Your Automotive News PACE Award application is more than a public statement of commitment to innovating products and processes. Applying signifies:
- Market acceptance of your innovation
- Readiness to publicize your team’s success
- The ability to stand up to a rigorous review by an independent panel of industry experts
- Your team should apply if you want to:
- Strengthen an innovation culture
- Accelerate your innovation tempo
- Sharpen your brand image as an innovative company
- Applying is a way to celebrate your engineering and marketing team successes
- Following a rigorous review of their application, PACE Award Finalists get a valuable assessment from an independent judging team
Being a PACE Award Finalist means global industry recognition which will help you attract new customers and key engineering talent.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- Suppliers with innovations delivered to automotive assembler's with a significant impact on vehicles produced between the start of the 2017 Model Year and the end of the 2018 Calendar Year.
- Vehicles include Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, Commercial Trucks, Trailers, and Buses, plus Two or Three Wheel Devices used for personal transportation
- Innovations include Products, Processes, Materials, or Capital Equipment
- Information System enabled changes affecting vehicles, connectivity, usability or vehicle operations