CTI Young Drive Experts Award
Students, PhD Students and Graduates:
Submit your BSc and MSc papers, theses and PhD theses!
Under the patronage of:
|Federal Minister of
Economics and Technology
Dr Philipp Rösler
Message of greeting from Dr. Philipp Rösler, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, for the 4th CTI Young Drive Expert Award
Germany is pursuing the ambitious goal of becoming a global lead market and leading supplier of electric vehicles. We have already made great strides on our path towards achieving these aims. However, there is still a long road ahead of us. It is therefore all the more important for us to let competition and the market serve as drivers for innovation. No-one knows better than companies and consumers which the best approaches are for the long term. We will continue to support this competition for innovation, for example in the field of research and development. It is equally important for companies to invest early in the training of their personnel – for the clever young professionals of today are the key to realising the electric mobility goals of tomorrow.
It is at this point that the CTI Young Drive Expert Award comes into play. This award recognises the highly creative and innovative ideas of young engineers in the field of drive and transmission technology. It is therefore a great pleasure for me to serve once again as patron of the CTI Young Drive Expert Award. I would like to wish all participants every success in the competition!
Dr. Philipp Rösler
In December 2012 during the 11th CTI Symposium again young engineers will be awarded for their outstanding works.
Visions of innovative transmission and drive technology
The academic newcomers will be presenting their research findings to an expert audience. The transmissions and drive landscape is sure to benefit from their new ideas and fresh impulses!
Free participation and presentation of the theses
at the CTI Symposium for the winner!
An independent panel of experts will select and award the most interesting papers of 2012. Winners are invited to attend the two main days of the Symposium (4 and 5 December 2012) free of charge. They will present their findings personally in the form of posters at the specialist exhibition ’Transmission Expo’. This can be an excellent starting point for a promising career in the auto industry!
Conditions of entry and selection criteria
The award is open to: BSc and MSc papers, theses and PhD theses that were completed after 1 November 2011, and which have been reviewed as ’excellent’. We welcome all topics that examine solutions and concepts relating to any aspect of transmission, drive and component development for vehicles (in all areas). The assessment criteria are: innovation, originality, and practical relevance for tomorrow’s sustainable, efficient and cost-effective drive technology.
How to enter
Please submit the following as an attachment by email:
- The short version of the paper (max. 2 pages and 4 images) describing the task and the solution,
and explaining why the paper is innovative
- Proof of grading (confirmation by the examiner)
- A short CV and a color portrait photo
- Your full contact details
We will confirm receipt by email.
Applicants may submit only one paper.
- The closing date for entries: 15 October 2012
- The final date for judging: 13 November 2012
- The awards ceremony will be held on: 4 December 2012
- Poster presentations will be on: 4 and 5 December 2012
The best entries will be published on the event’s homepage from 12 December 2012
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Prof. Dr Peter Tenberge
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Prof. Dr Stephan Rinderknecht
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), o. Prof. Dr Dr h. c. Albert Albers
Technische Universität München, Prof. Dr Heinz Ulbrich