The BMW Group has been collaborating with Israeli firms from various technology fields for a number of years now. The company now will open an office for trend and technology scouting in Israel.
Tel Aviv has one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the world - especially in the important future fields for us such as autonomous driving or connectivity. By establishing a presence in Tel Aviv, we will secure even faster access to the relevant trends and technologies, be it with startups or universities.—Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development
The BMW Group Technology Office in Tel Aviv is due to open in Israel’s technology hotspot midway through 2019.
The small, agile team consisting of experts from various disciplines will network intensively with local startups, evaluate and drive forward relevant trends, technologies and innovations. The full spectrum of technology enterprises based in Israel will be considered and the team will also seek to set up joint research projects with universities.
In addition to the existing Technology Offices in the USA, China, Japan and South Korea, the Technology Office in Tel Aviv will be the fifth of its kind within the global R&D network of the BMW Group.
The company already today operates more than 20 R&D facilities in eight countries. Working closely with the central development departments in Munich, each individual location is instrumental in securing early access to trends and technologies in order to be able to shape future mobility and bring the best possible offers to our customers.