Tomorrow’s mobility needs innovative young talent

The CTI Young Drive Experts Award will be presented for the second time at the 9th CTI Symposium on “Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drivetrains”.

Düsseldorf/Berlin, August 2010. The further development of conventional and alternative drivetrain technologies will decide the future viability and competitiveness of the automotive industry. The consequences of the upheaval in the automotive industry resulting from further efficiency improvements, a changed awareness of mobility and electrically-powered vehicles include some major achievements in terms of innovation. This is the second time that conference and seminar organizer CTI has offered the “CTI CTI Young Drive Experts Award” for the encouragement of up-and-coming academics in the field of drivetrain technologies. Under the patronage of Rainer Brüderle, the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, young engineers are invited to submit their research projects, their degree dissertations and doctoral theses or their Bachelor’s and Master’s theses on the wide-ranging topics of drivetrain and transmission technology by October 29, 2010.The winners will be able to present their theses to an expert audience in the context of the “Transmission Expo” exhibition at the “9th International CTI Symposium on Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Drivetrains” in Berlin on November 30 and December 1, 2010, and will receive their awards in front of the plenary session of the CTI Symposium on November 30, 2010. The best theses will be evaluated by a jury of independent experts. The jury includes Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Albert Albers (University of Karlsruhe), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Technical University of Brunswick), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Rinderknecht (Technical University of Darmstadt) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge (Technical University of Chemnitz) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Ulbrich (Technical University of Munich).

“With innovative technologies, German companies will continue to hold a leading position on the world’s markets. The challenges for the automotive industry are great – as are the opportunities,” states Federal Minister of Economics Rainer Brüderle in his greeting to the CTI Symposium. He also says he is delighted to become patron of the CTI Young Drive Experts Award and praises the broad spectrum of the symposium, including the encouragement of up-and-coming talent.

“We want to encourage up-and-coming engineers to maintain their enthusiasm for the interesting and important topic area of drivetrain and transmission technology, and in addition to the award, we offer the winners an ideal starting position for making personal contacts in the industry,” said Sylvia Zenzinger, Project Manager of the CTI Symposium.

The evaluation will be completed by November 13, 2010. After the award ceremony on November 30, the theses will be published on the homepage as of December 6.

Further information about eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application formalities, as well as the 9th CTI Symposium on “Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drivetrains”, can be found on the Internet at:


Dr. Nadja Thomas

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