GAMIC Challenge

Each fall, innovators from Michigan and around the globe apply to compete for top awards in one of four Innovation Categories, for a total of over $300,000 in cash and in-kind commercialization services:

  • Category One:    Vehicle Electrification, V2X, Advanced Mobility
  • Category Two:     Advanced Materials, Sensors, Actuators, Manufacturing Processes
  • Category Three:  Infotainment, Auto Consumer / Value-Add, Value Chain  / Business Model, Security
  • Category Four:   New High Value / Disruptive Technology Innovations

This year, applicants were selected to compete in-person or remotely at one of three Regional Quarter-finals held in the Fall of 2016.  These events were held in Metro Detroit, Michigan (Oct 25); Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Nov 3); and Silicon Valley, California (Nov 10).  Semi-finals were held at NextEnergy in Detroit on February 23, 2017 to select this year’s Finalists.

Challenge Finals will be held in Detroit at the WCX’17 SAE World Congress Learning Lab on April 4; the Award Winners will present again in the Learning Lab on April 6.

Check out our 13 High-Impact Finals Innovators

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 April 4 — Global Finals @ SAE World Congress     HOW TO ATTEND


APRIL FINALS SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.     Welcome – David Stout, GAMIC Co-Chair and former member, SAE International Board

1:05  p.m.    Keynote – Global Perspectives on Mobility Innovation

    Dr. Samit Ghosh, President, P3 North America

1:20  p.m.    Finalist Presentations

3:00 p.m.     Speaker – SAE Standards & Start-up Support

                        Keith Wilson, Vice-President, Standards, SAE

3:10 p.m.     Finalist Presentations

4:35 p.m.     Speaker – Commercialization Success Story: CoorsTek Sensors

Patrick Thompson – Winner, 1st Annual GAMIC

4:55 p.m.     2017 GAMIC Award Winners Announced

Click Program for a printable version of the program and company summaries.