Valeo Innovation Challenge evolves for third annual competition

The contest will now feature a new category and be extended to students in every discipline

Valeo Innovation Challenge evolves for third annual competition
The Valeo Innovation Challenge asks students to come up with an innovation or idea that will make cars smarter, cleaner, more fun and more intuitive by 2030.

Students from all walks of life may now take part thanks to the creation of a new category, ‘new ways of using cars’, which is aimed at bringing disruptive ideas to light.

Engineering students can still apply as usual in the ‘technical innovation’ category, which has existed since the project’s inception.

Students wishing to develop a product or a system are invited to register in the ‘technical innovation’ category, whereas those with an innovative idea, application or business model for the car of the future can take part via the ‘new ways of using cars’ category.

The winning team in each category will take home a grand prize of €100,000 and the second-place team in each category will receive €10,000.

Students have until January 15, 2016 to sign up on the contest’s dedicated website, form a team of two to five people and submit the first draft of their project.

After reviewing the projects, Valeo will announce the 24 teams shortlisted for the semi-finals (12 for each category) on March 18, 2016.

September 29, 2015–January 15, 2016 Teams formed and projects submitted
March 18, 2016 24 semi-finalist teams announced
March 18, 2016–July 23, 2016 Teams each given €5,000 to develop their project
September 23, 2016 Eight finalist teams announced
October 2016 Projects presented to the panel and winners announced

Valeo say the disruptive innovations that will shape the car of tomorrow could take the form of new technologies as well as innovative ideas associated with new ways of using cars.

For more information about contest and to register, select ‘More Details’ below.

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