of Automotive, Mechanical, E/E, Mechatronical and Mobility Engineering


2,000 €

PECHA KUCHA* Present your Paper live on stage!

Conditions of entry and selection criteria

The award is open to BSc, MSc and PhD theses written in the field of automotive and mechanical engineering, electric/electronics, mechatronics, mobility and transportation that were completed after 1 November 2016, and which have been graded as ‘excellent’. We welcome all topics that examine solutions and concepts relating to any aspect of automotive transmission & powertrain development and environmental friendliness. The assessment criteria are: innovation, originality, and practical relevance for tomorrow’s sustainable, efficient and cost-effective drive technology.

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One submission per applicant only

* More information about Pecha Kucha presentations, as well as examples, can be found here:
Please note that we will use a short version of Pecha Kucha! Further information about the requirements of the poster and the master slides of the presentation will be provided once the panel has decided on the finalists.

Closing date for entries:
1 November 2017

Awards ceremony + paper presentation:
6 December 2017


Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay,
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Prof. Dr Peter Tenberge,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prof. Dr Stephan Rinderknecht,
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Ott,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Impressions CTI Young Drive Experts Award 2016

Under the patronage of:

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel

Welcome Note Press Report 2016

How to enter for 2017

Please submit the following by email:

The summary of the paper/thesis
(2 pages and max. 4 images) describing the task and the solution, and explaining why the paper is innovative
Proof of grading (confirmation by the examiner)
A short CV and a color portrait photo
Your full contact details
Apply now for 2017!

Your Contact

Riane Hata
Coordinator Young Drive Experts Award
+49 (0) 211.96 86 3645
When they read my name out at the CTI Young Drive Experts Award, I could hardly believe it! A few moments later I was up on stage in front of about 1,000 specialists, being honoured for my work. During the Symposium and at the evening event, I got to talk to lots of attendees about my project. Winning the CTI Young Drive Experts Award has confirmed my belief that I’m on the right track. To anyone who has written a student paper or dissertation, all I can say is: enter!

Mark Schudeleit, Research Associate, Institute of Automotive
Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany