2016 irreversibly moved forward the global New Mobility quest. Energized inventors, manufacturers and regulators are firing on all cylinders. Consumers soon will have their turn to judge new products and services that save time, money and increase safety while conserving resources within a “smartcloud connected lifestyle”. Our membership will also reap the benefits as long-term R&D transitions to new business models driving sustainable profits.

AutoHarvest is delighted to present “A Changing Manufacturing Community”, at the 2017 North American International Automotive Show in Detroit. We will be part of the premier of Automobili-D, the new front row for mobility innovation developing in win-win partnerships between disruptive startups and traditional nameplates. It’s different.

This month we feature members developing advanced propulsion and energy generation systems, real time logistic alerts, and offering capital to SME innovators to help the United States Army better equip ground vehicles. The curated I-Hub provides members knowledge to commercialize and monetize Intellectual Property, access software, novel databases, special reports, government resources, in-the- pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. 2017 will show tremendous opportunities to learn with global conference partners hosting innovation events.

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
Blackburn Energy
Blackburn Energy invented a new method for creating electricity and several associated pieces of hardware. At the core is a novel power takeoff unit that captures the rotational force of the drive shaft. The system requires no changes to powertrain geometry, is universal to all long-haul tractor-trailer trucks and installs in about 5 hours.
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Optibus OnTime™ alerts operators about buses that might be late for their next trip, providing them with an option of handling the problem in real-time by re-adjusting the schedule to assign other buses and drivers to those trips. Optibus OnTime™ creates a new re-adjusted schedule that is cost-effective and complies with all the pre-defined preferences, constrains, and regulation rules.
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ATC is Tesla for tractors. The company is bringing modern diesel-electric drive train technology to agricultural and other heavy-duty, off-road vehicles. ATC's eDrive system provides significantly more torque than conventional drive systems while improving fuel efficiency and durability. eDrive is the ideal platform for more precise, efficient agricultural equipment.
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TARDEC SBIR - Department of Defense 2017.1 Release
The U.S. Army TARDEC Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has released ten Topics as part of the Department of Defense
2017.1 release
. Annually, the DoD SBIR budget represents more than $1 billion in research funds. Over half of the awards are to firms with fewer than 25 people and a third to firms of fewer than 10. The TARDEC Topics this release range from: water quality and purification, to innovative bridging, to improvements for transmissions and fuel quality projects. Historically, a quarter of these projects go to first time applicants.
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AutoMobili-D will feature 120,000 sq. ft. of dynamic display communities in the Cobo Center Atrium overlooking the international waterway and the adjoining Hall E. Unlike anywhere else in the world, attending executives, industry professionals and journalists will have the opportunity to experience firsthand advanced driver assist and autonomous vehicle functionality on a dedicated test track all in one building. Unique communities of participating companies and tech start-ups will cover Autonomous Driving, Connected Car Technologies, E-Mobility, Mobility Services, and Urban Mobility.

AutoHarvest will present “A Changing Manufacturing Community” on January 11th at 6pm.

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Licensing Executives Society Foundation Announces Its Annual International Business Plan Competition!
Invaluable mentoring includes strategic use of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
The Competition is an essential opportunity for founders and/or inventors to learn and hone skills in the strategic use of Intellectual Property (IP) in business. Register early to receive extraordinary mentorship, judging and feedback from IP and licensing professionals. Over $20,000 in cash and $160,000 worth of in-kind prizes will be awarded. There is no fee for taking part in this opportunity, only your attention is required. The Licensing Executives Society has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology and business development professionals for over 50 years.

Key Dates
     November 16, 2016 - Competition open for Registration. Access to IP ToolBox
                                        and Mentor Faculty.
     December 16, 2016 - DEADLINE to gain access to IP ToolBox and Mentor Faculty
     February 10, 2017 - Business Plan submission DEADLINE (First Round)
     May 8, 2017 - FINAL round of the Business Plan Competition

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Innovation Hub
WardsAuto delivers the latest insights and analysis for today's auto industry, helping you see the opportunities and risks for your business in the months and years to come. WardsAuto Interiors Conference and WardsAuto UX Conference introduce you to top OEM and supplier executives to grow your contact base. Find out how WardsAuto forecasts, insight reports and data tools can help you understand current and upcoming trends in order to grow your business.
Read: "Bosch Puts Autonomous Tech in Park"
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: "Three Box Solution for Sustainable Innovation"
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: "Intellectual Property Thought Leader Interview with Mark Lemley"
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: "Building a Culture of Innovation: Innovation Process & Innovative People" by Ben Brenton, Chief Innovation Officer, Snap-On
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
Consumer Telematics Show 2017
January 4, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV USA
The Consumer Telematics Show/CTS 2017 (Jan 4, Las Vegas) kicks off the calendar year for the connected car community. With over 500 auto tech. industry executives in attendance, this is the largest and most focused meeting point for the sector before International CES®.

January 8-12, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The North American International Auto Show is pleased to announce AutoMobili-D, a new exhibition area that will showcase exhibits and symposiums dedicated to the dynamic and ever-change world of mobility. 100+ mobility exhibitors including start-ups, global automakers, auto suppliers and technology companies will be featured in the Cobo Center Atrium and adjoining Hall E. Symposiums on significant mobility subjects will be scheduled during NAIAS Industry Days (1/11 – 1/12).

5th Annual Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting
January 25-26, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV USA
This marcus evans 5th Annual Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting conference aims to shed light on FDA and international guidelines on medical device monitoring and reporting, as well as benchmark best practices from peers across the industry. Delegates will receive practical knowledge and tangible tactics from leading regulatory affairs, compliance, quality assurance, and post-market surveillance professionals on how to efficiently collect and effectively house post-market data, streamline the reporting process to ensure deadlines, and maximize existing tools and technologies to gather all necessary product information.

Innovation Evolution West 2017
February 1-2, 2017 | San Francisco, CA USA
To thrive in today’s customizable world, evolving new product development models needs for data-driven innovation is an increasingly vital transformation. Advancing business models to empower systematic, repeatable and reliable innovation is the best weapon against competitive and consumer-driven disruption. This marcus evans conference will amplify innovation at the intersection of design thinking, data & insight integration, and new product development to raise the bar for consumer-driven innovation.

6th Annual Internal Communications & Situational Messaging Conference
February 15-16, 2017 | Orlando, FL USA
Join 50+ of your peers from leading cross-industry organizations with responsibilities in internal and employee communications to institute a fully integrated internal communications practice to establish consistency across the enterprise.

Autonomous Vehicles Asia 2017
February 21-23, 2017 | Sentosa, Singapore
The 1st Annual Autonomous Vehicles Asia Summit, hosted in Singapore, is a one-stop conference that gathers key stakeholders including regional regulators, government stakeholders, car OEMs, research institutes, ride-sharing companies, technology companies, insurance and cyber security experts to discuss the regulatory, infrastructure, implementation, and technical issues pertaining to autonomous vehicles.

4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit
February 22-23, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017 is returning to Detroit on 22-23 February to showcase the latest innovations in adhesives, additive manufacturing, machine learning, multi-material joining methods, corrosion mitigation techniques and more. This is the key event for examining mixed-material joining, forming & surface treatment techniques to drive scalable lightweight manufacturing.

2nd Annual Automotive Sensors & Electronics Summit
February 23-24, 2017 | Berlin, Germany
The Vonlanthen Group is pleased to invite you to the “2nd Annual Automotive Sensors and Electronics Summit” scheduled for February 23rd and 24th, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This premier B2B event provides the appropriate platform to engage and discuss ideas with your fellow peers, while facilitating a professional atmosphere and environment for good company representation and development.

Nowness Of The Powertrain. Opportunities & Tendencies
February 23-24, 2017 | Berlin, Germany
The Vonlanthen Group is pleased to invite you to the “Nowness Of The Powertrain. Opportunities & Tendencies” scheduled for February 23th and 24th, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The industry is utilizing innovations in powertrain technology to meet the 2025 goal of 54.5 MPG set by CAFE Standards. While advancements in powertrain technologies are allowing OEM’s to meet these goals, the industry is still struggling to communicate the value of certain technologies to their consumer base.

Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley
February 28 - March 2, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA USA
Join Keynote Speaker and Infamous Hacker, Chris Valasek, Security Lead at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center at Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley. Explore the hottest issues in the industry including: state and federal regulations regarding autonomous functions and technologies, latest developments in safety and warning technology to bridge the gaps in consumer trust and provide the safest vehicles, testing and validation, the game-changing capabilities of technologies like LiDAR, advanced sensors, machine learning and more!

Foam Expo
February 28 - March 2, 2017 | Novi, MI USA
Foam Expo is North America's first free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services.

Connected Car Detroit
March 14, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
CONNECTED CAR DETROIT conference brings together key stakeholders to network and discuss the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car. More than 20 expert speakers, 300+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring over 20 exhibitions make CONNECTED CAR DETROIT an unmissable event.

Autonomous Car Detroit
March 15, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT conference brings together key stakeholders to network and discuss the technologies and trends that are making the self-driving car a reality. More than 20 expert speakers, 300+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring 22 exhibitions make AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT an unmissable event.

Fuel Economy Detroit
March 16, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT conference brings together the stakeholders tasked with creating the fuel-efficient and lightweight cars of tomorrow. More than 20 expert speakers, 200+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring 22 exhibitions make FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT an unmissable event.

5th Automotive Cyber Security Summit
March 27-29, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The most trusted event for the automotive community returns to Detroit this spring! Hear from the top cyber security experts who will discuss the next steps in: developing cyber security measures for in-vehicle systems and IT back-end receivers, properly securing & storing data from both the passenger & manufacturer, determining the minimum level of security standards that must be met in vehicle design, instigating cyber incident response tactics, and more!

Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars in 2017 is a fully dedicated meeting on testing and simulation of highly automated and fully autonomous applications for safe and secure vehicles. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

ISO 26262
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 7th International Conference ISO 26262 is the longest running expert forum focused on the technical implementation of functional safety. In 2017, we have confirmed speakers from JLR, Daimler, Delphi, Siemens, HELLA, and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

Automotive Cyber Security
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 2nd International Conference Automotive Cyber Security will focus on deterring and preventing security breaches in connected vehicles. We welcome confirmed speakers from Daimler, MIT, GSM Association, Trillium and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

ADAS 2017: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
March 28-29, 2017 | Birmingham, UK
Join this two-day conference to hear the latest developments being made with advanced driver assistance systems, how they are being integrated and interacting with the driver, and how the pathway to level 5 autonomy is being reached. Early Bird ends 10 February 2017

Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification
April 26-28, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The 2nd Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification Summit will discuss 48V electrical architecture, framing these power supply systems as the solution to current challenges being faced by the industry. We will explore methodologies for building vehicle electrical systems that lower costs while boosting performance as well as fuel efficiency and emissions.