Spring 2020 Venture Client Cycle
Past opportunity

Lightweight Materials for Increased Safety with Autoliv

About

Autoliv is the global leader in vehicle safety solutions, with the vision of saving more lives and reducing injuries in case accidents happen. Autoliv products and solutions save over 30,000 lives annually. With this goal in mind, we produce hundreds of millions of small mechanical components that constitute seatbelts, airbags, and other safety equipment in vehicles. In order to make these components lighter, more sustainable and more cost-efficient without compromising on their functionality, we are looking for partners in the field of new materials. What materials do you work with that could be used to produce our components?

Theme Description

Autoliv's success is based on more than 60 years of driving technology innovations in vehicle safety.

Our engineers' robust solutions are based on solid research and extensive application skills and are developed in close cooperation with our customers, the world's leading car manufacturers. As the global leader, Autoliv develops, manufactures and markets protective systems, such as airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels. Our primary focus is to save lives and reduce serious injuries if an accident were to occur.

Safety performance, sustainability and cost-efficiency are important drivers of our business. At Autoliv, we have identified that the market is changing rapidly to innovative materials that come at a lower cost, better CO2 footprint but still suitable for automotive requirements, including high strength & good formability. For this reason, we are continuously scanning the field of new material and component production innovations to see what is out there, and work with the best-in-class material startups to integrate new solutions into our safety product portfolio.

Opportunity Overview

Autoliv is the global leader in vehicle safety solutions, with the vision of saving more lives and reducing injuries in case accidents happen. Autoliv products and solutions save over 30,000 lives annually.

With this goal in mind, we produce hundreds of millions of small mechanical components that constitute seatbelts, airbags, and other safety equipment in vehicles. In order to make these components lighter, more sustainable and more cost-efficient without compromising on their functionality, we are looking for partners in the field of new materials. What materials do you work with that could be used to produce our components?

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Innovative Materials for Seatbelt Components

We are interested to hear from startups working in the field of new materials that can be applied into the production of Autoliv products at an industrial scale. We are looking for alternatives  to  replace aluminums, steel and other metals used in our seatbelt components. Could your material be applied in saving more lives?

Raw Material Innovation

Today we are mainly using materials that are widely available in the market. However, the market is changing rapidly towards materials with lower cost and better CO2 footprint but still suitable for automotive requirements with high strength and good formability. We are interested to hear about new materials for the automotive industry.

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