A selection of some of the world’s most promising startups are en route to Silicon Valley.

Plug and Play, the internationally renowned innovation platform for startups, has revealed the names of the successful young companies that set to spend three months advancing their ideas in California this winter. Over 4000 early stage firms applied and that has been whittled down to 125. And these companies hail from all points on the compass, with entrepreneurs from countries including China, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, Istanbul and Poland due to take part in one of five programme streams.

“Startups have the ability to shift an industry and drive economic growth. Our goal is to find entrepreneurs who are not only passionate about changing the world, but who have created technologies that will directly impact our corporate partner’s focus areas,” explained Saeed Amidi, Founder & CEO of Plug and Play. “We look forward to inviting these startups to our headquarters and helping them grow their companies.”

Connecting startups to the real-time innovation needs of corporates, across a range of sectors, is what makes Plug and Play unique and highly popular worldwide. This latest cohort will network, pitch and advance their companies in one of five focus areas: Internet of Things, Mobility, Health & Wellness, Insurtech, and Travel & Hospitality. They will graduate at Plug and Play’s winter summit in early December.

To take part in other upcoming programmes from Plug and Play apply now.