Altair Enlighten Award

Altair is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award, the automotive industry’s only award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle light-weighting to improve fuel economy and performance.

The Altair Enlighten Award 2014, presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), will recognize achievements in weight reduction across the automotive industry from motorcycles to passenger cars, light-trucks to commercial vehicles and buses. The award will be open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), systems/parts suppliers and materials suppliers from all automotive industry segments.

Automakers and their supply base are striving to reduce material usage and fuel consumption while improving vehicle performance and safety through weight reduction techniques. The Altair Enlighten Award provides a platform to showcase the success stories, allowing industry leaders to be recognized by their peers and emphasizing the need to achieve the next level of lightweighting technology.


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The objectives of the Altair Enlighten Award are to:


Why enter the 2014 Enlighten Award?

Promote your company’s expertise in automotive engineering and receive recognition from the automotive press and your peers by entering the 2014 Enlighten Award. Winners of the Award can expect to receive a significant amount of publicity during the award ceremony and afterwards via international engineering and design press. The 2013 award was won by BASF Corporation, a selection of materials featuring their success can be seen below.


Announcement of the winner featured in over 300 publications including:
Automotive Business Review
JEC Composites
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Composites World
and many more


BASF interview featured throughout automotive engineering press


Congratulations advertising featured in SAE Automotive Engineer Magazine


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