2017-18 Finals

We welcome you to join us on April 10 for the finals of the 10th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) – presented by SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance – at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.

After six Quarter-finals, a full day of Semi-final competition and three months of competition prep advising, it all comes down to this — 12 Finalists from 5 countries and 5 states competing at the SAE World Congress for top-level exposure and a chance to share in over $300,000 in total in-kind acceleration services and cash awards, including the $5,000 PlanetM “Best in Michigan Mobility Award“.

In addition to the Finals on April 10, the four Award Winners will reprise their presentations on April 12 on the main floor of the World Congress, in the WCX Learning Lab.  Join us to meet, mingle and learn about leading technology and investment perspectives for high-value automotive technologies and innovations.

Locations at Cobo Center :

  • Noon in Room 252-B for all presentations
  • 5:15 p.m. in the Main Floor Learning Lab for the Award Winner announcements.

Click Register WCX for required free WCX Event Registration.

Click “Buy Tickets” for GAMIC extras, including drink tickets and entry to the drawing for a free ticket to the SAE Detroit Section Dinner on April 11 or the SAE International Banquet on April 12.


Agenda, Room 252-B:

11:30 a.m.      Registration and Networking

12:15 p.m.      Welcome:  David Stout, GAMIC Co-Chair & General Manager, Global Electronics LLC                   

12:20 p.m.      Keynote:  Kelly Helfrich, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure, Maven / GM

  • “GM Maven:  Ride-Sharing, Marketing & Disruption”

  1:00 p.m.      First Round of Finals Challenge

  •               Arbor Automation
  •               ClearFlame Engines, Inc.
  •               Parkofon
  •               SafeMode Tech
  •               Scientel IT Corp
  •               Trillium Secure

2:35 p.m.       Break

2:45 p.m.       Second Round of Semi-Finals Challenge

  •               Eclypses, Inc
  •               GhostWave
  •               Spectalite!
  •               Vartega
  •               Pitstop Predictive Maintenance
  •               SkyBridge Infotech

4:25 p.m.       Closing:  Sal Bezos, Director, Sterne Kessler Electronics Practice Group

  • “Intellectual Property Considerations — The Winner Is …”

4:45 p.m.        Drawings for SAE Dinners

Agenda, Main Floor Learning Lab

5:15 p.m.        Announcement of Award Winners

5:20 p.m.        After-Glow Reception