From a near-zero, venture-based investment in mobility in 2010, it is estimated that venture investment in mobility in 2017 will exceed $25 billion dollars compared to the $100 billion total annual automotive industry R&D spent in 2015. It is no wonder 2018 is running at a faster pace as startups are hot around the world and traditional manufacturers are seeing more useful technology to transform transportation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world’s largest automotive market, China, and it is why we are providing information about Chinese incubators and challenges in the new China Speed section.

This month’s featured members are focused on making vehicles “human”, embedding systems utilizing voice, vital signs monitoring, and vision to enable a smart, connected, reactive vehicle—truly revolutionary.

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Featured Members
Apollo upgrades smartphones with a more intelligent voice assistant. Built for drivers, Apollo is easy to hear, feels natural to interact with, and fits right into your cup holder. Just say “Ok Apollo” to start speaking with Apollo.
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Caaresys has a very low-cost and low-power micro radar (no camera), which easily integrates anywhere in the vehicle (dashboard, headliner, mirror, etc.). Deep learning software provides intelligent understanding of the passenger: location in car, heart rate, respiration rate & infant detection. Later, their technology will understand: fatigue, intoxication, stress and differentiate between adult, child & pet.
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AEye develops advanced vision hardware, software and algorithms that act as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. AEye’s iDAR mimics how a human’s visual cortex focuses on and evaluates potential driving hazards. AEye’s iDAR combines the world’s first agile MOEMS LiDAR, pre-fused with a low-light camera and embedded AI to create software-definable and extensible hardware that can dynamically adapt to real-time demands. By enabling intelligent prioritization and interrogation, AEye’s iDAR can target and identify objects within a scene 10-20x more effectively than LiDAR-only products.
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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 100 automotive components and eliminates the cost and delay of conventional approaches to patent searching. Powered by AI, better data means better decisions.

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

    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.

    Porsche Next OI Competition is now officially launched! TechCode is looking for developers, start-ups, students and also companies from China (or with Chinese background) to participate, and fight for the ticket to the global final to be held in Berlin in May. For participants in the China Section Techcode will provide local support with our global ICV mentor pool. Please check link below or contact:
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  • 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.

    Experience and learn about the pattern of Developing and Building International Greater Bay: Greater Houston Bay, New York Bay, San Francisco Bay, Tokyo Bay, London, Seoul, Milan, Sydney, Singapore, Helsinki, Hong Kong etc. Discover Positive Interaction between Innovation-oriented University and International Greater Bay, Science Park Drives International Greater Bay in Innovative Development and Industrial Innovation leads International Greater Bay. Focus on the building of “Guangzhou-HK-Macao Greater Bay” and establishment of an exchange mechanism and a cooperative and communicative platform for talents, technologies and project.

    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.

    The 7th YangCheng Lake Maker Competition is held by TIPark Silicon Valley, a Tsinghua Holdings compsany, and the government of National Xiangcheng Economic and Technological Development Zone in Suzhou. It aims at attracting more overseas talents and high-tech companies.
    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: "Automotive Plastics Sales to Top $50 Billion By 2024"
    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: "Cities and Innovation: A Zen Perspective"
    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: "M&A Market UpdateImpact of Tax Code Overhaul"
    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: "Uncovering Signals from the Noise to Propel Your Innovation Agenda" by Kobi Gershoni, Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder, Signals Analytics

    Watch: "Turning External Networks into an Innovation Engine" by Peter Gardner, Founder & CEO, Startgrid
    Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
    Texas Open Innovation Conference
    March 28-29, 2018 | Houston, TX USA
    The Texas Open Innovation Conference is a forum where business, government and academia intersect to spark more development, collaboration and dialogue for the advancement of technology and ideas. Join us as we explore fascinating theoretical presentations, interactive panels and breakout sessions, inspirational keynote addresses, and valuable real world case studies from across the industry spectrum of Open Innovation

    FOCUS: A.I. in Automotive Conference
    April 5, 2018 | Birmingham, MI USA
    Artificial Intelligence will be the single largest force reshaping the auto industry in the years to come. WardsAuto’s new Focus Conference Series continues on April 5 with a FULL-DAY event devoted to A.I. in Automotive, featuring presentations from WardsAuto analysts, technology providers and industry observers with unique perspectives on how A.I. will transform the industry.

    15th China International Tire and Wheel Fair
    April 9-11, 2018 | Qingdao, China
    The 15th China International Tire and Wheel Fair is the largest tire and wheel fair in North China, and has been successfully held since 2004. We sincerely invite you to join us!

    GAMIC - Global Finals
    April 10, 2018 | Detroit, MI USA
    The 10 th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) - World Finals for one-dozen finalists. Held on the first day of the 10,000 attendee SAE Automotive World Congress WCX’17. On-site presentations, networking, selection of recipients of $300,000 in rapid commercialization assistance and cash. Afternoon event.

    Strategic Partnerships for External Innovation in Drug & Device Conference
    April 18-19, 2018 | Boston, MA USA
    At the Strategic Partnerships for External Innovation in Drug and Device Conference, April 18-19, 2018 in Boston will address key changes and new considerations for maximizing benefits of external innovation. Participants in this event will focus on establishing long-lasting & mutually beneficial partnerships to propel innovation strategy. Advance winning strategies for external partnerships to fortify innovation, optimize R&D, and secure competitive advantage. Hear key practical case studies from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Otsuka Pfizer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, and many more!

    TU-Automotive Digital Insurance Europe
    April 18-19, 2018 | London, UK
    TU-Automotive Digital Insurance Europe addresses the most pressing operational, strategic and business level challenges that face motor insurance companies in a digital era of connected, shared, on-demand and autonomous mobility. Over 50 leaders of industry will share the stage to give you the insight needed to lead in this quickly shifting market of auto insurance.

    IPBC Shenzhen
    April 20, 2018 | Shenzhen, China
    IPBC Shenzhen will tackle the IP policy developments, market trends and commercial pressures affecting both Chinese enterprises expanding their operations overseas and international corporations expanding their businesses in China.

    Image Sensors Auto Europe 2018
    April 24-25, 2018 | Munich, Germany
    IS Auto Europe 2018 covers topics that impact the entire supply chain, from OEM sensor needs, sensor technologies and sensor fusion. Last year over 150 key players gathered in Dusseldorf including Harman, Toyota, Volvo, Bentley, Daimler, Delphi, Intel, Denso, NVIDIA and more to discuss the future of sensors for automotive applications.

    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
    April 25-26, 2018
    Chief Innovation Officer Summit, San Francisco
    May 7-8, 2018
    Summit Global Schedule
    April 25: Chief Innovation Officer, London April 25: Chief Strategy Offiver, London
    May 7: Chief Innovation Officer, San Fran July 11: Chief Inovation Officer, Singapore
    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
    Smart to Future Cities
    April 25-26, 2018 | London, UK
    Europe’s only city centric event for citizen centric smart cities returns to London this April. Focusing on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life.

    4th Annual Telematics Insurance North America: Connected Vehicles Insurance IoT & AI Summit 2018
    April 25-26, 2018 | Chicago, IL, USA
    The fourth event in the Telematics Insurance North America series transitions in 2018, and moves away from seeing telematics as an enabler, to really focusing on where the industry is headed for Personal & Commercial vehicle insurance, what the next steps are going to be for managing new disruptive risks to existing insurance business models, and crucially, how telematics will connect in the bigger IoT landscape.

    Connected Car California
    April 26, 2018 | Santa Clara, CA USA
    Join 200+ experts to network, share ideas and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car. Key stakeholders will discuss the technologies and trends that will shape the evolution of the connected car over the next decade and beyond.

    2nd Edition Patient Voice: Advocacy, Insights & Engagement Conference
    May 2-3, 2018 | Washington, D.C., USA
    At the 2 nd 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.

    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
    Building on this success, 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.

    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.