Somaca issued the following announcement on Oct. 30.
The Renault Group is partnering with Segula Technologies to launch Twizy Contest, an international challenge that offers future engineers and designers the opportunity to find solutions for tomorrow's mobility, using their creative spirit around the Twizy platform.
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?
Offer innovative products and services to improve mobility in the cities of tomorrow. This is the challenge to these students. By having access to information from the Twizy platform, they are free to explore all their ideas to convince the jury. They must demonstrate the originality, the viability of their project and propose a promotional campaign. This is a unique opportunity to highlight the talents of participants: in addition to being part of a community of innovators, they have the opportunity to defend their projects in Paris before a jury of the Renault Group and its partners. This challenge can be a springboard for their professional career.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND WHAT ARE THE PRICES?
The competition is open to all French and foreign students (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, France, India, Romania, South Korea, Russia), enrolled in a university, a design school or an engineering school. By team of 5 people, they have until November 30 to submit their project online on the dedicated website: https://www.twizycontest.com/.
The top 10 folders will be selected for the rest of the adventure. In 2019, each national winner will be offered a Twizy from which he will make a prototype of his project, as well as 15,000 euros to be shared between the three winning teams. Then the "Twizers" will compete during the international final that will take place in Paris (all-inclusive trip). Finally, the international winner will win a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2020.
4 questions to Paul De-Chatelperron, Creative Technologist & Alliance Creative Lab Network Coordinator.
How was born the challenge of Twizy Contest?
Paul De-Chatelperron, Creative Technologist & Alliance Creative Lab Network Coordinator.
Paul De-Chatelperron: The Challenge was born last year following an informal exchange during the presentation of student work with Segula Technologies. Given the quality and relevance of the projects presented, we thought that it would be interesting to set up a competition together to renew the experience. All that remained was to find the support, the form and the subject. Naturally, the subject POM (Open Modular Platform, today become Twizy Open Platform) quickly arrived on the table because it was carrier of the values that we wanted to share to unite a community of students around innovation projects. Group.
How does this challenge serve the Renault Group's sustainable mobility strategy?
PD-C. : The mobility of tomorrow is always questioned. New actors come back every day and we have to face new concerns from the next generations (ecological, economic and social). Launching an international competition every year is a great way to better understand the issues of tomorrow, bring new ideas to our teams and make the bet to co-create with the future talents we will meet. This can only be beneficial for the Renault Group's sustainable mobility strategy.
PD-C. : We started on the basis of Twizy. This directly reinforces the Twizy Open Platform project which derives as its name suggests from this small vehicle because the ideas produced during the competition will complement the current reflections. In addition, his image fits perfectly with the spirit of the competition: agile, fun, innovative and ecological. A perfect illustration of the brief we asked the students who will form a community of Twizers (a mix between hacker and skateboarder to encourage students to divert objects and build on the constraints imposed by cities) with the aim of making our cities tomorrow's simpler to live!
Will you be a member of the jury and what do you expect from the candidates?
PD-C. : Of course! We will even closely follow other teams abroad (the competition is also deployed by the engineering centers of the Renault Group) because we are sure to meet the future talents of the company. For this, we expect them to be bold, creative and above all they have fun in this adventure! Let's go play!
Original source: https://group.renault.com/actualites/blog-renault/challenge-twizy-contest-imaginer-le-futur-de-la-mobilite/