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The future of driving is in your hands!

Oct 18, 2016
The challenge

Do you have a bold, disruptive idea to make cars more intelligent, intuitive, environmentally-friendly and fun? University students from around the world who are passionate about cars are invited to enter the 2017 edition of the Valeo Innovation Challenge. 

Calling all innovators

The Challenge will reward your passion, creativity and ambition in one of two categories: “Technological innovation” or “New ways to use cars”. Winners in each category will receive €100,000, while runner-ups will receive a prize of €10,000. And in 2017, the Challenge is kicking into high gear with two important changes. 

Accelerate your ambition 

Would you like to combine an aspect of your coursework with your project for the Challenge? Do you think your idea could benefit from an experienced eye? For the first time ever, you will be able to invite one of your professors to join your team. 
Are you looking to take your idea beyond the Challenge? In addition to the prize money, the winning team in the “Technological innovation” category will have the opportunity to join a startup accelerator partnered with Valeo. So you can take your project to the next level in a dedicated environment.

Do you accept the challenge?

Gather your teammates—including a teacher if you wish—and sign up for Valeo’s annual open innovation contest for students from all disciplines, around the world.  Since 2013, teams have submitted incredible ideas to improve safety, environmental sustainability and intuitive driving in cars.

Once your team is formed, brainstorm about your vision for the car of 2030. Then, it’ll be time to turn that vision into a reality. All ideas are welcome – big and small. 
It’s time for you to be in the driver’s seat of the car of the future. 

Are you up for the challenge?

Did you know?
  • Valeo has 155 production sites in 32 countries.
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  • Valeo works to make urban mobility safer and more sustainable.
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  • Valeo invented the Start-up system 12 years ago.
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