As the seasons try to shift in the Midwest USA, we seem to be in perpetual summer. Combined with the devastating effects of nature in many parts of the world, many feel as if we are now in the “New Climate”. Predicting, mitigating, surviving and alerting weather and pollution related threats will drive innovation funding in new directions, converging with the New Mobility technologies which are now estimated to have consumed over $30 Billion in cumulative incremental R&D funding over the last few years. Sitting two weeks ago in San Jose at our partner TU-Automotive's Auto R&D conference, it was frightening to see colleagues' cell phones go off with messages from family and friends not so far away in Santa Rosa that the city was an inferno. Our friends lost houses, but not their optimism.

That convergence will show up as software and apps tie together all these signals and tell us what to do. In fact, increasingly, as A.I. develops, we will be told what to do making our cellphones, smart cars and home--our new parents. We saw the first cell phone containing a new sensor measuring Indoor Air Quality, a heretofore very expensive professional sensor used only by industry. Ever wonder what is in the air you are breathing in hotel rooms, hospitals, your home, schools, workplaces and favorite shops? We predict tremendous social media activism as this “new sensor” shows up on your phone.

Appropriately, this month featured members are involved in advancing software to make big data actionable everyday data. This was evident last week at the Detroit Film Theatre as the TechStars Mobility Class of 2017 presented and many of the technologies were software based and all geared to create efficiency, comfort and save resources. You can watch all the presentations now!

The curated I-Hub provides resources to commercialize and monetize Intellectual Property, and to access software, events, novel databases, special reports, government resources, in-the-pulse blogs, and innovation leader presentations. As always, we invite all readers to join our intellectual property marketplace, free of charge, and engage the community.

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Featured Members
Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that spans the data center and the public cloud. It scales to billions of files and is one third the cost of legacy storage appliances. In QF2, cloud instances or computing nodes with standard hardware work together to form a cluster that has scalable performance and a single, unified file system.
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SwoopMe Inc
Swoop is building software that automates a paper-intensive workflow, with multiple constituents, and delivering seamless intuitive software solutions. Swoop provides simplicity in the crazy chaotic world of managing a towing operation. Intuitive dispatching software and smartphone apps, reporting dashboard, seamless customer notifications handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on what matters.
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Boston Engineering
Boston Engineering overcomes industrial design, product development, and design for manufacturability and assembly (DFM&A) challenges. Certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, the company’s additional expertise includes industrial technology, robotics, medical devices, and consumer products. Boston Engineering has developed products that include: BIOSwimmer™, a biologically-inspired marine UUV, GhostSwimmer™, modular biomimetic AUV for contested, cluttered, or denied environments, V-Wing™, an underwater depressor transporting instruments, sensors and data, and numerous other products.
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Cipher Automotive is the first analytics solution providing competitive intelligence about the automotive technology landscape. They harvest information locked within the patent system and provide fresh insight into innovation across electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving. This month hear their interview with Majorie Loeb, head of Mayer Brown’s automotive practice and former general counsel at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center is an open forum where industry experts share knowledge, gain insights, and collaborate on timely and relevant issues facing the automotive market. In its 18th consecutive year, the Global Automotive Executive Survey is KPMG International’s annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.

China has just announced an imminent end to gas and diesel cars, which will bring tremendous opportunities for Electric Vehicle Industry. UCCTC has secured sponsorship for the trip for companies with technologies that will have huge potential in the market to visit Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong.

OCTOBER 2017 - Techstars held its Moblility Demo Day at the Detroit Film Theatre on October 18, 2017. The program highlighted 11 companies from all around the world including Tel Avi, Dubai, Germany, Chile, Canada, and across the United States.
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: "Continental: Speaker-less Audio Saves Weight"
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: "Design Thinking: the Road Towards 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: "Trends in Trade Secret Litigation Report 2017"
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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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: "Innovation at Bosch" by Leo Wong, Head of ICT, NBT, Robert Bosch

Watch: "Innovation Cross-border E-commerce" by Sophie Tsuei, COO, Fengqu.com
Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
LES 2017 Annual Meeting
October 22-25, 2017 | Chicago, IL USA
The 2017 Annual Meeting will showcase the first of these transformations. Join us for 3 days of networking, business development, education and much more. LES itself is experiencing change. We are adapting to ensure we provide IP professionals with the resources they need to succeed in a changing environment including issues related to business practices, political, legislative and judicial uncertainty.

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
IPBC Asia 2017
October 29-31, 2017 | Tokyo, Japan
IAM is returning to the stunning Palace Hotel, Tokyo for the fifth annual IPBC Asia. The specifically designed three-day program will focus on how IP owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide leverage in the financial markets.

UX Next
October 30-31, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA USA
From the creators of the industry leading Internet of Things World, UX Next will showcase the evolution and future direction of service enablement. Join 400+ tech disruptors, 50+ pioneering speakers and 50+ exhibitors to embrace the digital roadmap and multiplatform UX.

World Innovation Forum Tokyo (WIFT)
October 31 - November 6, 2017 | Tokyo, Japan
World Student Summit Japan will bring you to a world leading country in global research, education, and technology to experience a program by exploring the nation, its technology, its education, and heritage. Get the opportunity to discover a new side of yourself, an interest of International Affairs, global education awareness, and international exposure. Be empowered and ensured that we are able to change things, optimize our potential, and have the ability to express ourselves.

London Blockchain & Energy Summit 2017
November 6, 2017 | London, UK
Summit aims to bring senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss Blockchain/DLT beyond Bitcoin. We have met a lot of innovators and seen Blockchain captivate industry beyond financial services. Energy is one of the sectors that stands to gain a lot (and fast) from Blockchain. A lot has changed in the past few months with ICO's and Token Distributions really taking off. Expect the most up to date content in the industry.

TU-Automotive Europe 2017
November 6-7, 2017 | Munich, Germany
The 15th annual TU-Automotive Europe Conference & Exhibition (6-7 November, Munich) – Europe’s largest event for the connected car - will discuss how to harness advancements in technology like AI & autonomy to deliver personalised, sustainable mobility. Past speakers include BMW, car2go, Renault, PSA and more. New features include round tables and a startup stage.

4th International Conference on Green Energy & Expo
November 6-8, 2017 | Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Green Energy- 2017 provides a platform for researchers/scientists to share and globalize their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products thus felicitating dissemination of knowledge. We anticipate more than 300 participants around the globe with thought provoking keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. The attending delegates include Editorial Board Members of related journals. The scope of Green Energy -2017 is to bring the advancements in the field of renewable energy and environmental sciences.

Sponsored New Energy Vehicle Trade Mission to China Nov. 6-10th
November 6-10, 2017 | Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, China
China has just announced an imminent end to gas and diesel cars, which will bring tremendous opportunities for Electric Vehicle Industry. UCCTC has secured sponsorship for the trip for companies with technologies that will have huge potential in the market to visit Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. Please contact Yair Crane, Clean Tech Development Manager @ ycrane@uschinacleantech.org 

November 7-9, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
US China Auto Expo & Forum 2017: One of the largest business delegations from China November 7-8-9th in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT). This is an extraordinary opportunity for professionals and executives in the North American Automotive & Manufacturing Industries seeking mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partners, supply chain collaborations.

International Conference on Future Mobility (ICFM 2017)
November 7-8, 2017 | Dubai, UAE
The 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility will be held in Dubai, UAE on 7 – 8 November 2017. Held under the theme “Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility”, the conference will analyse how smart, sustainable and intelligent vehicles play a key role in public and private transport in the smart cities of the future.

MIP/Benchmark Autolex Automotive Forum 2017
November 8, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The event will focus on the dramatic challenges facing legal and compliance teams in the automotive industry of the future. The forum will forecast changes anticipated over the next 3-5 years with the continued growth of ‘auto-tech’ and the integration of automobile, manufacturing and electronics.

November 8, 2017 | London, UK
If you work with financial data you already know the importance of security. Improved technology brings new risks and rewards. Find out how the industry will change over the next few years and hear directly from the people creating the new landscape. If you work cyber security, risk or fraud prevention or are developing new game changing technology, you should definitely attend.

November 8-10, 2017 | Atlanta, GA USA
Future car electronics such as autonomous driving, in-car smartphone-like infotainment, privacy and security, and all-electric cars, present unparalleled research, development, manufacturing, education and marketing opportunities. FUTURCAR 2017 speakers will focus on devices and packaging particularly in materials, tools, processes, substrates, packages, components and integrated functions in R&D and in manufacturing.

WardsAuto FOCUS: A.I. Conference
November 9, 2017 | Birmingham, MI USA
Artificial Intelligence will be the single largest force reshaping the auto industry in the years to come. The WardsAuto FOCUS: AI Conference on November 9 is a half-day event featuring presentations from WardsAuto analysts, technology providers and industry observers with unique perspectives on how A.I. will transform automotive. REGISTER NOW with $75 discount for AutoHarvest members https://www.eiseverywhere.com/focus-ai?discountcode=ATHRVST

November 10, 2017 | Hong Kong, China
This event brings senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss Blockchain/DLT beyond Bitcoin. Blockchain captivates industry beyond financial services, including media, logistics, charity, government and many more. A lot has changed in the past few months with ICO's and Token Distributions really taking off. Expect the most up to date content in the industry.

IP Dealmakers Forum
November 15-17, 2017 | New York, NY USA
The IP Dealmakers Forum, taking place November 15 – 17 in New York, has become the definitive gathering of complex IP monetization experts and public and private market investors, and the must-attend event of the year. Capped at 200 pre-approved attendees, the forum attracts an elite set of IP market participants from across the globe. Visit www.ipdealmakersforum.com for information.

4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
November 15-30, 2017 | Online
The 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (ECSA-4) will be held at http://sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-4, on a platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences. ECSA-4 will allow scientists from all over the world to present their latest research and receive direct feedback from peers, without costs of travel and related emissions. It will be free of charge for all participants and is sponsored by MDPI AG, Switzerland.

American Automotive Summit 2017
November 28-29, 2017 | Dearborn, MI
The Automotive Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturer’s, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing and automation are driving the world’s best facilities to success.

Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Summit
November 29-30, 2017 | Birmingham, UK
Returning to the UK for its 4th edition with a new line-up of exciting speakers featuring leading automotive and aerospace OEMs. The Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Summit brings together new & exciting leading OEM presenters to showcase the latest developments in the joining and forming of lightweight materials: Steel, Composites and Aluminium.

IIPLA 4th Dubai IP Congress 2018
January 15-16, 2018 | Dubai, UAE
The IIPLA 4th Dubai IP Congress 2018 is a leading event in the Gulf region dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of audiences from all over the world including IP experts, owners and investors to discuss and find solutions for key issues and operational challenges faced by corporations and IP professionals today.

5th World Litigation Forum 2018 Dubai
January 17-18, 2018 | Dubai, UAE
World Litigation Forum 2018 Dubai is meant for Lawyers and Legal Departments of Corporations, Legal Process Outsourcing Professionals and Government Representatives to meet & network, develop business, and discuss trends, issues and opportunities related to Litigation & Legal Industry.

January 19-26, 2018 | London, UK
MULTIPLE EVENTS FOCUSED ON BLOCKCHAIN & DLT. Blockchain Week kicks off with the Hack-The-Block Blockchain Hackathon at Cocoon Network. The 4th Annual Blockchain London Conference & Expo will take place during London Blockchain Week. This year, the event will span 3 days. While the conference is great for keeping up to date with the latest trends from top industry experts, people who would like a deeper dive into Blockchain/DLT can attend workshops on topics including, Smart Contracts, Ethereum and BigchainDB, to name a few.

Advanced Autonomous Drive Conference
February 13-14, 2018 | San Francisco, CA USA
AADC will address the latest technological advancements in intelligent transportation, and how developers plan to overcome safety and regulatory hurdles on the path to implementation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from OEMs, R&D developers, insurers, and government regulatory agencies on how autonomous driving will significantly change modern day transportation.

March 5-7, 2018 | Tel Aviv, Israel
MULTIPLE EVENTS FOCUSED ON FINTECH, BLOCKCHAIN & CYBER SECURITY. Our first conference is all about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We'll be exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Cytpto to ICO and hearing from innovators and influencers in the space. Our second conference focuses on all things Fintech. Hear from Key players from across the fintech ecosystem including banks, VCs, start-ups and innovators. Our third conference is all about the intersection of cyber security and financial services. We'll talk to experts on both sides and explore how safe your money and data really is.

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)
March 12-16, 2018 | Orlando, FL USA
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit is designed especially for the Global leaders in Continuous Improvement, Business Transformation, and Operational Excellence. The summit provides you with in-depth guidance on all aspects of Digital and Business Transformation, Innovation, Change Management, Culture Change, Strategic Alignment, Lean Deployment, and Customer Experience Excellence.