Accelerating Mobility Innovation to Faster Commercialization

Accelerating Mobility Innovation to Faster Commercialization

Attend the Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge Finals

GAMIC Finals 2019

SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance invite you to join us on April 9 for the 11th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) Finals at Cobo Center in Detroit , MI.

After three month of competition prep advising from a cohort of nearly 40 mentors, 12 finalists selected from the 22 semifinalists from 5 countries and 7 states will compete for the chance to win the Finals at the SAE World Congress inside Detroit’s Cobo Center on April 9th 2019.

The finals at SAE-WCX’19 provide an opportunity to meet, mingle and learn about leading technology and investment perspectives for high-value automotive technologies and innovations.  Winners at the Finals will share over $300,000 in total in-kind acceleration services (including targeted exposure to decision‐makers) and cash awards.

See the SAE press release here

See more info on SAE-WCX here.

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The Global Automotive & Mobility Challenge, or GAMIC, is an annual competition for early-stage automotive products/ systems and mobility companies with new and innovative technologies.

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.

Participants are able to network and meet new partners; showcase their technologies; receive mentorship and business coaching; and compete for a continuum of commercialization assistance. Each year, GAMIC provides competitors:

  • Access to dozens of industry experts to help accelerate and develop their businesses
  • More than $300,000 of professional services and cash to selected winners

Finalists also have the chance to get exposure to over 15,000 mobility experts at the World Finals during the SAE World Congress WCX ’18 in April. In addition, they receive facilitated introductions to the industry’s top decision-makers and influencers at the event.

GAMIC is a sponsored activity of the MI Innovation Alliance, a 501-c-3 corporation.


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.

STEM Accreditation

In recognition of its quality mentoring of start-up companies, which include underrepresented students and professionals, and its hosting of various finals, semi-finals, and quarter-finals, GAMIC is now Accredited™. is an organization which fosters Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and through an extensive collaborative effort, has worked closely with researchers, educators, administrators, and schools to a respected set of STEM benchmarks, including Accredited™.

11th The Global Automotive and Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC)

Open to Innovators and their companies, entrants compete for over $300,000 in total prizes.

GAMIC’s prizes are not the cash prizes but invaluable In-Kind, Professional services and contacts for the North American mobility space.

GAMIC participation helps you gain visibility, make connections and participate in various events including SAE World Congress to reach out to key industry and investment professionals who can help you in getting your first pilot or a first customer launch possible. GAMIC involvement offers innovators speed to market, putting winners in front of decision makers in large organizations who have a need and a budget to explore innovative products and solutions.

Judged by automotive executives from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers as well as seasoned contributors from the entrepreneurial community, GAMIC is a unique competition. 

Latest News and Updates

GAMIC Becomes Accredited™
DETROIT, March 19, 2019 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) is excited to announce that it has received STEM Accreditation TM by ( Having...
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12 Global Finalists to Compete at GAMIC Finals on April 9
Finalists named for 11th annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge – Sponsored by SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance DETROIT, March 1, 2019 – The Global Automotive &...
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22 Innovators Competing in 2019 GAMIC Semifinals
DETROIT, February 12, 2019 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) has selected 22 innovative start-ups to move on to the Semi-finals of its 11th annual...
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Winners of the 10th Annual GAMIC Competition
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Our sponsors play a critical role both in the success of GAMIC and in the viability of the Michigan entrepreneurial community.  Their support includes:

  • Serving as GAMIC judges, mentor-coaches, distinguished speakers, and/or discussion panelists
  • Supporting organizational activities and events, including Cash Awards for the annual GAMIC Winners

Special thanks to our Lead Sponsors below.