Automotive’s Only Award Dedicated to Vehicle Lightweighting
The Altair Enlighten Award is intended to honor the greatest achievements in vehicle weight savings each year; to inspire interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students and the public; to create further competition for new ideas in the industry; and to provide an incentive to share technological advances. The award offers nominees the chance to be recognized internationally as a leading figure in the effort to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets. The Altair Enlighten Award 2017 will be presented at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, Traverse City, Michigan, US on 31st July 2017
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2018 Enlighten Award
Would you like to get involved in the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award and gain global recognition for your vehicle lightweighting achievements? Download the nomination form today.
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The Altair Enlighten Award highlights achievements in lightweight design across the automotive industry. With the award winners receiving press coverage around the world, it is an excellent opportunity to become recognized globally as a pioneer in lightweighting technologies and methodologies.
Achieve recognition in the press worldwide
The 2016 Award was covered by more than 350 publications and news outlets across the world. Publications included: Automotive News, The Auto Channel, TenLinks, PlasticsNews, Wards Automotive, Desktop Engineering, Today’s Motor Vehicles and many more.
Featured in dedicated advertising
The winner of the Award will be featured in dedicated, full page advertising in the automotive heartlands of the US and Germany. Placements include SAE Automotive Engineering International and Automobil Industrie.
Recognition from your industry peers
Collect the award from the world renowned Center
for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar in Michigan; an event attended by the world’s most prominent automotive OEMs and suppliers.
Reward your design teams & attract new talent
Take back a physical award that represents your team’s achievements. Use the award to demonstrate your expertise to the industry and attract new talent to your organization.
Featured in interviews and blogs
Our winners are interviewed and featured in Altair’s popular ‘Enlighten’ and ‘Innovation Intelligence’ blogs.
Enter the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award Today
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Altair Enlighten Award has now passed. If you would like to discuss the potential to submit a late entry then please get in touch with us today.
Nominations for the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award are open from now until May 2018. Please select and download the form most appropriate for your entry.
Explore this year's and previous year's entrants to the Altair Enlighten Award. You can switch between the past years awards by selecting the year below. Hover over each nominee to view more details and download a factsheet.
President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Member of Altair’s Board of Directors
Professor of engineering practice and co-director of the Multidisciplinary Design Program at The University of Michigan
Founding chair and executive director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
Director of Design Engineering at Pratt & Miller Engineering
Founder and head of strategic consulting, CSJ Schmitz-Justen & Company
President of Theodore & Associates automotive industry consulting
Editor-in-Chief, Truck & Off-Highway Engineering Magazine at SAE International
(Former) Chief Engineer Body Complete Business Unit, Body Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover Product Development
Professor and Director of Automotive Strategy Research Institute at Tsinghua University
Managing Director, VDI Verlag GmbH and Editor in Chief of VDI nachrichten
Professor at Nihon University, College of Industrial Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Nihon University Center for Automotive Research
Award Partner: The Center for Automotive Research
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future direction of the global automotive industry. CAR, a nonprofit organization, is focused on a wide variety of important trends and changes related to the automobile industry and society at the international, federal, state and local levels.
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Media Partner: SAE International
Automotive industry engineers and product developers are pushing the boundaries of technology for better vehicle efficiency, performance, safety, and comfort. Increasingly stringent fuel economy, emissions and safety regulations, and the ongoing challenge of adding customer-pleasing features while reducing cost, are driving this development. As this year’s Altair Enlighten Award, SAE is providing access to its flagship publication, Automotive Engineering, for free. Click here for your subscription and to access informative, relevant technical information.
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