The International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation

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For more than 30 years, EQUIP AUTO has placed innovation at the centre of its priorities and offers you insight into the cars of the future. Every edition, EQUIP AUTO organised the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation to reward the best technological innovation applied to vehicles and garages. The 2017 edition gave centre stage to connected and autonomous vehicles and to the digital garage. 

The Grands Prix (GPIIA) aim to shine a spotlight on emerging technology in the aftersales sector. As a recognised benchmark in a great many countries, they reflect a worldwide dynamism in know-how, skills and innovations within companies. Awarded by a panel made up of 60 French and international journalists from 14 countries, they are open to all exhibitors in the sectors of activity represented at the show, from design to maintenance and for all types of vehicles.


  • Parts, equipment and components
  • Tyres – wheel equipment and services
  • Lubricants, cleaning products
  • Bodywork and paints
  • Services for connected mobility (telematics operators, leasing and fleet management firms, etc.)
  • Services to professionals (IT solutions, software publishers, DMS, administration tools, etc.)
  • Repairs – Maintenance – Workshop equipment
  • Vehicle washing – Service areas

Key dates for entries:

  • 3 April 2017 Entries open for GPIIA
  • 31 May 2017 Entries close for GPIIA
  • 26 June 2017 Innovations shortlisted by international media panel
  • 31 August 2017 Presentation of exhibitor innovations lasting 1 day
  • 4-10 Sept. 2017 Journalists vote and award winners are designated
  • 11 Sept. 2017 In a show preview, the 2017 Grands Prix award winners are announced
  • 17 Oct. 2017 Award ceremony

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Award ceremony 2015 for GPIIA in 2015

Discover the 2015 award winners

Special Awards

French journalists, represented by their two associations AJTE and AFPA had made their own Special Awards on Wednesday 14 October 2015 to pay tribute to their “Judges’ Pick” products which they has “unearthed” at the show. Proof, once again, that innovation is truly at the heart of the exhibition. 

Judges’ Special Award ceremony in 2015