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Valeo Global Innovation Challenge for Engineering Students

The challenge: Take an active role in automotive innovation by designing a prototype that will make cars smarter and more intuitive by 2030 and developing bold and revolutionary solutions for the future.

Deadline: February 2nd, 2015 12:00 noon Paris time.

Participants must compete in teams of two to five people.

Who can Apply?

The contest is open to students from engineering, technology and science schools and universities worldwide. Submissions are limited to one per person (same name and same e-mail address). Teams may be multidisciplinary and draw on the skills of students in other fields such as design, sociology, philosophy, urban planning, architecture, biology, etc.


The team selected as the grand prize winner based on the criteria defined by Valeo will receive one hundred thousand euros (€100,000), distributed evenly among all team members by bank transfer. The second- and third-place teams will each receive ten thousand euros (€10,000), distributed equally among all the members of each team.
In the event of a tie, the amount of one hundred thousand euros (€100,000) will be shared evenly among the members of the two winning teams, such that each team receives fifty thousand euros (€50,000).


Valeo is offering young engineers worldwide the opportunity to create the equipment that will make cars more intelligent and intuitive by 2030. Comprising teams of two to five people, engineering students can take part by presenting a relevant, innovative project in English. The aim is to stimulate the students’ creativity, enabling them to form multidisciplinary teams. In this way, engineering students can join forces with students in the social sciences or any other scientific discipline that they think could be useful for their innovation project.

The Valeo Innovation Challenge is part of Valeo’s innovation strategy, supported by the company’s annual Research and Development budget of over €1 billion. Innovation drives faster growth at Valeo, a technological partner to all automakers worldwide.

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