AutoHarvest Foundation, a 501(C)3 nonprofit, operates a unique web-based innovation ecosystem led by highly respected figures in the automotive and manufacturing industries. In 2012, AutoHarvest.org was launched as the world's only truly neutral and global on-line meeting place for innovators of all types with an interest in advanced manufacturing intellectual property. This meeting place allows users of all types to showcase capabilities, technologies and needs system-wide and then privately connect with fellow inventors and commercializers to explore technology and business development opportunities of mutual interest. Our meeting place enables interactions between decision making innovators of all types, from major corporations to grass roots inventors.
AutoHarvest also curates for members an Innovation Hub that provides access to "smart-tools" developed by third parties. Currently, 22 organizations provide access to software, databases, content and services tailored for the advanced manufacturing community.
The AutoHarvest interest group consists of over 250 prominent R&D and manufacturing organizations from industry, government and academia. Its Innovation Advisory Council is represented by R&D leaders from industry, academia and government representing the manufacturing innovation chain. AutoHarvest has announced partnering agreements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. Supported by corporate members, the C.S. Mott Foundation and most recently awarded a multi-year grant by the New Economy Initiative Foundation of Southeast Michigan, AutoHarvest is part of the Detroit Regional Innovation Network. AutoHarvest has a presence within the innovation hubs of the region including Wayne State University's Research and Development Park, TechTown, and the University of Michigan's North Campus Research Complex.