EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY: Call for Startups and IP: Due on May 7 - Vehicle AI and Security Opportunities
CURRENT OPEN CALL - Due May 7, 2021
NCET2 is working with one of its corporate clients, a global automobile manufacturer, that is actively seeking R&D and Open Innovation partnerships with startups and inventors with cutting-edge innovations for potential licensing, funding, strategic alliances, and acquisitions (exits). Submissions that are assessed to fit our corporate client's needs may be invited to further discuss on a conference call. The submission deadline for this solicitation is on May 7, 2021. Our corporate client is seeking innovations in the following areas: 1. Cybersecurity (CN-2021-1631) – innovations for the protection of automotive electronic systems, communication networks, algorithms, software, user data, and underlying information from attacks, damage, unauthorized access, or malicious manipulation. The innovation should be able to identify malfunctions, hacks, and intrusions against in-vehicle networks and find software and firmware bugs. 2. In-cabin Cameras (CN-2021-1632) – applications for automotive safety that includes driver state monitoring, passenger monitoring, and rear seat monitoring. Such as but not limited to dashcams for accident prevention, external object detection, and surface classification. The innovation should take a new approach in sensor configuration, placement, and sensor fusion. 3. Facial Recognition (CN-2021-1633) – technologies for security and convenience. The innovation should have accurate lip-reading, facial expression analysis, and biometrics to allow for vehicle access and/or in-vehicle activation systems. 4. Destination Suggestion & AI Assistant (CN-2021-1634) – AI-powered, in-vehicle assistants that learns to suggest destinations, in-cabin settings, or vehicle entertainment based on the driver's behavior.