Nissan and Microsoft have launched a competition for the best in-car technology that could improve driving.

The two companies are looking for budding product designers and engineers from any background, including students and IT professionals, to submit their idea for a chance to win a trip to Seattle and San Diego to work with Nissan and Microsoft experts at their research and development facilities.  

Submissions for 'Project Innovation' could range from entertainment systems to safety technologies.

Entrants responsible for the three best submissions will be invited to attend an exclusive two-day event on 28 and 29 November in London where they will compete against one another, with support from a team of specialists, to develop the most innovative solution.

Owen Sagness, general manager of Advertising & Online at Microsoft, said: “Project Innovation provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals in a highly competitive marketplace to work alongside industry leaders and develop experience that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their career.

“Microsoft and Nissan are both organisations well known for their heritage in innovation, technology, and R&D - we’re excited about the opportunity to discover the next generation of talent that will no doubt go on to succeed in the field of product design and engineering.”

Entries can be submitted online here and will close on 12 November.