Last update : October 4th, 2016

Where can i find the form to submit my project?

The project form is accessible only after at least two members have been officially confirmed. Once the team leader has formed a team he/she must create an account on the Valeo Innovation registration platform called "My team". The page "My Project" is now available to complete project submission.

I don’t have time to finish my project, is it possible to send it after the deadline?

All projects must be submitted on January 31, 2017 at 12 noon, French time.

Is it possible to modify my project after the deadline?


I can’t find others students to work with me on my project, Is it possible to be alone?

No, according to the challenge’s rules, project must be done by teams of 2 and 5 students.

How do I remove a team member?

A remove button is available on "Your Team" page, only a team leader can remove members, a member can also decide to remove is account on his own.

Do I have to answer to all questions for my application to be accepted?


Is it possible to provide you a certificate instead of our student card?

Yes, you can provide a valid certificate proving that you are student (PDF format).

What is the deadline for entering?

All entries must be submitted by 12:00 noon CET on January 31 2017.

Must the team leader representative have a scientific or technical qualification?

Not necessarily.

Can the same team submit several projects?

Only one project per team is authorized.

Can a member of one team be a candidate in another team?

A candidate may not be a member of two different teams.

Who will be on the jury? What are the jury members’ competencies?

The contest jury will be chaired by Valeo’s Chairman & CEO. Its members will include Valeo’s COO, the Innovation and Sales Directors, and third parties recognized for their experience and professional expertise (e.g. scientists, designers, sociologists, philosophers).

How can I make sure that my application has been received?

Candidates will be informed that their application has been received by e-mail.

Can I change my application?

Yes until January 31, 2017 (noon CET) the team members or the project may be changed.

Who should I send technical questions to? What about administrative questions?

Participants may address any questions to: questionsvaleoinnovationchallenge.mailbox@valeo.com

At what stage does Valeo give the 5,000 euros to the 20 finalists? At the beginning or at the end?

The sum will be distributed by bank transfer to each team leader at the beginning of the mock-up phase as soon as the bank information has been received.

Which language should the entry submission be written in?

All entry submissions must be written in English.

I am not a student: may I take part?

No, this contest is exclusively for students.

May I submit a project on my own?

No: to join the contest, a team must consist of two to five members and can include a teacher (Faculty).

Which video formats are allowed?

The accepted video formats are .avi, mp4 and .mpeg

Can several teams from the same school compete?

Yes, several teams from a same school can compete.

Which administrative documents are required for participants?

A scan of their ID university card.

Can we add new team members after submission?

Yes you can add team member until January 31, 2017 (noon CET) (Paris time).

I am a student, however I will not be anymore in 2017. Can I take part in contest?

You can participate to this challenge if you still have a valid student card the day you register.

Are the postgraduate students eligible for applying a projects for Valeo Innovation Challenge contest?

Of course, postgraduate students are eligible. The only condition is to be student and be part of a University or Technical, Scientific School when you register.