ZKW are looking for startups offering innovative solutions in the areas of sensors and auxiliary lamps as the “Drive Light & Sight” startup competition from ZKW and StartUs is launching its second round.Submitted ideas will be evaluated by a professional jury and experts from ZKW.
Prize money totaling €30,000 and a space in the ZKW Partnership Program are up for grabs for a maximum of four of the most innovative startups selected by the jury.
In addition, the winning concepts will be put into practice alongside innovation experts from ZKW and presented to clients like AUDI, BMW and Porsche at a road show. Applications can be submitted through 31 May.
Specifically, ZKW are looking for technologies to optimise the use of sensors in lighting systems and make them safer. These include, for instance, systems for cleaning, coating, calibrating, and validating sensors, as well as hybrid solutions. The second field of the competition is looking for both new solutions for existing lights as well as for new lights. All new lighting systems will be essential, although these systems have not yet been taken into account in mobility concepts. In addition, new lighting systems that can be integrated, for instance, into third brake lights, turn indicators, and rear lamps will be relevant.
After all applications have been received, a ZKW expert team will select the best ideas and invite nominated teams to a kickoff event this Autumn. During the event, startups will be able to present their innovations to an expert jury and discuss the relevant details of their ideas with ZKW specialists in workshops. The winners of the kickoff event can then implement their concepts in practice through close collaboration with ZKW.