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SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala








44th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program


Judging Dates:
  • First round of judging: Thursday, Oct. 2nd & Friday, Oct. 3rd
  • Second round of judging: Monday, Oct. 13
Date of Awards Gala: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Location: Burton Manor, Livonia (Detroit), Michigan -- Click for Map

REGISTER ONLINE AT SPEIAGregistration.com

2014 Program


2011-2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Award Program Chair:
Jeff Helms, Celanese Corp.

Registration & Tickets:
Dawn Stephens, SPE Automotive Division
email: information@speautomotive.com
Ph: +1.248.244.8993 extension 4
NEW: PURCHASE TICKETS OR TABLES ONLINE by visiting SPEIAGregistration.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
  • Electrical Systems
  • Hall of Fame
  • Materials
  • 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 600-700 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.


Event Schedule:
  • 4:30 pm - VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Ticona Engineering Polymers
  • 5:00 pm - Main Exhibit Opens - See this year's Part Nominations, plus New, Antique, & Specialty Vehicles
  • 6:30 pm - Seating in Main Auditorium - Dinner is Served
  • 7:00 pm - Automotive Innovation Awards Ceremonies Begin
  • 9:00 pm - Awards Program Ends, Afterglow - sponsored by Ticona - Opens for Everyone
  • 11:00 pm - Conclusion of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
REGISTER ONLINE AT SPEIAGregistration.com

Fliers & Forms


Benefits of Participation Flier Click to Download.

Program Guide Advertising Specifications Click to Download.
2014 Corporate Sponsorship Form Click to Download.
General Sponsorship Flier Click to Download.

Call for Part Nominations Flier Click to Download. Due September 1.
Part Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.) Part Competition Rules Click to Download.
Or See our FAQs About Submitting Nominations Click HERE.

Call for Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA) Nominations Flier Click to Download.
VETA Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.)


PLEASE NOTE: If you are having problems checking boxes in the Nomination Form Excel spreadsheets, please review your security settings and make sure you enable macros.

ADDRESS TO SHIP PARTS: Please note that all parts nominated for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Nominations should be shipped to the following address:


Celanese Corp.[HOLD FOR SPE]
2600 North Opdyke Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1940
Phone: 1.248.377.2700



NEW: PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS OR TABLES OF 10 SEATS ONLINE by clicking HERE.

Press Releases on 2014 Competition & Gala


SPE Announces Date, Location, Theme for 44th Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
Dr. Norm Kakarala Named SPE Auto. Div. Lifetime Achivement Award Winner for 2014





2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Winners by Category


Winner in the BODY EXTERIOR Category was also GRAND AWARD WINNER for 2013. Click on a winner image below to open a PDF of that winner for better viewing.





























2013 SPE Innovation Awards Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors.

Sponsorship Level

Organization

Logo

(Links to sponsor website)
Platinum Sponsor, VIP Reception & Afterglow Sponsor, Student Usher Sponsor Celanese Corp.
Special Recognition: Main Reception Sponsor BASF
Gold Sponsor American Chemistry Council - Plastics Div.
Gold Sponsor DuPont Automotive
Gold Sponsor Inteva Products LLC
Gold Sponsor Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI)
Silver Sponsor Advanced Composites, Inc.
Bronze Sponsor Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Bronze Sponsor Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Bronze Sponsor Continental Structural Plastics
Bronze Sponsor DSM Engineering Plastics
Bronze Sponsor International Automotive Components (IAC)
Bronze Sponsor LyondellBasell Industries
Bronze Sponsor Magna International
Bronze Sponsor Plasan Carbon Composites
Bronze Sponsor Polyscope Polymers
Bronze Sponsor SABIC
Bronze Sponsor Styron LLC
Bronze Sponsor Synventive Molding Solutions
Advertising Sponsor Styrolution America, LLC
Advertising Sponsor Trexel, Inc.
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Media / Association Automotive Engineering International Magazine
Media / Association Automotive NewsWire Magazine
Media / Association China Plastic & Rubber Journal
Media / Association China Plastic & Rubber Journal International
Media / Association Composites Technology Magazine
Media / Association CompositesWorld Weekly
Media / Association High-Performance Composites Magazine
Media / Association Industrias Plásticas
Media / Association JEC Group
Media / Association Modern Plastics India Magazine
Media / Association Noticiero del Plástico
Media / Association Plaspec Global Plastics Selector
Media / Association Plastech
Media / Association Plastics Engineering Magazine
Media / Association Plastics Technology Magazine
Media / Association Plastics: The Global Application Medium
Media / Association Prototype Today
Media / Association Reciclado y Plasticos
Media / Association Reinforced Plastics Magazine
Media / Association Rubber Fibre Plastics International Magazine
Media / Association SAE International®
Media / Association Technología del Plastico
Media / Association The Molding Blog
Media / Association WardsAuto.com



2013 INNOVATION AWARDS MODULE POSTED: All nominations accepted for the 2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition are now available on the Awards Module page, along with modules from the 1999-2012 parts competitions. Access the files by clicking HERE.

All part and event photos from the 2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala are now posted on our Flickr page HERE and are available for review & downloading. Not familiar with FLICKR? Click HERE to view some instructions.


LINK to Past Winners of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

LINK to Media Center to Read Press Releases on Previous Years' Events