Grupo Antolin presented the Design Challenge Awards
Last year, Grupo Antolin launched the first edition of the Design Challenge awards in which students from universities and design schools around the world had to imagine what vehicle interiors will look like in the years 2025-2030.
Jenn Lim, a student at the College for Creative Studies, received the award in the Best Concept of the Interior and General Project category, in an event celebrated in Grupo Antolin-North America headquarters, in Detroit (USA). The chairman of Grupo Antolin, Ernesto Antolin, presented this award. This category is awarded with €10,000. Jenn Lim won with her VISION 360º proposal.
The CEO of Grupo Antolin, Jesús Pascual, presented the Best Integration of Technology prize to Luis Carlos Moreno in an event celebrated in the company’s headquarters in Burgos (Spain). This student from the Polytechnic University of Valencia also won the Special Mention in the Innovation in Door Panels category. Luis Carlos Moreno was awarded with €6,000 by his ADAPTA proposal.
Pierre Senelet, a student from the Strate School of Design of Paris, was presented with his prize by Maria Helena Antolin, vice chair of Grupo Antolin. Senelet won the Special Mention in the Innovation in Instrument Panels category. This ceremony was held in the Technical Commercial Office, Grupo Antolin-France, in Paris.
Finally, Martin Eccles, commercial director of Grupo Antolin in United Kingdom, presented the Special Mention in the Innovation in Overhead Systems and the Special Mention in Materials and Colors to Kristen Tapping, a student from London South Bank University. The Special Mentions receive an award of €1,000.
The chairman of Grupo Antolin explained that Design Challenge is an example of our commitment to innovation, creativity and talent. “Grupo Antolin has rewarded innovative proposals that try to improve life on board and meet the future needs of car interiors, which will become more important with self-drive cars and digitalization”, underlined.
This competition, which will be run every two years, is part of Grupo Antolin's commitment to talent and innovation, which includes various initiatives and programs linked to professional development and innovation in the manufacture of car interiors.
Grupo Antolin wants to play a fundamental role in the transformation taking place in the sector, the biggest in its history. As a result, the company is working to develop innovative solutions in order to improve the experience on board the vehicle through smart interiors with the best technology, new materials and the best industrial processes.