Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018

Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018

Innovate for the car of tomorrow! Create your own start-up!

VALEO INNOVATION 2018

Valeo wishes to encourage students from all over the world to innovate and to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, offering the winners the opportunity to create their own start-ups.

 

THE AIM OF THE CHALLENGE

The aim is to reward an innovative project, whether it is a technological innovation or an idea for new ways to use cars. The participants will have to propose new solutions in one of the following categories:

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Vehicle electrification

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Autonomous vehicle

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Digital mobility

RULES AT A GLANCE

The competition is open to post-baccalaureate students worldwide in higher education from all disciplines and to the teachers, one per team.  

Entrants must compete in teams made up of between two and a maximum of five people.

Teams can take part to the challenge by presenting a relevant, innovative project in English by submitting:

 

1. mp4 video pitch (maximum 3 minutes) that explains the project in a clear, simple and audible way,

 

2. accompanied by 5 slides describing the composition of the team; the problem identified; the existing or known solutions; the proposed technical solution; the target market and the business model.

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

  • For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams!

    €200,000 to be shared!
  • For the 9 finalist teams

    16 weeks to accelerate your project
  • For the 9 selected teams

    Pitch in Paris
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€200,000 to be shared!

At the end of the competition the sum of €200,000 will be shared, as decided by the Jury, between the three winning teams of the Challenge. In addition to their prize, they will be offered the opportunity to join Valeo’s business accelerator

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16 weeks to accelerate your project

The 9 finalist teams will have 16 weeks to accelerate their project with the help of Valeo and external experts recognized for their experience and professional expertise, like scientists, designers, sociologists and architects.

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Pitch in Paris

9 teams will be selected to present their project in front of the Jury composed of Valeo's Top Management and other people from outside the company recognized for their experience and professional expertise: scientists, designers, sociologists, philosophers, business man.

GRAND FINAL IN PARIS!
October 12, 2018

The 9 running Teams will present their project in front of a Jury composed of Valeo's Top Management and other prestigious jury members!

ABOUT VALEO

 

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. As a technology company, we design innovative solutions for smart mobility, with a particular focus on intuitive driving and reducing CO₂ emissions. The Group also provides and distributes spare parts for automakers and independent aftermarket operators.

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