AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at SAE 2013 WORLD CONGRESS
The Essential Automotive Technology Event 2013 Theme: Achieving Efficiency
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April 16-18, 2013 / Cobo Center; Detroit, MI
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at APMA 2013
The event brings together leading Canadian, American and international automotive industry professionals to learn, share ideas and collaborate. The 2013 Conference will feature industry leading speakers, an exhibit hall, One-on-One matchmaking opportunities, and numerous networking opportunities.
This event is a must attend for anyone involved in or wishing to become involved in the automotive industry in Canada.
June 6-7, 2013 / Caesars Windsor; Windsor, ON
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at the IEDC 2013 Spring Conference
Attend the 2013 Spring Conference to discover emerging opportunities and grasp industry trends every economic developer needs to know. Learn how to leverage your communities' assets and industrial base to transform your economy and stimulate the growth of new clusters, companies and jobs. Featured industries for the 2013 Spring Conference include automotive research and development, higher education, energy conservation, homeland security and defense, and healthcare information technology.
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at IDGA Military Vehicles Conference
IDGA's events provide you with the platform your business needs to present its products to your target audience. Our sponsors and exhibitors walk out of events with not only a fresh pool of potential business clients, but with fresh industry partners who may be able to help push your company in its future endeavors - whichever direction the market takes!
But don't just take our word for it - check out what exhibitors had to say in this Exhibitor Highlight Reel from IDGA's 2012 Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference
July 30-August 1, 2013 / Cobo Convention Center; Detroit, MI
The Battery Show 2013 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other event in North America, The Battery Show 2013 is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.
September 17-19, 2013 / Suburban Collection Showplace; Novi, Michigan
This seminar will focus on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources, and highlight the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements.
In-depth discussions will include worldwide status quo of some raw materials presently under research, and technological advances and recent developments in anodes, cathodes, electrolytes, separators and other battery components.
August 13-14, 2013 / 45000 Helm Street, Suite 150; Plymouth, Michigan
Building America's Tomorrow
Featuring Alan Mulally
President, Ford Motor Company
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."
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.
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
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
An Engine to Drive the New Economy
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