Since 2013, Valeo has been organizing an international challenge for students from all over the world, in which they become stakeholders in automobile innovation by imagining an innovation which will, between now and 2030, make the car smarter and more intuitive.
For the first edition, more than 1,000 teams from 55 countries submitted projects offering bold solutions for the car of the future. In 2015, after a strict selection process involving sixty Valeo experts alongside independent scientists, the 20 best projects have been selected in order to develop a prototype to take part in the final. Seven teams have been invited to Paris to present their project to the grand jury. The winning team wins 100,000 euros.
The Valeo Innovation Challenge has become a permanent fixture. On September 29, 2015, the 2015 edition currently taking place will end with the prize-giving ceremony, and the 2016 edition will be officially launched at the same time.