Today, everyone is talking about how to be a part of tomorrow’s connected and green world. This spring, AutoHarvest will be moderating panels in Detroit, Washington, Zhengzhou and Tel Aviv. Come hear thought leaders discuss autonomous driving, intellectual property applied to mobility convergence, standards licensing, disruption through startup ventures and on Earth Day, creative partnering in China to accelerate green technologies.

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Delphi Automotive LLP
Delphi Automotive is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. 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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SPLT is a closed-network enterprise carpool platform changing commuting worldwide and, in partnership with Lyft, providing on-demand non-emergency medical transportation. SPLT leverages urban technology to reduce transportation inefficiencies and architect smarter cities.
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Advanced Silicon Group
Advanced Silicon Group partners with companies to help incorporate their silicon nanowire arrays into products for improved performance and lower cost, and then provides a license to manufacture the improved product. Their technology is to make vertically aligned arrays of silicon nanowires at a low cost and to be able to control the nanowire density, diameter, taper, and length of the nanowire arrays.
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April 22-24, (AutoHarvest Moderated Panel: "US-China Collaboration in Connected Mobility and Clean Technology") - Initiated by the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) in 2013, the China Green Companies Alliance (CGCA) is a value-sharing platform for 128 current member companies to develop and maintain sustainable business competitiveness. The AutoHarvest session explores the United States and China being the world's two largest connected mobility and clean technology economies. Where can deeper collaboration between automotive and technology companies create progress in both countries? How can investors bolster this collaboration and enable standard access to cleaner, safer technology?
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May 4th (AutoHarvest Moderated Panel: "From R&D to IP: Building Innovation Centers") - IP in the Auto Industry's immersive, one-day event will provide a highly focused, content-led program with in-depth discussion on managing IP. The AutoHarvest session discusses technology convergence and the entry of new participants into the auto market have changed the nature of the R&D process in the sector, as well as the way in which IP issues are handled.
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May 18th (AutoHarvest Moderated Panel) - The 5th annual EcoMotion Conference will provide a spectacular showcase for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of Smart Transportation. The AutoHarvest panel will engage several key players who have been creating the new rules of the road. Success in Israel by Waze, Mobileye, TowerSec and others have put Israel on the global map as an automotive innovation hotspot.
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May 9-11th (AutoHarvest Moderated Panel: "Autonomous Vehicles, IP, Regulations and Getting Safe Vehicles on the Road" - The AutoHarvest panel comprises Vehicle OEMs, Tier I suppliers and US Government Regulators aimed at discussing the introduction of Autonomous Vehicles and how the interplay between the safety needs of the driving public using regulators responsible for making safe autonomous vehicles a reality and the vehicle OEM/Tier I supplier community work together.
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Tue, Apr 4, 2017 12:00 PM America/New York - This 45 min webinar and Q&A is to learn about the 2017 Techstars Mobility Accelerator program. Techstars Mobility invests in mobility startups from around the world bringing them to Detroit for 90-days to work hands-on with them to accelerate their company.
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May 24, 4-5pm ET (AutoHarvest Moderated Webinar) - This is a panel composed of experts engaged in licensing pools of IP that define standards. The panelists will also discuss future FRAND consistent pools in new areas of technology that are developing vast markets and have IP “scattered to the four winds of the earth” that might create the momentum to organize a new FRAND oriented pool.
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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.
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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.
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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: "Innovation Hot Spots – Countries vs. Cities"
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.
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Read: "Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides New Avenues for Protecting Intellectual Capital"
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: "Traditional R&D is Being Disrupted- How will you survive?" by Paul Levins Executive Vice President & Global Head of Partnerships

Watch: "Fireside Chat - The State Of Startup/Corporate Collaboration" by Michael LaRhette President, MassChallenge
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
Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017
April 19-20, 2017 | London, UK
Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017 (19-20 April, London) is the leading gathering looking to tackle the effects of vehicle connectivity on traditional motor insurance models. The event has grown year on year and now boasts over 400+ executives from across the European continent. Join the elite of connected motor insurance this April in London.

2017 China Green Companies Summit
April 22-24, 2017 | Zhengzhou, China
The China Green Companies Summit is dedicated to promoting smart, sustainable, long-term economic and social growth. Established by the China Entrepreneur Club, the Summit, held on Earth Day (April 22) each year, hosts over 1000 guests from China and abroad, including business leaders, political decision-makers, academic authorities, NGO representatives, and influential journalists.

IPBC China 2017
April 25, 2017 | Beijing, China
Building on IAM’s extensive relationships with the Chinese IP community, including our dedicated Chinese language magazine, this unique jurisdictional event is specifically designed for senior IP executives at leading Chinese corporates to come together with their international counterparts to discuss the key issues and challenges they face as they develop, expand and internationalise their IP value creation strategies.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Congress
April 25-27, 2017 | Birmingham, UK
The 2017 conference focus specifically on the latest advancements in materials, including metals, composites and thermoplastics, reliable joining methods & new solutions for lightweighting of structural parts and components, as well as lightweighting that is specific to conventional and electric vehicle ranges. Expert insight will be provided by 30+ OEM Led presentations including FCA Group, Volkswagen, Daimler, Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley and many more.

Ceramics Expo
April 25-27, 2017 | Cleveland, OH USA
Now in its third year, Ceramics Expo has become the annual focal point for the North American ceramic community and all the user industries that rely on ceramic technologies. The massively expanded event stands as a unique showcase for all the latest start materials, industrial equipment, technical ceramic components, processing expertise, analysis and testing devices, thermal technologies and precision finishing systems that keep this sector at the forefront of manufacturing advances.

Innovation Enterprise: Upcoming Global Events
Innovation Enterprise creates & organises some of world’s most important events to help understand current and future business strategies, innovations and technologies
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, San Fran., CA USA
May 22-23, 2017
Open Innovation Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Singapore, Singapore
July 4-5, 2017

Summit Global Schedule
Sept. 6: Chief Innovation Officer, Shanghai Sept. 14: Chief Innovation Officer, Sydney
Sept. 20: Product Innovation, Boston Sept. 20: Open Innovation, Boston
Oct. 19: Chief Innovation Officer, London Nov. 9: Payments Innovation, San Fran
Nov. 9: Chief Tech. Officer, San Fran. Dec. 6: Chief Innovation Officer, New York
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.

IPBC Korea 2017
April 28, 2017 | Seoul, Korea
Building on IAM’s extensive relationships with the Korean IP community, IPBC Korea is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the leading Korean industrials and emerging Korean companies and attracts strong attendance from the across country’s corporate IP community.

2nd Annual Future Vehicles World 2017
May 2-4, 2017 | Sydney, Australia
The Future Vehicles World 2017 conference will once again be bringing together senior decision makers from the entire autonomous vehicle ecosystem. It is designed to foster collaboration between key stakeholders that will shape the way in which our transport system will progress to boost Australia’s presence and leadership in this space.

>>Is Australia Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

Watervent 2017 - Philadelphia
May 3-4, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA USA
Incepted in February 2010 (in Berlin WaterVent (acronym of Water and Venture)) WaterVent was and is still the only international water technologies (and related nexus) focused forum: minimum 50% of presentations done are setup by water technology entrepreneurs and innovators looking for funding and/or clients (users, applications)!

IP in the Auto Industry
May 4, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, IP in the Auto Industry will offer IP professionals within the automotive industry a forum in which to network, share best practice, and discuss the latest strategies to exploit and protect their intellectual property to maintain a competitive edge.

GPU Technology Conference
May 8-11, 2017 | San Jose, CA USA
GTC will bring together experts from automotive research labs, Tier-1 suppliers, and startup companies who are all using AI to develop self-driving cars, trucks, and shuttles. You’ll hear from technology leaders such as Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and HERE, plus NVIDIA engineers and executives. GTC is a great way to learn, network, and develop business with an extremely diverse group of thought leaders from all over the world.

LES 2017 Spring Meeting
May 9-11, 2017 | Washington D.C., USA
With its iconic monuments, memorials and museums, Washington D.C. is a staple in every traveler and tourist's list of top destinations. To politicians and policy makers, Washington D.C. is simply home. Join us at the heart of the country's political arena for the LES 2017 Spring Meeting to discuss Stronger Economies Through Licensing: Is IP Policy Making or Breaking Your Deals?

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
May 15-18, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA USA
The need for education, more sophisticated testing and validation tools, cyber security, and business models for this shift has never been greater. Co-located with the Internet of Things World, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles looks to address these challenges with leading industry thought leaders from inside and outside the automotive industry to dive deep and shift the industry in the right direction.

Internet of Things World
May 16-18, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA USA
Internet of Things World returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley, for 3 days of learning, discovery, partying and networking. With over 11,000 attendees expected through the doors, 400+ global thought leading speakers and 250+ sponsors and exhibitors, Internet of Things World is THE largest IoT event in the marketplace, with the largest span of IoT vertical and horizontal themes being covered.

ADAS Sensors 2017
May 17-18, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Focusing on recent developments in ADAS sensing, ADAS Sensors 2017 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 2017
May 18, 2017 | Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
The 5th annual EcoMotion Conference 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.

Advanced Lighting for Automotive 2017
May 22-24, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The automotive lighting sphere will continue its rapid growth as new technologies allow auto makers to experiment with different designs and functionalities of light. To keep up with the pace, the 2nd Advanced Lighting for Automotive Summit will provide a forum for you to meet others challenged with creating the best within the lighting sector and help spur conversations on how automotive lighting can progress forward. With 22+ speakers, 115+ attendees, and 7+ networking hours, you can't miss this opportunity!

AutoSens 2017
May 22-25, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
AutoSens is the world’s leading technical summit for ADAS and autonomous vehicle perception technology. Built on the vision of senior technical experts at automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and delivered by conference experts with a passion for engineering. A combination of insightful technical presentations, an audience of over 350 senior engineers, and top level organisation that create a highly memorable experience; make AutoSens the ‘best in class’ for this sector.

TU-Automotive Detroit 2017
June 7-8, 2017 | Novi, MI USA
The TU-Automotive Detroit 2017 Conference & Exhibition (June 7-8, Novi, MI, USA) is the world’s leading conference & exhibition on automotive technology. Network with 3000 auto tech experts, incl. OEMs, tier 1s, software companies, start-ups, and meet everyone you need to know to advance your business under one roof

Watervent 2017 - Geneva
June 8-9, 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
Incepted in February 2010 (in Berlin WaterVent (acronym of Water and Venture)) WaterVent was and is still the only international water technologies (and related nexus) focused forum: minimum 50% of presentations done are setup by water technology entrepreneurs and innovators looking for funding and/or clients (users, applications)!

Internet of Things World Europe
June 13-15, 2017 | Excel, London
Internet of Things World Europe, the only event to engage enterprises across both industrial and Consumer IoT, is returning on 13-15 June 2017 as part of London Tech Week's new festival of technology TechXLR8.

Automotive Sensors and Electronics 2017
June 14-15, 2017 | 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.

IPBC Global 2017
June 18-20, 2017 | Ottawa, Canada
The programme for IPBC Global 2017 examines the challenges that convergence poses for the IP community from a multiplicity of angles. Whether it be how to organise a world-class IP function, build a best-in-class portfolio of IP assets, create a fit-for-purpose standards regime or maximise licensing and sales opportunities in this new environment, the unrivalled speaking faculty for IPBC Global 2017 will have it covered.

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
June 19-22, 2017 | San Francisco, CA USA
For 17 years, the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference has provided an invaluable opportunity to delve into challenges surrounding the need to develop batteries with better performance at a lower cost, discuss breakthroughs and best practices, and learn from the researchers and engineers who are bringing these technologies forward to consumers.

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017
June 20-22, 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany
Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2017 will bring together the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development. The conference will be held in Stuttgart from 20-22 June alongside Automotive Testing Expo 2017, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to new vehicle development and testing. It will boast over 60 of the world’s leading experts in driverless vehicle testing.

PlugVolt: Battery Seminar
July 18-20, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
PlugVolt will be hosting its next Battery Seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) together with AVL. This event will feature energy storage leaders from automotive and grid storage OEMs, major battery manufacturers, and other industry subject matter experts.

Automotive Seating Innovators Summit
July 26-28, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
Come and take a seat at the 11th Automotive Seating Summit in July, as we shape the future of the automotive industry. With all the changes in autonomous vehicles, it is crucial to remain competitive with innovations that modernize the driver experience.