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CARUSO, one of the winners of the Zurich Innovation Championship to work together on the future of insurance

The CARUSO dataplace was selected from more than 2.600 submissions all over the world as one of the twelve global winners to work together with Zurich on future of insurance.

Munich May 05, 2022

CARUSO is happy to announce that it has been selected as one of the twelve global winners of the Zurich Innovation Championship 2021/2022 and will now enter a 13-week accelerator phase to test and grow their idea together with Zurich Germany. The Zurich Innovation Championship is a global startup tournament through which Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is seeking ground-breaking ideas to bring compelling products or services to Zurich customers and employees. Through four tournament categories – insurance reimagined, prevention and mitigation, simplicity, and sustainability- Zurich was looking for a broad spectrum of initiatives that could help them prepare for the future of insurance.

"We are happy and feel honored to have been selected as one of the global winners by Zurich. CARUSO demonstrates how connected car data can be used to drive innovation in the insurance sector. What makes us even prouder is the fact that we are the only winner coming from the automotive sector. It clearly shows the value and the benefits which our connected car data platform delivers to mobility end users.”

Norbert DohmenManaging Director of Caruso GmbH

"The pitches of the startups have shown innovative power and energy. We are glad that Caruso, a startup from Germany, is among the twelve winners, which we will support in the future."

Dr. Carsten SchildknechtCEO of Zurich in Germany

Zurich and CARUSO will now work together to potentially redefine what motor insurance could mean in the 21st century. During the accelerator that kicked off on 25 April, CARUSO, as one of the 12 winning startups, will benefit from both financial and non-financial support such as mentoring by Zurich executives and experts and access to business use cases. The following implementation phase then will bring the successful ideas to life and scale them globally.


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Tina Rauschenbach
Head of Customer Experience