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Plug and Play Detroit announced as the official sponsor of the Startup Exhibit Area at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show. Calling for Applications Now!

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, July 9, 2022 - Plug and Play Detroit is excited to announce their involvement as the official sponsor of the Startup Exhibit Area at AutoMobili-D, the show’s technology showcase, at the revamped 2022 North American International Auto Show (also known as the Detroit Auto Show).

The Detroit Auto Show is one of the most influential annual automotive events in the world and a showcase for emerging technologies globally. With a network of more than 40,000 startups globally, Plug and Play Detroit will work to exhibit and demonstrate innovative technologies and solutions at this year’s next-generation show. The reimagined event provides an opportunity for automakers and industry suppliers to connect and engage with emerging mobility technologies as well as open networking with startup innovators.

The Startup Exhibit will be located within AutoMobili-D, the technology showcase that is located on the main show floor during Media and Industry Tech Days. AutoMobili-D, presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan Office for Future Mobility and Electrification, features 80+ technology companies including the latest vehicle innovations from Tier 1 suppliers, universities, and the mobility startup community.

With automotive technology focusing on mega-trends such as AI/ML, sensors, autonomous vehicles, connectivity, in-cabin experience, shared economy, sustainability, and technologies pertaining to electrification, an exciting view into the future of automotive technology will be on full display.

Startups must meet specific criteria in order to be selected to participate in this reduced-fee exhibit area. Criteria includes revenue of less than $10M, an employee roster under 100, investment thresholds and length in business. The application and requirements can be found here.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

About The North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (aka Detroit Auto Show) is one of the most influential annual automotive events in the world and a showcase for emerging technologies. September of 2022 ushers in the next-generation auto show in Detroit featuring a totally transformed indoor and outdoor experience, including brand-defining vehicles, product ride-and-drives and dynamic experiential activations. The reimagined event includes: Media Day, an opportunity for automakers and industry suppliers to debut new products and technologies; Industry Tech Days, a chance to preview emerging mobility technologies and engage with innovators; AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms; Charity Preview, a signature fundraising gala for children’s charities; and the Public Show, a nine-day mobility and community celebration with activations and entertainment citywide. For more information, visit naias.