“The Drivery”: PEM Motion joins Europe’s largest e-mobility network
PEM Motion GmbH from Aachen has joined the Europe-wide network “The Drivery”. The platform of the Berlin-based company of the same name is considered Europe’s largest meeting place for innovators in the mobility sector. The Aachen-based consulting and engineering service provider, which emerged in 2014 from the Chair of Production Engineering for E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University, aims to support young companies from their initial idea through to the market approval of new products, as well as advising investors on their financing of start-up companies.
“We don’t just think as far as the prototype, but as far as the industrializable product that can be approved and actually produced in series,” says PEM Motion Managing Director Dr. Christoph Deutskens – ideally without any particular specifications: “We love the blank sheet of paper and don’t do anything according to the book if at all possible.” While young companies should thus benefit from the technological know-how of the Aachen-based spin-off, PEM Motion, which has been involved in the development of the “unu” electric scooter, for example, wants to help investors evaluate the potential and patents of start-up companies.
Since opening as a marketplace for mobility pioneers in March 2019, “The Drivery” has grown to more than 130 companies and 700 members from across Europe. The community’s goal is to access infrastructure within the European technology ecosystem needed for rapid innovation – such as “maker garages” of high-tech prototype manufacturers and server groups with high computing power for AI development.
“The road from prototyping to industrialization is rough. PEM Motion is a professional services partner of The Drivery and will help our members minimize risk and accelerate the process.” Timon Rupp, founder and The Drivery’s CEO, adds.
About The Drivery
The Drivery in Berlin provides the modern infrastructure needed for innovation and is the central meeting place for the European mobility community. This is where the brightest forward, lateral and afterthought thinkers solve the most important problems in mobility – and move the future. Each one focuses on technology in the European mobility sector. With 12,000 square feet of space in Berlin’s historic Ullsteinhaus, The Drivery features workshops for high-tech prototyping, a GPU farm that provides the powerful computing power for AI development, as well as coworking, office and event space. The sustainable concepts being researched and developed at The Drivery aim to reshape the future of mobility for generations to come.
About PEM Motion
PEM Motion GmbH was founded in 2014 from the Chair of Production Engineering for E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University. The company sees itself as a consulting and engineering service provider in the field of innovation, primarily in electromobility. Its involvement ranges from product development and production design of alternative powertrain components such as battery cells and electric motors to infrastructure and industrialization projects. The customer base includes automotive manufacturers, mobility providers, suppliers and start-ups. PEM Motion is represented with more than 70 employees in Europe and North America at a total of five locations.
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