Hyundai 2021 Zer01ne Accelerator Program

NCET2 is working with Hyundai CRADLE to find startups to participate in ZER01NE ACCELERATOR Program. Submit by July 29 and be one of 45 companies to receive project development assistance and funding from Hyundai Motor Group.
Zer01ne Program
Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible to apply for the Program, the Participant must address a critical challenge in at least one of the following areas pertaining to following technology and business:

1. Mobility & Logistics
  • Connecting vehicle data with mobility services
  • Micromobility intercommunication
  • Driving data analysis
  • Last-mile logistics
  • Digital shipping
  • Residual battery analysis
  • AC charging solution for apartments
  • Connecting system
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Upcycling
  • Virtual power plant
  • Smart glass
  • Self-cleaning glass
  • Super-premium sound
  • Radiant heating
  • Lighting/Aroma therapy
  • HMI
  • E-textile
4. Vision AI
  • Micro-camera
  • AI algorithm validation
  • Customer experience analysis
  • Facial recognition for Ads curation
  • Construction site management using AI
  • Infrared camera
5. AI Analytics
  • Failure diagnosis for digital twin
  • PHM (Prognostics & Health management)
  • Contract analysis & management
  • Document data structuring & extraction
  • Construction site management based on voice recognition
6. Materials
  • Lithium metal battery
  • Nanoparticle dispersion
  • Corrosion-resistant material
  • Anti-bacterial material
  • Cooling material
  • Anti-microbial material
  • Fire-retardant bio-material
7. Drones & Robots
  • Drone solution for construction site
  • Robotics mobility for smart construction
  • Cargo handling
  • Drone 2 mobility
8. Interactive contents
  • Digital exhibition
  • Mobility MR contents
  • Construction site management using AR
  • Smart construction data sharing platform
9. ETC
  • Suggesting a different project from applicants
Selection Criteria and Evaluation
To be selected as a Participant of the Program, it is expected that the applicant will demonstrate a high degree of adherence to the following criteria:
1. Elegant Solution - clearly innovative or disruptive, differentiated from existing solutions, scalable, exhibits sustainable competitive advantage potential (with some barriers to entry identified)
2. Seed ~ Series A stage preferred. (Above Series B also can apply)
3. Quality Management – credible team, quality CV’s, relevant qualifications/experience
4. Market Size - large addressable market to facilitate significant sales growth
5. Business Plan – viable business model based on credible commercial & economic assumptions.

Selection in the Program and Indicative Schedule
Applications meeting the minimum criteria outlined in these terms and conditions will be reviewed by Program Sponsor representatives for potential participation in the Program. Program Sponsor representatives will contact the Applicant if more information or clarifications are needed about their application materials at any stage during the selection process. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to take part in a short video interview. Based on application materials and the video interview, final participants will be selected by the Program Sponsor for participation in the workshop.

The decision of the Program Sponsor on the successful applicants is final and at the sole discretion of the Program Sponsor.

The indicative schedule for the application and selection process is as follows:

Event Date (Indicative Only)
Applications July 1, 2021
Applications Close July 29, 2021
Application review 1 August 2, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Application review 2 August 16, 2021 – August 20, 2021
Interview Evaluation August 23, 2021 - September 3, 2021
Final Selections September 8, 2021

Application Submission and Closing Time
Your application must be submitted electronically via the application form at before the closing time for Applications. The Program Sponsor may, in our sole discretion, consider an application submitted after the Application closing time, but we have no obligation to do so.

Download the startup application guide here

Click here to apply.