Applications for the Altair Enlighten Award 2024 can now be submitted

The prize honours outstanding innovations in the automotive industry in the field of sustainable lightweight construction

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Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational intelligence, has announced that applications are now open for the 2024 Enlighten Award. The award, presented annually in partnership with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), recognises the greatest advances in sustainability and lightweighting that reduce CO2 emissions, reduce water and energy consumption, and advance the reuse and recycling of materials.

"The Enlighten Award showcases the automotive industry's most outstanding innovations in sustainable technologies and we are pleased to once again honour the latest and greatest technologies available," said James R. Scapa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altair. "We continue to see a high demand for green and sustainable technologies for the transportation industry, and the Enlighten Award is the most important and forward-thinking award for sustainability in the automotive industry."

This year, the Enlighten Award will be expanded to include a new category, "Sustainable Computing", sponsored by Google Cloud. This category recognises resource-saving and energy-efficient practices and technologies that lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions and the more sustainable and environmentally friendly use of computing resources.

This year, the Enlighten Award will be presented in a total of seven categories: 
- Sustainable Product - recognises a production vehicle (or major system module) that incorporates emissions reduction, lightweight construction, recycling of materials and safety improvements.
- Sustainable Process - recognises processes that enable emission reduction, material reuse and/or recycling and water conservation during the manufacturing or development phases.
- Module Lightweighting - recognises the weight reduction of a vehicle module, subsystem or component.
- Enabling Technology - recognises technological advances that enable lightweighting of vehicles, including a material, production process, design method or joining technology.
- Future of Lightweighting - recognises a process, material or technology that is not yet in production but has the potential to advance vehicle lightweighting.
- Responsible AI - recognises the responsible use of artificial intelligence throughout the entire automotive value chain - from design, development and handling through to production and use in operation.
- Sustainable Computing - recognises resource-saving and energy-efficient practices and technologies that lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions and the more sustainable and environmentally friendly use of compute resources.

"Google Cloud is delighted to be working with Altair on this year's Enlighten Award," said Justin Keeble, Managing Director Global Sustainability at Google Cloud. "We know that Altair has a long history of helping companies design and manufacture their products more sustainably. We are proud to help these same companies reduce their digital footprint and operate more sustainably."

"We are confident that the 12th edition of the Enlighten Award will be the most innovative yet, and we are pleased to once again partner with Altair to present this award," said Alan Amici, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Automotive Research. "We are honoured to highlight the industry's best achievements and recognise global organisations of all disciplines and sizes."

The Altair Enlighten Award is an honour that attracts interest from industry, engineering, policy makers, educators, students and the public alike, showcasing the latest technological innovations in sustainability. Past winners of the Enlighten Award include GM, Ford, Stellantis, Harley-Davidson, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Ferrari, JLR, Mercedes, BMW, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) and many more.

Media partners for the Altair Enlighten Award 2024 include SAE, Automotive Engineering, Tech Briefs and Automobil Industrie.

To learn more about the Enlighten Award or to submit an entry, visit The closing date for entries is 31 May 2024, all entries will be judged at the end of June and the winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony on 6 August 2024 at the annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS).

About Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)
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