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2022 Hyundai Open Innovation Lounge

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Hyundai Group is accepting applications for the 2022 Open Innovation Lounge. NCET2 is working with Hyundai to source companies for their upcoming event.

The Hyundai Open Innovation Lounge is an exhibition of the most innovative startups to improve existing and future consumer and commercial vehicles. Startups that apply to the Lounge may potentially be integrated into vehicles through an evaluation by Hyundai group members and engineers.

Know More About Hyundai Open Innovation Lounge

Hyundai CRADLE talks about Open Innovation Lounge

Smartpaint Solutions: 2021 Open Innovation Finalist

Deadline: March 18, 2022

The final selection of startups will be on March 28, 2022. Startups that get selected will gain the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Hyundai engineers to integrate their products in consumer and commercial vehicles and will be featured in a showcase to the Hyundai leadership in November 2022.

Barring any COVID-19 restrictions, startup representatives may be invited to fly to South Korea to be present physically at the 2022 Open Innovation Lounge.

Technical Areas

ID

Technology Area

Description

1

Projection Technology

(inside) Projection on the ceiling, window glass
(outside) Sending out messages to pedestrians, vehicles, etc.

2

Privacy Zone

Provide privacy between passengers and/or outside pedestrians for separated/private experience

3

Low/No-power solutions

Replace current high powered systems, with low powered solutions provides better or same effects with lower/no power

4

Eco-Solutions

Perceptible clean/nature-sourced materials or purification solutions

5

Multi-functions

Provides multiple/new functions with a single solution enabling minimization of parts, space, and control

6

Sense Me
(Personal ID)

Sense/Notify/Identify the person

7

Understand Me

Sense/Understand the occupant's state

8

Understand Space

Sense/Understand the surrounding condition

9

Support Me

Supports individual's behavior and/or optimizes the surrounding environment

10

Support Others

Additional support/function for children, the elderly, pets, etc.

11

Stimuli Detective Form

Given specific stimuli(force, speed, temperature changes, etc.)
changes characteristics (for design/safety)

12

Physical Feedback

Provides tangible/sensory interactions to controls

13

Smart Textiles

Weaved within textile/fabric, creates a new material
with new functions

Eligibility

  • Later-stage companies ideally at TRL 7 or above
  • The technology or solution should fit any of the above technical areas
  • The technology or solution should be commercially viable
  • There should be a product or prototype and have demonstrable benefits
  • Ability to communicate and demonstrate how it can be integrated into a vehicle

Evaluation

Startups that meet the above criteria will be interviewed initially by Hyundai CRADLE North America through a conference call. If the startup passes the interview they will be referred to Hyundai Group in South Korea for final consideration.

For questions, contact ria@ncet2.org