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Volkswagen Group Innovation

Shaping mobility – for generations to come.

How do people want to move around in the megacities, but also in rural areas, in the coming decades? What options can we offer that will meet their needs? And how - with what kind of technological solutions - do we implement them into products, services and new business models in such a way that we achieve our climate targets? These are the questions we are dealing with in the new Volkswagen Group Innovation.

On our way to becoming a sustainable mobility provider with a role model function in the areas of environment, safety and integrity, we rely on a cross-brand and efficient research network. This network connects experts, enables partnership-based cooperation at eye level, creates an innovative working environment and bundles activities in order to increase synergies and efficiencies across the group.

“With a wide range of skills and our associated international network, the Group Innovation is dedicated to focal points such as decarbonization, security, conserving resources and future mobility models for maximum customer benefits.”

Dr. Nikolai Ardey Head of Group Innovation

Our International Locations

Since 2019, Volkswagen Group Innovation has formed the basis for a global innovation ecosystem for sustainable and customer-oriented innovations. Cooperation across national borders and the close connection within the locations enables new ways of technology development in the Deep Tech area. Innovation centers in the various regions (Europe, Asia, California) bundle local knowledge and expertise and offer the many partners and innovators the optimal infrastructure to derive international solutions from regional challenges and needs. Future-oriented innovations can only be created by a good network and provide a long-term benefit for all those involved in the ecosystem. Regional mobility systems are the basis for the development of suitable solutions. Close cooperation and collective creativity allow us to think mobility in multiple facets and make the most of all - for the business areas of the future and the next generation of mobility innovation.

Our Cooperation Partners

  • RESEARCH INSTITUTES

    Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association, Max Planck Institutes, Argonne National Lab, SWRI, ZSW Ulm, ...

  • START UPS

    QuantumScape, Markforged, Seurat, Forge Nano, Kraftwerk, SeeReal, ...

  • NON AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES

    Ambiverse, Breeze Tech., Teraki GmbH, ...

  • UNIVERSITIES

    Stanford, TU Braunschweig, Tsinghua University, Ben Gurion University,MIT, UC Berkeley, Tongji, ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen, TU Delft, ...

  • RESEARCH @TIER 1

    Continental, Bosch, Kuka, ABB, ...

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