As the neural net of intellectual property, innovation, as well as commercialization opportunities grow exponentially, it seems like the qualification and due diligence processes might need a boost in efficiency. This month, an overseas CEO making the “rounds” in Detroit through competitions and pitches told me he has made 200 presentations over the last 2 years—on the one hand, it is wonderful that so many qualified partners heard the startup’s story, but on the other hand, it seems excessive to require a CEO to become a full-time showman, perhaps sapping time better spent building their business.

This month’s featured members are software experts who are bringing novel software defined functionality into vehicles, enabling autonomy, ride-sharing and smart connected mini vehicles—optimizing the rolling stock through coding and telematics rather than fuel-related m.p.g. factors.

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
VeloMetro Mobility Inc.
VeloMetro developed Veemo: a sophisticated, enclosed, electric-assist, smartphone-connected vehicle, ideal for urban and suburban areas. Veemo velomobiles replace automobiles, not bicycles, with their all-weather use, lockable cargo space, and anti-theft provisions. Regenerative braking and a rooftop solar panel extend the vehicle range by up to 20 km per day.
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Mystro is an app that makes on-demand drivers safely and easily drive for multiple on-demand platforms and never miss a trip they want. Mystro’s automation technology makes decisions on your behalf so you can keep your eyes on the road, which reduces stress, frustration and distracted driving.
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PolySync developed Core, a development framework and runtime system for autonomous car development that turns algorithms, sensors and actuators into plug-and-play apps. Software built with PolySync Core moves seamlessly between computers, teams, vendors and continents helping automotive OEMs and Tier 1 companies to get to market faster with one codebase from R&D to production.
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Cipher Automotive is the first analytics software to analyse who owns patented technologies, to enhance the competitive intelligence available to R&D;, M&A; and strategy teams. Cipher Automotive includes a taxonomy of over 150 automotive components and eliminates the cost and delay of conventional approaches to patent searching. Engineering. Speed. Precision. Your values, our analytics.

The KPMG Institute Network provides corporate executives, senior management, board members, industry leaders, government officials, academics, and other stakeholders with knowledge and an open forum to share knowledge, gain insights, and collaborate on timely and relevant issues facing the automotive market.

The Virtual Startup Pitch Event gathers leading minds on technology sourcing, transfer, and licensing - from around the world to hear a series of 5 vetted Start Up Company Pitches.
  • Hosted by the Licensing Executive Society and supported by AutoHarvest, TechTown and Cipher Automotive.
  • June 20th @ Lear Innovation Center - Downtown Detroit

    The HKTDC organises a broad spectrum of more than 320 trade fairs and promotional activities, 590 networking and outreach events, and receives more than 650 trade missions, helping Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) connect with business clients and partners around the world. HKTDC provides Belt and Road related market intelligence and creates business platforms to help Hong Kong businesses navigate a world of new opportunities through Hong Kong.

    TusLink U.S.-China Innovation Ecosystem Conference will be held by TusPark in Michigan on May 8th, 2018. In this event, all kinds of innovation resources will gather together including government organizations, high-tech enterprises, science parks, incubators & accelerators, startups community, etc. And the startups and enterprises from the fields of Automobile, Medical Devices, Cyber Security, Rail Transit, Robot and so on will share their thoughts in the matchmaking session.

    Launched in 2008 by China Entrepreneur Club (CEC), the annual China Green Companies Summit (CGCS) hosts over 1000 guests and transmits the advanced business ideas and practices to leaders across different aspects. With private entrepreneurs as the main participants, it focuses on the business ecosystem and dives into the practical issues of the commercial sustainable development.

    2018 InnoSTARS Competition application is officially live! The competition will take place across seven U.S. cities and those that advance will receive an all-expense-paid trip to continue the competition in China. There, the competitors will meet and network with qualified investors and strategic partners. Winners of the competition will also earn equity-free prize money.

    TechCode has set up a world-class innovation platform across three continents that is capable of providing all resources for connectivity and upgrading of regional industry. Over the past three years, the company has established physical incubators in the Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Berlin, Helsinki, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Gu’an, Xianghe, Dachang and Jiashan, and also established O2O platforms that congregate considerable resources of industry, academy, policies, finance and research.

    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: "Cork Touted as Affordable Luxury Trim for Interiors"
    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
    Visit Online: Licensing Executives Society (LES)
    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: "Want Innovative Employees? Use These 6 Innovative Hiring Methods"
    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: "Perfection Pays in Oil and Gas Sales Contracts"
    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.
    Read the latest from the IAM Blog
    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: "Fireside Chat: Measuring ROI from Innovation" by Scarlett Sieber, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of Strategic Transformation & Digital, Opus Bank

    Watch: "How are the Hottest Companies Today Innovating?" by Ila Roof, Former Global Vice President, Special Projects: Strategy, Operations, Innovation, Elsevier
    Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
    2nd Edition Patient Voice: Advocacy, Insights & Engagement Conference
    May 2-3, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA
    At the 2nd Edition Patient Voice: Advocacy, Insights & Engagement Conference, May 2-3, 2018 in Washington, D.C. will bring together the foremost leaders from Pharma and Biotech organizations to discuss current tactics in elevating the impact and value of the Patient Advocacy role across the program life cycle. Foster collaborative industry-advocacy relationships to achieve the best patient experience. Hear key practical case studies from companies such as Shire, Abeona Therapeutics, Inc., Dermira, Inc., Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Audentes Therapeutics, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and many more!

    May 3, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA USA
    WaterVent can be perceived as a Corporate Venturing Forum in the water tech nexus. water technology innovators have to cope with two main challenges: · I. funding (by VC, corporates, charities & foundations, Family Offices, private individuals, public grants & loans). · II. detecting and convincing (first) Clients (application references!) - industrial corporates, farmers, real estate owners and utilities which are open minded (courageous?) to give new and - often - disruptive technologies a trial. WaterVent is a platform dedicated to matching innovators and these two groups by showcasting water technology innovations to those who are in need of and/or who want to engage in.

    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, San Francisco
    May 7-8, 2018
    Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Singapore
    July 11-12, 2018
    Summit Global Schedule
    July 11: Chief Strategy, Singapore Sept. 3: Chief Innovation Officer, Sydney
    Sept. 5: Chief Innovation Offiver, Shanghai Sept. 12: Blockchain Innovation, London.
    Sept. 20: Open Inonvation, Boston Sept. 25: Product Innovation, Boston
    Oct. 3: Chief Innovation Officer, London Oct. 3: Chief Technology Officer, London
    Oct. 15: Blockchain Innovation, San Fran. Nov. 8: Chief Tech. Officer, San Fran.
    Nov. 9: Mobile Innovation Officer, San Fran. Nov. 9: Chief Innovation Officer, New York
    Auto IP USA
    May 8, 2018 | Detroit, MI USA
    IAM’s third annual Auto IP USA returns to Motor City on May 8. At a time when patents, litigation, licensing, brand protection, and collaboration are key, not just for IP strategies but also for corporate success, this event will bring together the leading IP experts from key players across the automotive industry.

    US China Innovation and Investment Summit
    May 14-15, 2018 | Houston, TX USA
    The US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for U.S.-based technology companies to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional services firms from China. It is an excellent platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their market potential.

    Automotive Glazing USA
    May 14-15, 2018 | Rochester, MI USA
    4th International CTI Conference | 14 and 15 May 2018, Rochester, MI; Take part in the annual get-together of key player among innovations on automotive glazing and meet experts of this field. Listen to overall solutions and latest technologies provided by OEM, suppliers and researchers.

    AutoSens Detroit
    May 14-17, 2018 | Detroit, MI USA
    400+ engineers and technologists join AutoSens for the 4-day US edition of this world-class conference – leading technical discussions set to transform the future of vehicle perception technology. AutoSens connects technologists in all disciplines of vehicle perception to network, collaborate, solve shared challenges and advance ADAS technologies more rapidly.

    Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
    May 14-17, 2018 | Santa Clara, CA USA
    Connected & Autonomous Vehicles returns on May 14-17 2018. We will delve into the hottest topics shaping the future of the automotive space. From vehicle electrification and infrastructure to the evolution of ADAS and vehicle automation to enhanced connectivity and new mobility models, no rock will be left unturned.

    Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe
    May 15-17, 2018 | Hannover, Germany
    Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe provides an opportunity to source the latest manufacturing solutions along the H/EV supply chain including electrical powertrains and components, battery management systems, materials and equipment. It is Europe’s largest trade fair for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicle technology, taking place 15-17 May 2018 in Hannover, Germany.

    The Battery Show Europe 2018
    May 15-17, 2018 | Hannover, Germany
    The Battery Show Europe provides an opportunity to source the latest manufacturing solutions from across the battery supply chain for industries including automotive, electronics, power tools, utilities and renewable energy.

    3rd Annual Medical Device Project & Portfolio Management Conference
    May 16-17, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN USA
    This marcus evans conference will bring together leaders in Project and Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation to benchmark best practices in evaluating project prioritization, examine emerging trends and tools, and innovative technologies for more effective decision making to sustain a balanced portfolio.

    Auto IP Europe
    May 17, 2018 | Munich, Germany
    IAM’s inaugural Auto IP Europe builds on two successful years in Detroit to provide automotive industry IP professionals with a unique platform to learn, share best practice and discuss new ways to exploit and protect their intellectual property and maintain a competitive advantage.

    Connected Claims USA Summit
    May 21-22, 2018 | Chicago, IL USA
    At the Connected Claims USA conference, join 500+ claims visionaries and leaders to gain inspiration and tools for immediate implementation from innovative insurance case studies. Connected Claims USA brings together the leading minds on the cutting edge of claims innovation, with a speaker line-up of Chief Claims Officers and Claims Executives dedicated to customer experience, efficiency and innovation.

    May 23, 2018 | Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    The EcoMotion 6th Main Event will once again attract major global players together with the foremost innovators to reshape the transportation landscape. We anticipate 1,800-2,000 participants, with many pre-selected and well known community members attending this world re-known event.

    5th China Telematics and Connected Vehicles Summit 2018
    May 23, 2018 | Beijing, China
    The 5th China Telematics and Connected Vehicles Summit 2018, which will take place on May 23-24 in Beijing. The event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and policymakers to share experiences and opinions on developments related to telematics and connected vehicles, offering a unique platform for participants to familiarize themselves with the current business landscape for telematics in China.

    Advanced Automotive Battery Conference
    June 4-7, 2018 | San Diego, CA USA
    As the EV market expands amid increasing pressure from looming regulatory deadlines, the need to develop batteries with better performance and lower cost has never been stronger. AABC provides an invaluable opportunity to delve into these challenges, discuss breakthroughs, and learn from the researchers/engineers who bring these technologies to consumers.

    TU-Automotive Detroit
    June 6-7, 2018 | Novi, MI USA
    The world’s largest conference on automotive technology this year will feature in-depth tracks on ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities & Urban Mobility, Connected Services, Data and more.

    TU-Automotive Cybersecurity
    June 6-7, 2018 | Novi, MI USA
    TU-Automotive Cybersecurity breaks down and addresses the real issues to hand, helping you to apply the technology and best practices to deliver robust security defenses. Alongside the updates on attack surfaces and securing core functions, they also bring you the surrounding questions around secure supply chain management, developing standards & best practices, and more. This year they are co-locating with the 18th annual TU-Automotive Detroit conference & exhibition, giving access to 3250+ attendees working on the future of automotive technology, plus 150+ booths and demos.

    TU-Automotive E-Mobility
    June 6-7, 2018 | Novi, MI USA
    The conference unites players from new age EV automakers, automakers, tier 1’s, charging infrastructure providers, battery providers, and the complete supply chain to plan for the electric future. The event will tackle the most pressing issues affecting the E-Mobility and electric vehicle space. From the deployment of EV infrastructure and high powered charging, to range anxiety and battery tech. development to consumer adoption and emission regulation, no rock will be left unturned!

    IPBC Global
    June 10-12, 2018 | San Francisco, CA USA
    From June 10 to 12 2018, the world’s IP elite will assemble at the Palace Hotel in the global capital of the technology industry for the 11th annual IPBC Global. The 2018 programme introduces new, innovative session formats designed to enhance delegate interaction and facilitate discussion around the key challenges and critical topics currently confronting IP business leaders, as well as what might be landing in their inboxes in the years to come.

    AR & VR World
    June 12-14, 2018 | ExCeL, London
    AR & VR World is an augmented reality & virtual reality event that showcases the technology and business strategies of today. This conference promises a look at the market with case studies from key brands pioneering these technologies

    Project Kairos
    June 12-14, 2018 | ExCeL, London
    Project Kairos offers tech startups an unrivalled platform to network with thought leaders, accelerators, corporates, solution providers, other innovative startups and the investment communities across each industry featured at TechXLR8. The festival will be the flagship event of London Tech Week, a joint initiative from London & partners and backed by the mayor of London. Project Kairos, our startup program, will take centre stage at this 15,000+ attendee festival.

    WaterVent @ Achema
    June 14, 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
    WaterVent can be perceived as a Corporate Venturing Forum in the water tech nexus. water technology innovators have to cope with two main challenges: · I. funding (by VC, corporates, charities & foundations, Family Offices, private individuals, public grants & loans). · II. detecting and convincing (first) Clients (application references!) - industrial corporates, farmers, real estate owners and utilities which are open minded (courageous?) to give new and - often - disruptive technologies a trial. WaterVent is a platform dedicated to matching innovators and these two groups by showcasting water technology innovations to those who are in need of and/or who want to engage in.

    The 2nd Berlin Resource Summit Startup Competition
    June 25th, 2018 | Berlin, Germany
    Who are this year's "Resource Innovators" in the chemical industry? The second Berlin Resource Summit on June 25th honors the best business ideas that use sustainable resources such as plants and CO2 instead of fossil resources such as oil. The event at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin sends out a signal for more entrepreneurial spirit in chemistry and calls for increased action to promote the use of non-fossil raw materials.

    Insurance AI & Analytics USA
    June 27-28, 2018 | Chicago, IL USA
    To drive growth and improved profitability, carriers must hardwire insights into the core business functions including pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting. Insurance AI & Analytics USA (June 27-28, Chicago) will explore where and how AI, machine learning and chatbots are delivering both operational efficiency and enhanced customer experience.

    PlugVolt Battery Seminar
    July 17-19, 2018 | Plymouth, MI USA
    July 17-19, 2018, PlugVolt will be hosting its next Battery Seminar in Plymouth, Michigan (USA), featuring an entire day of in-depth training by EnerDel on Lithium Ion technology, alongside complementary industry updates by automotive and grid storage OEMs, global battery manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. Attendees also get a tour of Intertek’s Battery Testing Center.