We actively promote partnerships and collaboration with start-ups.We have established platforms worldwide to scout startups and develop the best and most innovative technologies at eye-level. To this end, we have created a central contact point: the Startup Intelligence Center (SIC).
The Startup Intelligence Center is an entry point for innovative startups seeking to partner with Daimler Mobility to improve their products, get access to pilot markets or develop new ones. With the help of our global SIC network we foster partnership with promising startup companies from the mobility, FinTech and InsurTech scene.
The incentive: entrepreneurs who make a successful pitch to the SIC will receive financial support for the proposed idea, as well as access to the global network of experts and customers at Daimler AG which offers access to more than 40 markets and many years of industrial know-how as well as mentoring.
How we work
Following the idea: "It takes two to tango" we want to help you to create something new and take your startup to the next level - because collaboration is the new superpower. We want to create and design together with you and in a partnership of equals. Only if we pursue a common goal can we meet future challenges and offer customers the best possible product.
With the SIC we aim to radically innovate and fully digitize our financial and mobility services by collaborating with startups. In order to do so, we act as a trend radar, identify relevant startups, and build bridges between the corporate and startup world: Partnering, Connecting, Network, Co-Creation .
We offer several ways to collaborate: as a technology partner, investor or project-based collaboration partner. Our fundamental goal is to advance promising ideas quickly and easily and to implement and scale innovative products. In particular, we focus on ideas from the fields of virtual and augmented reality, mobile payment, big data analytics, artificial and emotional intelligence, blockchain and mobility services..
What we do
- Identifiying Trends
- Scouting Startups
- Building Partnerships
- Acting as Match Maker
- Developing Prototypes
- Executing Proof of Concepts
- Sharing Corporate and Startup Knowledge
In a successful pitch, startups receive financial support and gain access to our global network of experts and customers. The success stories in this arena include today's market leaders: SHARE NOW, FREE NOW, FlixMobility, Blacklane, AutoGravity and Mercedes pay, which are all part of our portfolio. The companies were either founded by us or supported by early investments.
To survive in today's digital world, we need to create unique customer experiences. Customers expect products and services that are convenient, intuitive, time-saving and deliver real value. To do this, we need strong and innovative partners that we can find in the startup world.
Jörg Lamparter Member of the Management Board for Digital & Mobility Solutions
Partnership at your fingertips
Are you interested in a cooperation or partnership? Get in touch with us!
Once sent, an initial review considers whether an idea or product matches our search fields and global strategy. If your idea is a match, you are invited to pitch the idea to a panel of experts. In addition, we have worldwide contact points to connect with us.
Your personal data and ideas will only be stored for the purpose of this inquiry and will be processed by e-mail to be able to answer your contact request. No further use is made. The protection of your personal data and ideas is very important to us. For this reason we will delete this unsolicited after one month.