NEF coached Clingfish Products won the first place in the category of “Advanced Materials, Sensors, Actuators, Manufacturing Process” at the 9th Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) held at the SAE World Congress (WCX’17) at the Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. Tasneen Bowe, CEO and Co-Founder accepted the award. There were four winners selected in four different categories and these winners will share over $300,000 of cash and in-kind commercialization assistance.
“The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge or GAMIC designed to identify innovative companies, cultivate new technologies and solutions, and hasten their adoption into the automotive industry” said David Stout, SAE International board of directors and GAMIC co-chair. “Founded as a collaboration between SAE and the MI Innovation Alliance, GAMIC has been exceedingly beneficial to our entrant companies in both funding and commercialization.”
The 9th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) just completed the finals round during the SAE Conference at Cobo Hall on April 4, 2017. NextEnergy and NEF played a significant role in the event. Several teams competing in the finals were mentored by NEF Board Members. GAMIC is a joint effort between the MI Innovation Alliance, Society of Automotive Engineers, and NextEnergy.
More information about GAMIC including the names and descriptions of the finalists can be found at http://www.miia.swdesignclient.com/gamic/.