Date:
-
Location:
Detroit, United States of America ,
Burton Manor, Livonia (Detroit), Michigan

Organizer
SPE Automotive Division, 1800 Crooks Road, Suite A, Troy, MI 48084 USA
Phone:
+1.248.244.8993
www:
www.speautomotive.com
e-mail:
information@speautomotive.com
SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. 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 Year’s 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 competition’s most coveted prize - the Grand Award - is chosen from winners in the other categories.

This annual event typically draws 700-800 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.