The AutoHarvest ecosystem continues to grow, adding new members, content and opportunities for solution providers and inventors every day. Innovation drives the economy towards greater convergence as traditional industries share ideas and technologies with adjacent markets. Mobility is a prime example.

This month we feature a diverse group of innovators in electronics, materials and advanced materials joining. Our curated I-Hub helps members access relevant knowledge to transact IP and evolve next-tech products with technology landscaping software, unique databases, government resources, in-the-pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. Our 2016 event roster approaches 50 world class gatherings that merit review and participation. In a few days we will moderate a panel of industry IP experts on “Conflict or Cooperation” at the IP in the Auto Industry conference.

As always, we invite all readers to join our intellectual property marketplace, free of charge, and engage the community. Join and get One-Click-Closer® to being our next success story.

The AutoHarvest Team
Featured Members
Optima Design Automation
Optima Design Automation provides automated tools, solutions and services for chip designers in the automotive industry, to help them design their chips to be reliable, safe and certified for the ISO-26262 Functional Safety Standard.
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Silentium LTD
Silentium Ltd. is a high-tech company specializing in developing innovative noise reduction products and solutions. Silentium’s noise reduction solutions contain unique cutting edge technology delivering more than 10dB(A) noise reduction across the entire audio spectrum. Applications include noise reduction for server/networking equipment, air treatment, air conditioning machinery for the residential and automotive market, white goods and more.
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Value Extraction LLC
Value Extraction LLC., in partnership with Szuba Consulting, Inc., has developed new drivetrain components with reduced cost and weight accompanied by improved quality and function, elimination of brazing from torque converters, new clutch housing with superior snap ring retention, as well as new steel driveshaft yoke. Additionally, new manufacturing technologies for both automotive and nonautomotive applications has been developed, such as a new tenon attachment and formation of round parts out of a tube that avoids current 38-90% scrappage.
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Innovation Hub
les Nouvelles - Article of the Month
The journal of the Licensing Executives Society International, les Nouvelles, and its editor selected this article. The journal, which can be accessed online, is published quarterly and is designed to further the knowledge of the society's members and others in improving their skills, techniques and knowledge in licensing and protecting Intellectual Property.
Read the latest les Nouvelles Article of the Month
Innovation Management
Innovation Management works with international knowledge providers and leading innovation experts and practitioners with global expertise. Their content and technology is founded on cutting-edge knowledge and pedagogy to inspire creativity in individuals and establish open and innovative organizations.
Read: "Applying Collaborative Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing: an Example of Lean"
SRR Journal and blog Articles
Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a premier global financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services.
Read the latest on the SRR blog here.
Read: “Warsaw Orthopedic v. NuVasive: Can Lost Royalties be the Basis for a Lost Profits Claim?”
Innovation Enterprise
Innovation Enterprise, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports executives. Products include IE.Summits, ieOnDemand, ieWebinars, ieWhitepapers & more.
Watch: “AutoTech Ventures & CVCs” by Quin Garcia, Managing Director at AutoTech Ventures
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.
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Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World
May 3, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
IP in the Auto Industry is the first conference designed specifically to meet the needs of IP professionals working in the auto industry. The event is the perfect opportunity for auto industry executives, trademark, design and patent professionals, brand protection experts, licensing experts and other intermediaries to gain insight into the strategies and operational efficiencies that will help them to maintain a competitive edge and maximise the value that resides in their intellectual property.

Future Connected Cars USA
May 10-12, 2016 | Santa Clara, CA USA
Future & Connected Cars in 2016 will provide the opportunity to engage with automotive R&D centres in Silicon Valley and tap into an entirely new audience including industry players focused on the internet of things, autonomous drive, V2X and predictive intelligence.

Intrapreneurship Conference 2016
May - June 2016 | Global
7th Intrapreneurship Conference
May 11-13, 2016: Munich, Germany
Intrapreneurship: Building Better Business
June 16, 2016: Montreal, Canada
Intrapreneurship: Changing the game from within
June 14, 2016: Waterloo Region, Canada
Intrapreneurship: Get Up To Speed
June 22, 2016: Chicago, IL USA
Autonomous Trucks
May 16-18, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV USA
There is no better place to learn about the upcoming regulations, technologies and hear from states that have fully adopted the idea than the Autonomous Trucks Las Vegas summit, on May 16-18. Join the second rendition of the event to connect with peers, leading experts and colleagues throughout the trucking industry.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit Global Schedule
April - December 2016 | Global
May 18-19,2016: San Francisco, CA USA October 19-20, 2016: Hong Kong, China
June 29-30, 2016: Singapore October 19-20, 2016: London, UK
September 7-8, 2016: Shanghai, China December 7-8, 2016: New York City, NY USA
September 14-15, 2016: Sydney, AU
ADAS Sensors 2016
May 19, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Focusing on recent developments in ADAS sensing, this full-day workshop tutorial will provide attendees in-depth presentations from industry experts, as well as networking and discussion opportunities, about the latest ADAS enabling technologies and applications.

EcoMotion Main Event 2016
May 19, 2016 | Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
Once a year, EcoMotion holds an event which attracts innovators from all disciplines in Smart Transportation. The 2015 event hosted over 700 participates from 15 countries and over 150 Israeli startups. The 4th event will provide a spectacular showcase for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of Smart Transportation. Featuring presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, industry leaders and researchers alike, the conference is quickly claiming its place as a flagship of industry events.

Embedded Software Integrity for Automotive
May 23-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
In order to reduce unintended behaviors and failure rates from software bugs and hardware faults-the automotive industry must discuss how to develop and test embedded software. The Embedded Software Integrity for Automotive Summit will gather industry leaders to discuss ISO compliance, vehicle electrification, cyber security and much more.

Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2016
May 23-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Lighting is the "joy" of a vehicle -- with its ability to provide style, safety, branding and ambiance. Explore the latest developments in technology with a special focus on anticipated regulatory changes at the Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2016 Summit, taking place this May 23-25 in Detroit.

Commercial Trucking Telematics Insurance Congress 2016
May 25, 2016 | Chicago, IL USA
The Congress will take place on May 25 in Chicago, with a focus on data management, electronic logging and in-cab monitoring to fully understand the future possibilities for making use of telematics data for underwriting, claims handling and risk management in commercial truck insurance.

Driverless Technologies Insurance North America 2016
May 26, 2016 | Chicago, IL USA
Gain clarity on how the progressive implementation of autonomous driving technologies will impact auto insurance business models at Driverless Technologies Insurance North America 2016. Join the likes of Progressive, Tesla Motors, Bankers Insurance and more on site at the event.

IPBC Global 2016
June 5-7, 2016 | Barcelona, Spain
With an exceptional programme of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as unrivalled networking opportunities, IPBC Global 2016 is an unmissable event for senior IP leaders worldwide.

TU-Automotive Detroit 2016
June 8-9, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
The 16th annual TU-Automotive Detroit Conference & Exhibition (June 8-9, Novi) will discuss how the converging trends of connectivity, mobility & autonomy are putting automotive at the forefront of the IoT. The speaker line-up includes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mercedes-Benz, MIT, Continental and more. New features this year include investors on stage, huge expo growth, and more.

Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2016
June 15-16, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Leading experts in automotive sensors and electronics will discuss a wide range of business and technology issues, ongoing trends, emerging applications enabled by the next-generation sensors and electronics, and the technologies that will enable new applications.

2016 Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
June 19-22, 2016 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS29), the world’s largest international electric vehicle conference, returns to North America from June 19-22, 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Organized by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the Symposium will assemble nearly 2,000 global leaders from industry, government, and academia.

Connected Cars 2016
June 28-30, 2016 | Olympia Grand, London
Connected Cars ’16 will bring different teams from OEMs and Tier 1s, including Infotainment, Product Planning, Strategy and R&D together to focus on how to monetise the connected car effectively while capitalising on advanced technologies, now that initial connected systems have been implemented. Defining how their business should be structured to make the most of developing technologies such as V2X and creating new knowledge from data, while maximising profitability is an ongoing topic of debate.

Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2016
July 11-13, 2016 | Shanghai, China
Listen and interchange with executive speakers and delegates from the aluminum, magnesium, steel & composite industry. Lightweighting, supply chain and procurement management will be the main theme and localization, best buy country and make or buy are some of the topics to be presented. OEMs will express their needs & expectations from the supplier and technology as well as lightweighting side while Tiers will showcase their leading weight reduction solutions, joining technologies, material and process hybrid components.

Autonomous Vehicles
August 22-24, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
This event will bring together industry leaders from passenger cars, commercial truck, military, bus & off road vehicle companies to discuss the current roadblocks that are inhibiting the full implementation & collaboration of autonomous technology and how to address these challenges.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2016
August 23-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit brings cutting edge innovative solutions to the judging panel of automotive experts, the next edition will accommodate even more practical case studies, interactive panel discussions and extended networking opportunities to facilitate introduction of the next generation of lightweight vehicles to the forecourt.

Material Science and Engineering
September 12-14, 2016 | Atlanta, GA USA
The 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering (Materials Science-2016) explores the implications of Materials Science and Engineering with an objective to encourage young minds and their research abilities by providing an opportunity to meet the experts in the field of Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology.

North American Automotive Metals Conference
September 14-15, 2016 | Dearborn, MI USA
At this conference, speakers and delegates will continue with the light-weighting debate, highlight the latest OEM user preferences, focus on supply chain issues in more depth and unearth the developments happening across the North American and Mexican markets. Being in the heart of the automotive industry in North America, Dearborn is the best place to bring suppliers and OEMs together to talk about the future for automotive production in North America.

Telematics India 2016
September 21-22, 2016 | Bengaluru, India
Telematics Wire is known to bring on table the most relevant themes that are redefining the automotive domain in India and broadly in Asia. The most relevant topics discussed by the key experts -be it connected cars or UBI; commercial fleet telematics to vehicle autonomy, we will make sure to get you the inside scoop of the ultimate insights on new technology trends, market forecasts, evolving business models, regulatory background and many more.

Open Innovation Summit
October 26-27, 2016 | Boston, MA USA
Come and learn open innovation best-practices and applications from the leaders of America's most innovative companies including: L'Oreal, Luxottica, Bayer, Under Armour even Live Nation.

IP Strategy Innovation Summit
October 26-27, 2016 | Boston, MA USA
The IP Strategy Innovation Summit bridges the gap between intellectual property and innovation management professionals. Join 100+ professionals for 2 days packed with case studies, panel discussions and deep-dive sessions!

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings 2016
November 15-17, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
AMM Detroit is a supply chain event that brings together auto makers, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. AMM Detroit is the venue where requirements meet technologies and capabilities without the distractions found at traditional exhibitions.

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