TÜV Rheinland: Cooperation with Start up-Accelerator Plug And Play

Digitization of classic testing business and development of new services / intensive exchange with founders and innovators / strategic partner for Plug And Play programs in Silicon Valley, Germany and China

TÜV Rheinland has been a cooperation partner of the Plug And Play start-up accelerator since 1 February. With this cooperation, the globally active testing service provider TÜV Rheinland is consistently pursuing its innovation and digitization strategy. "The cooperation with Plug And Play gives us excellent access to a worldwide network of start-ups and thus intensive contact with a start-up scene that develops innovative solutions with a view to our TÜV Rheinland portfolio," says Dana Goldhammer, Global Officer Innovation & Digitalization at TÜV Rheinland. Based in Silicon Valley in the United States, the Innovation Center is one of the world’s leading start-up platforms and supports more than 100 newly founded companies every year, including partnerships with internationally established corporations.

TÜV Rheinland as a start-up partner

Today, TÜV Rheinland’s environment is characterised by the digitalisation of the globalised world, in which technology, business and society are constantly changing and innovations are becoming increasingly important. As the engine of a modern society, as the guarantor of technical innovation and as a testing service provider whose core business is the reliability of systems as well as security and which can thus contribute to a better quality of life for many people, TÜV Rheinland consistently uses the opportunities offered by digitalisation. With the development of new technologies (e.g. IoT, artificial intelligence), the company is also changing, digitizing its classic test business and developing new services that support its customers in making their products more secure in the digital world. "The partnership with Plug And Play gives us the opportunity to identify digital business ideas along the lines of our core business and to leverage innovative ideas. Conversely, as an established company, we are happy to support founders with our market knowledge and access to equipment, because innovation is an indispensable part of our business," says Goldhammer.

David Neef, Partnership Director at Plug And Play Germany, adds: "We are very proud of having TÜV Rheinland join our innovation platform. As a leading testing service provider, TÜV Rheinland becomes an important strategic partner for our programs in Silicon Valley, Germany and China". The partnership between TÜV Rheinland and Plug And Play will be announced today at the STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO Day in Stuttgart. TÜV Rheinland takes the cooperation with Plug and Play as an opportunity to bundle all innovation activities under the title "Future HUB – TÜV Rheinland Innovation Program" and make them visible to the public under a new sign.

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