Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge Innovation Challenge

Create the future of mobility with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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Drive your creativity!

Volkswagen is inviting you to develop innovative mobility solutions and new business models for commercial vehicles. The winners of the challenge will receive professional mentoring as well as a budget of 50.000€ to conduct a pilot. Do you have a vision for the future of mobility? Then hand in your application until October 20, 2018!

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What are we looking for?

In times of increasing digitalization also the automotive industry is disrupted and the needs of our customer evolve. We as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are looking for innovative B2B solutions and business models for our commercial customers in the following focus areas:

Professional Solutions
Mobility Solutions
Connected LCV
Goods Transport Solutions

Areas for innovation

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What's in it for you?

50.000€ for your pilot
– no equity taken

Receive a budget of 50.000€ for product development and market validation

Professional mentoring & Support

Top-class stakeholders from Volkswagen will support you during the pilot phase

Broad network of mobility experts

Get access to one of the biggest car manufacturers worldwide and benefit from our internal expertise

PR & Media presence

Boost your visibility by receiving extensive media coverage and media training

Who can apply?

The challenge is specifically designed for startups as well as entrepreneurs with a sound track record.

Both German and international teams are welcome to participate in the challenge as long as they are able to attend the Pitch Day in Berlin on November 12, 2018.


Online Application

 Appli­cations can be uploaded online until October 20, 2018.

Screening & Selection

Once all appli­cation docu­ments are checked for formal require­ments, the ten best ideas will be selected. After­wards the fina­lists who will be in­vited to the Pitch Day in Berlin are no­tified.

Innovation Challenge Pitch Day

Ten finalists have the opportunity to pitch in front of a jury of mobility experts in Berlin on November 12, 2018. Right afterwards the three winners will be announced.

Pilot Phase

Following the initial conception phase, the pilot phase will start during which your idea will be tested at the market for 3-6 months, depending on the project. Once the pilot phase is over, we will decide on how to further develop the relation­ship.

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Our Mission

The Team of Smart Mobility and Transport is part of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and is looking for digital business models in the B2B sector. We aim to connect and exchange with startups in order to develop new mobility solutions in response to changing customer needs.

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