S.Korean e-mobility alliance opens 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge in North America
Hyundai Motor Group is opening the 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge for startups and entrepreneurs in EV charging and services ready to scale in North America.
The program follows the successful completion of the EV & Battery Challenge launched in 2020 and fosters collaboration between startups on various projects related to charging infrastructure and service solutions for electric vehicles. The aim is to recruit startups and entrepreneurs with EV-charging products and services that are deemed innovative ready to scale in North America.
The program will be facilitated by New Energy Nexus, the international startup support organisation that managed the 2020 program. Sponsors include Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Hyundai Glovis US, and Hyundai CRADLE Silicon Valley as well as New Energy Nexus.
“We are excited to launch this open call to discover startups with potential EV infrastructure and service solutions,” said Dr Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Hyundai Motor Group. “We expect this program to be a launchpad for rapidly scaling product offerings in the U.S. charging network.”