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Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour Automotive Start-up Sustainability
September 30, 2022

Pioneering motion is about teamwork, partnership, and innovation

The Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour is a global digital scouting event concept that offers current and prospective suppliers the opportunity to present ideas and new solutions directly to decision makers within Schaeffler. As leaders in shaping the future of mobility and motion, we understand the importance of cooperation with our customers, suppliers, partners, and society. Suppliers are a significant source of innovation for us. Therefore, we have launched the Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour series to turn outstanding ideas into winning products and solutions.

After an Innovation Hour with a broad range of topics in the beginning of 2022, we will now host an Innovation Hour with specific focus. As part of our strategy towards climate neutrality and our partnership with automotive suppliers, we would like to link our suppliers to start-ups in the field of sustainability. Therefore, we specifically invite start-ups, which can contribute to sustainability improvements at our automotive suppliers. The Supplier Innovation Hour on September 30 is your door opener to present your innovation in a further step to our suppliers during the Supplier Sustainability Innovations Automotive Europe Summit which will take place on October 10, 2022 on-site in Bühl (Germany).

Given the success of earlier editions, take the chance to apply for the Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour.
We invite you to submit your ideas, product innovations and process improvements that help our automotive suppliers to improve their sustainability activities.

What are we looking for?

We are particularly interested in your solutions & products in the following sustainability areas:

Green Energy

Own Green Energy Production

Green Materials

Recycling, Replacement, Efficiency

Green Production

Building, Machine and Tool Insulation, Energy-reduced Production, Reduction of Gas Consumption

Green Data

Data Solutions

Route to the finish line – how does this work?

August 9 - September 11, 2022

Application - Submit your solutions online

September 12-15, 2022

Evaluation - Review of submissions

September 16-23, 2022

Invitation - Shortlist of applicants for finale

September 30, 2022

Innovation Hour - Event day

We offer a chance to start-ups to present their innovations in a short pitch. Shortly after the event start-ups will be informed who will join the meeting on October 10, 2022.

Supplier Sustainability Innovations Automotive Europe Summit - Event day

Selected start-ups from the Innovation Hour will present their solutions to our Schaeffler Automotive suppliers on-site in Bühl (Germany).

Who we are – the innovation ambassadors!

The current session will be hosted by:

Prof. Dr. Florian Schupp, Senior Vice President Purchasing & Supplier Management Automotive Technologies

Prof. Dr. Florian Schupp
Senior Vice President Purchasing & Supplier Management Automotive Technologies

Prof. Dr. Florian Schupp on LinkedIn

Dr. Heiko Wöhner, Vice President Supply Management & Supplier Sustainability Automotive Technologies

Dr. Heiko Wöhner
Vice President Supply Management & Supplier Sustainability Automotive Technologies

Dr. Heiko Wöhner on LinkedIn

Apply now

Do you have an innovative solution, you would like to share with us? Apply now!

Do you have an innovative solution, you would like to share with us?

  • Please use our application form to apply for the Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour. We would highly appreciate that you submit a short video (max. 5 minutes) presentation of your Company and Innovation. Please provide your contact details as well as a detailed description of your solution.
  • Submissions will close on 6pm CEST on September 11, 2022

Submit your entry

Agenda

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for the live pitch session – the Schaeffler Supplier Innovation Hour – which will be hosted digitally on September 30, 2022 from:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (CEST)

  • Welcome address: Dr. Heiko Wöhner, Vice President Supply Management & Supplier Sustainability Automotive Technologies
  • Finale: Breakout pitch sessions (shortlisted applicants)
  • Closing: Dr. Heiko Wöhner, Vice President Supply Management & Supplier Sustainability Automotive Technologies
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