• Exhibitors at AutoMobili-D, Powered by PlanetM, encouraged to submit nominations in five categories. • Startup Exhibit Space, Pitch Competition, Match Meetings application windows open
LANSING, Mich. – PlanetM, in partnership with the North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) mobility showcase, AutoMobili-D, Powered by PlanetM, today announced submissions are now open for the 3rd Annual PlanetM Awards, which will take place on June 10, 2020.
“As the global automotive and tech communities converge in Detroit for 2020 NAIAS, there is no better time to acknowledge companies that are making a significant impact on the mobility industry today,” said Amanda Roraff, managing director of PlanetM, the mobility initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “The PlanetM Awards are a terrific opportunity to highlight the innovating and thought-provoking companies exhibiting at AutoMobili-D, Powered by PlanetM.”
The PlanetM Awards will further extend support for leading mobility enterprises by honoring those developing critical industry advancements across a number of fields. All AutoMobili-D exhibitors are encouraged to submit their best product for recognition in one of the following categories:
Each category winner will go into a final selection round for the PlanetM Best in Show award. Separately, PlanetM will also announce a Startup of the Year award from the exhibiting startups at the show. Awards will be presented at the PlanetM Awards ceremony on June 10, 2020.
“AutoMobili-D continues to grow every year with more exhibitors, amazing technology and better speakers and part of that success is because of our ongoing partnership with PlanetM,” said Rod Alberts, executive director of 2020 NAIAS. “These awards are part of that success because they help to highlight the most innovative technology our exhibitors have to offer.”
Award submissions are now open and will be accepted through April 30th, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Category winners will be announced in May and compete for the coveted PlanetM Best In Show Award. For additional questions regarding the PlanetM Awards, please reach out to: PlanetM@michigan.org.
Additional activations at AutoMobili-D, Powered by PlanetM, include:
For information on the 2019 PlanetM Award winners and the 2019 Startup of the Year, visit planetm.com.
The inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D in 2017 featured more than 180 brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers and tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. No other event in North America provides an international platform for this vast array of companies, organizations and thought leaders under one roof.
PlanetM is a partnership of mobility organizations, communities, educational institutions, research and development, and government agencies working together to develop and deploy the mobility technologies driving the future. Available to any mobility-focused company or investor, PlanetM is a no-cost, concierge service that connects startups, businesses and communities to Michigan’s mobility ecosystem — the people, places and resources dedicated to the evolution of transportation mobility. Michigan has always been the leader of the automotive industry, and as transportation technologies continue to evolve in amazing ways, Michigan continues to lead the way. Visit PlanetM.com to learn more.