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Please see below for a list of webinar times (all webinars in Eastern Standard time).

  • 4/29/2014 -- 9AM ET
  • 4/29/2014 -- 2PM ET
  • 5/7/2014 -- 9AM ET
  • 5/7/2014 -- 2PM ET
  • 5/13/2014 -- 9AM ET
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Upcoming Events

SAE 2014 World Congress
The SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.

April 8-10, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

Energy Mobility 2014
This multi-track event will guide you from technology innovation and materials discovery through device packaging and integration to manufacturing and application in a mobile power marketplace by exploring the emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the energy conversion and storage industry.

April 28-30, 2014 / San Diego, CA

2013 Big M Event
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at the Big M Manufacturing Convergence.

THE BIG M is an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing. Together, leveraging the collective power of an industry, we can find solutions to manufacturing's most complex issues and technical challenges

June 9-12, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

IPBC 2014 Amsterdam
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

GSAM was conceived by professional manufacturers from several industry sectors who share a passion for manufacturing and recognized the need for a forum in which experts can share real-world, readily applicable information - ultimately, speeding time to market. GSAM serves industry sectors ranging from electronics, technology and textiles to food, and medical/pharmaceuticals, all of which confront similar challenges in product design, manufacture and commercialization.

July 9-10 / San Francisco, California

EV Roadmap 7
The EV Roadmap series of workshops has established itself as the Pacific Northwest's premier electric vehicle gathering and one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. The "EV Roadmap" workshop series brings together Oregon's early adopters with national and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the nation. EV Roadmap 7 is produced by Portland State University, Portland General Electric, and Drive Oregon. EV Roadmap 7 will be held at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland on July 24 and 25, 2014.

As a part of the AutoHarvest Foundation, save $25 on tickets with the promotional code 'AUTOHARVEST'. (Code must be used at time of ticket purchase).

July 24-25, 2014 / Portland, Oregon

ITS World Congress
Join us next September at Detroit's newly refurbished Cobo Hall, more than 10,000 of the world's leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators, and business professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia will gather to share the latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications from around the globe.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is proud to host the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, September 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan in partnership with ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific.

September 7-11, 2014 / Cobo Center, Detroit

Building America's Tomorrow Featuring Alan Mulally
President, Ford Motor Company

Latest News

CEA LIST institute, dedicated to smart digital systems, joins AutoHarvest® Innovation Ecosystem
French research organization, CEA LIST institute, has signed a membership agreement with the AutoHarvest e-collaboration marketplace to post licensable technologies in the areas of:
  • Robotics & Advanced manufacturing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Augmented & virtual reality
  • Software tools
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Intelligent/ubiquitous sensor networks
  • Data mining and analytics
  • Digital & interactive tools for products and processes design
  • Non-destructive testing
CEA LIST institute supports its industrial partners' competitiveness through innovation and technological transfer. To date, it has formed innovation partnerships with more than 100 companies, mainly in Europe. CEA LIST is expanding its footprint in the U.S. and will use the AutoHarvest's online platform to match technology needs with innovative solutions developed by its network of R&D teams and innovative spinoffs.

"CEA LIST institute, Autosar Premium Member, has been providing companies with a very large panel of compliant technologies for 4 years. We hope that through AutoHarvest, we'll be able to enlarge and accelerate this action for smarter manufacturing processes" says Karine GOSSE, CEO of CEA LIST Institute.

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Left to right: AutoHarvest CEO, Jayson Pankin and US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Delivers Remarks at Detroit Economic Club

(Detroit, MICHIGAN - January 15th, 2014) U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker praises resilience of auto industry at North American International Automotive Show in Detroit. Secretary Pritzker calls out US Patent and Trademark Office MOU with AutoHarvest "working with Jayson's team, we will help inventors and auto executives team up to commercialize new ideas".

Watch Secretary Pritzker's remarks here.

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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 public facing website for intellectual property is now in five languages: Chinese, English, French, German and Italian.

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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

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Detroit Regional Innovation Network

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.

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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:
• Aerospace
• Alternative Energy
• Any Stage Entrepreneurs
• Cleantech
• Consumer
• Defense
• Economic Development Organizations
• Intellectual Property Experts
• Foundations
• Information Technology
• Medical Device
• Telecommunications
• Tiered Suppliers
• Transportation
• University and National Research Labs
• Venture Capitalists