The innovative automotive sector

The Dutch automotive sector is dynamic and innovative. Through the Automotive Innovation Award Foundation, the ANWB, BOVAG, LeasePlan, RAI Automotive Industry NL, RAI Vereniging and Roland Berger aim to raise awareness of the sector’s innovative capacity. The foundation presents prestigious awards to promising innovations that make mobility smarter, cleaner and more efficient. At the awards ceremony on Monday September 20th 2021, numerous automotive players will come together to exchange knowledge, join forces and build new partnerships.


From no fewer than 35 entries, the professional jury of the Automotive Innovation Award 2021 has nominated ten innovations. In the semi-finals, these contenders will give an online pitch to the jury and be asked critical questions about their innovation. In April, the jury will announce the six finalists who will compete for the awards on Monday September 20th 2021. Read more

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It's a public secret that I'm obsessed with anything to do with cars. In the automotive sector, everything comes together: innovation, employment, sustainability and design, and of course the fun and feeling of freedom thanks to mobility. Read more

Facts & figures

The Dutch automotive sector brings in an impressive 65 billion euros a year and employs around 120,000 people. Impressive figures. Read more

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