Timeless entrepreneurship can be felt- this month the 21st century quest to redefine mobility had two one-of-a-kind milestones in resurgent Detroit.

First, General Motors announced Softbank's multibillion dollar investment in its innovative autonomous car subsidiary and as reported hires 9,000, spends $1 billion on offices.

Then, in one bold move, recognizing its future was anchored in its heritage, Bill Ford told the world from a stage in Corktown that Ford Motor Company would build its smart mobility campus from the ruins of the iconic 1913 Detroit Central Train Station-- establishing a corridor of knowledge running down Michigan Avenue from Detroit to Dearborn to Ann Arbor-- nonstop.

As I watch Ford & GM make history, I could tell that just as the intrepid smart and visionary youth did last century, they will flock to Detroit for personal success energizing the industry for the better. The Detroit Motto, born from disaster 200 years ago, rings true today "Speramus Meliora" and "Resurget Cineribus" which translates to "we hope for better things" and "it will rise from the ashes."

Bill Ford - Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company. June 19, 2018. Vision for Corktown - Ford's
Purchase of the Michigan Central Station in Corktown
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Multimer is a location analytics system that supports human-centered spatial design and decisions. It does this by collecting, visualizing, and analyzing geolocated, indoor and outdoor biosensor data transmitted by common wearables, including smartwatches, heart rate straps, and brainwave bands. By collecting and analyzing biosensor data through Multimer, organizations can analyze how their users, employees, and customers utilize a space.
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Clostra is a San Francisco startup that applies artificial intelligence and machine learning and develops P2P and device-to-device networks, adding to the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. Clostra’s deep learning, neural nets, and genetic algorithms enable the connected vehicles to be safer and more autonomous on the road.
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HealthyRoad is a firm located in Porto, Portugal engaged in developing AI tech to monitor drivers and passengers. HealthyRoad supports the world of connected and autonomous vehicles through monitoring driver behavior, driver states and passengers states using computer vision and vehicle cabin monitoring via sensor fusion and AI.
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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 200 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. Our July 30th Virtual Startup webinar and live event is the second in a series co-sponsored by AutoHarvest and LES. The session focuses on technologies supporting requirements for automated driving*, mobility on demand and V2X/connected vehicles.

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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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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 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.
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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, 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.
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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.

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, Singapore
July 11-12, 2018
Chief Strategy 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 Officer, 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
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.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Asia 2018
July 31- August 1, 2018 | Shanghai, China
The 3rd Global Lightweight Materials Asia conference returns to Shanghai this year on 31st July- 1st August. Part of the widely renowned GALM series, the 2018 event will feature case studies on successful practical applications of new joining and simulation technologies, including real-world insights and results from OEMs in Asia, Europe and USA. Uniquely, attendees at GALM Asia will gain visionary solutions and methodologies for reducing the cost of joining mixed materials including aluminium, UHSS, composites and magnesium and more effectively manufacture in high volumes – in order to help the drive towards greater EV production.

7th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit
August 21-22, 2018 | Detroit, MI USA
GALM 2018 Detroit offers North America’s most prestigious platform for you to deliver your message on the latest developments and innovations in advanced materials and manufacturing processes, raise awareness and network with OEM leaders who are implementing lightweighting strategies crucial to realizing their objectives for a new generation of electric, autonomous and advanced ICE vehicles.

Mobility 360 Middle East
September 2-3, 2018 | Kingdom of Bahrain
Mobility 360 is held in collaboration with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and will be an ideal platform for all related stakeholders including automotive manufacturers, distributors, automotive solution providers, infrastructure developers, automotive and mobility consultants and researchers to get together and understand Bahrain government’s vision towards sustainable mobility and what impact it will have on the future landscape of the Bahrain automotive industry.

Global Automotive Safety Summit
September 13-14, 2018 | Munich, Germany
This global networking B2B conference enables participants to learn about and share professional opinions and approaches in respect of the diversity of automotive safety contemporary trends. It is a universal platform aimed at all professionals from various automotive safety practices as well as safety simulation, virtualization, testing, monitoring and controlling to gather and discuss key topics and latest innovations. A particular emphasis will be on sensors & electronics safety, functional safety, ADAS, and autonomous vehicles.

AutoSens Brussels
September 17-20, 2018 | Brussels, Germany
We make a welcome return to AutoWorld in September 2018 – a spectacular venue for anyone with a passion for cars. Once again, the perfect backdrop for the continuation of technical discussion concerning the future of vehicle perception technology. With the AutoSens Awards, added venue features and enhanced networking, even previous attendees will have a multitude of new experiences in 2018.

Insurance Analytics Canada Summit
September 25-26, 2018 | Toronto, Canada
Join Canada’s Largest Insurance Analytics Event. In 2018 the Canadian insurance community is striving to be on the forefront of the accelerating artificial intelligence race, whilst also driving performance and growth across the business utilizing actionable insights. With 300+ attendees and an agenda packed with strategies and practical case studies on how to design and deliver a world-class analytics organization. Insurance Analytics Canada 2018 is the only place to get the inspiration, insights and networking you need to succeed.

Insurance AI and Analytics Europe
October 9-10, 2018 | London, UK
Join 350+ C-level analytics, pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting executives at Europe's largest AI event dedicated to insurance! AI is helping to reduce turn-around times, lower costs and improve productivity. But AI will only be a competitive advantage if implemented throughout the insurance organisation. Join the insurance AI revolution and defeat data-silos and legacy systems challenges, embed actionable insights into core business areas and maximise data value, ultimately realising the promise of AI!

October 15-18, 2018 | Osaka, Japan
AABC returns to Japan in 2018, promising to build on the success of its US and European conferences while focusing on the unique drivers, needs, and challenges of the diverse Asian market. Coverage includes raw materials through R&D findings, and applied technologies in the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Foam Expo Europe
October 16-18, 2018 | Hannover, Germany
Foam Expo is Europe’s first free-to-attend exhibition for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies, as well as the entire foam supply chain. Foam Expo covers all types of foam and raw materials used in the manufacture of foam and foam related products. The end result will be a single marketplace for foam manufacturers to meet with their supply chain and existing and potential buyers.

Automotive Advanced Suspension Sstems Summit
October 19-20, 2018 | Dusseldorf, Germany
This innovative B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest trends and developments in Automotive Suspension Systems. The Summit will be focusing on the best practices and latest innovative technologies for Suspension Systems, sensors and control concepts, and braking and steering systems. This event will bring together experts, technical directors, OEM representatives, consultants, and academia to discuss and learn about their experiences with Automotive Suspension Systems and performance.

Generis 2018 American Automotive Summit
November 6-7, 2018 | Dearborn, MI USA
The Generis American Automotive Summit is meant to provide a platform for the best minds in the industry- dealing with challenges at a senior level- to come together, communicate and share ideas around the future of automotive manufacturing, supply chain management and innovation, accelerating lean initiatives across the entire business and addressing the skills gap.

The 4th International Conference on Future Mobility
November 7-8, 2018 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
The only event in region exclusively focused on new innovations in smart, clean, sustainable, intelligent and connected transportation. Hosted by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and last year held under the patronage of H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE’s Minister of Economy. Last year: 430 international delegates from 18+ countries, 175+ organisations from government authorities, automotive manufacturers, distributors, research institutions, consultants, road transport authorities and media.

Congress for Automotive Lightweight Construction & Advanced Materials
November 8-9, 2018 | Munich, Germany
This innovative B2B event offers an original perspective on the ever-changing subject of lightweight construction in the automotive industry. With a hands-on approach, attendees have the opportunity to network and interact with their peers. OEMs, suppliers, technical leaders, representatives and experts in this field discuss the latest developments in lightweight materials, composite construction, environmental sustainability and smart materials. During this two-day interactive congress in Munich, podium discussions, workshops and case studies are predominantly on the program.

Foam Expo North America
March 26-28, 2019 | 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.