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What do we do exactly?

MDI SA owns and manages the intellectual property of MDI research and technology. And so, the principal activity of MDI is to sell operating and manufacturing rights and licenses to investors, partners or other companies.


The production and the distribution of innovative products is not currently part of MDI activities. But whether it is a mobility product or energy storage product license, MDI transfers the know-how, the training and the tools guiding them in for the concerned manufacturing process. The licensees will be able to produce, sell and deliver the products on the side, region or country according to the geographical terms set by the license as well as the laws and regulations of the area where it operates.


The number of deals, closed or in process, is increasing. Tata Motors, for example, bought all the licenses of MDI for the whole India and so no one can operate or buy any license in India no more. There are still many negotiation opportunities throughout the world for licenses and partnerships with MDI.

Availability of licenses

Through its licensees, MDI continues to forge itself a truly international presence.

As regards the current state of license distribution, there are four potential scenarios:


We are yet to 
establish contact 
in the country in 

Advanced discussions
are underway for certain 
products and/or certain
predetermined parts of 
the country in question.
A contract is yet to be
sign, therefore all the 
licenses remain 

Some licenses have
been secured  but a
number remains
available for certain
products and/or certain predetermined parts of the

in question.

There are no more
licenses available

for the country

in question.
In the case of India,
TATA Motors has
acquired all
MDI technology
licenses covering
all applications.

Industrialization concept

The opposite of the classic approach to car manufacturing and its centralization of vast production factories.

MDI has developed numerous small production facilities across 5 continents. There are multiple advantages to this concept:


80% of the vehicle is built in site

A central MDI purchasing office for the suppliers of the remaining 20%

A lower import tax as a result and no currency fees

Wealth generation which remains in the producing country and a revenue share

A larger workforce

Lower logistics levels and management costs

Smaller built-up areas and land

Lower CO2 and pollution emissions caused by the transport of finished vehicles and raw materials

Interested in getting a license?

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