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A consortium of automotive officials, the Office of Breakthrough Innovation of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research are set to make it easier for automotive manufacturers and suppliers to tap into the leading entrepreneurs in vehicle microelectronics.

The inaugural AutoVenture Forum, set for September 22, 2010 in Novi, MI will directly match selected entrepreneurial ventures with business units within large automotive companies through a showcase of business pitch sessions. “It’s an effort aimed to build a profitable automotive sector by facilitating a more agile innovation process,” says Chris Przirembel, Clemson University vice president for Research and Economic Development and chair of the ASME Innovation Committee. “To fully succeed, corporate automotive innovation groups need to draw upon the worldwide entrepreneurial community to tap creative business models and innovative technologies,” he says.

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Author:  ASME