Grand Prix ACF AutoTech is now the leading competition in the automotive industry. Since 2018, the Automobile Club de France and ESSEC Automobile Club have been promoting, rewarding and supporting the most innovative French and international startups in automotive use, commercialisation, manufacturing and design.
Featuring a high-profile panel of judges made up of leading entrepreneurs and top figures from the automotive industry, this large-scale event acts as a springboard and accelerator for new technology and transport.
Three awards to win
GRAND PRIX ACF AUTOTECH
For startups in the most advanced stages of their development
PRIX PIONNIER ACF
For the youngest startups, in the early stages of their development (seed stage)
MENTION GPACF GREENTECH
For the finalist startup with the most eco-friendly product
5 OCTOBER 2020 – Applications are open
Organisations eligible to enter the Grand Prix ACF AutoTech: Automotive service and technology development companies that have registered their business activity on or after 1 January 2011 in any country worldwide, with at least 50% of the share capital owned by one or more private individual(s).
Applicants compete to win one of the three awards and prizes (worth a combined total of more than €200,000).
27 NOVEMBER 2020 – Application deadline
9 FEBRUARY 2021 – 6 finalists announced
Competition organisers announce the six startups selected for the final round of Grand Prix ACF AutoTech 2021. These finalists will receive guidance from the consulting firm Humeaning in preparing their speech, developing business relationships and promoting their image at the awards ceremony.
15 APRIL 2021 – Finalists announced and awards ceremony
The final round and awards ceremony will be held at the Automobile Club de France on Place de la Concorde in Paris. In attendance will be jury members, finalists and 300 guests from the automotive, high-tech and digital industries, business and media leaders, as well as partners joined this year by Michelin and La Tribune.
Jury – Grand Prix ACF AutoTech 2021
President of the Jury
Louis Desanges, President of Automobile Club de France
Thierry Peugeot, President of ESSEC Automobile Club
Anne Asensio, Vice-President Design of Dassault Systèmes
Patrick Blain, Former Executive Committee member, Renault-Nissan
Yann Bodéré, Managing Director of IoT.Bzh, Grand Prix ACF 2020
Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière President of the Automobile Club de France Endowment Fund
Félicie Burelle, Managing Director, Plastic Omnium
Béatrice Duboisset,President of Humeaning and Founder of Paris TedX Women Champs Elysées
Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia
Gilles Le Borgne, Executive Vice President Engineering, Renault Group
Elisabeth Lecuyer, President of Paris Business Angels
Frédéric Mazzella, President-Founder of BlaBlaCar
Christian Peugeot, Vice-President of Automobile Club de France
Alexis Poinsard, Corporate M&A Partner, Fidal
Romain Stutzmann, President of France AutoTech