An AVL initiative

CREATORS EXPEDITION

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.

Background

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:

E-Mobility 

Alternative Fuels, Battery Management and Energy Storage

Autonomous Driving

Self Driving Software, Radar and Sensors, Connected Vehicle

Artificial Intelligence

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.

Market Access

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.

Independence

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.

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Growth

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.

Mentoring

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.

Tailor made for your startup
Application

Apply for the CREATORS EXPEDITION at any time and Get AVL as a strategic partner on board.

Kickoff

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.

Financial Support 

During the program, we invest “smart money” in the form of operational cash support and financed resources without taking any fixed equity.

Extra Benefits

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.

The pursuit of sustainable economy pushes traditional innovation approaches to their limits. A new courageous approach is required to address the rising complex techno-economic challenges and to stay ahead of business transformation.

We doubled down on our diverse and tested 7+ year expertise to create AVL’s Creators Co-Lab: An ecosystem that is built to accelerate company co-innovation. Be part of it and innovate together with experts and teams from companies across the value chain through jointly defined business ideas.

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.

Explore our videos to discover engaging stories and insights.

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Creators Expedition Demoday Aftermovie

Explore Creatos Expedition Demo Day Aftermovie featuring collaboration projects of AVL and startups.

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Creators Lounge: A Glimpse into the Automotive Future

A Glimpse into the Automotive Future with Qiong Sun, Arlena Amiri and Andrea Leitner moderated by Dejan Jovicevic.

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VENTURE CLIENTING... What's that !?

Explore more about VENTURE CLIENTING with Viktoria Ilger and Mario Fraiss-Kollmanitsch from Venture Clienting Austria.

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Creators Lounge - Is there one right open innovation approach?

'Is there one right approach to open innovation?' with Claudia Falkinger, Christian Hüttenhein and Stefan Cülter moderated by Dejan Jovicevic.

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Creators Lounge - Patent VS Open Innovation

Deep dive session on the topic 'Patent vs Open Innovation' with Mario Hartinger and Viktoria Ilger moderated by Dejan Jovicevic. 

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FED4SAE Innovation Club Discovers AVL's CREATORS EXPEDITION

Introducting Creators Expedition to The FED4SAE Innovation Club.

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How DeepenAI and AVL want to change the Future of Autonomous Driving?

Explore more about the collaboration between Deepen AI and AVL with Mohammad Musa, Thomas Schlömicher and Viktoria Ilger.

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Edupreneurship as the Education of the Future

Check out this exciting panel about the digitalization of education and the collaboration between companies and educational institutions that are creating exciting projects.

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The Current State of E-Mobility

What is the current state of e-mobility in Germany and Europe? Why do so many people still stick to traditional combustion cars instead of getting electric ones?

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.

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The CREATORS EXPEDITION is built by entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts who speak both languages: startup and corporate.

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Sebastian  Jagsch

Sebastian.Jagsch@avl.com

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Viktoria Ilger

Viktoria.Ilger@avl.com

 

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Alexander Ulz

Alexander.Ulz@avl.com

 

Kevin
 
Kevin Grebien

Kevin.Grebien@avl.com

 

Giorgia
 
Giorgia Carbone

Giorgia.Carbone@avl.com

 

Lisbora
 
Lisbora Likaj

Lisbora.Likaj@avl.com

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Sebastian Harringer 

Sebastian.Harringer@avl.com

Apply now
and set your startup
to full speed with AVL

Contact us

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