The Altair Enlighten Award 2017
Automotive’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting
The Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest achievements in automotive vehicle weight saving each year. It gives companies involved in automotive design and manufacturing the chance to be recognized as a leader in the development of lightweight solutions. The 2016 Awards were won by Cadillac for its CT6 and ContiTech for its polyamide crossbeam. The 2017 Award is now open and will be presented at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars next year.
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 2015 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.
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
Associate Editor at SAE International
Explore the previous entrants to the Altair Enlighten Awards. 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.
2017 Enlighten Award
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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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