38th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

» History of the Competition

2008 Awards Gala - November 20, 2008

» 2008 Chair's Welcome
» Salute to Our 2008 Sponsors
» 2008 Sponsors with Logos
» Hall of Fame Winners: 1983 to 2007
» Grand Award Winners: 1971 to 2007
» Program Guide - Winners Marked

2008 Part Nominations by Category

    » Body Exterior
    » Body Interior
    » Chassis, Hardware & Powertrain
    » Environmental
    » Materials
    » Performance & Customization
    » Process, Assembly & Enabling Technologies
    » Safety
    » Hall of Fame

2008 Executive Awards

» Lifetime Achievement: Frank Macher
» Executive Leadership: FreedomCAR & Fuel Partnership
» Vehicle Engineering: Ford Flex Team

» Home


SPEís Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. Each year, dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle module and why it merits the claim as Yearís Most Innovative Use of Plastics. Applications must be on a commercially available vehicle by November 1st of the year in which a nomination is submitted.

Competition categories include:

* Body Exterior
* Body Interior
* Chassis/Hardware
* Environmental
* Hall of Fame
* Materials
* Performance & Customization (Automotive Aftermarket)
* Powertrain
* Process / Assembly / Enabling Technologies
* Safety

The competitionís most coveted prize - the Grand Award - is chosen from winners in the other categories.

This annual event typically draws 600 - 800 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, consultants, and media.

Funds raised from the event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help to secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.

For More Information

To find forms for part, vehicle, or executive nominations for the current year's Automotive Innovation Awards competition, please CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the SPE Automotive Division, please CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) International, please CLICK HERE.

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