The AutoHarvest ecosystem is energized by our members and users searching, discovering, connecting and transacting intellectual property solutions for advanced manufacturing technologies. As 2013 comes to a close, we are grateful to our team, partners, members and users, who have tirelessly contributed to launching the world's only truly neutral and global online meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing.
Like many, we have vivid memories of watching Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon and recognize the immense technological strides that were required to accomplish that feat. This makes it so gratifying to partner with SME to immediately provide free access to dozens of NASA technologies ahead of the SME Technology Interchange (see events below). Log in or join our member site today to view licensable NASA technologies and needs and directly respond! There is no cost to join -- our gift to you!
In the new year, we will be participating in several industry events (listed below). Of particular note, we urge our members to consider competing in the Clean Energy Challenge 2014 with submissions due January 8th and final pitches given on April 3rd.
On a final note, as a Detroit based company, we are optimistic that the auto industry will continue its prospertity into the new year, beginning with the North American International Auto Show in January.
All the best in 2014
The AutoHarvest Team
Featured Members
SME Technology Interchange Featuring NASA
In collaboration with SME and NASA Glenn we are proud to feature over 50 NASA Technologies in the system under the SME Technology Interchange. Displays for a subset of these techs will be brought in for the event in Feb, we are featuring the entire set in our searchable database so you can directly connect with NASA personnel now to learn more about the technologies and access them for commercial use.
Binghamton University
A world-class institution, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Building Binghamton University's entrepreneurial ecosystem one step at a time is at the heart of everything we do.
Wisdom Enhanced Change Institute
Located near Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, the Institute was founded by a small group of researchers, scientists, lay people, and professionals. Originally named the Spectrum Institute, W.E.C. has become Michigan's leading and the fourth largest non-profit physics based research and development organization in the U.S.
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Upcoming Events
Clean Energy Trust - 2014 Clean Energy Challenge
Applications: January 8, 1014 | Chicago, Illinois
The 2014 competition will award up to $500,000 in prizes to the Midwest's best clean tech researchers, entrepreneurs and students.

Since 2010, Challenge participants have gone on to raise $40 million in follow-on funding and have won prestigious national business plan competitions hosted by the Department of Energy and Rice University.

Participants receive two months of coaching and business development support from expert mentors and compete at a final pitch event in Chicago on April 3, 2014.

SME Technology Interchange featuring NASA
February 19, 2014 | College for Creative Studies -- Detroit, Michigan
Join us as we particpate in the SME Technology Interchange to explore 25 of the most relevant NASA-developed technologies available for implementation, development and more. With a focus on prime Detroit region sectors like advanced energy, automotive and innovative manufacturing, you are sure to find ideas and potential partnership opportunities. Be sure to receive the latest information by completing this form.
ICLE Intellectual Property Spring Seminar
March 24, 2014 | Michigan State University -- East Lansing, Michigan
Join the AutoHarvest Workshop entitled "Automotive Technology in the Age of Open Innovation and Collaboration."

This interactive panel will discuss increasing innovation in the global marketplace through collaboration across disparate sectors. See how open innovation systems work in the context of the IP program at Ford Global Technologies. Witness live demonstrations of powerful business intelligence and collaboration software emerging from AutoHarvest and ktMINE. Get your questions answered about how this technology can enhance your practice and increase your clients' competitive edge and success.

Witness the power of automotive technology to make open innovation and collaboration work for your clients. Get expert insight on recent caselaw, hot topics, and developments at the USPTO. Network with your IP colleagues, seasoned practitioners, and USPTO officials.

SAE 2014 World Congress
April 8-10, 2014 | Cobo Center -- Detroit, Michigan
The SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.
The Big M Manufacturing Convergence
June 9-12, 2014 | Cobo Center -- Detroit, Michigan
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at the Big M Manufacturing Convergence.

THE BIG M is an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing. Together, leveraging the collective power of an industry, we can find solutions to manufacturing's most complex issues and technical challenges.

IP Business Congress - Amsterdam
June 22-24, 2014 | Okura Hotel -- Amsterdam, Netherlands
AutoHarvest will be participating at the Amsterdam IP Business Congress.

The IP Business Congress Global (IPBC Global) returns to Europe at a time when far-reaching reforms of the patent system could herald major changes in the continent's IP marketplace. The introduction of the unitary EU patent and the Unified Patent Court will see the emergence of a single European patent jurisdiction with a population of over 500 million, including three G8 countries.