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PlanetM at NAIAS and AutoMobili-D

NAIAS AutomobiliDAutoMobili-D will return to the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) from January 14-21, 2018. Located in the Cobo Center Atrium, AutoMobili-D will feature 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibiting automakers, tech startups, university organizations, and more all working to advance the next generation of transportation mobility.

Match Meetings

Made possible by NAIAS, PlanetM, MEDC, and TechStars Mobility, this year’s AutoMobili-D exhibitors and startups will have the opportunity to connect with one another business-to-business and business-to-industry using PlanetM’s online matchmaking portal called “Match Meetings.” This will enable companies to connect with automakers, startups, suppliers, and venture capitalists.

The prescheduled meetings will take place January 14 – 18, and the entry deadline is November 16, 2017. Learn more here, or contact Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President of PlanetM.

PlanetM Awards

Working in partnership with TechStars Mobility and Tome, AutoMobili-D participants will also be eligible for a judged awards program that includes prize categories aligning with five technology platforms. The categories are:

  • Autonomous Driving
  • Connected Car
  • eMobility
  • Mobility Services
  • Smart Cities

Winners of each category will go onto a final round for a chance to with the PlanetM Best in Show award. Also announced will be Startup of the Year award, selected from exhibiting startups at AutoMobili-D.

Submissions will be accepted through November 26, 2017 at 12 AM EST. Category winners will be announced on December 12, 2017. For more information, please contact PlanetM@Michigan.org