Power Up with E-mobility - a TE Connectivity Startup Challenge

Ready to Scale Your Innovative Solution for E-mobility?

TE Connectivity (TE) invites startups, small businesses, university research teams & spin-offs from all over the world working on the next generation of connectivity & sensor technologies to apply and scale your E-mobility solution! 

For more than 75 years, TE has partnered with customers to produce connectivity and sensing products that make a connected world possible. TE Connectivity develops highly engineered solutions that power electric vehicles, aircraft, digital factories, and smart homes. With a strong focus on reliability and durability, TE’s extensive range of products enable companies – both large and small – to turn ideas into technology that transforms how the world works and lives tomorrow.

TE Connectivity’s range of EV products covers the complete spectrum of energy transfer – providing safe, reliable, durable, and efficient electrical systems connectivity. Your solution may be advancing one of the five main product groups for TE electric mobility:

• Powertrain
• Auxilliary Interconnection Systems
• Charging Solutions
• Batteries
• Electrical Safety

Since the beginning, TE Connectivity has been one of the leading players in mobility electrification working with almost every automotive OEM and tier-one supplier worldwide. In essence, almost every car has a TE component in it!

Power Up with E-mobility is a Global Startup Challenge open to all startups, small businesses, university research teams, and spin-offs working on tech solutions across four specific categories:

CONNECT

TE is looking for next-generation connectivity solutions that are faster, smaller, more reliable, and more efficient. How do you get more out of less?

PROTECT

TE seeks startups that are pushing the boundaries on power and power density, especially in combination with increased high-speed data communication. How do you make E-mobility safer?

SENSE

Data helps improve almost everything – which insights do you track most to improve the performance of E-mobility solutions?

OTHER

Does your company help advance electric mobility in another way? Do not hesitate to apply! TE is always interested in innovative technologies that enable the future of E-mobility.

Six Finalists will be invited to an exclusive & virtual internal pitching event where you will have the opportunity to interact with TE experts in engineering, and product management leadership as well as subject matter experts.

Apart from the cash prize, TE offers all the other benefits to all Six Finalists.

Cash Prize

One winner receives $30K equity-free cash prize. No strings attached

Expert Collaboration

Closely interact with experts from TE Engineering in an intensive two-day collaboration

Internal Access

Gain access to TE’s experts, products, tools, data & processes

Executive Networking

Exposure to Senior TE Leadership from its Business, Engineering, Strategy, and M&A teams

Potential Pilot Project

Possible PoC or Pilot Project collaboration with various functions of TE’s Transportation Solutions Segment

Global Publicity

Public press announcement across TE’s communications channels

Timeline

6 September 2022
Applications Open

31 October 2022
Application Deadline

Nov 2022

Applications Evaluation

6 – 8 December 2022

Virtual Pitching Events

Apply today!

Contact Joela Elezi
joela@startus-insights.com

FAQs

See our responses to some of the most common questions or view our Terms & Conditions.

What is the background of this Challenge?

TE Connectivity develops highly engineered solutions that power electric vehicles, aircraft, digital factories, and smart homes. TE partners with customers to produce connectivity and sensing products that make a connected world possible. With a strong focus on reliability and durability, TE’s extensive range of products enable companies – both large and small – to turn ideas into technology that transforms how the world works and lives tomorrow.

In this context, TE is launching the Power Up with E-mobility Startup Challenge looking for global startups, small businesses, university research teams & spin-offs working on the next generation of connectivity & sensor technologies for E-mobility.

Since the beginning, TE Connectivity has been one of the leading players in mobility electrification working with almost every automotive OEM and tier-one supplier worldwide. In essence, almost every car has a TE component in it!

Why is TE Connectivity the right partner for my company?

TE Connectivity works with more than 300 OEMs and Tier 1s, covering all major established German, US, and Asian manufacturers and suppliers. This is in addition to new players from Silicon Valley to Israel and Shenzhen in the Battery EV and Fuel Cell space - from both the Automotive and Industrial & Commercial Transportation.

TE broadly caters to a wide range of industries from aerospace, medical, and fast EV charging, to name a few. Moreover, the TE Engineering Centers of Excellence and Manufacturing are located in all global regions - from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

TE specifically focuses on Industry Technology Leadership and is the recipient of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, Clarivate’s “Top 100 Global Innovator”, and Fast Company’s “Best Workplaces for Innovation” awards. TE is also fully committed to sustainability, being part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 years in a row.

Apply today and become part of building the future of E-mobility with TE!

What are TE's main focus areas for this challenge?

The Power Up with E-mobility Startup Challenge is open to startups, small businesses & university research teams, and spin-offs from around the world who are working on tech solutions across four specific categories:

Connect: TE is looking for the next-generation connectivity solutions that are faster, smaller, more reliable, and more efficient. How do you get more out of less?

Protect: TE seeks startups that are pushing the boundaries on power and power density, especially in combination with increased high-speed data communication. How do you make E-mobility safer?

Sense: Data helps improve almost everything – how do you improve the performance of E-mobility solutions?

Other: Do you help advance electric mobility in another way? Do not hesitate to apply! TE is always interested in innovative technologies that enable the future of E-mobility.

What are the Challenge's key benefits for me?

The six top applicants will be invited to an exclusive and virtual internal pitching event where you will have the opportunity to interact with TE experts in engineering, product management leadership, and subject matter experts. In addition, you also get the following benefits:

• Cash Prize: USD 30,000 for one final winner – equity-free & no strings attached.

• Expert Collaboration: TE will host an intimate collaboration in a two-day session where you get to closely interact with TE Engineering.

• Internal Access: Gain access to TE’s experts, products, tools, data, and processes, as well as automotive and transportation industry requirements.

• Executive Networking: The six finalists will gain exposure to senior TE leadership from its Business, Engineering, Strategy, and M&A teams.

• Potential Pilot Project: TE may provide the six finalists with the opportunity to collaborate in a proof of concept (PoC) or Pilot Project with various functions of TE's Transportation Solutions Segment.

• Global Publicity: A public press announcement of the six finalists and the winner across TE’s communication channels.

Apart from the cash prize, TE offers the other benefits to all six finalists!

What do I need to know about the final Pitching Events?

Day 1: 6 December 2022

The Pitching Events for the Six Finalists will be held online for a global TE internal audience.

Day 2: 7 December 2022

After the Pitching Event, each finalist will be matched with a team of pre-selected TE engineers for a virtual collaboration session. The overall time window of this teamwork is around 40 hours.

The goal of the collaboration is to apply the applicants’ technology to either a new or improved product, process, or service.

Day 3: 8 December 2022

Finally, on the third day, the joint proposals will be presented with real-time scoring by a jury followed by winner selection.

When is the application deadline?

The application period for this challenge ends on 31 October 2022.

How will the applications be evaluated?

Your applications will be evaluated by the leadership functions of TE Transportation Solutions Segment and its four business units – Automotive, Industrial & Commercial Transportation, Sensors & Application Tooling, as well as Business Unit Leadership from TE’s Senior Engineering, Product Management, Strategy & Marketing teams.