13 February 2018
13 February 2018
The ALLIANCE (Affordable Lightweight Automobiles Alliance) project in collaboration with INNOGET is offering an exclusive opportunity for INNOGET users to submit their lightweight innovations to the ALLIANCE project technology call.
The successful submission will be fast-tracked to the validation phase of the ALLIANCE Lightweight Open Innovation Challenge. Large and small companies, research centres, universities and individuals with innovative lightweighting technologies are invited to submit their ideas, co-develop them with the ALLIANCE OEMs, suppliers, and knowledge partners, and shape the vehicles of tomorrow.
Europe’s key car manufacturers, including Daimler, Volvo, Opel, Toyota, Volkswagen, CRF – the Research Centre of FCA; suppliers (Thyssenkrupp, Novelis, Batz, Benteler) and knowledge partners (Swerea, Inspire, Fraunhofer LBF, RWTH-IKA, KIT-IPEK, University of Florence, Bax & Company, Ricardo) are the forces behind ALLIANCE. They share the common goal of reducing vehicle weight by developing new materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as optimising part design. The ALLIANCE partners are providing innovators with one final chance to participate in the competition and present their lightweighting solutions in two categories: Materials, and Manufacturing.
Potential applicants have until 1 March to submit their innovations through INNOGET.
ALLIANCE is a research and innovation project on automotive lightweighting, co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and supported by EUCAR, the European Council for Automotive R&D.
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