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Nissan and Microsoft partner to inspire the engineering talent of the future

As part of an ongoing partnership, Nissan and Microsoft have come together to create Project Innovation, a ground-breaking programme designed to inspire Britain’s next generation of engineers. Providing a unique opportunity to work alongside experts responsible for developing technologies used around the world, the programme gives a lucky individual the chance to win a once … Continued

As part of an ongoing partnership, Nissan and Microsoft have come together to create Project Innovation, a ground-breaking programme designed to inspire Britain’s next generation of engineers.

Providing a unique opportunity to work alongside experts responsible for developing technologies used around the world, the programme gives a lucky individual the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to see the R&D facilities of both Nissan and Microsoft.

Following a call for budding engineers to enter their top ideas for the ‘connected car’ three finalists were selected to go through to a two-day workshop where they were partnered with Nissan and Microsoft experts to come up with ideas for the car of the future.

The three finalists included John Scott who has proposed Journey Portal, an app that reads signs, records information from your journey and allow you to review what you’ve seen at home later, Aaron Daubney who put forward an idea to maximise time and efficiency with a transparent windscreen display, allowing you to review schedules, send emails, connect with friends, and Sam Furniss who suggested a karaoke system which could link drivers in different cars to reduce the boredom of traffic jams.

Nissan and Microsoft are now calling on the British public to visit the MSN Project Innovation hub and see for themselves the ideas that stemmed from the two-day workshop and vote for their favourite. The winner will be announced on 29th December.

Guillaume Masurel, Marketing Director, Nissan Motor GB said “Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Nissan as we continuously strive to improve the driving experience for our customers.”

Project Innovation provided a platform for budding engineers and motoring enthusiasts to discuss ideas that could transform the automotive industry and I am really excited by the ideas and concepts put forward by our three finalists.”

The lucky winner will receive an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of Nissan and Microsoft’s R&D facilities in Seattle and San Diego, where research is being conducted into future automotive technologies and computer systems respectively.

To place your vote for the winning team, visit the Project Innovation hub on the MSN website:https://competitions.promotigo.com/vote/nissanprojectinnovation

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