Jun 01,2020
Ubiquitous AI Corporation

Ekkono Selected for Plug and Play Japan acceleration program Summer/Fall 2020 Batch

Ekkono Solutions AB, a partner of Ubiquitous AI Corporation, has been selected to the Mobility vertical in Plug and Play Japan acceleration program Summer/Fall 2020 Batch.

Plug and Play is an innovation platform that connects the best startups and the world's largest corporations through industry-focused accelerator programs in 30+ locations world-wide. The Japan division serves as a bridge between Japan and the global innovation ecosystem. Being a leader in the development of the automotive industry, Plug and Play Japan offers a specific accelerator program targeting the future of mobility, to which Ekkono Solutions has been accepted.

Ubiquitous AI Corporation is going to support Ekkono in the program as the local distribution partner.

- Japan is one of the world's most innovative and fascinating countries, and automotive is a target vertical for us at Ekkono. A car already consists of hundreds of complex solutions with sensors and processors where our Edge Machine Learning software make them self-learning, predictive and smart. Optimization of how each individual vehicle operates is the next big sustainability gain. As smart battery management drives electrification, we reduce emission through smart eco-driving, and we extend the life of a car through less wear and predictive maintenance, says Jon Lindén, CEO of Ekkono Solutions.

- We are delighted to hear that Ekkono has been selected to Mobility vertical of Plug and Play Japan acceleration program as one of the innovative startups. We partnered up with Ekkono back in 2019 knowing that they have a huge potential in Japan, especially in the automotive industry, and the admission into the Plug and Play Mobility program is further validation of this potential. We are excited to bring in intelligent vehicles leveraging Ekkono's Edge Machine Learning technology in the market, says Satoshi Hasegawa, President of Ubiquitous AI Corporation.

About Ekkono Solutions

Ekkono is a Swedish software company that does Edge Machine Learning, i.e. you run machine learning at the edge of the network, onboard the connected device. Ekkono's unique capabilities, which is the result of seven years of research at the University of Borås, enable product OEMs to rapidly develop smart features that are self-learning, predictive and sustainable, down to an individual unit. Ekkono addresses all verticals, including industrial equipment, automotive and energy, and has a strong reference portfolio of tier-1 customers.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is an innovation platform that connects the most innovative startups with the largest corporations in the world. Plug and Play is a world-class global venture capital/accelerator that partners with leading companies to support startups with innovative technologies and ideas. It carries out over 60 acceleration programs annually, providing more than 400+ companies with solutions to drive innovations. In addition, we have accelerated 2,000+ startups since inception in 2006. Plug and Play supported more than 500 startups in its US Headquarters and 1,450 startups around the world. Currently, Plug and Play is active in 16 countries with more than 30 bases. Plug and Play established its Japanese branch in July 2017, with its Tokyo-office.

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