Promoting and rewarding employee ideas and initiatives

SEAT Inventors Awards to patents and innovations developed by employees

Martorell,  13 November 2017

  • For the past four years, the awards have gone to employees who have completed the most innovative projects in the company as well as to the inventors of SEAT patents
  • The brand added 38 registered patents to this year’s edition and now has a total of 306 active patents
  • This edition featured a sharp increase in patent registrations in digitisation and human-machine interface (HMI)

Digitisation in the spotlight

At this year’s edition of the SEAT Inventors Awards, which shed a powerful spotlight on digitisation and innovative Industry 4.0 processes, a prize was given in the following categories: Best Patent, which went to a simplified electronic system for the dynamic turning on and off of LEDs; Best Innovation in Production, an award to the “BiDrac” project, which studies how an industrial process can use the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0 to optimise monitoring of the process and facility maintenance, especially of the paint workshops; Best Idea for Improvement, which rewarded a driving robot that is able to control the car’s heading and speed in order to improve consistency during process development testing; and Best Innovation in Product and Service, which acknowledged how Alexa, the virtual assistant by Amazon, represents progress in the brand’s vehicles.

The Inventors Awards are proof of SEAT’s confidence in the capacity for innovation of its employees, and have become the hallmark for promoting an innovative culture among the company’s workers.


SEAT is the leading industrial investor in R&D in Spain. Investment in R&D exceeded 850 million euros in 2016, at a time when the company is undertaking the largest product offensive in its history.


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