MAY 2018 UPDATE

Last week, the ever-expanding gathering at EcoMotion in Israel demonstrates that the automotive industry can drive the creation of new innovation hubs, such as in Israel, quickly. This trend will continue in Saudi Arabia, China and other communities with aspirations around the globe. The new mobility means new inventors driving a new value chain. This month’s featured members are again software experts who are bringing novel software to create better driving behavior, create insightful technology road maps and safe infrastructure networks.

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 and to attend one of the over 100 global conferences we will support this year to personally engage the change agents.

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Featured Members
Cipher Automotive
There are millions of automotive patents and billions spent on obtaining and maintaining them. The evolution of automotive technologies, and specifically the acceleration of autonomous, electrification and connected cars will change the way we think about patents. 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 at the heart of the deals that will transform the sector. Cipher Automotive - The fast lane to finding patented technology.
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ENT Technologies, Inc.
Entity Network Translation (ENT) is a foundational technology - a completely decentralized, lightweight asymmetric-key-based software protocol which provides trust, privacy, immutability, security, and resiliency to distributed systems, like microgrids and other smart systems. Its automated policy enforcement and key management make it practical for highly distributed, edge-based, and system-of-systems with multiple stakeholders.
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SafeMode
The SafeMode solution tackles the root causes behind 95 percent of road accidents. From smartphone usage to fatigue and intoxication, SafeMode solves the human factor behind the bulk of accident. It is based in innovative technology from the AI and Big Data domains and uses techniques from behavioral economics The product is designed for fleets, insurers, rental car companies, and car manufacturers.
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AUTOMOTIVE REPORTS

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.
STARTUP PITCH (COMING SOON)

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.
  • @ NextEnergy - Detroit, MI USA
  • CHINA SPEED

    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.


    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.
    Innovation Hub
    WardsAuto
    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: Design Studios Must Diversify for Future Mobility"
    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 to Drive Innovation? Talk to Your Customers "
    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: "Tire Distribution & Manufacturing: Industry Update - 2017 Year in Review"
    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: Winning The Innovation Game With Corporate Partners" by Derrick Fung, CEO & Co-Founder, Drop

    Watch: "Growing Young: How Disruptive Companies and Leaders Reinvent Themselves" by Mike Maddock, CEO & Founding Partner, Maddock Douglas
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    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.

    2nd Blockchain for Finance Conference, APAC
    June 20-21, 2018 | Singapore
    Benefit from the most cutting-edge projects in payments, KYC, insurance, bond issuance, trade finance, capital markets and more to visualise the potential of DLT. Assess the regulatory landscape surrounding blockchain technology and how different markets are responding to change. Consider how to leverage the commercial opportunity of blockchain whilst assessing whether the prize is worth the initial investment.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    AABC Asia
    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.

    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.

    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.