Renault and Nissan inaugurate Alliance Innovation Lab in Tel Aviv

Renault and Nissan new Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv

The Alliance partners Renault and Nissan together have inaugurated a new innovation lab in Tel Aviv, Israel, intended to accelerate a unique model of collaboration with Israeli startups and an exclusive partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority.

Known as Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv, the facility focuses on sensors for autonomous driving, cybersecurity, and big data. The Alliance is currently testing and working on over 10 joint prototyping projects with Israeli startups at different stages, among them are: Apollo Power, Argus, AutoTalks, BrightWay Vision, Electreon, Enigmatos, IRP systems, Karamba, Moodify, Saferide, and Upstream.

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According to the Alliance, the lab’s location in Atidim Park enables it to carry out Proof of Concepts (POCs) in ideal conditions and co-develop prototypes in Tel Aviv’s smart city experiment zone. With a surface area of 1600 square meters, the lab provides startups with the space to test technologies with real vehicles, as well as modern office space in a live ecosystem.

The opening of this new facility is a special milestone for us. It is part of the Alliance’s growing engagement in the Israeli ecosystem, after setting-up our local innovation lab – Antoine Basseville, Director of the Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv. We believe that our new facility, the Alliance partnerships with the IIA (Israel Innovation Authority), with the municipality and University of Tel Aviv, will contribute in creating a comprehensive mobility ecosystem in Atidim in a wide array of fields from smart city to our technical fields.

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Being a selected operator of Israel Innovation Authority’s “Technological Innovation Labs” program, the lab offers funding for POCs carried out by Israeli startups focusing on smart mobility. The lab also works in close cooperation with Alliance Ventures, the Alliance corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to USD 1 billion over 5 years in startups, early-stage technology companies and entrepreneurial talents, and has already invested in Maniv Mobility fund in Israel.

An additional partnership for the Alliance lab in Israel is CityZone, an innovation ecosystem for smart city ventures, at Atidim Park, under real-city conditions.

Through collaborations with promising local startups with cutting-edge technologies, we aim to develop a variety of key technologies, which will be essential for the future of mobility – Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Alliance EVP, Engineering

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