DETROIT – MI Innovation Alliance and SAE invite anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to connect on Nov. 27 with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses. The Southeast Michigan Quarter-finals of the 11th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge will be held at Ann Arbor Spark. Six teams will compete to move up to semi-finals.

Our mission is to seek out new and innovative companies in the transportation and mobility space and help them reduce their time-to-market for commercialization. Our applicants come from around the world. Our alumni are already in production as Tier 2 suppliers; have licensed their technology to major Tier 1 suppliers; and/or have received development contracts or government funding to further their product development.

GAMIC provides early stage start‐ups with an opportunity for competition‐prep coaching and targeted exposure to decision‐makers, in addition to over $350,000 of in‐kind acceleration services and cash awards for the GAMIC winners. GAMIC competion:

• Identifies innovative companies in the automotive and mobility spaces,
• Cultivates new technologies and solutions, and
• Helps facilitate more-rapid and seamless path to commercialization.

The GAMIC Quarter-finals also provides introductions to leading technology and investment perspectives for high value automotive technologies and innovations.


5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. | Networking, Displays, Appetizers

5:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Welcome, GAMIC / SAE Leadership

6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. | Keynote Speaker

6:25 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Introduction to judges

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Program Presentations (Six teams)

8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Semi-finalist Selection Announcement

Hear 10 minute business plan pitches from six ( 6 ) breakthrough start-up firms addressing automotive mobility innovation needs.

GAMIC 2018 -2019 Programs:

Regional Quarter-Finals are being held this fall in Metro Detroit, MI; Ann Arbor, MI and San Jose, Silicon Valley, CA.

Semi-Final presentations will be held in Metro Detroit in February (location/date TBD).

Our Finals will be held during WCX 19: SAE World Congress at the Cobo Center in Detroit in April 2019, for maximum exposure to its global audience of automotive industry leaders, technologists, and investors.

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