Finals 2024 Program



Monday, April 15, 2024 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance invite you to join us for the 16th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) Finals. This is a LIVE event at the Huntington Place (Formerly Cobo Hall).  The event will also be available to join virtually using Zoom Webinar.  Registration is FREE.

Ten (10) global mobility startups from five (5) countries and five (5) states have been selected as this year’s Finalists.

The Program — includes Innovator Presentations on new / emerging technologies with Judges Q&A and a Panel Discussion.

AGENDA (Eastern Time)

11:30  Welcome and GAMIC Introduction – Vic Havele

11:45   David Stout Intro to Master of Ceremonies John McElroy

12:00   VePa Vertical Parking – Munich, Germany

  • Parking towers for space-saving and environmentally conscious parking spaces with charging capability. space

12:20   SkillReal – Ramat Gan, Israel

  • The first solution that enables use of standard low-cost cameras for dimensional inspection at sub-mm accuracy for manufacturing lines.

12:40   Natrion Inc. – Champaign, IL

  • Lithium Solid Ionic Composite (LISIC), a solid-state electrolyte material reducing or eliminating liquid electrolyte content inside of Li-ion batteries, enabling safe, high-performance battery manufacture.

13:00   TGO – London, UK

  • Unique touch and gesture sensing smart polymers, creating ability to create true 3D shapes with complete design freedom.

13:15   Short Break

13:25   Bucha Bio, Houston, TX

  • We work with naturally abundant bio-based components to create the next generation of ethical materials for leather, injection molding plastic, and synthetic fabric. bio

13:45   AlGalCo – Indianapolis, IN

  • Supplemental hydrogen on demand from aluminum and water for Diesel engines, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

14:05   Torev Motors – Arlington, VA

  • Torev’s patented motor technology reduces rare earth consumption without sacrificing efficiency or size. com

14:20  William Vanderbloemen – Be the Unicorn: 12 Data-Driven Habits that Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest

15:05   Short Break

15:15   Soteria Battery Innovation – Greenville, SC

  • Our technology provides safety, improved LiIon battery weight and energy density.

15:35   NextDriver – Delft, Netherlands    

  • Personal and scalable coaching platform, that saves up to 10% on fuel consumption and realizes up to 47% damage reduction through driving behavior coaching.

15:55   Banf – Seoul, Korea

  • Real-time truck tire profile ‘direct sensing’ system to improve safety and optimize tire performance.

16:10  Introduce Keynote – David Stout 

16:15   Keynote: : “Managing Intellectual Property Risk : Facing Cataclysmic Market, Political, and Legal Changes” Mr. Rob Sterne and Mr. Sal Bezos, Sterne, Kessler, Washington, D.C. 

16:45   Announce winners – Doug Patton & David Stout

17:00   Reception adjacent to Hall

18:00   Event Close

Meet the Finalists

Meet the Judges

Meet Keynote Speaker1

Meet Keynote Speaker2