Saeed Amidi, CEO Plug and Play
"Detroit is the center of the automotive industry in the United States," said Saeed Amidi. "We would love to work with every OEM and every Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier to make this innovation platform as successful as the ones we have in California, Tokyo, or Stuttgart."
Michelle Sourie Robinson, President & CEO of MMSDC
"We're excited about Plug and Play, and very grateful for their support early on, understanding that, by working together, we can create a mobility corridor here in the state of Michigan and ensure it's attractive to startups and innovators from all around the world. By bringing that to Michigan together, we all win"
Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO of FCA
"At the speed at which the industry is getting disrupted, the organic way of addressing that disruption may be too slow. That's why open innovation becomes so critical."
Tania Wingfield, Vice President and Integration Champion at BorgWarner Inc
"This type of collaboration helps us with scalability and projects. We don't have unlimited resources to work on everything we would like to. By working with Plug and Play, we are able to get more done and increase our technology focuses"
Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer of the State of Michigan
"Open innovation is the top priority when it comes to mobility in the state of Michigan. A systems-level approach creates an economic development advantage, and it creates jobs, equity and the things that society ultimately wants"
Christie Wong Barrett, CEO of Mac Arthur Corporation
"We are going to build an ecosystem here like nothing else in the world. An ecosystem that's innovative, diverse, inclusive and really tapping into the insights, brain power, and potential from every single person on the planet.”
Frédéric Lissalde, BorgWarner President and CEO
“The Plug and Play model provides extraordinary access to bright innovators and a wide range of new, inventive ideas in the automotive and tech sector,” said Frédéric Lissalde, BorgWarner President and CEO. “We keep a constant pulse on the industry to strategically pursue what’s next, and establishing and investing in partnerships is one way we fuel the technology pipeline of tomorrow.”
Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, FCA North America
“The automotive industry is at the crossroads of digital transformation, where automated driving, connectivity, electrification and shared mobility are reshaping the future of mobility,” Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, FCA North America, said. “The participation with Plug and Play Detroit powered by AmplifyD accelerates FCA’s approach to research and development, providing immediate streamlined access to an ecosystem of hundreds of technology startups all with an emphasis on diversity, and with greater diversity, comes greater innovation.”