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Volkswagen's incubator program goes international: six new start-ups move into the Gläserne Manufaktur

Move into the Transparent Factory: Six international start-ups develop innovative ideas to market readiness in Dresden.
  • Experts in ride-pooling for kids, pay per app at filling stations, recording of vehicle histories, innovative route planning, early booking of charging stations, and detection of potholes in the road were selected
  • Start of the third startup class in Dresden
  • From innovate idea to market readiness in six months

The start-up program in the "Future Mobility Incubator" at the Gläserne Manufaktur is striking out in new directions. For the first time, Volkswagen has only selected international start-ups, at pitch competitions held in Tel Aviv, Prague, London, Riga, and Hanover: CarPay-Diem comes from Luxembourg, Zouzoucar from France, carVertical from Lithuania, ToporAuto from Russia, Make My Day from Israel, and Go To-U from Ukraine. They are now working at the Gläserne Manufaktur where they are able to develop their ideas to market readiness with support from Volkswagen and the city of Dresden’s business development team.

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