Register deadline: February 28, 2018
Submit deadline: March 31, 2018
ERT & Simoldes – Call 4 Innovation contest aims to stimulate the most creative minds to develop ideas, materials and innovative products for the automotive sector, specifically for vehicle interiors, that may have the potential to create business opportunities in the future.
In its first edition, the competition will be divided into three different areas:
– new solutions (new functions and materials that have never been used in the automotive sector)
– conceptualisation (different shapes, colours, surfaces and materials that stir up an emotional response in passengers)
– materials functionalisation (giving materials a new life)
Launched by ERT – Innovation Effect and Grupo Simoldes, this competition is aimed at discovering new talents in science and technology who are members of Portuguese business incubation centres/technology parks, or higher education students attending universities in Portugal.
The best projects in each category will be awarded a 15.000 euros prize. The winners will also have the chance to build a prototype of their project which will be presented to potential clients in the automotive industry and to the media.
February 28, 2018
March 31, 2018
April 30, 2018
screen project proposals for submission to the jury
announcement of the winners