utilize our products as well as the experience how customers interact with our products and services. At Volvo Group, we strive to provide customers with revolutionary financial solutions by combining mega-trends in transportation with disruptive fintech innovation. 

The CampX Engagement Programs


Are your startup developing a product or prototype which we can test or build upon together in a Proof of Value project? Be part of our startup accelerator and gain access to experts from the industry.

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Venture Builder

To strengthen and expand the Volvo Group business, in house product and business owners get support to validate and bring forward cases through the lean CampX framework and Venture Builder process

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Success stories


Novum Tech – electric retrofit​

The aim of the project was to assess the environmental, technical and economic feasibility of electric retrofitting for heavy goods vehicles. The project was enabled through collaboration with Novumtech, a startup with expertise in battery design and production, and with financial support from the ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition​

The next milestone for this project is certification of the converted truck in order to validate compliance with current regulations. Once this approval has been obtained, Renault Trucks will begin a phase of tests under real operating conditions in partnership with Clovis Grand Paris in France.​

Read more here.

Venture Builder

Fyrqom AB - Automated calibration system for tires

With a tire pressure monitoring system, the driver is informed if one of the tires loses the pressure but today rather few heavy-duty vehicles are equipped with such a system. Roman Iustin, a Volvo Group engineer, had an idea on how to make this process more efficient with an automated calibration system. Through campX, the Volvo Group’s global innovation arena for technology and business transformation, Roman Iustin got support to validate the solution and business potential. The validation showed a high customer value and with the solution being slightly outside current Volvo Group’s business, the decision was to make a “spin out” and build a new venture. This was done with speed using the CampX concept with support from many areas within the Volvo Group, like Legal, IP strategy, Finance, Tax, HR and Purchasing.

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Fyrqom webpage

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Frequently Asked Questions

A startup accelerator is a collaborative program running co-creation projects with startups to help them grow and develop their ideas and solutions. The primary purpose is to help the companies be able to work independently. This is achieved by providing mentorship, facilities, expertise, connections, and sometimes capital that the startups might not have been able to access otherwise.

A startup accelerator empowers promising startups by providing mentorship, facilities, expertise, connections, and sometimes capital that they might not have been able to access otherwise. It increases the odds for a startup to take off and realize their goals.

Our corporate incubator is a way to work side by side with startups in relevant industries. Being close to each other will help to develop ideas, solutions, products, or services and to grow as a company. Both for startups as for Volvo Group.

Through the incubator, the startups are provided mentorship, connections, facilities, and quick customer validation.

Our incubator is there for the long(er) run. In the incubator, we focus on early-stage startups and help them quickly validate their solution directions. We work side by side and we ask you to relocate your office to our campus. Our accelerator “accelerates” the growth of an already established startup with a product or service. Having a product or service ready for use is therefore a necessity for our accelerator. A steady team and some secured funding to support product development is almost always required as well.

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