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December 14, 2023
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Stellantis Applauds Top 11 Startups, Innovators at 2023 Venture Awards.

Stellantis, one of the world’s top automakers, celebrated innovation and successful collaborations by honoring 11 top-performing technology startups with the second annual Stellantis Venture Awards. These companies have demonstrated exceptional contribution to Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategy, aiming for global clean, safe, and affordable mobility. The honorees ranged from those focused on sustainable technologies, advanced batteries, to AI-based software solutions and advanced autonomous vehicle technology.

  • Stellantis’ Venture Awards recognize the company’s dedication in delivering customer-focused technology and features.
  • Startup partnerships and initial investments from the Stellantis Ventures capital fund make significant contributions to Stellantis’ drive to become a sustainable mobility tech company.
  • The company works with startups in two significant ways – by introducing innovative solutions through partnerships and by investing in cutting-edge technology developments via Stellantis Ventures capital fund.
  • Stellantis Ventures capital fund has made 12 investments so far, while the company has signed over 110 partnership contracts with startups in the past two years.
  • The 2023 award winners were selected based on the impact on customer experience, technology novelty, and potential scalability within the Stellantis company.

Here are some of the recognized startups categorized by Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan pillars:

CARE:

  • Recicli (Brazil): Develops sustainable technologies for all industries and has collaborated with Stellantis to recover rare materials from electric batteries using a biometallurgy process.
  • NetZero (France): Specializes in high-permanence carbon removal from the atmosphere by converting agriculture residues into biochar.
  • Trails Offroad (US): Inspires customers to enjoy Jeep vehicles’ features with off-road guides available in the Uconnect system.
  • Vehya (US): Facilitates the electrification experience by guiding Stellantis customers in North America to choose and install the right Free2move home charging equipment.

TECH:

  • Tiamat (France): Developed an advanced sodium-ion battery cell chemistry offering a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to lithium-ion.
  • Electra Vehicles (Italy/US): Provides AI-based solutions to enhance battery life, range, and safety for present and future chemistries.
  • Vayyar (Israel): Developed a 4D imaging radar platform that improves in-cabin monitoring and safety.
  • Geoflex (France): Provides real-time global positioning accuracy to enhance advanced autonomous vehicle technology.
  • 6K (US): Enables sustainable manufacturing through the UniMelt plasma process for clean, low-carbon emission material production.

VALUE:

  • Shippeo (France) and Freight Verify (US): Allows customers and dealers to trace their vehicle’s transport in real-time.

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