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SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation 2012 - supported by The Times - competition closes on September 2nd...don't forget to enter!

23 Aug 2012

The SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation, sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times, is returning for its third consecutive year. It aims to showcase innovative design and engineering in the UK automotive industry. The Award will acknowledge innovation, ingenuity and technical excellence, and reward ideas which have either already delivered benefit , or have the potential to deliver excellence, to the UK motor industry.

Last year, over 30 participating organisations covered the full breadth of the UK automotive industry, from passenger cars, engines, buses, coaches, light to heavy commercial vehicles and more. Submissions included a hybrid drive system, an EV charging unit and a sophisticated blind spot detection system, from which six were short listed, and given extensive profile within the automotive industry.

Jaguar Land Rover won the 2011 Award for the Land Rover Range_e, an affordable plug-in hybrid 4×4 concept with respectable range. In 2010, it was Gordon Murray Design for the iStream manufacturing process.

The short listed entries for 2012 will be featured at the SMMT Annual Dinner in November, in front of an audience of 1,000 people, when the winner will be announced.

SMMT welcomes entries from all MIA members and your submission must be received by midnight on 2 September. Entries should cover only those innovations which were created no earlier than 1 January 2010.

Entry is FREE and open to an individual, team, department or as a submission on behalf of an organisation, provided there is a link with the UK automotive sector.

For more information please visit - www.smmt.co.uk/aai

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