Cooling of Car Electronics

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Cooling of Car Electronics Deadline: 2019-06-17
Award: €10,000
Open to: Everyone*

The Challenge

New requirements such as 5G connection, autonomous driving, sensors, and monitoring are exponentially increasing the need for a higher number and more powerful electronics in the vehicles.

This new higher-power consumption generates more heat which, in combination with the limited room available for housing these electronics, and other specific factors such sun radiation, increases the temperature in the electronics located between the metal car body and the interior parts. These high temperatures may significantly reduce the life of the electronic components and even damage them.

What Grupo Antolin is looking for

As part of its Open Innovation program, Grupo Antolin is looking for solutions to ensure good thermal conditions in all kinds of integrated electronics (communications, safety, infotainment…) in their vehicles. The target temperature for the electronics is 80º C.

The solution should focus on Grupo Antolin’s interior parts portfolio (headliner, doors, cockpits, central consoles…).

The proposed solution may be integrated or establish synergies with other existing systems in the vehicle. It must also have no power consumption and work with no human interaction.

Evaluation criteria

Low-cost solution
Integration level and Packaging
Safety (non-toxic or dangerous products)
Energy Efficiency


This is a one-round challenge with the following deadlines:

6 weeks for submissions
3 weeks for evaluation


The winning solution will receive 8,000 EUR.

The second and third best solutions will also receive 1,000 EUR each.

Grupo Antolin may be interested in further collaborating with the participants in the development of the proposed solutions.

* Details may apply. See contest website to confirm eligibility.

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