Let’s co-create the next dimension

co-pace: the startup program of Continental

You are a startup addressing areas such as autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, advanced materials, data security, next generation batteries, advanced propulsion systems or smart cities?

We will connect you with one of the world’s most forward-thinking technology companies – Continental.

You will gain fundamental insights and accelerate experience to achieve radically fast market proof.



Startup Program

The Continental Startup Program is comprised of three core elements:



Inward-facing program to identify forward-looking intrapreneurs and their concepts


Startup co-operation

From concept to prototype: broker, empower and leverage connections between emerging companies and corporate departments



Venture Capital financing for leading-edge technologies and business models that are shaping the future of mobility

Startup co-operation


Leading the way to future mobility – and beyond


We broker, empower and leverage connections between emerging companies and businesses at Continental. Further we facilitate co-creation, from concept to proof of application.

Startup co-operation

Technology matters – and so do teams

You ...

  • and your startup team are true entrepreneurs
  • have a relevant new technology and/or business model
  • can convince with your concept and a prototype

We ...

  • Provide you access to expertise, labs, and insights into the current state of technology and business
  • put you in touch with the designated champion within Continental
  • neither interfere with your IP nor your independence

You ...

  • validate and prototype your solution for a specific application
  • will get fundamental insights into the industry and what you need to succeed
  • will achieve radically fast market proof

Together ...

  • we will pave the way to market relevance and success of your solution
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