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Oct 11 / Robert Kakos

TechTalk Update: Replay Matlab Auto 2012, Innovation Marketplace 10/16, Testing Expo 10/19, Tech Entrepreneur 11/1, TechCrunch Meet-up 11/7

MathWorks Automotive Conference 2012

Automotive experts from leading OEMs and suppliers came together at the MathWorks Automotive Conference 2012 to network, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges and successes with system-level design and embedded controls development.

Sessions and classes at the conference covered applications of Model-Based Design for vehicle electrification, AUTOSAR, safety systems, design verification, and production code generation.

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  • Keynote by Sameer Prabhu, director of industry marketing at MathWorks
  • MathWorks sessions on process maturity assessment, AUTOSAR, computer vision, and production code generation
  • Industry sessions from Autoliv, John Deere, Lear Corp., and others
  • UNO III concept bike exhibit by BPG Werks
  • Networking with automotive engineers from OEM and suppliers


Innovation Marketplace for Start-Up Companies

Sponsored by:

Are you an electronics technology startup company or entrepreneur wanting to establish yourself within the mobility industry?

Do you have a single product or focused product line that needs exposure to OEMs or financial partners?

SAE Convergence is the perfect opportunity for you to meet the right people!

For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference & Exhibition has served the transportation community by delivering relevant electronic technology solutions to OEMs, tier suppliers and the military with a captivating line-up of invited presenters addressing “hot-button” topics from a managerial perspective.

This year, SAE, the Convergence Technical Committee and the 2012 host company General Motors are proud to announce the addition of the NEW! Innovation Marketplace – an opportunity to connect people, companies, ideas and innovation!

Why Apply?

Opportunity! Exposure!

  • Opportunity to meet automotive leadership, all in one place: OEM’s, Tier 1’s, top Executives and Media!
  • Face-to-face networking: lounges, receptions and more!
  • Promote your company’s participation pre-show with SAE-provided toolkit!



North American Testing Expo 2012

The North American Testing Expo 2012 is offering a special introduction of the all new AVL COMPACT product family, an out-of-the-box easy to install and cost effective solution for engine development, component testing and the performance market. During the Testing Expo researchers, students, and faculty will have a Live Demonstration of the AVL COMPACT on Tuesday, October 23rd from 5 to 8pm in the Pearl Room at The Suburban Collection Showcase (location of the North American Testing Expo) in Novi, Michigan.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Neilly Peri ( by Friday, October 19th.

Download the Product Launch Reception invite: Invitation PDF


Diary of an Entrepreneur

TechTown Detroit

Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Detroit, MI

TechTown hosts this event where Vince Thomas, founder and CEO of Troy-based Billhighway, will offer lessons and cautionary tales from his journey to creating a successful startup. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. To register  CLICK HERE


TechCrunch Meetup in Detroit

On November 7 TechCrunch is hosting a free meetup at Detroit’s Hockeytown Cafe. Come out, have some drinks on our sponsors and talk startups with the TechCrunch crew. The festivities kick off at 6pm and conclude at 10pm.

RSVP here for TorontoDetroit and Chicago!


Hockeytown Cafe

Hockeytown Cafe

2301 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Visit the Hockeytown Cafe website.



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