Shape the future

Welcome to Torque Labs, an accelerator for business and innovation — empowering individuals, startups and companies working in telematics, AI, supply chain, and more. The accelerator is focused on technologies that can take advantage of the Geotab platform and marketplace. Are you ready to help shape our future by making the world a better place? Let’s do it together.

Empower.

Torque Labs empowers innovative teams, researchers, and individuals to develop the future of telematics using emerging technology to transform our cities and transportation systems.

Join us to access mentorship, funding, resources, and insights from a global network of connected vehicles. Put your ideas into motion with support from Geotab technical experts, engineers and data scientists.

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Innovate.

The Torque Labs program fosters innovation on many levels. Mentorship, workshops, resources, and commercialization opportunities are available.

Get ready to innovate and accelerate your ideas. Workshop themes include Proof of Concept (PoC) development and implementation of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development and design. Receive access to Geotab data sets and internal teams. Benefit from introductions to customers and our wide network of innovative partners. Participate in exclusive events. Mentors are available for smart city and smart transportation research and development.

Accelerate.

Companies at all stages of development are welcome to apply, from pre-startup to startup and growth. Torque Labs is focused on technologies that can leverage the Geotab platform and Marketplace.

Teams with an inspired idea and companies already generating revenue and looking to scale can consider applying for Torque Labs support. We are looking for the following areas of focus: data science/machine learning, fleet management, computer vision, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, asset tracking, and IoT/hardware. If you already have a big idea that needs acceleration, bring it on. We are open to exploring all possibilities.

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Focus areas

At Geotab, we apply advancements in technology to challenges humans face today, and will face in the future. Safety, sustainability, comfort, and convenience issues all present opportunities for improvement. We want people to be safer in vehicles and on our streets. We want companies to benefit from our products by realizing improved efficiencies and better control of their assets. Here are some of the ways we are already delivering on our promise.

Smart cities

At Geotab, we apply advancements in technology to challenges humans face today, and will face in the future. Safety, sustainability, comfort, and convenience issues all present opportunities for improvement. Leveraging one of the world’s largest telematics-based data-sets, Geotab’s dynamic-insights and urban-analytics are being used to drastically improve city-wide safety and efficiency. Torque Labs partners will address key infrastructure challenges and develop new ways to deploy automated solutions for issues such as congestion, parking and poor road conditions.

Big Data and analytics

Self-driving cars and trucks are quickly becoming a reality. Vehicles are connected to our cities and our homes, transforming our lives and businesses. All these vehicles are collecting data as they move. Big data can analyse roads, drive profits, and help us build smarter cities. With our continuous collection of vehicle data, Geotab is leading this transformation, providing intelligent accident predictions, minimizing traffic jams, and identifying road improvements. This is truly an emerging opportunity for innovation.

Fleet management

Fleet tracking uses a vehicle tracking device and software to monitor and manage a fleet of vehicles. Through fleet tracking, a fleet manager or business owner can collect data on location and vehicle health, as well as driving behavior and fleet productivity. Geotab's open platform for telematics provides rich insights on fleet operations and driving activities. We expand the capabilities of these devices even further with many powerful Add-Ons, apps and software Add-Ins found in the Geotab Marketplace, so there is always room to grow.

Supply Chain

Global complexity of supply chain management and unpredictability of demand makes it difficult for organizations to deliver quality goods on time. Geotab is improving the reliability of the supply chain by increasing the visibility of goods scattered across the network through a better flow of information with GPS fleet tracking technology. This information provides managers with optimal capabilities to track and manage their operations through route visibility, cargo tracking, fuel cost tracking, and enhanced safety and efficiency.

How Torque Labs works

Mentorship

With access to Geotab team experts in areas including AI and deep learning, smart transportation and smart cities, Torque Labs provides mentorship and guidance to our accelerator teams and partners.

Workshops

Torque Labs workshop themes include Proof of Concept (PoC) development and implementation of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development and design. Participants are encouraged to put forward their ideas for future workshop themes.

Resources

Torque Labs resources include access to data and invitations to exclusive events. Take desk space and work in close proximity to fellow innovators. Experience a culture of innovation that encourages rapid prototyping, MVP product design, and redefining success and failure.

Commercialize

Torque Labs is a great way to bring your idea to reach captive markets. You may license the technology to an industry partner. For early stage discoveries, Torque Labs can invest additional funding into the research to move it closer to commercialization.

About the Accelerator Program

Participation in the accelerator program takes four to six months and focuses on commercializing technologies and scaling up current operations. All companies accepted into the program receive upfront funding to ensure they can stay focused on executing. Geotab builds lasting partnerships that support early stage companies to flourish and grow.

Requirements:

  • Focus on one or more of these areas: Data science/machine learning, fleet management, computer vision, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, asset tracking, IoT/hardware.

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