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Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with Plug and Play, a global startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, to explore Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous solutions that can be incorporated in Bobcat® equipment. This partnership will enable Doosan Bobcat to build mutually beneficial relationships with leading startup companies who can help bring a variety of technological solutions to market.

“We're happy to be working with Doosan Bobcat North America in our IoT and Mobility programs here in Silicon Valley,” said Sobhan Khani, vice president of Plug and Play IoT, Mobility, and Real Estate. “Partnering with the leader in compact construction equipment will provide great value to our startups. We look forward to helping them incorporate new technologies into their products."

As a key partner in Plug and Play’s IoT and Mobility programs, Doosan Bobcat can better identify technologies that will bring innovative solutions to its customers and ensure its machines and future services remain industry leading.

“We have identified specific technologies that will have a significant impact on how customers approach their future worksites, especially those associated with IoT, artificial intelligence, and autonomous solutions,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat North America. “As the market leader, it’s important that we continue our long-held commitment to innovation and employ forward-thinking technologies. Our partnership with Plug and Play will help us expand on these technologies through partnering with global, cutting edge startups.”

Doosan Bobcat North America is the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc., representing the world-renowned brands of Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products and Geith® attachments. These companies are industry leaders in the engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of compact construction equipment, generators, air compressors, lighting systems, light compaction equipment, and attachments.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, and PayPal. For more information, visit