Business Model Innovation

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    Brillio Teams Up with Ciena’s Blue Planet Division to Develop Network Automation Suite

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    A European Med-tech company has named LTTS as its engineering provider to offer best in class Hardware and Software Product Engineering Service and to help build care as a service business models by smart enabling their products.

    Q4, 2021

  • 3

    Startup Circle chooses Capgemini Invent to design an urban mobility solution for the self-service car-sharing market

    Q4, 2021

  • 4

    Yeti Move AS, which is currently developing a software platform for autonomous snow removal vehicles for airports, is ready to upscale its activities to target new industries and markets. Semcon will continue to be an important partner for Yeti Move in the development of autonomous solutions, but is divesting its share in the company to Husqvarna.

    Q4, 2021

  • 5

    AKKA partners with PFW Aerospace and Rosenbauer around its turnkey conversion solution of grounded military aircrafts into firefighters

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    DENSO and NTT DATA Complete Verification Test Using Vehicle and People Flow Data to Innovate the Mobility Experience. Based on the results, DENSO and NTT DATA will consider commercializing the joint service, and verify the business model together with mobility businesses (automakers, car-sharing companies, car rental companies, etc.) and service providers (retailers, tour agents, commercial complexes, etc.).

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    Tesla officially launches its insurance using ‘real-time driving behavior,’ starting in Texas. So Tesla will disrupt the insurance industry now!

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    ACI Worldwide and RocketFuel Launch Cryptocurrency Payment Acceptance for Merchants Globally—Pioneering Zero Fees

    Q4, 2021

  • 3

    Batteries from Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) are being repurposed for use at railway crossings in eastern Japan as an alternative to lead-acid batteries in emergency power supply units. At a railway crossing, the battery is susceptible to voltage surges from its connections to devices such as barriers, alarms and control equipment. To withstand these, modifications have been made to the battery control infrastructure.

    Q4, 2021

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    Belgian sustainable sunglass maker Yuma Labs is truly focused on a circular economy as the company’s specs are made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean—old bottles and nets, specifically.

    Q4, 2021

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    BMW plans to source steel produced with up to 95% less CO2 emissions from the Swedish startup H2 Green Steel, which uses hydrogen and only green power from renewable energies for steel production. BMW Group and H2 Green Steel have also agreed to create a closed-loop material cycle. H2 Green Steel will take back sheet metal remnants, such as those produced at press plants when doors are punched out, and will process them in such a way that they can be shipped back to the plants as new steel rolls, also known as steel coils.

    Q4, 2021

  • 6

    Spanish carmaker SEAT tests drone deliveries of parts to factory

    Q4, 2021

  • 7

    Walmart’s 30-minute residential drone delivery service is now live in Arkansas, US.

    Q4, 2021

  • 8

    GM Opens Broad Application of EV Component Sets, Advancing the ‘Everybody In’ Electrification Approach. Electrification components applied to EV conversion projects, commercial equipment, marine applications and more. Expanding GM’s technology platforms beyond its core portfolio will drive growth beyond vehicle sales and enable new business models

    Q4, 2021

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    Nissan will sell electricity generated from virtually 100% renewable energy to its employees in Japan as parts of its carbon-neutrality efforts. The program will first be made available to employees living in the Kanto region at the start of fiscal year 2022.

    Q4, 2021

  • 10

    Rolls-Royce and SDCL join forces to accelerate the take-up of sustainable power with launch of ‘Energy-as-a-Service’

    Q4, 2021

  • 11

    Network Rail and ProRail has awarded a contract to a consortium led by Thales to develop and trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing (FOAS) technology along with IoT, CCTV, Analytics to support improvements in safety and performance on the railway. The four areas of operational challenges on the railway:Train movement and position reporting, Rail and wheel defects, Level crossing safety management, Detecting trespass and people on the trackside

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 12

    Bosch and ITK Engineering launch new platform “freelancernetwork”

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 13

    Hyundai Motor to Pilot Autonomous Demand-Responsive ‘RoboShuttle’ Service

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 14

    Local Motors partners with on-demand software provider, Liftango. The partnership brings leading on-demand software onboard Olli 2.0 to route vehicles using individual rider demand through mobile applications.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 15

    Panasonic will launch gas utility services as a one-stop solution that includes NB-IoT connectivity services, data monitoring and analyzing and utilizing of collected data, as well as devices for smart gas meters. The company plans to begin the introduction of these services in Italy in the autumn of 2021 and expand them throughout Europe.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 16

    Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution team up to lease, recycle EV batteries. Battery As-a-Service.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 17

    Starbucks Is Offering New Accessible Services: A Third Party App And Braille Menus. A good initiative to make services inclusive.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 18

    The new Mercedes me “Fuel & Pay” service for digital payment at the pump has launched – no need at all to go into the filling station or to pay by card at the pump. This service can be controlled via the Mercedes me App as well as conveniently from inside the vehicle via the MBUX infotainment system.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 19

    Danfoss debuts Alsense IoT Food Retail Services, powered by Microsoft Azure.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 20

    Danfoss debuts Alsense IoT Food Retail Services, powered by Microsoft Azure.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 21

    AWS and Carrier announced a multi-year agreement to co-develop Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform. This suite of tools will provide Carrier customers around the world with enhanced visibility, increased connectivity, and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations to improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine, and vaccines.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    AWS and Carrier announced a multi-year agreement to co-develop Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform. This suite of tools will provide Carrier customers around the world with enhanced visibility, increased connectivity, and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations to improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine, and vaccines.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 23

    Digital tire monitoring in the cloud: Continental launches ContiConnect Live.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 24

    Drone delivery of goods and critical services via mobile networks is a step closer following successful testing by Vodafone and Ericsson.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    Tesla could get revenue boost by helping Jaguar Land Rover with emissions pact. Tesla earned an estimated total revenue of $1.15 billion in the first nine months of this year by helping other automakers comply with EU's stricter emissions regulations.

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    TPG to invest Rs 7,500 cr in Tata Motors EV arm at $9.1 bn valuation. A factory less model.

    Q4, 2021

  • 3

    ZF and CATL Join Forces for an Optimal Aftermarket Service in E-Mobility and Energy Storage

    Q4, 2021

  • 4

    Porsche Ventures has invested in the technology company iMaker, China's leading provider of virtual influencers and digital ecosystems.

    Q4, 2021

  • 5

    H&M opens its first store in the metaverse. H&M announced the opening of a virtual store in CEEK City and became the first retail clothing store in the metaverse.

    Q4, 2021

  • 6

    PTT and Foxconn Establish EV Manufacturing JV in Thailand

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 7

    Huawei reaches license agreement with Volkswagen’s supplier, marking the company’s largest automotive licensing deal

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 8

    Mobile Drive, the new 50/50 joint venture announced by Stellantis and Foxconn. The JV will be a tier-1 at arms length, focus on infotainment, telematics and cloud service platform development

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Netflix enters e-commerce space with new online store to sell show-related merchandise

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 10

    Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 11

    Tesla filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to use its “T" logo design and two other iterations of its “Tesla" stylized logo for use in the food industry

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    A new airline is launched in India flybig Airlines which will only focus on tier-2 and tier-3 cities with its base in MP.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 13

    Deutsche Telekom and Cellnex agree to combine tower business in the Netherlands and become anchor investors in the newly established Digital Infrastructure Vehicle

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 14

    Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica share network infrastructure to enhance network coverage

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 15

    Evonik’s venture capital arm has invested in chembid, the world’s largest search engine and market intelligence platform for chemicals, to strengthen the company’s e-commerce activities.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 16

    Malaysia’s TNB, Sunseap JV to trial renewable power exports to Singapore.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 17

    WNS Partners with By Miles for the World’s First Connected Car Insurance

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 18

    Amazon opens ‘made in India’ toy store where sellers from 15 Indian states will showcase thousands of unique toys across categories like traditional, handmade and educational.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 19

    Deutsche Telekom is selling vehicle navigation patents via online auction.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 20

    Frito-Lay Enhances Direct-to-Consumer Shopping Experience with the Launch of ‘Make Your Own’ Variety Pack

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 21

    GM Following Tesla’s Lead, Launching Its Own Auto Insurance

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 22

    Panasonic to Conduct Field Test of Home Delivery Service by Compact, Low-Speed Robot in Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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