Piloting the Future

STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform that unites the unrivaled tech expertise of Silicon Valley and the best of German engineering. Just like the Autobahn, we accelerate connections between industry corporations and innovative startups. The outcome of this collaboration is a showcase of their joint projects at our annual EXPO Day.

Wagenhallen, Stuttgart DE

June 22, 2023

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EXPO2023 will showcase over 30 pilot projects – from proof-of-concepts to implementations – jointly developed by selected startups and our corporate partners, leading companies in the fields of mobility, production, enterprise, sustainability, and beyond.

The agenda is loaded with keynote speeches, panel discussions, roundtables, tech talks, project demos, and a dedicated matchmaking zone.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the Plug and Play ecosystem in action — experience tangible results of open innovation, dive deeper into the latest tech trends, and network with more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, experts, and decision-makers in the cradle of the automobile – Stuttgart.


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Our speakers at EXPO2023

We are thrilled to host an incredible selection of speakers at this year‘s EXPO. Find a selection of them below or head over to the speakers page to see the entirety of it.

Speakers of EXPO2023
EXPO2023 speaker of STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play

What to expect from EXPO2023?

On June 22, WAGENHALLEN will turn into a site packed with content-rich activities and attractions! Click on the slider pointers below to explore this year's highlights and plan your visit.

1000+ Invite-Only Guests

Network with over 1000 entrepreneurs, investors, experts, and decision-makers in the fields of Mobility, Production, Enterprise, Sustainability, and beyond, coming from over 40 nationalities.

30+ Startups & Pilots

Meet the selected startups from around the globe, showcasing their pilots, PoCs, live demos, and real-life solutions, developed jointly with our partners — the industry-leading companies.

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100+ Speakers

Network and get inspired by those who're in the driving seat for the future of mobility, — from C-Level executives and public officials to successful entrepreneurs, investors, and tech experts.

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33+ Partners

Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, DXC Technology, Deutsche Post DHL, ZF, Webasto, Motherson, Schaeffler, Bosch, STMicroelectronics, Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, NXP, and many more.

Show Partners

2 Stages

Two stages — indoors and outdoors — packed with keynotes, panel discussions, and executive talks. Get in action and join roundtable discussion, the matchmaking zone or innovation walks through our tech showcase area.

Show Agenda

100,000+ Social Media Impressions

Be part of the buzz and let the world know that you're at EXPO2023. Use #startupautobahn and #EXPO2023 in your social media posts.

EXPO2023 on Linkedin

1 Press Event

We welcome journalists, editors, and media representatives to visit EXPO2023 and join the Press Event before the official opening. You'll get exclusive insights, meet the speakers, and go for in a guided Innovation Walk through the showcase.

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Media Partners

We proudly present the media publications and our network partners that teamed up to support our event.


All the questions that have been asked

Will there be a live stream of the event available?

The live stream will be available on June 22, 2023 but only cover a limited amount of sessions throughout the day. For more information please take a look at the agenda.

For more information and a reminder once the event is published please head over to the application form and join the virtual event.

Can I invite others to join?

EXPO2023 is an exclusive event with limited tickets for our partners and invite-only guests – but we are always curious to meet the most innovative people. Apply for a ticket on our website! We would also like to invite everyone to join the event virtually – live stream will be available on our website. See you there!

Is there anything I should bring with me?

Please bring your Eventbrite Ticket (on your phone or printed).

I unfortunately cannot attend any longer.

If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know (n.enders@pnptc.com).

No parking at the location! What to do?

Is there any way to create a personalized agenda?

If you go on the EXPO2023 website and click on “agenda”, you can choose the program sections (keynote, panel, etc.) of your interest and click on “more details”. On this page, you will find a box “Add to calendar” below the headline. Click on this if you would like to add this program element to your personal calendar. Choose between ics-file (Apple or Outlook Calendar) and Google Calendar.

Last event you had feature […xyz…] on your website. Will I be able to work with that this time again?

You most probably will, yes. We decided to put up the website as early as possible, so all of our partners and startups can take all the time they need to invite their colleagues.

The website will continue to grow and evolve to deliver all sorts of features you need to work as efficiently as possible.

That being said, we are always happy to receive feedback. Send it on over to: bastian@pnptc.com.

Some of the content on my companies/speaker page seems to be wrong. How can I change that?

If you find any mistakes or wrong information on the EXPO2023 website please reach out to Bastian via the contact information below.

Can I rewatch the event even though I don‘t have time on July 22, 2023?

We will prepare all the recordings of the event in the end of June and publish it on this website. So if you are interested in joining specific agenda elements or would like to skim through the entire day stay tuned for our Rearview Page to be made public.

What about food?

Yes – there will be excellent catering for you at EXPO! And it is free.

Looking for a hotel recommendation?

If you are looking for accommodations in Stuttgart, please find some hotel recommendations and booking discounts here: - Jaz in the City Hotel // Address: Wolframstraße 41, 70191 Stuttgart - 10% discount on your booking: Use the code CIN6J - EmiLu Design Hotel // Address: Nadlerstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart - Motel One Stuttgart // Address: Lautenschlagerstraße 14, 70173 Stuttgart

  • More hotel recommendations: here

Get your tickets for our upcoming events

Did you enjoy your attendance at EXPO2023 and would love to take more chances to get involved with the ecosystem? Or did you miss out on our most recent EXPO and are eager to prevent yourself from making the same mistake again? Apply now for one of the upcoming STARTUP AUTOBAHN events throughout the year or a chance to attend our EXPO in spring/summer 2024 as we bring together innovators from around the world, showcasing new technologies and party another round of successful STARTUP AUTOBAHN startups.

STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play is an open innovation platform that provides an interface between innovative tech companies and industry-leading corporations.

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