Mercedes Benz In-Car Gaming Challenge 2020

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EligibilityInnovators above 18 years of age
AwardUp to EUR 5,000

About the Program


Daimler AG invites applications from innovators around the world for the Mercedes Benz In-Car Gaming Challenge 2020. Participants need to submit creative ideas or concepts to shape the future of in-car gaming. The challenge is open to everyone above the age of 18 years - whether it is a student, a gamer, designer, or developer - and participants can apply as individuals, in teams of up to 5 members, and even Startups. 

There are three open categories in the challenge. Participants can choose any of the three to submit their ideas or concepts:

  • Passenger Car - Create the perfect in-car gaming experience in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
  • Bus - Develop a gaming concept for bus-passengers to allow total immersion while being on a journey.
  • Mobile App - Develop a concept of a gaming app in the context of driving one of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
  • Mercedes Benz In-Car Gaming Challenge 2020
    • There is no limitation of participants for the event.
    • Any person who wants to participate has to be 18 years of age or older.
    • Students, recently graduated students, gamers, developers, designers, as well as Startups are allowed to register for participation.
    • Participants can register individually or in groups
    • The size of an innovator’s group is limited to 5 participants each.
    • There is no limitation of participants at Startups, however, at the final event no group is allowed to bring more than 5 people
    • 1st Prize: EUR 5,000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
    • 2nd Prize: EUR 3,000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
    • 3rd Prize: EUR 2,000 + Tickets for ESL Tournament*
    • Participants entering the mentoring and final stage of the challenge will also get their travel expenses reimbursed up to a maximum amount per person
    • The best projects will access the mentoring phase and will be invited to the Final Event.
    • The finalists will have to pitch their project in front of the jury and will benefit from great visibility among our top management.

    *ESL Tournament is an International Gaming Tournament organized by ESL Gaming, Germany. 

    • Present the project with a maximum of 10 slides. Highlight your initial observation, introduce and detail your project key points and show how it can answer the identified problem.
    • Upload the detailed document in PDF format in your personal space. For this second step, the applicant will be helped by a mentor from partner companies.
    How can you apply?

    To register for the challenge, follow the below steps: 
    Step 1: Go to the challenge homepage.
    Step 2: Click on 'Register, create a team and find your team members online'.
    Step 3: Fill in the requested details to create your profile.
    Step 4: Submit the ideas/concepts before the application deadline.

Important Dates
  • Launch Date: March 22
  • Ideation Phase: March 22 - May 19
  • Voting Phase: May 17 - June 2
  • Finalists Announcement: June 3
  • Mentoring Phase: June 4 - July 3
  • Final Event: 4 July
Selection Criteria

Selection will be based  In-Car Gaming Challenge is waiting for your creative ideas and concepts. multi-player gaming, AR/VR, immersive gaming, streaming etc.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by April, 2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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