As a leader in sustainable and connected mobility, Plastic Omnium organized the Innovation Challenge “ The Future of Eco-designed Vehicles ”, in partnership with SoScience.
The goal? To accelerate innovation by drawing on collective intelligence in an Open Innovation approach, bringing together start-ups, manufacturers, academics and, of course, Plastic Omnium teams to imagine disruptive solutions for “The Future of Eco-Designed Vehicles.
85 applicants, 16 collaborative projects, 8 finalists. The 3 winners are :
– Grand Prix for Innovation: SMART POLYMER BUMPERS, with smart materials enabling extended vehicle lifetime
– Jury Special Award: KIWEE, the alternative mobility service for suburban transportation
– Audience Award, chosen by the participants: EP TENDER, making long range electric vehicles more accessible
Laurent Favre, CEO of Plastic Omnium and the winners of the Audience Award
Félicie Burelle, Managing Director, with the winners of the Jury Special Award
Alexandre Corjon, EVP for Innovation with the winners of the Grand Prix for Innovation Award
These 3 teams will be financed for 6 months and will benefit from Plastic Omnium’s support to develop their project.
This open innovation approach nurtured passionate exchanges and amazing collaborations: a great way to meet the challenges of a more sustainable mobility.