Causes: Economic Development
Mission: Accelerate innovation for advanced manufacturing by creating, with industry leaders, a safe, independent go to e-collaboration network that provides advanced open innovation tools for all aspects of the marketplace.
Programs: The organization was formed and a board of directors and advisory group was created to design and implement a business plan to create a unique system offering grass roots participation in an online system to accelerate the adoption of innovation in advanced manufacturing in the united states. During this time an "interest group" was formed comprised of leaders in research and development from leading government, academic, and industrial organizations to provide insights and feedback to help autoharvest understand bottlenecks and limitations in the current innvoation system widely utilized in the united states. This interactive forum has allowed autoharvest to develop a business plan which will affect individuals on a private basis become more informed and engaged in the innovation process, which is critical to the united states maintaining its economic health in the coming decades. The number of persons who will benefit number in the thousands.
autoharvest beta system is the actual web based it system which gives members collaboration opportunities regarding technology solutions, research and expertise, and financial support. Beta serves as a web based portal allowing members to form groups, exchange messages, and network.