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Plug and Play Detroit announces strategic partnership with Ricardo

DETROIT, Michigan, November 22, 2022 — Plug and Play Tech Center, a global open innovation platform, has announced a new partnership with Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company.

Ricardo joins nine other industry-leading partners in the Plug and Play Detroit platform and 90+ mobility partners globally, to drive innovation efforts quicker through deeper engagement with the industry’s cutting-edge startups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ricardo as a partner on our Detroit platform. This strategic partnership supports our overall mission to build a strong, open innovation platform in the Motor City,” said Johannes Rott, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play. “By connecting both of our ecosystems, we hope to increase corporate / startup collaboration, ultimately achieving more pilot projects, proof of concepts, and strategic partnerships within the mobility industry.”

Jeff Nichols, Global Vice President of Strategic Consulting at Ricardo, added: “We’re absolutely delighted with our new partnership with Plug and Play. Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Ricardo: we help our customers to navigate disruption and support the future of mobility, through advancements in technology, connected vehicles and electrification. This partnership, aligned with our strategic and technical competencies, will bring tremendous value to our customers around the world. We look forward to establishing our presence with Plug and Play and to supporting the growth of start-ups and investors within this technology ecosystem.”

For more information on how to get involved, visit: www.pnptc.com/mobility .

About Ricardo

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering innovative cross-sector sustainable outcomes to support energy transition and scarce resources, environmental services together with safe and smart mobility. Our global team of consultants, environmental specialists, engineers and scientists support our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world. Visit www.ricardo.com

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 50+ locations across 5 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/.