The IPBC Asia programme is focused on IP value creation with a specific theme addressing the region's increasingly important role in the international IP marketplace. The event will combine interactive panel discussions with extensive networking opportunities to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from, and interact with, the leading players in the rapidly expanding regional IP market.
For full event information, including programme and speakers, please visit www.IPBCAsia.com.
The IPBC Asia is the only event in the region to focus on how rights holders can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide greater leverage in the financial markets.
November 17-19, 2013 / Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Join us for the SME Technology Interchange to explore 25 of the most relevant NASA-developed technologies available for implementation, development and more. With a focus on prime Detroit region sectors like advanced energy, automotive and innovative manufacturing, you are sure to find ideas and potential partnership opportunities. Be sure to receive the latest information by completing this form.
February 19, 2014, 2014 / College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
The IP Business Congress Global (IPBC Global) returns to Europe at a time when far-reaching reforms of the patent system could herald major changes in the continent's IP marketplace. The introduction of the unitary EU patent and the Unified Patent Court will see the emergence of a single European patent jurisdiction with a population of over 500 million, including three G8 countries.
June 22-24, 2014, 2014 / Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Building America's Tomorrow
Featuring Alan Mulally
President, Ford Motor Company
Omnia Group and AutoHarvest Collaborate to Expand Intellectual Property Marketplace for Advanced Manufacturing
(Detroit, MICHIGAN and Sassuolo, ITALY - November 21st, 2013)
Global translation expert Omnia Group provides pro bono expertise to bridge language barriers for advanced manufacturing e-collaboration marketplace. The AutoHarvest.org public facing website for intellectual property is now in five languages:
The two organizations expanded access to millions in their native language to the AutoHarvest e-collaboration marketplace for advanced manufacturing intellectual property. Within the AutoHarvest ecosystem, innovators and commercializers have a direct line of sight to intellectual property opportunities to buy/sell/license and collaborate from a multitude of large and small organizations across the full spectrum of advanced manufacturing.
National Supply Chain Network Initiative (NSNI) Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative
National collaboration announced to build a more robust US supply chain and build the nation's manufacturing base
(New York City, NY - August 20th, 2013) GLOBALFOUNDRIES and five partners today announced their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, a collaborative effort that has the potential to strengthen the US supply chain and build the manufacturing base. The commitment, which was the outgrowth of discussions during the 2012 CGI America meeting in Chicago, now moves from the developmental to implementation stage.
The NSNI is being lead and facilitated by GLOBALFOUNDRIES and brings together representatives from the University of Michigan, Battelle and others in a collaborative partnership with the AutoHarvest Foundation, CONNECT, the CONNECTORY, the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) to create a regional pilot in the Hudson Valley of NY ("Tech Valley") that is intended to better connect the supply chain. Key components of the NSNI include helping small and midsized manufacturers get connected to large manufacturers as suppliers, improve access to innovation and to generally help provide direction when it comes to needed assistance through the use of an online network and leveraging the expertise of existing organizations. The overall goal is to create a scalable model, ultimately providing a tool to build a more robust US supply chain and grow the US manufacturing base...
Johnson Controls joins AutoHarvest Foundation's Innovation Advisory Council
(Plymouth - July 30, 2013) Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, seating components, interiors and electronics, recently joined the Innovation Advisory Council of the AutoHarvest Foundation.
The Foundation is an e-collaboration marketplace for intellectual property focusing on advanced manufacturing.
"Being part of AutoHarvest further demonstrates Johnson Controls' commitment to promoting and developing innovative automotive technologies," said Michael Thomas, senior manager, technology scouting for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, who will represent the supplier on the council.
AutoHarvest co-founder and chairman, Dr. David E. Cole to be inducted into The Automotive Hall of Fame on July 25, 2013 during the annual Induction & Awards Ceremony.
(Detroit - July 1, 2013) The event, hosted by RM Auctions and held at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan, will recognize nine trailblazers, pioneers, and leaders for their influence on the automotive industry in four categories: Automotive Hall of Fame Induction, Distinguished Service Citation, Young Leadership & Excellence Award and Industry Leader of the Year.
USPTO and AutoHarvest Collaborate to Accelerate Advanced Manufacturing
(Detroit - March 5, 2013) The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the AutoHarvest Foundation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to spur innovation and generate jobs in advanced manufacturing. The two organizations will collaborate on the creation of an online environment for innovators to exchange information, facilitate technical discussions, and encourage the growth of entrepreneurial activities. The USPTO opened its first-ever satellite office in Detroit in July 2012, and the MOU is part of the agency's outreach into the community.
Through the MOU, entrepreneurs and corporate executives will have direct access to a centralized online collection of databases, information resources, software and analytical tools designed to help inventors better understand the process of obtaining, maintaining and commercializing their intellectual property (IP). Through a series of actionable interfaces, innovators will also have the ability to view, directly respond to and potentially enter into business transactions to commercialize their IP or provide their technologies to emerging companies seeking advanced manufacturing solutions.
"This partnership will help advanced manufacturing businesses and individual inventors in Detroit and the surrounding region obtain patent protection and commercialize their inventions," said Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the USPTO, Teresa Stanek Rea.
The MOU marks yet another step the USPTO has taken to help grow businesses by establishing partnerships with regional economic development commissions and general public-private partnerships in order to offer a tailored suite of IP support services to local start-ups, incubators, and job accelerators.
"The importance of the Midwest as a global engineering center is reinforced by this alliance," said AutoHarvest chairman, Dr. David E. Cole. "AutoHarvest members will benefit from information and databases sourced and potentially co-developed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that will help inventors better understand the process of obtaining, maintaining and commercializing intellectual property, leading to real economic impact" noted Jayson D. Pankin, AutoHarvest president and CEO."
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing
On July 11, 2011 the AutoHarvest Foundation was privileged to be a key participant, along with Mr. Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, in a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Ford Motor Company at the new Innovation Center in Allen Park, Michigan. The event, which was reported on Mr. Chopra's White House blog, was attended by over 100 industry, government and academic research and development professionals, who discussed how to propel the resurgence of advanced manufacturing in Michigan and introduced several new, powerful initiatives in Southeast Michigan. Read more about the event
Motor City Innovation Exchange Launched
The Motor City Innovation Exchange is a collaborative effort between Ford Motor Company, TechShop, TechTown, and the AutoHarvest Foundation. Never before has there been so much emphasis on external innovation from automotive OEMs. Ford thrusted this idea forward last month following the successful Grand Opening of TechShop, located in a Ford Land building, situated in the same park where Startup Suites are now being leased to entrepreneurs at discounted rates.
Bill Ford Jr. talks about the Motor City Innovation Exchange at the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference watch here
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AutoHarvest, DHS and TARDEC Sign Technology Innovation Information Collaboration Agreement
Detroit - (April 18, 2012) The AutoHarvest Foundation announces that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
AutoHarvest, DHS S&T and TARDEC have identified a framework for partnership to promote the adaptation of automotive-related technological innovation for use at the Federal, State and local levels. This framework provides for more efficient communication of publicly available requirements, capability gaps, technology and information to the private sector...more
AutoHarvest's leadership in driving innovation throughout the global automotive industry is being supercharged with its recently awarded New Economy Initiative (NEI) grant. Read more about the NEI's Detroit Regional Innovation Network, the recently launched 10-year program to boost high-tech development and job creation in Southeast Michigan in this front page Crain's Detroit Business article. Download Article Here
AutoHarvest, Marblar Team Up to Gamify Tech Transfer of Advanced Manufacturing Intellectual Property (Detroit - January 28, 2013) The AutoHarvest Foundation and Marblar have teamed up to clickstart a revolution in advanced manufacturing. By integrating AutoHarvest's e-collaboration marketplace with Marblar's crowdsourcing platform, the companies will seek to find novel market applications for the IP from AutoHarvest member institutions.
Marblar creates competitions around dormant and emerging technologies and rewards its community when innovative new applications for the technologies are found. AutoHarvest members have the opportunity to create Marblar competitions around specific IP, and obtain priority access to the Marblar platform and its deep and broadly talented community that stretches into the many thousands across 90 countries. AutoHarvest's deep network of government and OEM relationships perfectly complements Marblar's extensive pool of creative minds from various disciplines and backgrounds, explained Dan Perez, CEO of Marblar. We are thrilled to be partnering up with AutoHarvest towards finding additional revenue streams for AutoHarvest's members via new applications for their patent portfolio.
Our partnership with Marblar introduces our peer interest group of government, academic, manufacturing and the automotive supply chain to a whole new audience for innovation ideation and collaboration said Jayson Pankin, president and CEO of AutoHarvest. Companies have found that crowd-creating is an innovative way to uncover new revenue for existing patents, expand technology into new markets as well as gain exposure to current applications. AutoHarvest users can go to the Marblar landing page within AutoHarvest's member system and receive VIP assistance to develop and post challenges on Marblar.
Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are seeking new technology and non-traditional resources in order to improve their products and manufacturing and business processes. These auto focused companies and organizations also desire to transfer their technology and process knowledge to automotive and "non-automotive" users to foster economic growth and job creation. Innovation is critical to future success for any organization.
University and governmental organizations such as the Departments of Energy and Defense, along with traditional and non-traditional supply chain companies, may have this needed technology, but much of it is locked away and cannot currently be shared efficiently among stakeholders. AutoHarvest holds the key to unlock this valuable knowledge and research through its secure platform dedicated to sharing intellectual property, facilitating connections, and fostering collaboration among manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers and other individuals and organizations.
In Summary, AutoHarvest's Mission is to Facilitate:
Outflow of knowledge
Inflow of knowledge
Collaboration between diverse parties
While the initial focus of AutoHarvest will be on the global automotive industry, adjacent markets and stakeholders will benefit as well, including:
• Alternative Energy
• Any Stage Entrepreneurs
• Economic Development Organizations
• Intellectual Property Experts
• Information Technology
• Medical Device
• Tiered Suppliers
• University and National Research Labs
• Venture Capitalists