The innovative automotive sector

The Dutch automotive sector is dynamic and innovative. Through the Automotive Innovation Award Foundation, the ANWB, AutomotiveNL, BOVAG, LeasePlan, 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 May 31, 2021, numerous automotive players will come together to exchange knowledge, join forces and build new partnerships.


The registration period for the Automotive Innovation Award has expired. The organization is very pleased with the number and quality of the submissions. It's an interesting mix of well-known, established names and newcomers. There is also a balanced division between the categories Services and Technology. We will publish all innovations on this site in mid-February. Read more



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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