Manufacturing is good. Just ask AutoHarvest co-founder and Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. David E. Cole. As Dr. Cole and General Motors' Chairman and CEO Mary Barra illustrate in this month’s featured video, modern manufacturing has an essential role in shaping our world. In a call to motivate today’s students and tomorrow’s knowledge workers and makers, David says that things have changed a great deal since his father, Edward N. Cole, was GM’s president in the 1960s, but not manufacturing’s coolness.

Turning ideas into reality is the passion of our ecosystem members. This month, we are highlighting innovations that make better engines, detect explosives, and improve materials, imaging and electronics. Additionally, the Accenture Institute for High Performance released a new study: “Digital Shoring for Networked Innovation”. Companies are under pressure to innovate faster than ever; read about how AutoHarvest’s community plays a vital role in this new paradigm.

The I-Hub helps members obtain 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. The 2016 industry event roster just keeps growing, exceeding 40 world class gatherings. This year AutoHarvest will host in Detroit an all-day forum on “Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century”, moderate the panel “Conflict or Cooperation” at the IP in the Auto Industry conference, and open our doors at TechTown during the NewCo Detroit Festival.

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.

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Featured Members
EcoMotors (EM) is developing solutions to one of the world’s pressing issues – how to create more power with less fuel in a cost effective way. EM is challenging decades old conventions about the size, efficiency and cost of the internal combustion engine with its opposed piston opposed cylinder (opoc) engine architecture.
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XploSafe LLC
XploSafe is a provider of critical safety solutions for homeland security and chemical safety. Their products protect personnel that deal with unstable and hazardous compounds. XploSafe is focused on conducting ground breaking research and commercializaing pragmatic solutions. Since its inception in 2009, XploSafe has successfully commercialized 13 new products across three product lines.
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Delphi Automotive LLP
Delphi is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions and is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments for the automotive sector. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 32 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient.
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Accenture Institute for High Performance
Digital Shoring for Networked Innovation
Companies are under pressure to innovate faster than ever, and collaboration beyond organizational boundaries is central to accelerated innovation. But few companies navigate collaboration well—or even find the right path to get started. To move forward, companies must change their operating models to enable Digital Shoring, the latest evolution of organizational shoring approaches that unlocks new ways of working with partners located anywhere in the world. Click here to go to the website

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Special Video
Building America's Tomorrow
—Featuring Mary Barra Chairman & CEO, General Motors Company
Building America's Tomorrow
Building America’s Tomorrow is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Michigan and established to build a nationwide coalition to refocus America on the vital importance of a manufacturing capability for the 21st Century.
Innovation Hub
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: "Creating Innovation Cultures in Companies: CEOs, People and Collaboration Tools"
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: “IP Thought Leader Interview: A Discussion with AIPLA Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson”
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: “New Product Incubation” by Carolyn Ying Zhao Director, Eastworks Innovation Center at Faurecia
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
Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge
Detroit, MI USA
20 semi-finalists will be announced for a chance to win more than $200,000 in business acceleration services. This collaborative event between SAE International, NextEnergy, and MI Innovation Alliance (MI-IA) seeks to find innovative companies with promising ideas to solve problems within today’s automotive industry. The winners will receive support from SAE International, NextEnergy, and MI-IA to accelerate lab to production cycle time for high-value auto industry innovations.

• March 10, 2016 – Global Challenge Semi-Finals - NextEnergy Detroit or Globally by Web/Phone
• April 12, 2016 – Challenge Finals at the SAE World Congress @ Cobo Hall, Detroit
• April 14, 2016 - Winners Presenting to Automotive OEMs/Suppliers at SAE TechHub

Seedstars Summit 2016
March 3, 2016 | Ecublens, Switzerland
Attend the Seedstars Summit 2016 on Thursday 3rd March 2016 and watch 55+ startups from emerging tech hubs around the world compete for equity investment of up to $1mn! Get ready for this exciting event filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions and specialized workshops and meet the best minds from the fast growing startup scenes of Africa, Asia, LATAM, CEE and the MENA region!

AutoHarvest Members receive 15% discount with code : 15OFFHARVEST

Driverless Technologies Insurance 2016
March 17, 2016 | London, UK
Driverless Technologies Insurance 2016 will bring together leading European insurance carriers, OEMs and app developers to gain clarity on how the progressive implementation of autonomous driving technologies will impact auto insurance business models, both in the private auto and fleet spaces.

Automotive Cyber Security Summit
March 21-23, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Security experts from leading OEMs and Tier 1 companies are coming together under one roof to teach your team how to keep the technology throughout the car safe and secure.

TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA 2016
March 29-30, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
The inaugural TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA conference (March 29-30, Novi, MI) will unite experts from the connected car and security industries to help automotive to apply technology and best practices to deliver robust security defenses and processes within a secure ecosystem.

The $100 discount code for our members is 4392AH

>>TU-Automotive Cybersecurity in the Connected Vehicle Report

Unmanned Ground Systems
March 30 - April 1, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
The Unmanned Ground Systems event, on March 30-April 1 in Detroit, will include expert speakers, discussion panels and leading professionals from the government, military and associated robotics industries. A team of ‘top tier’ guest speakers will update the robotics community regarding the latest in unmanned ground systems.

GPU Technology Conference
April 4-7, 2016 | Silicon Valley: San Jose, CA USA
This conference and expo will give you a unique perspective inside the Automotive Labs of Silicon Valley and around the world. This isn't the auto industry saying the same old things to the auto industry. This event brings together technology innovators in a wide range of industries: from automotive, aerospace and energy exploration to medical imaging and visual effects. It is a great chance to learn, network, and develop business with an extremely diverse group of thought leaders. Plus check out some mind-blowing applications of virtual reality and artificial intelligence

* * *Register by February 29 to save 20%

IPBC Taiwan and IPBC Korea
April 12 and April 15, 2016 | Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, Korea
Following the success of IPBC Asia in November last year, IPBC’s series of Asia-focused programmes continues to grow with two dedicated jurisdictional events taking place back-to-back in April 2016: IPBC Taiwan in Taipei on April 12 and IPBC Korea in Seoul on April 15.

Structured as fully bilingual one-day programmes, both IPBC Taiwan and IPBC Korea are designed to bring together two key groups: chief IP officers, heads of intellectual property and their equivalents at major local corporates; and their counterparts at major multinationals.

AutoHarvest members can save $150 on their registration by using the exclusive code AUTOHARVEST before March 1.

SAE World Congress
April 12-14, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
OEM’s and their Tiers are looking for innovative advanced engineering technologies products that can offer new solutions on how to reduce weight and emissions. AluMag’s SAE 2016 Advanced Technology Pavilion will bring new global leading technology partners on “Advanced Lightweight Engineering and Emission Reduction Technologies” to the NAFTA market.

10th Anniversary Recharge: Open Innovation 2016
April 12-14, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA USA
Recharge your open innovation strategy, with fresh tactics for a new era. We will establish OI as a pillar of organizational strength throughout the enterprise, build and maintain more effective collaborative partnerships, and achieve bigger ROI and product throughput for your innovation portfolio. The delegation will return home with an OI platform that is, in itself, an open innovation.

NewCo Detroit
April 13, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Connect to Motor City industry like never before. Explore the forces driving Detroit with founders and senior leadership as your guide. We take you backstage, connecting you with founders and thought leaders. NewCo turns the business conference model inside out. Festival participants pick the companies they want to explore. Then, they tour Detroit, meeting founders and senior leadership inside their home office. Enjoy unscripted, insightful conversations and learn first-hand about how the Motor City’s best-and-brightest drive purposeful transformation in their communities.

Materials in Car Body Engineering Summit
April 14-15, 2016 | Berlin, Germany
Materials in Car Body Engineering Summit will delve into the presentations of latest concepts and trending topics in vehicle materials. It will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the recent projects and latest findings within the automotive industry. Besides the individual presentations, the Summit is meant to provide an active networking platform for the participants, and it will provide a great opportunity to review the characteristics of different kind of materials in the engineering process.

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Workshop
April 15-16, 2016 | Socorro, NM USA
New Mexico Tech is hosting the first ever Inventors & Entrepreneurs Workshop on campus in Socorro, NM. This is the first annual event to stimulate invention and innovation and inspire attendees. Come meet: the world famous Marty Cooper inventor of the Cell Phone; Bill Seidel, CEO of America Invents; Nola Masterson, CEO of Science Futures, Inc.; Bob Parker, holder of 80 patents from the Mood Ring to the Duracell Battery Tester; Lionel Leventhal, one of NYC major technology investors; Frank Etscorn, inventor of the Nicotine Patch, and many more

WaterVent 2016
April 21-22, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA USA
The first matchmaking platform in water technologies – initiated in autumn 2010 in Berlin with eight successful forums in Zurich, Leuwaarden (NL), Zurich, London, Dubai, Philadelphia (2), New York City - designed to bring exclusively water technology (and those related in the water nexus) entrepreneurs and investors together in an exclusive, non-conference, one-on-one setting in order to accelerate growth by support in attracting (first) clients, assess business opportunities and facilitate financing in the water sector.

2016 Low Voltage Electrification Summit
April 25-27, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
Detroit 2016 Low Voltage Electrification Summit will discuss how OEMs will achieve the right balance while also exploring the benefits and challenges associated with 12V, 48V power supply systems and advancements in power supply technologies.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2016
April 26-28, 2016 | Birmingham, UK
This high volume multi-material supply, design and engineering summit will bring mature lightweight solutions to the forecourt. Join Audi, Lamborghini, Jaguar Land Rover, Great Wall Motor China, Geely and more. Save £200 if you register TODAY!

AutoHarvest Members will receive a 15% discount at checkout when they enter the code: GALMUKHARVEST

Open Innovation Summit
April 26-27, 2016 | London, UK
Come and learn open innovation best-practices and applications from the leaders of Europe's most innovative companies including BP, Microsoft, Met Office, Bayer, as well as Google.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit Global Schedule
April - December 2016 | Global
April 26-27, 2016: London, UK September 14-15, 2016: Sydney, AU
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
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.

AutoHarvest members can use the following exclusive code to save $350 on the registration before February 29: AUTOHARVEST

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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