Cars. Cars. Cars. First riveting autonomy news at CES, and then celebrated at the North American International Auto Show with the launch of AutoMobili-D—the stunning startup community enabling the traditional manufacturing ecosystem to be the disruptors themselves. Tomorrow's cars will reduce environmental impact, increase human wellness, and save lives through smart infusions of electronics that think. Convergence feels like a millennial rave party: a packed room shaking from the pulse of enthusiasts experimenting with everything. To feel the new beat, hear our presentation from AutoMobili-D: "A Changing Community: Advanced Manufacturing In The Age of Open Innovation and Collaboration". And come to Detroit in May to attend the 2nd "IP in the Auto Industry" conference to question our panel: "From R&D to IP: Building Innovation Centers".

We are delighted to announce our Alliance with the Licensing Executives Society, the premier organization fostering commercial technology transfer which underpins collaboration to accelerate the adoption of innovation.

This month, featured members are developing advanced optics, smart driver assists, and advanced HVAC systems. The curated I-Hub provides resources to commercialize and monetize Intellectual Property, access software, novel databases, special reports, government resources, in-the- pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. 2017 offers dozens of insightful events bringing close the change agents and technology leaders driving the new economy.

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
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
For more than 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. LES is an independent, professional organization that facilitates global IP commerce through education, networking, standards development, and certification.
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Drive Spotter
Drive Spotter’s software automatically analyzes driver performance from dash cam video. The platform stores streams of road data that can be used by fleets, insurance companies, OEMs and suppliers, city planners, and marketers and advertisers. Real-time video analytics keep drivers safe and fleet managers in the loop. It helps gain insights into your fleet’s strengths and weaknesses so you can increase efficiency and cut costs. It also helps fleet and safety managers remotely access vital information about incidents or potential incidents to solve problems faster.
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M-TriGen manufactures micro combined cooling, heat and power systems (MCCHP) designed to provide power for residential, commercial, light industrial, military and government markets. M-TriGen's patent-pending hybrid MCCHP system reduce energy costs, increase energy efficiency, balance existing renewable power generation systems, and greatly improve energy, security and power reliability, all the while offering a clean and continuous source of power.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors
Osram Opto Semiconductors produces top-quality solutions in various fields such as sensor technology and laser systems. The product portfolio comprises high-performance light-emitting diodes (LEDs) – e.g. for automotive and general lighting applications – miniature LEDs for mobile devices, as well as infrared diodes (IRED), semiconductor lasers and detectors.

Lidar Chipset Milestone: Big boost for self-driving cars: Osram cuts lidar cost to less than $50
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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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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: "GM’s Propulsion Path Both Conventional, Disruptive"
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
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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: "3 Advantages to Collaborating on Innovation as a Global Community"
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: "Trade Secret Damages: A Look at Available Remedies"
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: "Local Innovation Accelerated by 'Market Pull' and 'Technology Push'" by Gerry Guo Head of Market Development, Honeywell
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
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.

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.

China Automotive Cyber Security Summit 2017
February 23-24, 2017 | Shanghai, China
The 2nd China Automotive Cyber Security Summit 2017" to be held on the 23rd – 24th. Feb. 2017 in Shanghai China will provide a platform for Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, Automotive security solution/technology/products developers to under-stand tailored smart car cyber security productsand solutions, build up a set of effective cyber security management system and improve the capability of protection.

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.

NAATBatt Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2017 | Litchfield Park, AZ USA
NAATBatt 2017 is a program for senior executives, business development managers and technology scouts interested in seeing the newest technology and hearing about the latest issues in advanced battery technology and applications across multiple commercial sectors. NAATBatt members and non-members are welcome.

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
R&D Innovation Summit, Chicago, IL USA
March 15-16, 2017
Chief Technology Officer Summit, London, UK
March 30-31, 2017
Open Innovation Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, London, UK
April 25-26, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, San Francisco, CA USA
May 17-18, 2017
Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Singapore, SG
July 4-5, 2017

Innovation Enterprise summits are truly global and bring together the brightest minds, thought leaders and innovative organizations to discuss and discover the latest industry developments.

From inspiring keynote presentations to deep dive workshops, the summits create environments where information can be shared openly and communicated across each of their key channels.

Summit Global Schedule
     May 17-18, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, San Francisco, CA USA
     July 4-5, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Singapore, SG
     September 6-7, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Shanghai, CH
     September 13-14, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Sydney, AU
     September 20-21, 2017 - Product Innovation Summit Boston, MA USA
     September 20-21, 2017 - Open Innovation Summit, Boston, MA USA
     October 18 & 19, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, London, UK
     November 29-30, 2017 - Payments Innovation Summit, San Francisco, CA USA
     November 29-30, 2017 - Chief Technology Officer Summit San Francisco, CA US
     December 6-7, 2017 - Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York, NY USA

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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

Innovation Evolution West 2017
April 6-7, 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.

Cockpit HMI 2017
April 10-12, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
On April 10 - 12th in Ann Arbor, Automotive IQ’s 4th Cockpit HMI conference will create a space for HMI and automotive experts to join the conversation with presenters from Google, MIT Agelab, NHTSA, VW, Renault, Hyundai, Lucid Motors, Stanford University, and more. Over the course of 3 days, participants will discuss innovative applications of UX/UI, driver distraction, multi-modal HMI solutions, touchless HMI, and automated drive.

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Automotive Display Technologies 2017
April 10-12, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI USA
The 2nd Annual Automotive Visual and Display Technologies conference will open on April 10th in Ann Arbor to celebrate the biggest innovations in display technology, discuss recent market trends in design, find viable solutions to work around the challenges, and create new opportunities in the field. Display experts from LG Display, Google, Daimler, Panasonic, Bosch, General Motors, and more will present on topics like OLED/AMOLED, HUD, augmented reality and projection technologies, integrated touch sensors, and haptic technologies. AutoHarvest members get 10% off with this code: AutoHarvest-1-DJC7DJY

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.