CO-PACE IS THE CATALYST FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MODELS WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS AT CONTINENTAL

Partnering

Let’s discover new opportunities together.

co-pace catalyzes new product directions for Continental. We create partnerships with entrepreneurs and thought leaders to explore and create new contexts for innovation.

Our team seeks out startups whose technology and business models can work with applications and products at Continental, as well as thought leaders who can collaborate in a unique way across ecosystems. 

Our topics

We are excited to work with startups and thought leaders from the following fields:

  • Automated Driving
  • AI/ML and Data Stack
  • Intelligence in Rubber Products
  • Industry 4.0
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Mobility Services
  • In-Vehicle Experiences
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Cyber Security

CO-CREATING WITH CO-PACE AND CONTINENTAL MEANS ​

1.BUILDING OUT A PROOF OF CONCEPT (POC)​
2.TESTING YOUR SOLUTION IN CONTINENTAL APPLICATIONS ​
3.EYE-TO-EYE PARTNERSHIP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Startups
THOUGHT LEADERS

Startups

THOUGHT LEADERS

If you’re a mature startup with proven technology working in one of our areas of interest, we would love to hear from you.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY MATURE START UP?

We typically partner with startups that have secured Series A funding, and many of them have already received Series B or C.  At this time, we do not work with very early startups.​
​We are looking for startups that are ready to form a PoC specific to Continental. Our ultimate goal is to bring your solution to the Continental product roadmap.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A STARTUP STARTS WORKING WITH CO-PACE?

We first help you create a PoC specific to Continental, validating the fit of your technology in our applications.  Startups that succeed in partnership with co-pace typically move from PoC to a proven technology within a year and a half.  Many of the startups become partners of Continental. As your trusted partners, we at co-pace help navigate your relationship with Continental even once your technology is in use.​

Since 2017, co-pace has partnered with over 200 entrepreneurs to build out their PoC.

The co-creation process with us varies depending on the complexity of the topic but we have made it structured - we know how long that journey takes and what it takes to make it smooth. Below is a map to give you a sense of the co-creation process.​

Startups

THOUGHT LEADERS

If you’re a thought leader or member of the press working deeply in one of our areas of interest, we would love to hear from you.

WHAT KIND OF COLLABORATIONS ARE POSSIBLE?

We value our network of thought leaders. The purpose of the co-pace ecosystem is to nurture new concepts and partnerships, exchange insights, connect the dots, and build the future of mobility and beyond. Our collaborations range in format, from co-hosted events to introductions to internal leaders at Continental.

HOW SHOULD YOU CONTACT US?

If you’re a thought leader working in one of our areas of interest or you feel you can collaborate with us in some way, please contact us or reach out to specific members of the team. Our team thanks you for your interest and looks forward to hearing from you.

Empowering
Discovering
Bridging
Creating
Stimulating

Our values

Creating innovation with custom, eye-to-eye partnerships​.

A passion for innovation and a respect for your autonomy as an innovator drive our work at co-pace. 

We are driven by the discovery and realization of transformative innovation. We are motivated by building trusting partnerships, drawing inspiration from one another on eye level. We set the pace for innovation by inspiring people and business around the world. Our passion to win, together with and for you, is channeled in every stage and function of our work. 

If you’re an innovator in one of our areas of focus, we are eager to evaluate for a possible partnership.

Contact

IF YOU’RE A STARTUP THAT MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT US. WE WILL TYPICALLY REPLY WITHIN TWO WEEKS IF WE FEEL THERE IS A POTENTIAL FIT.

Automated driving
AI / ML and Data Stack
Intelligence in Rubber Products
Industry 4.0
Robotics and Automation
Mobility Services
Cyber Security
In Vehicle Experiences
Enterprise Applications