The AutoHarvest ecosystem is increasingly energized by principal to principle access, leading to a number of members forming new commercial relationships. Recently, the media has reported several members' success stories. We invite all newsletter readers to join our beta system, engage in the community and become One-Click-Closer® to finding your own success story.
PatSnap, a new Innovation Hub member and IP analytics platform, is offering an exclusive discount to our readers to utilize its powerful business intelligence tool kit. The Innovation Hub now links to the compelling Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) blog. We are proud to introduce MOOI, an open innovation community founded by Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke, and Nadine Roijakkers and powered by InnovationManagement SE.
This month, we are featuring novel technologies for compressed natural gas storage and light-weighting under development at startups from the University of Michigan - Optimal Process Technologies, and the Ohio State University - Simple-Fill.
Please note our participation plans for industry expos. We hope to see you at one of these outstanding events.
The AutoHarvest Team
Featured Members
Optimal Process Technologies, LLC
Optimal Process Technologies is commercializing two technologies related to material joining. The first, "rivet-weld," is positioned to be a significant innovation in light-weighting vehicles or other machinery. It utilizes self-pierce riveting (SPR) and resistance welding to bond dissimlar materials. The other is a quality assurance system (QAS) for ultrasonic welding for the assembly of electrical vehicle batteries. Though currently focused on ultrasonic welding, OPT plans to extend the system to all types of welding or joining.
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Simple-Fill is a small scale gas compression technology that has the potential to provide vehicle owners across the nation a convenient, affordable, clean domestic fuel.
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Innovation Hub
PatSnap is a leading IP Analytic and Management platform. Its simple yet powerful interface allows even non IP-proficient users to compete and innovate on global scale. AutoHarvest members that register to use the PatSnap Global Patent Search and Analysis Platform before June 30th will receive a 10% discount.
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MOOI is a community of open innovation professionals collaborating in discussing, structuring and qualifying best practices for managing and organizing open innovation. AutoHarvest members are welcome to join the community with professionals from around the world headed by Henry Chesbrough.
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Innovation Management
Read about the imperatives for an effective innovation governance system.
Read: 'Governing Innovation in Practice - The Role of Top Management'
Intellectual Asset Management Blog
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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ITSA Special Report
This special report from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America presents a summary from an ITS America Leadership Circle Forum discussing collaborative and disruptive innovation in the transportation industry.
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Upcoming Events
SAE 2014 World Congress
April 8-10, 2014 | Cobo Center -- Detroit, Michigan
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at SAE World Congress.

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.

Energy Mobility Conference and Exhibition 2014
April 28-30, 2014 | San Diego, California
This multi-track event will guide you from technology innovation and materials discovery through device packaging and integration to manufacturing and application in a mobile power marketplace by exploring the emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the energy conversion and storage industry.
2014 EDTA Conference & Annual Meeting
May 19-21, 2014 | Indianapolis, IN
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is once again hosting the most important electric drive event of the year! Get a hands-on experience with the latest vehicles, learn about groundbreaking technologies, meet with top industry leaders from across the supply chain, and discover innovative solutions for your transportation needs. See you in Indy! #EDTA2014
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 Manufacturing Convergence is a groundbreaking event offering endless possibilities for solving manufacturing challenges. You'll have the chance to exchange ideas with the most innovative minds in manufacturing. Designed for optimal interaction between attendees and exhibitors, the event offers a variety of unique opportunities for learning, exhibiting and networking.

IP Business Congress - Amsterdam
June 22-24, 2014 | Okura Hotel -- Amsterdam, Netherlands
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.
July 9-10 | San Francisco, California
GSAM was conceived by professional manufacturers from several industry sectors who share a passion for manufacturing and recognized the need for a forum in which experts can share real-world, readily applicable information - ultimately, speeding time to market. GSAM serves industry sectors ranging from electronics, technology and textiles to food, and medical/pharmaceuticals, all of which confront similar challenges in product design, manufacture and commercialization.
EV Roadmap 7
July 24-25, 2014 | Portland, Oregon
The EV Roadmap series of workshops has established itself as the Pacific Northwest's premier electric vehicle gathering and one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. The "EV Roadmap" workshop series brings together Oregon's early adopters with national and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the nation. EV Roadmap 7 is produced by Portland State University, Portland General Electric, and Drive Oregon. EV Roadmap 7 will be held at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland on July 24 and 25, 2014.

As a part of the AutoHarvest Foundation, save $25 on tickets with the promotional code 'AUTOHARVEST'. (Code must be used at time of ticket purchase).

ITS World Congress
September 7-11, 2014 | Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at ITSA World Congress.

Join us next September at Detroit's newly refurbished Cobo Hall, more than 10,000 of the world's leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators, and business professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia will gather to share the latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications from around the globe.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is proud to host the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, September 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan in partnership with ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific.

The Battery Show 2014
September 16-18, 2014 | Detroit, Novi, MI
AutoHarvest will be exhibiting at The Battery Show.

The Battery Show 2014 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. The Conference offers considerably expanded programming, with multiple tracks providing comprehensive insights across business, technical and R&D issues. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other event in North America, The Battery Show 2014 is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.

The Battery Show 2014 will be co-locating with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Conference, the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation.