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
After a successful Proof of Value Project in the CampX accelerator, where the Foretelix portfolio and its potential value in confined areas was evaluated, Volvo Autonomous Solutions initiated an extended cooperation together with Foretelix. “Volvo Autonomous Solutions believes in a collaborative verification concept, one that uses open standards,” says Magnus Liljeqvist, Global Technology Manager Volvo Autonomous Solutions. “The partnership with Foretellix gives us access to the state-of-the-art verification tools and accelerating our time to market.
“We are very proud to partner with Volvo Group. This partnership is a significant milestone for the industry as it is the first time that large scale Coverage Driven Verification will be used for verification of ADS in confined areas. Our partnership will combine the expertise of the two companies and set a new standard in the verification of automated driving systems, boosting both safety and productivity,” says Ziv Binyamini, CEO and co-founder of Foretellix.
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.
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.