Seeking Applicants For The CLEPA Innovation Awards 2023

  • CLEPA - The European Association of Automotive Suppliers
  • From Belgium
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : Strategic project backed by large scale funding €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

The automotive supply industry is driven by cutting-edge technologies and an innovative mindset. A successful mobility transformation is not possible without the contributions of automotive suppliers. In fact, the mobility-technology industry is one of the most innovative in the EU, with €30 billion invested in R&D each year.

The CLEPA Innovation Awards continue to celebrate and recognise the innovative excellence of the European automotive supply industry, and invites, companies, SMEs and start-ups from across the automotive supply ecosystem to submit applications on their latest innovations!

This year’s edition has a special focus on the pioneering achievements supporting the twin Green and Digital transition of Europe.

This contest and flagship event is organised by CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, with the support of Deloitte.

CLEPA - The European Association of Automotive Suppliers

This year’s edition has a special focus on the pioneering achievements supporting the twin Green and Digital transition of Europe.


Connected & Automated Driving

(Software-enabled functionalities, Environment-perception sensors, Decision-making, AI, HD mapping, V2X...)

User-centric Experience

(HMI, Multi-sensorial perception, Comfort, Augmented reality, Inclusive vehicle design...)

Safety & Security

(Crashworthiness, Protection of vehicle occupants, Protection of vulnerable road users, Advanced braking systems...)

The mobility technology industry is undergoing its biggest transformation in history. The digitalisation of the mobility world includes the development of new systems, software and services, as well as the smartisation of parts and components that are contributing immensely to the overall performance, safety, and quality of a vehicle. New features enabling connectivity and automation are increasingly facilitating the overall experience of personal mobility. Vehicles are today safer than ever before. European countries and the industry are committed to creating a transportation ecosystem with zero casualties by 2050. Many of the technologies underpinning this goal are in production, while ever-more sophisticated and effective safety systems are being developed. Smart mobility is also advancing comfort and productivity for the driver and passengers, as well as making the interaction with the vehicle’s surroundings smoother and more enjoyable. The field of ‘Digital’ recognises the achievements of smart solutions in the overall mobility ecosystem.


Electrification and alternative powertrains

(Battery technologies, BMS, Fuel-cell systems, Electric motors, Power electronics, EV recharging, Range extenders, On-board fuel storage...)

Green services

(Battery swapping, Recycling services...)

Sustainable product

(Materials, Circularity, LCA, Eco-design, Lightweighting, Manufacturing...)

The European Union strives to reduce environmental impact as part of global efforts to mitigate climate change and air pollution. The mobility technology industry supports this objective and is contributing to achieving it by delivering technology solutions that advance overall vehicle performance and efficiency, developing parts with more sustainable materials, new systems, and improved powertrains and processes. Technologies that contribute to climate-neutral mobility by 2050, such as rapid electrification (including PHEVs) and the use of sustainable renewable fuels, hydrogen... The domain of ‘Greem’ recognises the innovation efforts of organisations contributing to making mobility more sustainable.

Why do organisations apply?

Brand Enhancement

Winners and nominees receive significant exposure through CLEPA communication channels, and those of the national associations.


Applications will be reviewed by a list of expert jury members and awarded technologies will be presented as top examples on our Innovation platform in front of policymakers and stakeholders.

Media Coverage

Over the years the awards have brought substantial media coverage for winners and nominees in respected automotive magazines.


The Awards ceremony provides participants with the opportunity to establish new connections with other industry players, stakeholders and decision makers in Europe. Take the opportunity to network and bring your business to a higher level.


18 October 2023 - Brussels

The selected technologies for the 8th edition of the CLEPA Innovation Awards will be unveiled during a special ceremony taking place in Brussels on 18 October 2023. #CLEPAawards202

Information to consider before applying

Competition categories

Organisations can submit multiple online application forms to one or both of the two main categories: Green and Digital mobility. The same technology can also compete for awards in both categories.

Application fee

There is a €200 + VAT fee for each application form, except for SMEs and Start-ups, who may apply free of charge pending certification.


An international jury of experts will assess the applications, taking into consideration their level of ambition, market impact, implementation, ESG, and contribution to society.

For further information, please contact

Related Keywords

  • Automation, Robotics Control Systems
  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Road Transport
  • Road Vehicles
  • Automotive engineering
  • Automotive electrical and electronics
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Lightweight
  • Mobility (road, aerospace, marine)
  • Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Aerospace

About CLEPA - The European Association of Automotive Suppliers

CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers promotes, defends and represents, in Europe and internationally, the interests of the motor equipment and parts industry by:
- supporting the EU decision-making process in fields affecting the automotive business,
- ensuring harmonious development of international trade,
- contributing to relevant stakeholder consultations,
- actively endorsing the development of the necessary framework conditions,
- providing expertise on European projects and fundraising,
- organising industry networking and trade events.

Founded in 1959, based in Brussels, CLEPA is the accredited partner to the European institutions, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and fellow associations representing automotive suppliers.

CLEPA represents over 120 of the world's most prominent automotive suppliers directly and 3000+ indirectly through 25 National trade and European sectoral associations.

CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers and its members are committed to winning the battle of competitiveness by ensuring that investments are focused on:
- innovation,
- safety,
- energy efficiency,
- environmental protection,
- sustainable development: skills enhancement, social responsibility, sound economic growth.

The European automotive supply industry employs 5 000 000 people, turns over 600 billion euros annually and invests 15 billion euros per annum in Research, Development, and Innovation.

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