SAE International covered GAMIC semi-finalists
The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) has selected 23 innovative start-ups to move on to the Semi-finals of its 11th annual competition, sponsored by SAE International and MI Innovation Alliance. The 2019 GAMIC Semi-finalists, hailing from seven (7) states and five (5) countries, have a broad array of promising new technologies to advance the vehicles and transportation systems of the future. To make it to the Semi-finals, the contestants competed in front of senior mobility judges from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, as well as from the startup investment community, during late 2018 Quarter-final rounds held: at Ann Arbor SPARK in Ann Arbor, MI; at Techtown Detroit in Detroit, MI; by SAE International in San Jose, CA; and in virtual forums to include companies from India, Israel, and Taiwan among others. Judging criteria used to select the teams moving on to the Semi-finals included their business plans, their uniqueness, and the potential impact of their technologies to the mobility industry. The 2019 GAMIC Semi-finals will take place on Feb 26 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. There the companies will compete using judging feedback from the Quarter-finals, and expert counseling from more than 40 GAMIC mentors to improve their pitches. The top 12 teams will then advance to the GAMIC Finals at SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit’s Cobo Center on April 9.