ANNOUNCING CALL FOR INNOVATORS -
Give your Startup a Boost!
SAE International, MI Innovation Alliance and NextEnergy announce the 9th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC™). GAMIC helps shorten the often arduous and/or intrinsic filtering process in large organizations, to bring new innovations faster to the automotive and mobility industry.
Applications due by midnight, October 14, 2016
for the Ontario, Canada, Detroit, Michigan or Silicon Valley Quarter Finals
9th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC)
Detroit (Register) - Partners OESA, SAE, MMTC - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Oct. 25, Tuesday,4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Ontario (Register) - Partners University of Waterloo, SAE Canada, WatCAR - Nov. 3, Thursday,5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Silicon Valley (Find out more), San Jose California - Mid-November p.m. PT
• Winners Presenting to Automotive OEMs/Suppliers at SAE TechHub on April 6, 2017
Program led by SAE International, MI Innovation Alliance, and NextEnergy
Join us at the automotive industry’s top event, designed to shortcut the sometimes arduous filtering process inherent in large organizations, and bring new innovations faster to the mobility industry in a time of tremendous change.
Four (4) winners of the Challenge will receive at least $200,000 worth of business commercialization acceleration services. These facilitated meetings with key decision-makers have helped fast-track the commercialization efforts of a number of our prior year participants.
In addition, GAMIC will offer at least $200,000 in cash and in-kind services for the best innovations in the following four (4) areas of advanced automotive technology:
Category 2: Advanced Materials / Sensors / Manufacturing Processes
1st place award: $50k value (minimum $1k cash, $50k in-kind business commercialization acceleration services) *
* Winners supported globally with expectation based on market traction to setup operations in Michigan (HQ, Sales, R&D, or Branch Office) and past winners have found this very worthwhile. Winners get access to Detroit/Troy office sharing space and incubation resources to increase your global foot print and get closer to potential key customers and partners.
Registration is OPEN for 2017 9th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) in the fall on-line with simple 1-3 commercial plan PDF & PowerPoint/PDF innovator story; to apply, click HERE.
2015’s Winners – RightThereWare, Advanced Battery Concept, SiNode Systems, Detroit Materials
2014’s Winners – Covaron Advanced Materials and ParkNav Mobile App
Interested In Event Sponsorship And Getting Access To Best Innovators, Industry Leaders and Growth Opportunities:
Past/Present Sponsors Include: GM Ventures, Ford Motor Company, Nissan, ESG Automotive, Emisense, Autotech Technology Development,
Technology Highway, Quinn Law Group, Eisbrenner PR, AutoHarvest, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), TechStars