All participating startups deliver solutions that challenge the status quo. For example: The Swedish start-up Einride who is rethinking road transport on a sustainable macro-level. The solution is based on autonomous, electric vehicles, coordinated by an intelligent routing software. It takes customer and traffic data into account in order to optimize delivery times, the battery life of the vehicle and energy consumption. In this way, journeys from A to B are planned, executed and carried out as efficiently as possible.
LISNR from Cincinnati (USA) is challenging the way in which devices communicate – their solution transmits ultrasonic data instead of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This tech can broadcast the right data to authenticate shopper identity and safely process payments. The result: a seamless and simple experience for the customer.
Meet all start-ups here: press release and Website: METRO Accelerator
For its third retail program METRO has joined forces with Target, one of the largest retailers in the USA. Together with Target, METRO has set up a programme that differs conceptually from the previous programmes. This time the start-ups participating in the METRO Target program are later stage therefore it focuses on internationalization and scaling. In the past, the value came from Mentorship, and supporting Product Market Fit.