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Startups are disrupting automotive technology.

To celebrate the best of the best, we're hosting Startup Elevate at this year's TU-Automotive Europe.

5 Hot new startups will take to the main stage on Day One to demo their innovations, in this fast-paced hot new feature! They have only 5 minutes to convince the judges that they should win the coveted Best Start-up.


MUNICH, Wednesday October 30, 2019 – TU-Automotive is thrilled to announce that Applied Brain Research has won this year’s Start Up Elevate. The prize was awarded in recognition of their work in using brain inspired technology to build leading-edge, more efficient AI systems for a range of manufacturers including Tier One automotives.

About Applied Brain Research

ABR builds, and makes tools for building, intelligent real-time AI control systems, for cars, phones, drones, cameras and ioT devices. Nengo is ABR's brain building software. Nengo was used to build Spaun, the world's largest, functional brain simulation. Neuromorphic AI systems are often composed of many real-time, dynamically-integrated neural networks. Developers visually build, connect and debug their brain's networks at a high level in Nengo. Running neuromorphic AI 'brains' involves orchestrating the activity of thousands to millions of independent digital neurons. Nengo takes care of this by compiling the developer's high-level brain specification into the required instructions to run the model on the desired system, whether a CPU, a GPU or one of the new neuromorphic chips being developed by ABR, Intel and others. Nengo: Build brains not just networks. Download Nengo from www.nengo.ai.

About Start Up Elevate

Start ups are disrupting automotive technology. To celebrate the best of the best, TU-Automotive Europe hosts Start up Elevate where 5 Hot new start ups take to the main stage to demo their innovations. They have only 5 minutes to convince the judges!

Your 2019 Judges were:

  • Hans Koning, Co-founder and CEO, Head of Business & Governance, Biting Lynx
  • Eyal Mayer, Head of Innovation, Mercedes Benz R&D Tel Aviv
  • Gregor Gimmy, Founder & Managing Director, 27 Pilots
  • Christian Götz, CEO & Co-Founder, HiveMQ



Toast your victory with a bottle of champagne presented to you onstage. 

Thought Leadership

Demonstrate your expertise in a video interview with our TU-Auto editorial team.


TU-Europe's marketing team will put together and share a press release on your behalf.

On the App

Your victory will be publicized at the TU-Automotive Europe event through digital signage and on the attendee networking app via notifications and banner adverts.

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