Consider the impact of market events on innovation this past month: the game-changing electric, connected and autonomous car technology advances shown at NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) and CES, coupled with the U.S. government’s $4 billion investment to make autonomous a reality. This seems like a moonshot safely landed in our backyard. Add in the fast-moving headwinds of low oil prices and China’s New Normal, and then the picture clouds. Where will financing materialize today to develop the new energy and transportation products envisioned by the Paris Accords? Many look to new business models and creative collaborations. This is why the AutoHarvest ecosystem exists: to provide unbridled access to diverse global technology partners.

This month, we highlight unique services provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office which help innovators secure patents around the world. Also, we are showcasing two innovators advancing nanomaterials and acoustic materials that deliver higher efficiencies.

The I-Hub helps our members obtain essential knowledge to transact IP and evolve next-tech products with landscaping and management software, unique databases, government resources, in-the-pulse blogs and videos of innovation leaders. 2016 has already scheduled over 30 industry events, and we will support and organize an “Innovation Forum” for the Automotive Manufacturing Meetings and moderate a panel for the IP in the Auto Industry conferences, both venues in the Detroit Innovation District.

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
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Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016
February 24-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
The Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing 2016 summit will allow the leading experts from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and technology providers to discuss the most critical areas within manufacturing and quality assurance processes to enable delivery of next-generation lightweight manufacturing technologies to the forecourt.

>>Link to interview with Francois Nadeau, Technical Leader Aluminum Assembling Technologies, National Research Council Canada

Powertrain Innovation Summit
February 29 - March 2, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
At the Powertrain Innovation Summit, industry leaders will come together to discuss regulatory, technological and strategic powertrain issues. You also won’t want to miss out on sessions discussing the evolution of the North American driver, progress in the development of electric vehicles, as well as strategies to increase consumer understanding of advanced and alternative powertrains.

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 Cybersecurity 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-Automotives Cybersecurity in the Connected Vehicle Report

SAE World Congress Detroit, USA April 2016
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.

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.

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 (sic!) 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
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress 2016 (European Edition) delivers 20+ case studies from OEMs, Tier 1 component providers and material suppliers. From design strategies for composites, aluminium and steel to tried and tested techniques for multi-material joining and recycling, industry leaders assessed how to cost-effectively reduce the weight of automotive body, chassis and interiors for global markets.

Open Innovation Summit
April 26-28, 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.

Smart Automotive 2016
April 27-28, 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Smart Automotive APAC is an ideal place for those willing to expand their business portfolio, localize product offerings or simply explore the Asia-Pacific market for future ventures in connected vehicles and transportation.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit Global Schedule
April - December 2016 | Global
April 27-28, 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, 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

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.

AutoHarvest members can save €500 on admission by using the exclusive code AUTOHARVEST before February 12.

Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2016
June 15-16, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
This event brings together leading experts in automotive sensors and electronics who will discuss a wide range of business and technology issues, ongoing trends, and emerging applications. The future is bright for the automotive industry – and it is especially bright for automotive sensors and electronics. Attend this event to identify emerging technology and application trends, exchange ideas, form new companies and network with your industry peers!

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.

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.