Semifinals 2020


GAMIC Semifinals 2020

SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance invite you to join us on February 27 for the 12th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) in Southfield, MI.

After two months of competition prep advising from a cohort of nearly 40 mentors, the 23 semifinalists from 5 countries and 6 states will compete for the chance to move on to the Finals at the SAE World Congress inside Detroit’s TCF Center (Formerly Cobo Center) in April.  The Semi-finals also provides 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.

Location: Architectural Engineering Building, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI


11:00      Registration, Networking, Innovator’s Tabletop Displays

11:30      Box Lunches and Networking

12:00      Welcome

12:15      Competition Overview

12:35      Semifinalist Presentations – 12 teams, 2 flights (six in each room)

14:25      Break and Networking

14:50      Fire Side Chat with Anthony Khoraych, CEO, Advanced Test & Automation,
Interviewed by Chris Bower, Chair of Society of Automotive Analysts

15:40     Semifinalist Presentations – 11 teams, 2 flights

17:30     Break and Networking

17:45     Panel Discussion: HMI

18:45     Keynote Speaker: Allegretto Gianluca, Innovation Director, Marelli

19:15     Announcement of Winners and Reception Sponsored by Eaton

20:00     Program Concludes