Lightweight Innovation Contest

The next stage of wheel development - 13. February to 07. March 2021

The next stage of wheel development - We are looking for you!

Develop the next generation of Lightweight wheels together with us and set new standards. Our customers are in the center of every one of our developments, which is why we would like to engage in a an even closer dialogue with you about your ideas for the perfect Lightweight wheel of the future!

Is there something to win?

Of course you can also win something! Among all participants we will raffle a Lightweight wheelset (model from current assortment freely selectable by the winner). In addition, the 5 most innovative proposals will be selected by our engineers and rewarded with a 1000,- € Lightweight voucher. The winners of the 5 most innovative proposals will additionally be invited to an online workshop including a company tour (virtual) and a meeting with our team and the management.

How can I participate?

To enter, please send us your ideas and suggestions for the Lightweight wheel of the future to the following email: innovation(at)  - you are welcome to give your ideas free rein as far as the type of wheel, specifications, materials or technological features are concerned. The deadline for entries is the 07.03.2021 23:59.

Our engineers are also available for questions and suggestions at the same email address. Please include your name when submitting your entry so that your participation can be clearly assigned. You are of course welcome to send in several ideas and proposals, multiple participations of one person in the raffle are not possible though!

Conditions of participation: Lightweight Innovation Contest

1. Overview and participation guidelines

  • carbovation gmbh is the organizer of the Innovation Contest: Next stage of wheel development of the Lightweight brand.
  • The Innovation Contest will take place from 13th of Feb 2021, 14:00 to 07th of March 2021, 23:59.
  • All entries that reach us until March 7th 2021, 23:59 via email to innovation(at) are eligible for participation.
  • All participants take part in the raffle of a Lightweight wheelset (model from current assortment freely selectable by the winner).
  • Furthermore, the winners of the 5 most innovative proposals will be awarded by an in-house jury and will receive a Lightweight voucher worth 1.000,- € (redeemable on all Lightweight products). The winners of the 5 most innovative proposals will additionally be invited to an online workshop including a virtual tour of the company and a meeting with our team and the management.
  • All employees of carbovation gmbh, as well as their relatives are excluded from participation in the competition (raffle).
  • Excluded from participation are commercial users and non-natural persons, in particular so-called lottery entry services.
  • Multiple participation of one person is not allowed.
  • The competition languages are English and German.
  • It is the responsibility of the participants to check whether the win is taxable and, if so, to pay tax on it.

2. Ideas / contributions / entries

  • Participants' entries/proposals must have been submitted in full via email to innovation(at) by 23:59 on March 07, 2021, and must include the following information:
    • A proposal/feedback for the Lightweight wheel of the future and
    • the name of the participant.
  • Contributions will be disqualified if they are incomplete, inappropriate or offensive. The corresponding evaluation is at the discretion of the organizer. The participants and teams ensure that the entries are appropriate in this sense for all viewers.

3. intellectual property / use of the contribution

  • The organizer recognizes the creative effort of the participants. The participants remain the owners of the contributions. In doing so, the participants grant the organizer a simple, royalty-free, non-exclusive right of use to the results produced during the event, whereby the participants must be named as authors in connection with the use. This right of use is not remunerated.
  • The participants acknowledge that the organizer or others may have developed or will develop similar or identical contributions and also waive with effect for the benefit of the other participants any possible claims resulting from these similarities.
  • Participants do not have the right to use or display the logos or trademarks of the organizers and participating institutions outside of the Innovation Contest. The same applies to the technologies or IP addresses provided.

4. General Regulations

  • By submitting ideas to the Innovation Contest, participants agree to these terms and conditions of participation and to the decisions of the organizer.
  • The organizer reserves the right to change the conditions of participation at any time

5. Winning notification

  • The winner will be notified at the e-mail address provided as part of the competition by 29th of March 2021 at the latest. No further written notification will be sent by mail.
  • There is no entitlement to cash payment of the prize. The claim to the prize is not transferable. An exchange as well as warranty rights regarding the prize are excluded.
  • The announcement of the winner is made without guarantee. The participant agrees that in the event of a win his name will be published on our social media pages.

6. Privacy Policy

  • We use your data exclusively for processing your participation in the competition. We do not pass on the data to third parties. You can object to the use of your data at any time without giving reasons to carbovation gmbH, Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 15, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany, or by e-mail to datenschutz(at) with effect for the future. Further information on the storage period of your data and your rights can also be found in our privacy policy.
  • By sending your e-mail to innovation(at) you agree to the processing of the data you have provided for the purpose of processing your participation in the competition.

7. Termination of the competition at any time

  • carbovation gmbh may cancel or terminate the competition at any time without prior notice and without giving reasons. carbovation gmbh can make use of this right in particular if a proper execution of the competition should no longer be possible for technical or legal reasons.

8. Final regulations

  • The legal recourse is excluded
  • These Terms and Conditions of Participation and all legal relationships arising therefrom shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, unless another exclusive place of jurisdiction is prescribed by law.
  • Should individual terms of these conditions of participation be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining conditions of participation shall remain unaffected.