PLYMOUTH, Michigan, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Changan Automobile announces its collaboration with Plug and Play Tech Center. This new partnership will be launched with a signing ceremony at Plug and Play. Media representatives are invited.
Changan, China's highest-selling domestic automotive brand, is seeking to connect with inventive startups to explore potential business development, investment, licensing, and acquisition opportunities. Plug and Play, a self-described "global innovation platform," facilitates those connections through its industry-specific business accelerator programs.
The Plug and Play campus in Sunnyvale, California is a beehive of activity. Many enthusiastic startup companies have established offices and workspaces to be near potential customers and investors partnered with Plug and Play. Changan is an Anchor Partner, which is the highest level of corporate participation. This affords the company maximum access to startups innovating in the mobility space. Changan managers from various functional areas will rotate in and out of their Plug and Play office to evaluate startups and their offerings for potential business opportunities.
"We get to work within this ecosystem… where a lot of these companies are doing cutting-edge things," said Dave Weber, Manager - Intelligent Vehicles. "Changan is quick to adopt new technology. (We're pleased to be) at the forefront… where we have first crack at new technology (that) gives Changan the opportunity to excel."
The following Changan Automobile executives will attend the signing ceremony:
Wei Li – Vice President, Global Changan
Jugang He – Vice President, Global R&D Center
Zhiwei Zhong – President, Changan US R&D Center
Ying Wang – Director, Changan Product Planning
About Changan Automobile
Today's Changan Automobile has roots in a manufacturing enterprise which was established in 1862 in Shanghai. The company entered the automotive market in 1984 and now has 12 production locations, 32 automotive related plants, and 90,000 employees around the world. Changan is the highest-selling domestic Chinese automotive brand. In 2015, Changan became the first Chinese brand to sell a million vehicles in a single year. For more information, visit: http://www.globalchangan.com
About Plug and Play Tech Center
Plug and Play Tech Center is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 100 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include entrepreneurs from 24 countries, providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 6,000 startups and 126 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Plug and Play provides active investments with 180 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit: http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com or email Sobhan Khani ([email protected]) to learn more about the programs at Plug and Play.
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