Twelve statups selected to collaborate with six world-leadin Swedish companies

8/06/2021 - Source

Today, the collaboration hub MobilityXlab announces the twelve startups selected to create and develop new innovations within future mobility together with six of Sweden's largest industrial companies. In this batch, DPella /Sweden, Deep Scenario/Germany, IVEX/Belgium, AgeVolt/Slovakia, Chargetrip/Netherlands, DataTor Lab/Sweden, Emsense/Sweden, Kontrol/Austria, RadChat/Sweden, Sekai/Malta, Lolo/Sweden, and Omen Technologies/Sweden have been given the opportunity after a thorough process.

The six founders of MobilityXlab: CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenseact, are looking forward to the collaboration.

– We are very pleased to welcome twelve new startups to MobilityXlab. These high-tech companies will be a great match for us six partners in our common pursuit of speeding up innovation to create cleaner, safer, and more efficient mobility solutions, says Johan Lundén, Senior Vice President Volvo Group, and Chairman at MobilityXlab.

This batch brings pioneering ideas within Affordable AI, Electromobility, Sensor Software Innovation, and In-Cabin Tech. The startups apply from all over the world, with zero equity involved.

– This is a fantastic opportunity for us at Dpella to work together with world-leading companies. We all share the same passion to bring data privacy to the future of the mobility industry, which can potentially help us as a startup to scale faster. MobilityXlab provides us with an agile work process that suits us as a startup well, comments Alejandro Russo, CEO, and co-founder at Dpella AB, Sweden.


They secure valuable data - "will explode within two to three years"

10/06/2021 - Source Dagens Indistri

Gothenburg startup DPella hopes to be one of the first on the market to offer a solution that guarantees personal integrity in an increasingly data-driven world. With their participation in the innovation hub Mobility Xlabs, they get the chance to try out their solution together with several large Swedish companies - including Volvo and Ericsson.

"It is a unique opportunity to enter the mobility domain - because here we play in the first division with the major players," says Alejandro Russo, the company's CEO and founder and assistant professor at the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Chalmers University of Technology. 

DPella was born out of Russos and collaborator Marco Gaboardis, a research assistant at Boston University, researching data security and data analysis. To ensure that data, which is based on human behavior, for example, cannot be traced to a specific individual - without removing valuable information for that matter - they developed a mathematical model. With its help, they add data, so-called "random noise", to the data that makes it impossible to connect it to individuals.

“Companies are super scared to share or publish analytical data about their customers - so they simply do not. GDPR also plays a role here. It ends with everyone sitting on their own data silos. It does not help to remove what actually points out a specific person, such as a social security number. There are still a lot of attributes that point to a specific person. But if you remove too much information, the data will not be useful. But with our model, you can be sharp without risking integrity. ”

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