Rockwell Automation Collaborates with Plug and Play to Extend Innovation Strategy

31 May 2018

Rockwell Automation has joined Plug and Play’s corporate partnership network which provides access to qualified and strategically aligned early-and-growth stage startups.

Established in 2006, Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that, through a series of industry-specific accelerator programs, brings together the best startups and the biggest corporations in the world. By accessing these programs, Rockwell Automation will now be able to identify, review, and leverage new and disruptive industrial IoT technologies developed by world-class start-ups which will enhance its industry-leading offerings in integrated architecture, intelligent motor control, and related solutions & services.

“Our collaboration with Plug and Play demonstrates how we look to expand and accelerate innovation for industrial automation and information solutions, access new technologies, and better address customer needs,” said Elik Fooks, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rockwell Automation. “With access to hundreds of startups and developers in Silicon Valley, we can positively impact the future of our industry, and the customer experience.”

“We are proud to have Rockwell Automation join our IoT platform. Their expertise in industrial automation and information will bring valuable insight to our ecosystem,” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “Our goal is to help them find the best and brightest startups so they can conduct successful pilots to grow their business.”