2018 Autocar Courland Next Generation Award: registration is open for the

Registrations are open for the tenth edition of the race of the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award, the competition that each year finds and nurtures the bright new talent for the automotive industry.

The award, which was launched in 2009 by Autocar in partnership with Courland Automotive and the Society of motor Manufacturers and Traders, the challenges to anyone between the ages of 17 and 25 to come up with an innovation or problem-solving idea that could improve the automotive industry in the UNITED kingdom. Participants must reside in the UK or study in a UK school, college or university and must be eligible to work in the UK.

A team of industry judges evaluates the participants ‘ ideas, based on innovation, the technical and commercial viability, and how easily the innovation can be implemented. Offer for the winner of a prize, consisting of £8000 and valuable industry work experience at Horiba, Mira, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Nissan and Toyota.


Previous winners of the ideas between which an exhaust gas-driven generator power to the engines being downsized, as well as an energy capture system that combines photovoltic body panels on electric and hybrid vehicles capture the energy of the sun, and nanobattery storage cells located in the carbon fiber panels to store the energy.

Autocar editor-in-chief and lead judge Steve Cropley, said: “year on year the calibre of entries we receive for this competition raises the bar higher.

“This award was created to find, cultivate and encourage new talent for the automotive industry and we are really proud of the way in which continues to go from strength to strength.”

To learn more about the Next Generation of the Award, and send in your question here.