Group picture Trend Antenna Frankfurt

Continental Trend Antennas

Continental Trend Antennas are research programs in which students and academics are collaborating with Continental shaping the future of mobility.

The close cooperation between industry and science creates a win-win-situation for both sides. The students can gain valuable experiences while discovering trends as well as developing project and product ideas. And Continental is always open for having a look at things from a different perspective.

Currently there are working six Trend Antennas worldwide with different foci. In total there are 110 students from around 12 different disciplines researching together with Continental.

Trend Antenna Regensburg (Germany)

​​​​​​​The Trend Antenna Regensburg sets its focus on trend scouting. This includes researching and evaluating the impact of the latest social and technological developments on our (new) mobility markets. The Trend Antenna in Regensburg, Germany, was the first institution of its kind, founded in 2010.

Trend Antenna Shanghai (China)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Founded in 2012, The Trend Antenna Shanghai, China, keeps a close eye on dynamic technology trends in China in terms of future mobility. With a key focus on ICV, AI and sharing economy, Trend Antenna Shanghai delivers trend scouting report and prototypes to realize fresh ideas and seek for potential business possibilities.

Trend Antenna Mexico


The Trend Antenna Mexico was established in 2012 and teams are currently working in the locations Guadalajara and Queretaro. Although operating in different states both work together and support each other excellently, promoting cross-divisional projects.

With 25 students, changing every semester, it is the biggest one out of the six. Here, the team focuses primarily on applying user centered and user experience design techniques to validate product concepts and their technical feasibility, business viability and market desirability. These validations are made through product development research and a simple conceptual prototype. The work in this Trend Antenna is designed project-oriented. They are driven by multi-disciplinary teams that include engineering, business and design students.​​​​​​​

Trend Antenna Singapore

The main focus of our Trend Antenna Singapore is to conceptualize and develop creative ideas to enhance the user experience for future vehicles. Therefore, our students specialize in Animation, Interaction Design, Motion Graphics, Digital Game Art, and Game Development. Their lecturers from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) are working closely together with our experts in the field of gamification. Because playing games in the car is not just fun, it can also can keep the attention level high during fully automated driving.

Trend Antenna Frankfurt (Germany)

​​​​​​​The Trend Antenna in Frankfurt, Germany, founded in 2016, focuses on algorithms and software technologies regarding the digitalization of mobility. The Team develops proof of concepts in the area of robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and more.

The team includes 15 computer science students from different universities nearby.

Trend Antenna Hamburg (Germany)

The Trend Antenna Hamburg, founded 2019 is related to the rubber division to ContiTech. We are focussing on building IoT Proof of Concepts in our Innovation HUB to get an erly customer feedback. The team includes 6 international students. They are working in teams on different projects to bring the ideas from paper to real.

Trend Antenna in Timişoara

Founded 2018 the Trend Antenna in Timişoara focuses on charging solutions for e-mobility, sensors for the automated driving and cloud solutions.