India – Innovating Mobility with Maruti Suzuki

Fast track the application of your innovations in one of the most dynamic automotive markets in the world.

Start2 Group and GIIC, the German Indian Innovation Corridor, open the doors for your startup in India, connecting you directly with one of the top players in the mobility sector: Maruti Suzuki is a joint venture between the Government of India and Suzuki Motor Corp. Japan. Existing for over 40 years, Maruti Suzuki is the most successful car manufacturer in India.

Join us to shape the future of mobility and make your startup a business partner of Maruti Suzuki.


Apply now 
and develop strategic cooperations in India

If your startup is active in one of the following sectors*, apply now to secure this unique opportunity to be connected to one of the top players in India. 

green manufacturing startup startup

Green Manufacturing

Mobility MobilityInfrastructure startup startup

Mobility / Mobility Infrastructure

Vehicle Technology startup startup

Vehicle Technology

Data and AI startup startup

Data & AI

Clean Tech startup startup

Clean Tech

*other innovative ideas and concepts also welcome

Why you should explore and enter India with Start2

Start2 Group has years of experience in scaling startups internationally as well as shaping winning corporate-startup partnerships.

Together with GIIC, we support innovative startups to successfuly enter India and develop a direct business relationship with Maruti Suzuki. Your startup can play a pivotal role in the future of mobility as well.

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Why is Maruti Suzuki a great partner to enter India
The Maruti Suzuki Innovation program is a game changing initiative that will revolutionize automotive innovation in India.
The program enables startups to validate their solutions, build from concept to pilot and work on a paid project
There are many opportunities for going-to-market and attracting local investments
20 startups have already successfully been onboarded as Maruti Suzukis Business Partners in India

We provide the toolbox for successful cooperations in India

Understand the Indian Market

Understand the huge potential of the Indian market and how to connect with local partners and make deals. Get ready for the essential legal and technical aspects to develop business and partnership, guided by best practices.

How to Pitch
your Innovation in India

We guide you to prepare your pitch to high level corporate Indian partners and ecosystem players. 
Make impactful presentations with the knowledge what the Indian market wants and needs.

Gain Market

Learn from local players about their criteria and preferences, meet them 1:1, and discover distinctions from European expectations.

Know how to shape your product to be successful in India.

Business Development

Dive into business development with 1:1 face-to-face meetings, connecting with potential clients, partners, and peers to fine-tune your strategies based on real-world interactions.

hybrid program

Phase 1:
Get Ready

Initiate a comprehensive market exploration through virtual mentoring sessions complemented by diverse workshops covering business practices, ecosystem overviews, and more.

Phase 2:
In-Country Immersion

Get to know Maruti Suzuki Innovation and its vibrant ecosystem during a week of immersive experiences. Engage in workshops, personalized 1:1 sessions with experts and strategic sales meetings with potential clients. Participate in local networking events.

Phase 3:

Proof of

Maruti Suzuki will offer PoC development projects for the best participating startups. Show how your innovations, can make an impact on the future of mobility.

Phase 4:
Demo Days

Present your project online in front of a selected audience of high ranking decision makers and secure your future cooperation with one of the largest automotive companies in the world!

Join us and dive into the opportunities waiting for you in India

Start Your Journey now

Program Period

Between September and December 2024

Application Deadline:
September 9, 2024

In-Country Dates

On week in October 2024



Program costs, local hotel and transport paid by partners.

Flight costs covered up to € 1.000

Demo Day

tbd thereafter

Don’t miss this opportunity.

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Limited to 7 participating startups!

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