GEAR UP TO DISRUPT & REINVENT

Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India (RNTBCI) is partnering with T-Hub for the Renault Nissan Open Innovation Challenge. The objective of this programme is to identify and partner with growth-stage startups working on innovative technologies that can advance and impact the Automobile sector.

HOW DO YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT ARE THE FOCUS AREAS?
Generative AI in Automotive Sector

Vehicle design & development

Lightweighting

Prototyping

Design optimization

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Sensor fusion design ride

Reinforcement learning

Advanced decision reasoning chains

Predictive Analytics

 Synthetic data for rare defects

Realistic fault scenarios for testing and training

Personalized recommendations for car owners

Detection and diagnosing faults or anomalies in a car

Plant maintenance optimization

Conversational AI

Gamification

NLP

Customization & Personalization

Road side assistance

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
KEY TIMELINES
05 March 2024
Applications Open
30 April 2024
Applications Close
15 June 2024
Pitch Day
15 July 2024
Winner Announcement
Cohort-1 Winners
Gallery
Glimpses of Cohort-1
Program Team
Testimonial
FAQs

The program is divided into phases that allow participants to showcase their capabilities. Post initial screening, startups get access to Renualt-Nissan Innovationecosystem to showcase a board room solution to top management on Demo Day. The winners get to do a paid POC with Renault-Nissan and a chance to Go-To-Market together.

Growth-stage startups that are registered in India and have an innovative technology solution that can be applied to prescribed focus areas (themes) and fulfil the eligibility criteria listed above.

  • POC (RNTBCI finalized use case) grant for INR 10,00,000 for the top 4 start-ups.
  • Extended paid POC development based on the project scope.
  • Mentorship provided by the delegates from top multinational automobile corporations.
  • A chance to pitch in front of the global leadership of Renault and Nissan.

Yes. We accept applications from solo founders.

Main Theme: Generative AI

Sub Theme: Advanced Driver Assistance System, Predictive Analytics, Vehicle design and development and Conversational AI

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No, this programme is for Indian start-ups only.

This programme is not designed for idea-stage or early-stage start-ups. We encourage you to explore other suitable programs at https://t-hub.co/our-programs/

No. RNTBCI also supports complementing startups with technologies, solutions and services that might be used in the mobility & automobile space. Please mention your application and how you think your startup could contribute to this sector.

Yes, you can apply for more than one focus area.

It is free of cost. The programme is fully sponsored by Renault -Nissan Technology and Business Centre India and T-Hub.

The grant is being given to selected start-ups with potential solutions on the focus areas. This grant money should be used for dedicated POC (RNTBCI finalized use case) with Renault-Nissan.

Proposed POCs will be evaluated by the senior expert panel of Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India and will get a chance for GTM with Renault and Nissan.

Sure, but to improve your chances of selection, do highlight any additional information of your progress since your previous application with specifics on how your idea can be applied to the Automobile and Mobility sector.

The IP remains with RNTBCI if the idea is generated during the POC collaboration. If existing services of the startup are availed for the POC then the IP will be owned by the startup

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