November 22, 2021
The laboratory, with an area of 1,600 square meters in Kiryat Atidim, is used to perform feasibility tests, funded by the Authority, of Israeli automotive technologies, for the purpose of examining their integration into the group’s vehicles.
The Innovation Authority has extended for another three years the concession granted to the innovation laboratory it operates Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in Israel. The laboratory, which has been operating since February 2018 from a dedicated facility in Atidim Park in Tel Aviv, is used to locate and test groundbreaking Israeli technologies in the automotive field in order to integrate them into future cars and services of the international car group.
As part of the concession, which is included in bTrack for Technology Labs of the Innovation Authority, possible Government funding for Israeli start-ups in the field of auto-tech for the implementation of Technological feasibility evidence (POC) in the vehicle laboratory, for the purpose of examining their possible application by the group. The exams will be performed on real vehicles in the innovation laboratory of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in Israel, and with the assistance of experts from the International Vehicle Group.
The innovation laboratory of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group (Alliance) in Israel examines innovative solutions for the world of automotive, and focuses, among other things, on the fields of sensors, cyber security, data and artificial intelligence (AI). The task of the laboratory is to locate and test Israeli technologies that can be integrated into the cars and future services of the companies in the car group.
The lab collaborates with startups in the local ecosystem through collaborative work on prototypes. To date, it has led more than 30 projects of collaboration and feasibility studies (POCs) with Israeli startups. The laboratory covers an area Of 1,600 square meters that provides a space adapted for testing technologies on real vehicles, as well as a team of engineers and experts who sit in Israel regularly.
Amos Szczupek, director of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Innovation Lab in Israel, said: “Since the establishment of the laboratory in Israel, the local auto-tech continues to develop and we identify many opportunities for new collaborations with Israeli start-ups. The extension of the Innovation Authority’s franchise will help expand the laboratory’s collaborations with early stage companies. “
Listen to a conversation with the lab director, Amos Szczupek, from program # 29 of our podcast:
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