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Innovation in Mobility Awards

Entries are now being accepted for SAA's Innovation in Mobility Awards.

The winners will be announced at the Strategic Planning and Innovation Summit on October 17, 2019. The event will be held at AAM in Detroit.

There are two award categories:

    1) Innovations in Lightweighting

    2) Technologies Enabling New Business Models

After completing the form below, please send a photo of the technology being entered, logo of company and any other related image to

All entries must be received by July 31, 2019.


About the Award Categories:

Innovations in Lightweighting: This award recognizes suppliers serving the North American and global automotive OEMs with innovative products or technologies that provide either direct or indirect mass savings. The 2018 winner, AAM, developed an innovative driveline technology (QUANTUM) that saved up to 35% mass compared to the incumbent solution without sacrificing performance or power.

Technologies Enabling New Business Models:

The nominees for this category would include suppliers, OEMs and service providers, that are pushing the boundaries in serving and proactively responding to the highly evolving “mobility” space. The award would identify the companies that are actively transitioning away from traditional business models and practices and adding new lines of business and services, including any of the following:

  • Electrification and Automated Driving
  • Focus on initiatives in and outside the traditional auto industry, i.e. eVTOL or charging infrastructures
  • Advanced propulsion technologies including batteries and motors/drives

An organization that has demonstrated a financial commitment to advancing innovation will also be recognized. 


Winners will also be featured in dBusiness, SAA's media partner.


About the Judges:

Judges for the 2019 Innovation in Mobility Awards include:

  • Abhay (Abe) Vadhavkar, Director of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
  • Hadrian Rori, Chief Technical Officer, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)
  • Lindsay Brooke, Editor-in-Chief of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Magazines, SAE International


The first-ever Strategic Planning and Innovation Summit is being held in partnership with:


    Please select the category you are entering.
  • This is the title of your entry (e.g. "ABC Company's Lightweight Gizmo" or "Acme Reinventing Itself From a Gadgets Maker")
  • Please provide why your product or organization is deserving of the award for the category you are entering.
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