[Participate!] HYVE Engineering Contest (Clutches / Combustion Engines)


Munich based open innovation specialist HYVE has launched a new contest, this time all about clutches and combustion engines. The specific question is:

An internal combustion engine (ICE) can be started by an electric machine. This procedure is determined as a tow-start and is used in many forms in today’s powertrains. The coordination of e-machine, clutch and ICE is challenging. A quick and smooth start has to be ensured.

With the Engineering Contest, HYVE wants to probe the causes and generate new, innovative ideas for clutch systems connecting electrical machines and ICE. How can clutch systems be designed to guarantee a smooth interplay between electric machine and internal combustion engine over a defined lifetime?

Everybody who has ideas to solve this challenge is invited to submit them at www.engineering-contest.com and take a chance to win great prizes. Deadline is November 26th!

Good luck and happy engineering!

By | 2018-06-14T06:33:15+00:00 Oktober 8th, 2014|Allgemein|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.