Jaguar Land Rover have announced a new partnership with Plug and Play to launch a first-of-its-kind innovation hub in the UK – an initiative that will see the company collaborating with start-ups for access to new ways of thinking and next-gen technologies.
As the Venture Capital arm of Jaguar Land Rover, we invest in companies shaping the future of the automotive industry. Yet for many startups, corporate partnerships are equally valuable when it comes to accelerating growth and learnings.
Kicking off on June 21st, Plug and Play UK is a game-changing programme for innovative businesses of all stages. Teams will have unrivalled access to corporate entities, investors and the wider mobility ecosystem, and the rare opportunity to collaborate with a global leader such as Jaguar Land Rover to develop new technologies, services, and tools that will shape the future of the digital economy. To facilitate co-creation within the core business Jaguar Land Rover has dedicated more than 70 internal “champions” to the programme. This unique environment and considered process will provide startups with an ideal launchpad for further scale and success.
For certain companies that join, the investment vehicle of InMotion Ventures is an opportunity to strengthen their partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and fund their future growth. As a corporate investor this new approach to innovation is incredibly exciting: our team will work with partners to bring value to the mobility community beyond just capital, and look forward to using our network and knowledge to help build an ecosystem for the future.
To apply to the programme, visit this link
For more information on Jaguar Land Rover’s Open Innovation strategy, see here
For more information on Plug and Play UK, see here