Tuesday, April 8
6th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Competition Finals
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room IDM 800, Cobo Center
(Held during SAE 2014 World Congress)

Ten talented young entrepreneurial organizations competed at the Burton Manor in Livonia on Thursday, January 30, for the opportunity to be a finalist at the 6th Annual SAE Detroit Section/MIT Enterprise Forum Global Automotive Innovation Competition Finals, with prizes of $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. The inventor/entrepreneur teams from California, Illinois, as well as Northern, Southeast, and Southwest Michigan, and Ontario, Canada presented great innovations to help the vehicle industry and consumers in the future. The Finals will take place during SAE 2014 World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit where more than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Note: This event will take place during SAE 2014 World Congress. No RSVP is required, however, you must register for Congress in order to gain full program admittance. Click here to register.  

2014 Finalists and Innovations

Company Innovation
Phoenix Imaging
gbudd@phoeniximaging.com
New, patented visual inspection system to detect damaged tools and incorporate predictive tool wear in real time.
LiteBrake Tech, LLC
www.litebrake.com
Steel clad, aluminum brakes for improved performance.
Covaron Advanced Materials
www.covaron.com
Advanced, rugged ceramics with low firing temperature, no cure shrinkage, and lower application costs.
Parknav
www.faspark.com
Smart phone application to rapidly find less expensive urban parking.
PaxGrid
paxgrid@rogers.com
Wireless telemetry system for connected vehicle application with enhanced application open system architecture.

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Sponsored by Ford Motor Company

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