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What will brakes look like in 2025? FISITA and Daimler launch Student Innovation Competition

2 February 2015

FISITA today announces the launch of a brand new global competition to inspire young engineers around the world to predict what brakes will look like in the future.

The Daimler Student Innovation Competition will award thirty winners EUR 300 to travel to Dresden, Germany and attend EuroBrake, the world’s largest braking conference and exhibition, run by FISITA between 4-6 May 2015 in order to present their visions of the future to leading engineers from around the world.

This unique opportunity is part of a special three day programme of activities that will include an exclusive Q&A session with high level industry executives, a private tour of the city, and the competition final hosted at the International Congress Centre, to which all 800+* EuroBrake delegates will be invited. Three overall winners will be selected by a team of judges and awarded the competition grand prize of EUR 500 each.

Chris Mason, Chief Executive of FISITA, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to become engaged with the motor industry. The partnership with Daimler represents FISITA’s long-term commitment to investing in the careers of young people, who we see as the lifeblood of our industry. Showcasing these ideas at our EuroBrake conference in May provides young engineers from around the world with a chance to catch the eye of leading industry figures.”

EuroBrake brings together engineers, manufacturers, academics, researchers and students on an annual basis in order to network and support technical development within the friction surface sector. This FISITA event is acknowledged as the ‘must attend’ event of the year within the global braking community.

The Daimler Student Innovation Competition opens on Monday 2nd February 2015. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st March 2015.

For information on how to apply, visit: