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Innovation Lab

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About MAIL

Driven by Maruti Suzuki, India’s No. 1 Automobile Brand and powered by most prominent Indo-Japanese seed fund and co-creation centre, GHV Accelerator, MAIL or Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab, is an initiative to find innovative and cutting edge solutions in the mobility & automobile space, which are futuristic and customer oriented.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL seeks to create an ecosystem in India, which will provide the foundation for talent to thrive and make Innovation, a way of thinking.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL intends to drive forward thinking fueled by innovations and a commitment to bring the very best to Indian roads.

Purpose

Create and Drive the Power of Innovation in India for Mobility and Automobiles

Program

MAIL is a unique innovation program, initiated by India’s largest Automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki and is powered by GHV Accelerator, the first Indo-Japanese seed fund and co-creation centre in the country.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL program focuses on the growth trajectory of applicants, by extending a common platform to evaluate their potential in the start-up ecosystem and provide them with necessary support and guidance, to accelerate their growth.

Mentors

Tanja KufnerStartup Mentor, Germany

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tanjakufner

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Working professional with over 25 years of rich experience in Investment Management, Business Development Strategies, Venture Capital, Management Consulting, and Telecommunications
  • Former Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin, Germany - Worked with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Cisco, Here, Airbus, DB, Kühne + Nagel, Vinci, EnBW, SBB, etc.
  • In 2017, EU-Startups named her one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Startup and VC space
  • Having invested in over 100 startups to date, ranging from Seed to Series A
  • Automobile Startups & Innovations
  • Business & Product Optimization
  • International Market Development Expertise
Holger G. Weiss MD & CEO of German Autolabs Venture Partner, Target Partners GmbH

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/holgerweiss

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Over 15 years of experience managing & building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility
  • Previously MD & CEO of Aupeo Turned around Music Streaming Startup into Internet based Audio content for Auto industry
  • Active Board member of various Technology companies and also a Venture Partner at Target Venture
  • Product Management / Technology Expert
  • Business Strategy
  • Strong Investor Networking
Atul Arya Head - Energy Systems at Division Panasonic

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/648625

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Responsible for Driving Energy Storage Business in INDIA and SE Asia for Panasonic
  • various leadership roles with Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric and Siemens
  • Worked in the area of
    • Identifying new growth areas (geographies and business segments)
    • expansion of sales and channel network
    • Alliances/ partnerships
  • Sales & Businss Development
  • Automation expert
  • Channel Partnerships & Product Development
Sanjay Mehta Investor Mentor

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mehta-sanjay

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Awarded Angel Investor Of The Year 2017 by Let'sVenture - Board Member in TiE Mumbai
  • Currently have angel invested in 103 Start-up companies in diverse sectors.
  • Active member of Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels, B2B 1K Ventures & CIO Angel Network, Venture Nursery.
  • Business Development - Banding, Marketing & Sales
  • Product Management / Technology Expert (Blockchain Etc)
  • Strong Investor Networking
Rakesh YadavCEO and Co-Founder AdGlobal360 India Private Limited

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rakeshy

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Leading Expert on MarTech
  • Technopreneur
  • Expertise in Mid to Long term Value creation
  • Digital Strategy – Website and mobile applications - User Experience and Customer Journey
  • Data Structuring – Storing, Stitching and Analyzing Big Data for Signals that Matter to Business
  • Growth Hacking – Product Positioning, Rapid Prototyping and Scaling Disruptive Ideas
  • Organizational Planning - Building Team, Culture and Effective Middle Management
Dr. Tsutomu Tsuboi General Manager Nagoya Electric Works Co Ltd., Japan

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tsutomu-tsuboi

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Joined HITACHI from 1979 and worked for Electric Machine design until 1985, Network product management of Semiconductor div. from 1986 to 1997
  • Senior Manager of Renesas Technology from 2003 to 2010
  • Also a senior manager of Smart City div. of Hitachi Ltd. from 2010 to 2012
  • Currently the general manager of Nagoya Electric Works from 2014 and Project Leader of Indian and Japanese government program “SATRES: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development” from 2016
  • Program Management
  • Automation expert
  • Embedded Systems, Semiconductors and Telecommunications
Manji Suzuki Vice President, Innovation at Denso International

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/manji-suzuki-7500781

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Working for DENSO for over 30 years -Best directory of “DENSO Know-Who”
  • Wide diversity of experience in automotive - Hardware/Electronics/Software - R&D to After market
  • Deep knowledge and network in automotive - Good network in Japan, EU and NA
  • Working experiences in over 20 countries
  • International Business Network
  • Automotive Hardware/Software end-to-end strategy
  • After Market Solutions

Contact

Address: - #007, 8th Floor, Palm Spring Plaza, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 54, Gurugram, Haryana 122003

Email: Contact@marutisuzukimail.com  

Mobility and Automobile Innovation Lab

ABOUT US

About Us

Driven by Maruti Suzuki, India’s No. 1 Automobile Brand and powered by most prominent Indo-Japanese seed fund and co-creation centre, GHV Accelerator, MAIL or Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab, is an initiative to find innovative and cutting edge solutions in the mobility & automobile space, which are futuristic and customer oriented.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL seeks to create an ecosystem in India, which will provide the foundation for talent to thrive and make Innovation, a way of thinking.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL intends to drive forward thinking fueled by innovations and a commitment to bring the very best to Indian roads.

Purpose

Create and Drive the Power of Innovation in India for Mobility and Automobiles

Program

MAIL is a unique innovation program, initiated by India’s largest Automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki and is powered by GHV Accelerator, the first Indo-Japanese seed fund and co-creation centre in the country.

Maruti Suzuki’s MAIL program focuses on the growth trajectory of applicants, by extending a common platform to evaluate their potential in the start-up ecosystem and provide them with necessary support and guidance, to accelerate their growth.

Mentors

Tanja KufnerStartup Mentor, Germany
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tanjakufner

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Working professional with over 25 years of rich experience in Investment Management, Business Development Strategies, Venture Capital, Management Consulting, and Telecommunications
  • Former Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin, Germany - Worked with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Cisco, Here, Airbus, DB, Kühne + Nagel, Vinci, EnBW, SBB, etc.
  • In 2017, EU-Startups named her one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Startup and VC space
  • Having invested in over 100 startups to date, ranging from Seed to Series A
  • Automobile Startups & Innovations
  • Business & Product Optimization
  • International Market Development Expertise
Holger G. Weiss MD & CEO of German Autolabs Venture Partner, Target Partners GmbH
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/holgerweiss

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Over 15 years of experience managing & building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility
  • Previously MD & CEO of Aupeo Turned around Music Streaming Startup into Internet based Audio content for Auto industry
  • Active Board member of various Technology companies and also a Venture Partner at Target Venture
  • Product Management / Technology Expert
  • Business Strategy
  • Strong Investor Networking
Atul Arya Head - Energy Systems at Division Panasonic
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/648625

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Responsible for Driving Energy Storage Business in INDIA and SE Asia for Panasonic
  • various leadership roles with Johnson Controls, Schneider Electirc and Seimens
  • Worked in the area of
    • Identifying new growth areas (geographies and business segments)
    • expansion of sales and channel network
    • Alliances/ partnerships
  • Sales & Businss Development
  • Automation expert
  • Channel Partnerships & Product Development
Sanjay Mehta Investor Mentor
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mehta-sanjay

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Awarded Angel Investor Of The Year 2017 by Let'sVenture - Board Member in TiE Mumbai
  • Currently have angel invested in 103 Start-up companies in diverse sectors.
  • Active member of Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels, B2B 1K Ventures & CIO Angel Network, Venture Nursery.
  • Business Development - Banding, Marketing & Sales
  • Product Management / Technology Expert (Blockchain Etc)
  • Strong Investor Networking
Rakesh YadavCEO and Co-Founder AdGlobal360 India Private Limited
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rakeshy

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Leading Expert on MarTech
  • Technopreneur
  • Expertise in Mid to Long term Value creation
  • Digital Strategy – Website and mobile applications - User Experience and Customer Journey
  • Data Structuring – Storing, Stitching and Analyzing Big Data for Signals that Matter to Business
  • Growth Hacking – Product Positioning, Rapid Prototyping and Scaling Disruptive Ideas
  • Organizational Planning - Building Team, Culture and Effective Middle Management
Dr. Tsutomu Tsuboi General Manager Nagoya Electric Works Co Ltd., Japan
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tsutomu-tsuboi

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Joined HITACHI from 1979 and worked for Electric Machine design until 1985, Network product management of Semiconductor div. from 1986 to 1997
  • Senior Manager of Renesas Technology from 2003 to 2010
  • Also a senior manager of Smart City div. of Hitachi Ltd. from 2010 to 2012
  • Currently the general manager of Nagoya Electric Works from 2014 and Project Leader of Indian and Japanese government program “SATRES: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development” from 2016
  • Program Management
  • Automation expert
  • Embedded Systems, Semiconductors and Telecommunications
Manji Suzuki Vice President, Innovation at Denso International
Details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/manji-suzuki-7500781

  • Brief Profile
  • Specialization In
  • Working for DENSO for over 30 years -Best directory of “DENSO Know-Who”
  • Wide diversity of experience in automotive - Hardware/Electronics/Software - R&D to After market
  • Deep knowledge and network in automotive - Good network in Japan, EU and NA
  • Working experiences in over 20 countries
  • International Business Network
  • Automotive Hardware/Software end-to-end strategy
  • After Market Solutions

Contact

Address: #007, 8th Floor, Palm Spring Plaza, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 54, Gurugram, Haryana 122003

Email: Contact@marutisuzukimail.com