Past Winners

GAMIC has had many innovative companies participate in the competition. Find out more about the award winners, finalists and semi-finalists from recent years.

2018 Award Winners: 

GhostWaveGhostWave manufactures radar systems immune from mutual interference, and which improve ADAS system performance by discriminating between high priority and low priority objects. Columbus, Ohio.

Pivot Materials (Formerly Spectalite!)  Pivot Materials is an advanced engineering and materials manufacturer which engineers and manufactures lightweight, cost-effective, strong and durable, sustainable and eco-friendly plastics and composites incorporating bamboo. Detroit, Michigan.

Parkofon – Parkofon’s all-in-one hands-free parking device removes the need for meters and other parking payment systems. Alexandria, Virginia 

Scientel – Developer of the industry’s first NoSQL DB, Scientel’s new SQL DB can process Big Data up to 1000 times faster with massively parallel processing on HPC systems and Supercomputers. Novi, Michigan

PLANET M “Best in Michigan Mobility Award” –  Pivot Materials (Formerly Spectalite!), Detroit, Michigan

Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 competition


2017 Award Winners: 

Barnard Acoustics – Active and passive noise control solutions

Clingfish Products – Vacuum-powered mounting technology for aluminum and glass surfaces – Ultimate all-media gearhead encyclopedia for automotive DIYers

PlasmaStream Technologies – Plasma-actuator active aerodynamics system to reduce truck trailer drag

2017 Finalists:

Acerta Systems – Real-time SaaS Platform to detect vehicle anomalies and predict failures

Connect MyEV – World’s first conductive park-and- walk high-power autonomous-driving EV charger

CORA CyberSecurity – “Trust-independent”,self- healing encryption technology

DataDriven – Using smartphone audio and vibration data to perform automotive diagnostics without using OBD

eCalCharge (WattHot) – EV smart charging software and coordinated charging for regulation grid services

FenSens – World’s first Smart Wireless Parking Sensor, enabled through the smartphone

SPLT – Transportation platform providing enterprise carpooling and non-emergency, on-time patient medical appointment transportation

Trillium – Custom, multi-layer adaptive cyber-systems for transportation applications

VeloMetro Mobility – On-demand mobility service with enclosed electric velomobiles ‎integrated to a central sharing network.


2016 Award Winners:

Civionics, Inc. – Wireless monitoring system to track the performance and health of engineered systems in demanding environments

IndustryStar LLC – Supply chain software-as- a-service platform to expedite, optimize and de-risk client supply chain

Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC – Improved safety, cost, and performance of lithium ion batteries

SurClean – Disruptive laser technology to selectively remove paint / other surface coatings from surfaces of high-cost capital assets

2016 Finalists:

Algocian Inc. – Automotive-grade pedestrian detection

Kasi Technologies AB – Modular enhanced supercharger system for mild hybrid vehicle engines

XIR Tech / North Coast Imaging – Multi-spectral image analysis technology for manufacturing, food processing, and medical applications

2016 Semi-Finalists:

Golden Products and Services LLC – Green transmission to lower fuel costs and increase performance of mobility and energy platforms

Meiselectric, Inc. – Electronic solenoid activating engine valves for cam-less variable valve timing of internal combustion engines

My Service Dealer – Web-based software connecting auto service departments to their customers with real-time repair status updates

SofTrek, Inc. – Technology to reduce driver distraction


2015 Award Winners:

Advanced Battery Concepts – Award-winning technology to improve large‐format energy storage technology and increase performance of sealed lead‐acid batteries at reduced cost

Detroit Materials – Ultra-high- strength structural steel for
demanding defense, off-highway and transportation applications

RightThereWare LLC – Patented technologies to optimize multi-stop navigation for improved ETA, navigation and shared rides

SiNode Systems – Manufacturing process for next-gen higher-
capacity faster-charging lithium-ion battery silicon-graphene anodes

2015 Finalists:

CarKnow / DataDriven – Hardware and software enabling development of unique applications for vehicle owners with
vehicle data

Elegus Technologies – Lithium-ion battery separator that allows
increased their energy density without compromising safety

Fulcrum Engineering LLC – Vehicle structural joints decoupling during major accidents, displacing force to better protect occupants

Intertwine Corporation – Web-based Automotive Project Management software which standardizes and integrates
Quoting, Forecasting, Capacity Planning and Program Management processes

Magwerks LED, LLC – State-of- the-art magnesium thixmolding-based high-powered LED lighting solutions

Meiselectric, Inc. – Electronic solenoid activating engine valves for cam-less variable valve timing of internal combustion engines

Smartershade – Non-powered, linear-shifted polarizing smartglass technology for home, vehicle and industry applications

2015 Semi-Finalists:

Civionics, Inc. – Wireless monitoring system to track the
performance and health of engineered systems in demanding environments

Daheco Engines Corp. – High-pressure air-activation for ultra-efficient, alternative technology internal combustion engines

Liuman Technologies LLC – Quasi3D woven structure components with performance of metallic components at a superior weight reduction

Nano Innovations – Heat-conductive, electrically insulating plastics and products for improved thermal

Persis Consulting – Automotive Data Aggregation Manager or ADAM, first automotive-specific wearable to link personal information with the vehicle

For a comprehensive list of GAMIC award winners, finalists and semi-finalists, click here.