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Innovation Awards

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Innovation Awards Competition & Gala

About the Event

For almost 50 years the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program has been the most prestigious and largest competition of its kind in the world. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle and why it merits the claim as the Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics. This annual event typically draws over 700 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, and media. As is customary, funds raised from this event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help educate and secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.

Timeline of Festivities

  • 4:00 – 6:00pm VIP Reception
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm Main Event Reception
  • 6:00 pm Seating Begins
  • 6:15 – 7:00 pm Welcome/Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm Gala Program
  • 9:00 – 11:00 pm Afterglow Reception

A Special Thank You

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Award Categories & Past Winners

2019 Program Guide & Winners

2018 Program Guide & Winners

2017 Program Guide & Winners

2016 & Before Program Guide & Winners

Additive Manufacturing

Aftermarket & Speciality Vehicles

Body Exterior

Chassis/Hardware

Environmental

Materials

Powertrain

Body Interior

Process/Assembly/Enabling Tech

Safety

Hall of Fame

Lifetime Achievement

Vehicle Engineering Team Award

Grand Award

Quick Links

Archives

2019 Program Guide

2019 Nomination Slides

2018 Program Guide

2018 Nomination Slides

Honoring the Best in Automotive Plastics

2021 Innovation Awards