What is Honda XCELERATOR?

Honda Xcelerator is a program designed for innovators across all funding stages who seek to transform technology and business. Honda has created this program to engage innovators in an open and friendly environment. The program offers funding for rapid prototyping, collaborative workspaces, and pairing with Honda mentors.

What we offer

Funding for Prototyping

Seeing is believing. We provide you with NRE funding to help you develop a rapid prototype.

Collaboration Workspace

You will gain access to our unique collaboration workspaces located globally. The space includes state-of-the-art tools to assist all prototyping activities.

Honda Mentors

All Honda Xcelerator companies are paired with our network of Honda Mentors. Mentors share their knowledge and will help guide your prototype development.

Test Products

See your prototype in action. You will have access to Xcelerator vehicles and other hardware to develop, test, and refine your prototype.

Our Process

APPLY: Submit an application. Select candidates
are invited for a follow-up demo.
EXPLORE: Identify value creation opportunity.
Define rapid prototype.
BUILD: Acceptance into Xcelerator. Collaborate with Honda
to build a PoC prototype.
SHOW: Innovators demonstrate their prototypes to
Honda executives and development teams.

Our Focus Areas

AI/Robotics

Connected Vehicle

Human Machine Interface

Industrial Innovation

Personal/Shared Mobility

Vehicle Data Business

In-Vehicle Apps

Energy Innovation

What our partners say

“Through Honda Xcelerator, DeepMap had the opportunity to work closely with Honda’s R&D teams exploring applications of HD mapping and localization technology. Beyond the well-executed engineering partnership, Honda Xcelerator also graciously invited us to showcase at CES 2018, which significantly improved our brand recognition within the industry. This collaboration has been nothing short of professional, rewarding, and impactful.”

“Honda and the Xcelerator team have proved to be great partners for LEIA, bringing invaluable insight on the integration of holographic displays in the car interior. They also gave us broad visibility by featuring our tech on the CES floor in a prominent way. We could not have hoped any better.”

Honda Xcelerator has provided tactual with media exposure, access to Honda’s executive team, and technical collaboration with an industry leader. The Honda Xcelerator team streamlined processes and interactions between Honda and Tactual in a way that has made it very efficient for Honda (a large company) and Tactual (a small company) to work and execute together. Tactual Labs has the utmost appreciation for the Honda Xcelerator program and the partnership with Honda.

“Honda Xcelerator has been a fantastic experience of growth and teamwork on a real project with Honda. WayRay has been given all the resources, guidance, and technical assistance from the right people within Honda to build the PoC based on a real car. We appreciate the seemless workflow and positive environment that enabled our collaboration to create something incredible together.”

“Through Honda Xcelerator, DeepMap had the opportunity to work closely with Honda’s R&D teams exploring applications of HD mapping and localization technology. Beyond the well-executed engineering partnership, Honda Xcelerator also graciously invited us to showcase at CES 2018, which significantly improved our brand recognition within the industry. This collaboration has been nothing short of professional, rewarding, and impactful.”

Wei Luo

COO & Head of Product

“Honda and the Xcelerator team have proved to be great partners for LEIA, bringing invaluable insight on the integration of holographic displays in the car interior. They also gave us broad visibility by featuring our tech on the CES floor in a prominent way. We could not have hoped any better.”

David Fattal

Founder & CEO

Honda Xcelerator has provided tactual with media exposure, access to Honda’s executive team, and technical collaboration with an industry leader. The Honda Xcelerator team streamlined processes and interactions between Honda and Tactual in a way that has made it very efficient for Honda (a large company) and Tactual (a small company) to work and execute together. Tactual Labs has the utmost appreciation for the Honda Xcelerator program and the partnership with Honda.

Mark Bisbee

VP Product Marketing

“Honda Xcelerator has been a fantastic experience of growth and teamwork on a real project with Honda. WayRay has been given all the resources, guidance, and technical assistance from the right people within Honda to build the PoC based on a real car. We appreciate the seemless workflow and positive environment that enabled our collaboration to create something incredible together.”

Andrei Shelomentsev

VP Strategic Partnerships

What are you waiting for?

Honda Xcelerator is designed for companies across all funding stages and favors breakthrough tech over incremental innovations.

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