We drive automotive startups and cutting edge technologies in the area of Electric Mobility, Autonomous Driving as well as Data Driven Innovation and Artificial Intelligence.
Work together with AVL, one of the leading development and engineering companies in the automotive industry.
We are looking for visionary entrepreneurs and makers who do not take current approaches for granted just because they have been there for a long time.
The CREATORS EXPEDITION focuses on early and growth stage auto tech
startups in the following three technology areas:
Alternative Fuels, Battery Management and Energy Storage
Self Driving Software, Radar and Sensors, Connected Vehicle
Big Data and Analytics and Data-Driven Business Models
By partnering with the AVL startup program, you gain a key expert in your expedition team, who can assist in every step from maturing your prototype to supporting your international industrialization ambitions. AVL can be your world-class guide to help you succeed while translating your concept to automotive application.
Whether you are taking your first steps into the market or are a more matured adventurer, AVL gives you the platform to demonstrate your vision in front of international automotive OEMs. We help you to better understand their needs and to validate and refine your business model.
A core value of AVL and this startup initiative are the individual programs, tailored to the exact technology and business needs of the startup. As a privately owned, family company, we pride ourselves in investing for the long run.
We support you with access to a global sales force across 20 countries and help you build up international operations, including marketing, legal, service and maintenance.
We surround you with experienced mentors from AVL and our network, to get industry insights, engineering best practices and advice to strategically scale your business.
Apply for the CREATORS EXPEDITION at any time and Get AVL as a strategic partner on board.
Get to know the AVL team and together with us define your tailor-made startup development program.
Our Joint Project
The core of the expedition program is a first customer or R&D project where both AVL and your startup bring in the expertise to create future mobility innovation.
During the program, we invest “smart money” in the form of operational cash support and financed resources without taking any fixed equity.
You have access to services like an experienced coaching, customer and engineering network, to test and simulation technologies and to mentoring in operational non-technological areas.
Pitch to the CEO
After roughly six months, together with the AVL team, you can unveil the logbook of your achievements – the foundation of our future collaboration.
We have been pioneering various business and technology areas together with startups. Explore their stories to find out, how the CREATORS EXPEDITION collaborates with startups and how both sides are benefit from it.
We are thrilled to unveil an exciting event on our calendar that's sure to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and celebrate the power of collaboration! 📅 Save the Date: November 17th, 2023
Why the collaboration between Startups and Corporates is so important?
Pablo Picasso is reported to have once said, "As a child, everyone is an artist. The difficulty is to remain so as an adult." I contend the same is true for many businesses. Many startups are innovative. The difficulty is to remain innovative as an established company.
At Creators Expedition - an AVL initiative we strongly believe in the importance of collaboration across domains and disciplines as the foundation of innovation. This is true not only for different fields of technology but also for different fields of art.
AVL’s CREATORS EXPEDITION and DeepScenario have joined forces to provide a seamless solution to virtual testing.
On 19th of January, AVL welcomed 40 students from the TACC program of University of Modena for a productive day full of entrepreneurial spirit in Graz.
To bring our joint vision into reality, we enlarge the ecosystem by bringing in our customers - the leading OEMs in the world, collaborating with startup networks, universities, and public institutions. All of them can be instrumental at different stages in our journey.
If you want to be an official partner of the CREATORS EXPEDITION, please feel free to contact us - we are looking forward to hearing from you.
The CREATORS EXPEDITION is built by entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts who speak both languages: startup and corporate.