Stellantis announced winner of Plug and Play Detroit’s Corporate Innovation Award


    Plug and Play Detroit, during their Batch 2 Expo, showcased the graduation of their third cohort from their mobility-focused accelerator program. Stellantis, together with the other founding anchor partners, BorgWarner, the Michigan Minority Supplier and Development Council (MMSDC,) and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME,) contributed to the program by voting on the most industry-relevant startups from Plug and Play’s network to be admitted into the accelerator.

    “At Plug and Play Detroit, we deeply value our partnership with Stellantis and their drive to innovate within the mobility industry. Stellantis is an excellent example of how to utilize Plug and Play and our global startup ecosystem to support in bringing new technologies and services to market. Their recent success with Plug and Play Detroit Batch 0 startup, HAAS Alert, in developing and implementing the Emergency Vehicle Alert System (EVAS), as well as their success with California-based startup, Miles, in implementing Stellantis Miles, a rewards-based program for Stellantis customers, are both prime examples of the exceptional collaboration between the Stellantis team and startups to drive innovation quicker. We are honored to present our Corporate Innovation Award to Stellantis, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll do next," said Brooke Rupprecht, Partner Success Manager at Plug and Play Detroit.

    "On behalf of Stellantis, I would like to express my gratitude upon receiving this award. Through Plug and Play, we have connected with numerous startups and have been able to successfully execute proof of concepts (PoCs), leading to commercialization. We look forward to continually innovating, leveraging the Plug and Play network," said Trpko Blazevski, Global ICT & Digital Transformation - Manager of Digital Innovation

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    About Stellantis

    Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. With ambitious electrification and software strategies, and the creation of an innovative ecosystem of strategic, game-changing partnerships, Stellantis is transforming itself into a sustainable mobility tech company.

    In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis leverages its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike.

    Stellantis aspires to create value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit

    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 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.

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    Plug and Play Contact

    Brooke Rupprecht

    Partner Success Manager, Detroit