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Valeo challenges student to innovate

Valeo is inviting students from engineering, technical, science schools and universities from around the world to take an active role in automotive innovation by designing equipment that will help build smarter and more intuitive cars. Students will have the opportunity to develop daring and revolutionary solutions for the future.

Innovation is a fundamental aspect of Valeo’s identity. The contest serves to demonstrate that research and development are among the Group’s top priorities. This strategy guides the efforts of Valeo’s 9,000 engineers who innovate daily to develop the car of tomorrow.

The Group plans to recruit over 1,000 engineers and technicians per year over the next three years. It therefore aims to educate students about the challenges offered by professions in automotive technology.

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
▪  The idea’s boldness, originality and innovation
▪  Importance and relevance of the challenge addressed and inclusion of social needs
▪  Presentation value of the submission
▪ Mastery of required technical aspects
▪ Demonstration of feasibility of the project through the mock-up

The 20 projects selected for the prototyping phase will receive funding as outlined in Article 12 below.

The winning team will receive a grant of €100,000. All entries must be submitted by 8:00 pm CET on February 14, 2014.

Complete information about the contest as well as the online application form can be found at:, in the valeo-innovation-challenge section: