The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2022.
Innovation has been a key value of Webasto's corporate development ever since the company was founded. With a keen sense of trends, a deep understanding of the requirements of the automotive industry and a high level of development expertise, Webasto is always one step ahead of the competition. The automotive industry is in the middle of a profound transformation. Topics such as electrification of the powertrain, autonomous driving, digitalization in production and new ways of working are more present than ever and pose major challenges for both manufacturers and suppliers. However, we at Webasto see the big potential of these developments.
We want to tackle those
challenges with you!
Webasto pursues a dual strategy of strengthening its core business with roofs and heaters as well as expanding its business fields around electromobility. In doing so, we are always looking for new ideas of optimizing our technologies, products and processes in order to shape the future of mobility. With this initiative, we would like to bring suppliers together with experts at Webasto and promote joint developments.
For this purpose, we invite you to apply for the first Webasto Supplier Innovation Award including the chance to win a ticket to our Supplier Day 2022 and inspire the world of mobility with us.
Are you specialized in the
Core material & manufacturing processes
Webasto is continuously optimizing its products using cutting-edge materials and equipment thereby countering the increasingly demanding challenges being posed by the automotive industry. Key areas in which we search for innovative solutions are lightweight, alternative production materials, sustainable materials, packaging optimization & innovative mechanical concepts, safety, and comfort.
Design elements & optical appearance
When shaping the mobility of the future, Webasto thinks far beyond the next generations of vehicles and sets technological standards, even for the megatrends of tomorrow and requirements of our end customers. With ambient lighting, switchable glazing and shading solutions we create a unique customer experience inside the passenger compartment. Seamless integration of sensors, cameras, lights & antennas into roof systems ensures an optically attractive solution for autonomous vehicles. For our charging customers we can offer individual covers or custom designed housings. Key areas in which we search for innovative solutions are alternative and sustainable Materials for covers and housings, lighting solutions, coatings & glazings and advanced textiles.
Electronics & mechatronics
A particular strength is Webasto’s ability to incorporate our comprehensive electronic and mechatronic expertise into development and production. For our roof systems, heating systems, battery systems and charging solutions – ECUs are the brains operating in the background. Key areas we are looking for innovative solutions are ADAS sensors & cleaning systems, electromagnetic compatibility, safety & cybersecurity, energy management, contacting systems and digital services & connectivity.
Digital transformation is a journey, and it is part of our daily business. So, smart factory is a major topic at Webasto, thus new inspirations and fresh ideas are highly welcome. Focus areas that we are looking for are virtual commissioning, data analytics and smart maintenance solutions.
What´s in it for you?
Suppliers are important business partners for us. Together, we drive the further development of Webasto. We value the impetus for products, solutions and processes that we receive from our suppliers in the course of our collaboration. The Webasto Supplier Innovation Award 2022 is a digital scouting event concept that offers suppliers the opportunity to present ideas and new solutions directly to decision makers within Webasto across all our divisions.
By submitting your ideas, product innovations and process improvements you will get the chance to personally attend the Webasto International Supplier Day 2022. During this event you will get a comprehensive understanding of Webasto’s products and get valuable insights into our future needs and search fields. Furthermore, you will get the chance for deeper discussions and eventually become a part of Webasto’s supplier pool by giving you direct access to purchasers, research & development managers, and business owners. Let’s futurize together!
Route to your Ticket
Convince us of your innovative solution and apply for a ticket. The submission is possible until 31th of May 2022. Don't miss the chance to be part of the Webasto International Supplier Day in October 2022. We are looking forward to talk to you!
April 26 - May 31, 2022 Application
Submit your ideas online - please provide your ideas to our four innovation fields: Core Material, Design Elements, Electronics/Mechatronics and Smart/Digital Factory.
June 01 - June 10, 2022 Evaluation
Expert review of submissions - our Webasto Experts review and evaluation of submitted ideas.
June 14, 2022 Nomination
Information to the applicants - we inform best applicants to prepare a deep dive and presentation of submitted ideas.
July 4 - July 8, 2022 Pitch your solution
Virtual Pitch Event with Webasto´s ambassadors - best applicants to be invited to present their ideas virtually in front of Webasto Management.
Until end of July, 2022 Invitations to Supplier Day
Send out the invitations to winners - suppliers with awarded innovation ideas to be invited to our Supplier Day.
October 19, 2022 Supplier Day Participation
Get deeper insights to our innovation search fields - learn more about Webasto, our products and innovation fields.
Our ambassadors are business owners and experienced experts in the market. In our virtual pitch rounds you have the opportunity to present your innovative solution to the Webasto management.
Do you have questions about the Webasto Supplier Innovation Award? Read through our FAQs. Here we have listed the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All suppliers and companies that already work with Webasto and would like to present their new innovative ideas / fields. And also suppliers who would like to cooperate with Webasto in the future.
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