Accelerating Mobility Innovation to Faster Commercialization

Accelerating Mobility Innovation to Faster Commercialization


The Global Automotive & Mobility Challenge, or GAMIC, was created to identify innovative early-stage automotive products / systems and mobility companies; cultivate new technologies and solutions; and hasten their adoption into the automotive industry.


For the participants, the benefits of GAMIC include mentoring, visibility, acceleration and, for many, proven success. Each year, GAMIC provides over $300,000 of in-kind commercialization services and cash awards to its award winners. GAMIC award winners and finalists have gone on to reach licensing, strategic partnership or research agreements; execute business awards and enter production; and, in several cases, raise millions in investment capital.

For our many partners – who act as speakers, judges, coaches, in-kind award and cash sponsors – GAMIC has provided early access to key technologies; introductions to fellow innovation seekers, and visibility as part of the fast-moving mobility solutions community. Find out more about becoming a Sponsor or Member.


With a goal of enabling more rapid commercialization, participating companies compete in the three-round competition to network and showcase their technologies.

During the competition entrants receive mentor-ship and coaching by, and networking opportunities with, automotive industry executives and investors, as well as the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in business development support services.

Attend an Event

Start-up technologies are great, but it’s all about making people connections, learning and building relationships both for the present and the future. While GAMIC is enabled for remote presentations, we encourage on-site attendance and networking by presenters and general attendees. Single event tickets are available below, multi-event GAMIC memberships are available Here.

Regional Quarter-Finals

First view of 50-60 global technologists. Regional judging, networking, on-site and remote presentations. Afternoon / evening events with light refreshments:

Nov 14, 2017

5:00 – 9:00 EST

Velocity Accelerator
Sterling Heights, MI


Dec 4, 2017

6:00 – 8:30 PST

Prospect Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA


Dec 6, 2017

5:00PM – 9:00PM EST

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ONT


Global Semi-Finals and World Finals

Presentations by two-dozen semi-finalists, honed with 15-20 hours of industry veteran feedback, consultation and preparation. All-day event with guest speakers, on-site and remote presentations, networking galore, breakfast, lunch, light refreshments.

World Finals for one-dozen finalists. Held on the first day of the 10,000 attendee SAE Automotive World Congress WCX’17. On-site presentations, networking, selection of recipients of $300,000 in rapid commercialization assistance and cash. Afternoon event.

February 20, 2018

8:00AM – 5:00PM EST



April 10, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 EST

Main Ball Room, Cobo Arena,
Detroit, MI

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