June 1, 2020; Ekkono Solutions has been selected to the Mobility vertical in Plug and Play Japan acceleration program Summer/Fall 2020 Batch. In a network of scaleups, industry leaders, corporate partners and venture capitalists, Ekkono is one of 20 innovative companies from all over the world that have been invited to transform the future of mobility in close collaboration with the Japanese automotive pioneers and powerhouses.
Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
Plug and Play is an innovation platform that connects the best startups and the world’s largest corporations through industry-focused acceleration programs in 30+ locations world-wide. The Japan division serves as a bridge between Japan and the global innovation ecosystem. Being a leader in the development of the automotive industry, Plug and Play Japan offers a specific acceleration program targeting the future of mobility, to which Ekkono Solutions has been accepted.
– Japan is one of the world’s most innovative and fascinating countries, and automotive is a target vertical for us at Ekkono. A car already consists of hundreds of complex solutions with sensors and processors where our Edge Machine Learning software make them self-learning, predictive and smart. Optimization of how each individual vehicle operates is the next big sustainability gain. As smart battery management drives electrification, we reduce emission through smart eco-driving, and we extend the life of a car through less wear and predictive maintenance, says Jon Lindén, CEO of Ekkono Solutions.
Ekkono established presence at the Japanese market in 2019 through the local solution partner Ubiquitous AI Corporation, who are experts in embedded software solutions.
– Japan, just like Scandinavia, has a lot of global product companies, and Ekkono, like many Swedish companies before them, offer a state-of-the-art technology. We see a huge potential for Ekkono’s solution in the Japanese market, and the admission into the Plug and Play Japan acceleration program is further validation of this potential. We are excited to bring in intelligent vehicles leveraging Ekkono’s Edge Machine Learning technology in the market, says Satoshi Hasegawa, President of Ubiquitous AI Corporation.
Jon Lindén, CEO Ekkono Solutions
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About Ekkono Solutions
Ekkono is a Swedish software company that does Edge Machine Learning, i.e. to run machine learning at the edge of the network, onboard the connected device. Ekkono’s unique capabilities, which is the result of seven years of research at the University of Borås, enable product OEMs to rapidly develop smart features that are self-learning, predictive and sustainable, down to an individual unit. Ekkono addresses all verticals, including industrial equipment, automotive and energy, and has a strong reference portfolio of tier-1 customers.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is an innovation platform that connects the most innovative startups with the largest corporations in the world. Plug and Play is a world-class global venture capital/accelerator that partners with leading companies to support startups with innovative technologies and ideas. It carries out over 60 acceleration programs annually, providing more than 400+ companies with solutions to drive innovations. In addition, Plug and Play have accelerated 2,000+ startups since inception in 2006. Plug and Play supported more than 500 startups in its US Headquarters and 1,450 startups around the world. Currently, Plug and Play is active in 16 countries with more than 30 bases. Plug and Play established its Japanese branch in July 2017, with its Tokyo-office.
About Plug and Play Japan Acceleration Program
Plug and Play Japan works with our corporate partner companies to support startups in Japan and overseas to grow up as global startups by providing a 3-month acceleration program which focuses on themes from different industries.
Through this program, startups can leverage the resources of multiple corporate partners and have the opportunity to work with a large number of different corporations. Startups from Japan aiming for global expansion can obtain mentoring from Plug and Play mentors, pitch opportunities in our Silicon Valley HQ, and access to the global market while overseas startups aiming for Japan market entry will gain related support and resources as well. In addition, corporate partners will be provided with opportunities such as individual interviews, networking and deal flow sessions (business matching) with selected startups.