The event served as a platform to recognize 12 Top Innovators who are spearheading advancements in the twin transition towards digitalization and sustainability, with a special emphasis on the Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV).
Highlighting the pivotal role of auto suppliers in shaping the future of mobility, Mr Benjamin Krieger, CLEPA’s Secretary General, emphasized, “The Awards serve an important purpose – to recognize the latest technologies from automotive suppliers and to underscore the exceptional efforts being made within our sector. We focus on the Digital and Green twin transition because the demands of the digital transformation and sustainability require faster, more advanced, and diverse solutions.”
The esteemed panel of 41 expert jury members, representing academia, industry, and the research and innovation community, rigorously evaluated the applications, considering aspects such as market readiness and impact, to select the top innovators.
Mr Thorsten Muschal, President of CLEPA, underscored the significance of the Awards in driving EU competitiveness. “As we transform our industry, it is imperative to create an attractive business environment, establish enabling conditions, and allow for innovation by adopting technology diversity. This approach lessens dependencies and accelerates our journey towards climate-neutrality.”
Deloitte’s Mr Elmar Pritsch, introducing the Digital category, shared insights from a recent survey on the future of SDVs, highlighting the industry’s evolving landscape and the critical role of software in shaping consumers’ choices.
The CLEPA Innovation Awards 2023 exemplify the industry’s commitment to fostering a safer, smarter, and more sustainable mobility landscape. Discover the cutting-edge innovations by Top Innovators and access the Deloitte study and other related materials at the CLEPA Innovation Awards website.