What is Honda XCELERATOR?

Honda Xcelerator is a program designed for innovators across all funding stages who seek to transform technology and business. The program is the starting point for innovators and Honda to develop a relationship in an open and friendly environment. We offer partnership, funding and prototyping. Honda is developing the mobility ecosystem of the future, together with partners: join us!

What we offer

Funding & Prototyping

Seeing is believing. We provide resources to further develop an idea, product or service. We may support a strategic partnership for deeper collaboration.

Test Products

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

Honda Mentors

If selected, you’ll be paired with a Honda Mentor. Mentors guide you through development and refinement of your product or business idea.

Collaboration Workspace

Unique collaboration workspaces are available. Spaces include state-of-the-art tools to assist all prototyping activities.

Our Focus Areas

Mobility

Land
Air
Sea
Space

Energy & Environment

Carbon Neutral
Cleantech
Electrification
New Fuels

Robotics

Assist
Build
Make
Transports

Manufacturing

Efficient
Quality
Optimize
Safe

Transformative Business

Digitization
Experiential
Tangential
Emerging

What our partners say

“The Xcelerator program has offered a fantastic way to showcase Helm.ai’s autonomous driving technology by  facilitating close collaboration with Honda. We value the agility to navigate across the full spectrum of collaborative opportunities within Honda and look forward to further developing our relationship with Honda Xcelerator.”

“Honda Xcelerator has been an outstanding program that has enabled BlinkAI to work with key R&D teams at Honda to rapidly refine our low-light imaging technology and prepare it for integration into real-world deployable systems. It has been a fantastic experience working with the Xcelerator team, who have been proactive in seeking out partnership opportunities for us across Honda’s products and operations, and have provided excellent guidance and support throughout our fruitful collaboration.”

“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 seamless workflow and positive environment that enabled our collaboration to create something incredible together.”

What are you waiting for?

Honda Xcelerator is designed for companies across all funding stages and favors breakthroughs in technology and business innovations rather than incremental advancements.

Who We Are

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Dennis Clark

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Adity Sharma

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Raymond Zheng

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Reid Bergsund

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Mina Fuchigami

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Evan Samuel Haas

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Mio Harimoto

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Eric Blumbergs

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Julien Fredonie

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Florian Kreuchauff

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Thomas Weisswange

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Ben Reuveni

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Nobuaki Asahara

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Akihito Yuzuriha

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Dennis Clark

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Adity Sharma

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Raymond Zheng

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Reid Bergsund

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Mina Fuchigami

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Evan Samuel Haas

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Mio Harimoto

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Eric Blumbergs

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Julien Fredonie

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Florian Kreuchauff

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Thomas Weisswange

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Ben Reuveni

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Nobuaki Asahara

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Akihito Yuzuriha

HONDA INNOVATIONS

Honda Innovations, Inc. is the company that powers the Honda Xcelerator program. We’re here to challenge convention. To dream big. With a spirit of relentless determination.

A pure reflection of entrepreneurial spirit, Honda Innovations has one mission: bring new value to people’s lives by supercharging Honda’s future vision. We drive transformative collaboration throughout the company through open innovation. This is our reason to exist.

Just as our products and technologies have evolved with the changing times and needs of our customers, we have evolved from our early 2000s stage in Silicon Valley.

In 2018 the lab became Honda Innovations – an independent company with a global footprint and a mandate to look across Honda’s entire product portfolio, and far beyond. We exist to support Honda’s most ambitious vision for the future.

We’ve been funding new thinking, fueling new breakthroughs, and transforming mobility. Bringing partner innovations to market. We will continue challenging convention and dreaming big, with a spirit of relentless determination.