The 2019 call for projects for the ACF Automotive Startup Grand Prix, powered by the ESSEC Alumni Automobile Club, has been very successful: 75 applications.
The announce has been made by the Automobile Club de France and the ESSEC Alumni Automobile Club.
The 2019 ACF Automotive Startup Grand Prix rewards the most innovative startups in the field. The two first editions of the ACF Grand Prix have thus attracted over 130 different startups.
Efforts are now focused on the April 8th 2019 event. The final of the competition will be hosted by the Automobile Club de France. Prizes worth nearly 150,000 € to be won, discover them here: rewards
The ACF Automotive Startup Grand Prix has also announced the organisation, also on April 8th, of the first Day of Automobile Innovation. It will welcome Place de la Concorde, AutoTech Disruption, the France AutoTech event, an organisation which regroups the innovative startups of the automotive industry.
Louis Desanges, President of the Automobile Club de France and President of the Jury:
We are very satisfied with these 75 applications. The 2018 Grand Prix was a successful first edition. In 2019 it is solidly establishing its position on the French automotive scene. On April 8th, the ACF is also happy to welcome within its walls France Auto Tech, thus becoming on that day the true home of AutoTech.
I am convinced this will be a successful day. The members of the jury and I have started to examine the 75 applications and we are already impressed by their quality and diversity.
Thierry Peugeot, President of the ESSEC Alumni Automobile Club and President of the Supervisory Board of the ESSEC Group:
2019 will be the year of a new successful collaboration between the ESSEC Alumni Automobile Club and the Automobile Club de France. The 75 applications received as well as the arrival of France Auto Tech jointly with the GPACF are unprecedented events. I would like to thank wholeheartedly the startups which believe in the abilities of the ACF Automotive Startup Grand Prix to help them develop their activities. May the best startup win!
Michaël Fernandez, President of France AutoTech :
To reinvent the French automotive heritage in the digital era, that is the mission of the startups, members of France AutoTech. They are convinced that a more responsible automobility will be possible tomorrow if it is connected, autonomous, digital, electric and shared. What could be better than the Automobile Club de France to embody this renewal? It is a great honour for us to join forces with the ACF Automotive Startup Grand Prix which has become since its creation the reference in AutoTEch competition. On April 8th 2019 we will bring together the AutoTech ecosystem.