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Connected car and mobility technology booms in San Francisco Bay Area

19.06.2017
San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of technology.

Modern automotive and mobility technology does not make an exception. In Silicon Valley, there are plenty of companies developing the likes of connected cars, sensors and data analysis, which are key ingredients behind the future of intelligent vehicles and mobility.

For instance, it is no wonder that all major OEMs and Tier 1 automotive companies have established offices in the area. Additionally, many innovative mobility as well as connected, intelligent and self-driving car startups are located in the region.

There is a strong demand for Finnish software and hardware companies that have a focus on connected cars. Among others, the opportunity applies to connectivity solutions, sensors, infotainment systems, data analysis etc.

Team Finland delegation

Thus, Team Finland is organizing a Trade Mission to Silicon Valley for Finnish mobility and connected car companies to start business negotiations with a variety of mobility/automotive companies.

The trip is scheduled around TU-Automotive West Coast event (October 9-10, 2017). More information here. Around that time, also the local Autotech Council is organizing their annual Science Fair of startups in the automotive industry. More information here.

Team Finland will additionally organize relevant company and industry meetings for the attending companies. The meetings will include major companies in the industry. However, the final meeting schedule will partially depend on the selection of Finnish companies attending the trip. Participating companies can also propose a meeting.

The rough trip agenda is following:

October 9-10 - TU Automotive West Coast 2017 in San Jose

(Optional) October 9 - Autotech Council Science Fair in Mountain View

October 11-12 - Five to eight company visits and meetings in SF Bay Area.

October 13 - Optional day for meetings and other activities.


Interested in this opportunity, please contact

Minna Juuti

minna.juuti@finpro.fi

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