Volkswagen cargo management solutions

Can you design new features that are affordable, modular, and easy to install?

What is the open innovation challenge?

The vehicles produced by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are used in commercial applications such as construction, craft, service, courier, and logistics as well as for private use for travel, camping, and other family activities. Each of these uses could benefit from new features that are affordable, modular, and easy to install. For example, new and innovative ways to bring your workshop with you, to store large or unusual items, to instantly find items in the cargo or a multitude of other such convenience features would make owning and using a Volkswagen that much more fun.

The Volkswagen Group is looking for novel ideas and concepts for new features like these, that they can utilize over their range of vehicle offerings.

They are looking for affordable solutions that can be easily installed and transferred between vehicles and into different vehicle types. All ideas are welcome, from single ideas to concepts for complete systems and even for software or apps.

How much is the award? 

There is a guaranteed award which will be paid to the best submission(s). The total payout will be $10,000 with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $1,000.

You are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Volkswagen Group. Rather, by submitting a proposal, you grant a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.


Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on 5 April 2021.

Late submissions will not be considered.

Next steps

Read full details and apply through the Innocentive website