Deadline: Jun 14, 2018 08:59 PM
Kickoff: Aug 06, 2018
Co-development camp: Aug 22 - Aug 22, 2018
Espoo, Finland
1500 € + 1-2 x ~20 000€ pilots
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Mobility Revolution with DENSO

Mobility Revolution - a safe and sustainable revolution in crafting future mobility.

Congratulations to Remod and Futuriot for the pilot project in Mobility Revolution!

7 teams were asked to join in Mobility Revolution:

From the very beginning 70 years ago, DENSO started off as a spin-off of Toyota – the company has been pioneering in the field of electric and electronic components and systems for vehicles. A sense of craftsmanship and a completeness of vision has always been at the core of DENSO’s DNA. Now DENSO builds on these Core competencies to conquer new territory. On our transformation journey we are expanding our focus outside the "vehicle shell" to include the whole ecosystem around the car.

DENSO's broader vision is to support mobility needs of citizens around the globe, providing Mobility experiences that deliver new value for users with the highest standards of safety and quality, and accessible by everyone.

Mobility as a service, or MaaS, brings differents means of transportation together to a single service, easily used and paid for. Denso is now looking for external solver teams to find pathways to support the mobility service users. In this challenge the focus is on the consumers who would use these services as well as car or fleet owners. How can you add convenience to the customers, by providing the user experience but not the burden of a privately owned vehicle? Would there be an accumulated offering that brings together various services and offerings? How can these services be used in not only cities, but in rural area as well?

Through this innovation challenge Denso is looking for solutions, user experience and/or innovations to be used to serve the urban citizen to conveniently get from A to B.

Available Resources

To help the development of proof-of-concepts during the challenge, we have reserved some key people and resources to support your work.

Mentors & Experts

Each team will be assigned with their own mentor from the host. There will also be other industry and service experts from the host to help teams with their work.


All interested teams are welcome to join Denso to discuss the challenge already in the beginning of June. The event is not mandatory, but attending is recommended to get to know Denso and the challenge at hand.

  • Challenge Meetup – Thu 7 June 9am in Otaniemi, Espoo

  • Applications close – Thu 14 June at 23.59

  • Applicants informed about the selections – Thu 21 June

  • Challenge kickoff visit (mandatory for all teams) – Thu 9 August at 16.00 - 21.00

  • Co-development Camp (mandatory for all team members) – Tue 21 August 9.00 - Wed 22 August 17.00

  • Pilot phase kickoff workshop (mandatory for best teams chosen by jury) – In September (Date to be confirmed)

Estimated time commitment

The teams are expected, in minimum, to work full-time on the challenge during the co-development camp (2 days), take part in kickoff visit (0,5 days) and invest an estimated 1-2 day per person of their time in working on the idea between the kickoff visit and the camp, also together with their assigned mentor.

After the Camp, the chosen innovation partners are expected to work on their pilot project (building and testing an MVP) and take part in 2 workshops (kickoff and finalization), and the final jury presentation to discuss the final proposal for collaboration. The latter two events will be scheduled in the pilot kickoff workshop.


The teams compete for pilot projects worth ~20 000 euros. Each participating team will be paid a reward of 1500 eur. Rewards are paid against invoice after the team has presented their demo and the customer has made the decision about the pilot.


Apply with a team of 2-3 people. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline and all applicants will be informed after the deadline. 6-8 teams will be selected to join the challenge.

During the challenge the selected teams will develop and conceptualise their suggested solutions together with Host’s mentors. The aim of the competition is to find one to three solution suggestions that can be further tested in real environment in the piloting phase.

Who will own my idea?

Ideas are free for everyone to use but the IPR for any software codebase or documents produced during the competition will stay with the team. The host has the first right of refusal to negotiate further collaboration with the team to purchase or continue working on the project initiated during the challenge.

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Questions & Answers

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