United Kingdom

The UK is home to some of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs and corporations, setting the benchmark for innovation worldwide.

We support leading corporations to explore and build innovation ecosystems in the UK and internationally. Through open innovation principles we expose our partners to the best most applicable startups and scale-ups with the goal to bring new technologies and business models into production.

Plug and Play UK will support leading startups to scale through investment and partnerships.

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Scaling Innovation Alongside Leading Brands and the Brightest Entrepreneurs. Globally!

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Digital Services, Electrification, Autonomy, Connectivity, Enterprise Technologies, Sustainability

With JLR as a Founding Partner, Plug and Play will build a globally recognised open innovation platform with a focus on mobility; the platform will cover everything from sustainability to digital services.

“With the launch of the Open Innovation platform, JLR is looking at the entire mobility and sustainability ecosystem to offer an unparalleled customer experience, shaping the future of our industry, and paving the way to the future of mobility. We will explore everything from second-life batteries and circular economy to new fintech, insurtech and digital services – all aligned with JLR as the proud creators of Modern Luxury.” François Dossa, Executive Director, Strategy and Sustainability, JLR

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British Telecom

Sustainability, Digital Services, 5G, Digital Health, Enterprise Technologies

In collaboration with BT Group as a Founding Partner, Plug and Play will support the new ventures unit of the company to collaborate with the best startups across a range of ecosystems including enterprise technologies, sustainability, drones, and all things 5G.

“Plug and Play’s international Innovation Platform gives BT a key route to connect with the best start-ups worldwide. Our partnerships and investments in this space are already accelerating the digital revolution at BT. We are delighted to grow our relationship further with Plug and Play as they establish themselves in the vibrant UK tech scene.”

Meg Blight, Director at BT Group


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