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About the Automotive News PACE Program

The Automotive News PACE program honors superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. Judged by an independent panel of technologists, they are recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation. Traditional and non-traditional suppliers, as well as startups, submit applications for whichever program they qualify for, for evaluation by our independent panel of more than 20 judges.  Innovations eligible for the PACE Award must be commercialized and sold to an OEM customer.  The PACEpilot award honors early-stage, not yet commercialized innovation.

PACE Program Applications received and/or submitted by March 12th will incur the standard entry fee of (USD) $2,000. 

PACEpilot Applications received and/or submitted by March 12th will incur the standard fee of (USD) $1,000.