The Beauty of an Uncommon Event

ITIC is in the business of helping companies develop and validate technology innovations and getting it ready for market acceptance. Investors need to see it in action. Reporters want to test it and break the news. Automakers must be confident it is reliable and relevant. ITIC recognizes this critical step in the deployment of mobility innovation, so we offer a variety of event services to help you realize the full potential of your dream.

ITIC event services and venues are as innovative as they are inspiring. We make it our mission to deliver uncommonly engaging, exceptionally memorable events that excite, inspire and motivate your audience to action. It starts with a designated event services manager who will help you plan right down to the last detail. No matter what your budget, our event services team can provide creative solutions that elevate your game and give you a leg up on your competition. Whether you’re looking to organize a smart city demo, host a workshop, test drive a vehicle, launch a new product, or conduct a training program, ITIC delivers.

Oh, but there’s more! Located just minutes from downtown Greenville, SC – #yeahTHATGreenville – means you have access to hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of fabulous restaurants, retail shops, art, music and entertainment venues, sporting events, and hotels to fit every budget. And getting here is a dream. Located midway between Charlotte and Atlanta, ITIC is an easy drive for colleagues and customers across the Southeast. And for those who need to fly, it simply couldn’t be more convenient with private aircraft served by a full-service airport and fixed-base operator (FBO) located directly across the street from ITIC’s main headquarters. Commercial flights arrive and depart daily from all over the world at the newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. What’s more, if you’re combining an event with business in the region, CU-ICAR, BMW Manufacturing, and Michelin North America are all located within 20 miles of ITIC, as are dozens of Tier 1 and 2 suppliers that serve them.

Ready to take your technology innovation to the next level? Contact public.relations@itic-sc.com to see how ITIC can be an uncommonly great partner.


Gil Joins ITIC as an R&D Engineer

Andrea Gil Batres has joined the technical team of ITIC as research and development engineer. Ms. Gil lends years of experience developing advanced automotive engineering technologies to bring innovative solutions to R&D projects underway at ITIC.

“Andrea is one of the smartest engineers I have worked with and I am so happy that she decided to join our team” ITIC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joachim Taiber. “Our growing client base requires us to build up R&D talent quickly, and we are glad that Greenville is such a wonderful location to attract talent. Andrea’s passion for innovation and pushing the boundaries in engineering will help propel our customers’ R&D projects from concept to testing to market.”

A recent graduate of Clemson University’s master’s program in Electrical Engineering, Ms. Gil has played a key role in the design and development of a number of innovative transportation technologies at ITIC, such as wireless charging for electric vehicles and cloud-based smart parking. She will continue her work on these projects while also managing other R&D projects at ITIC testbeds around the world. She specializes in technologies related to Internet of Things (IoT), connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, cyber-physical systems and wireless charging for electric vehicles.

Ms. Gil has presented her work in wireless power transfer and smart parking application development at a number of industry-leading conferences, including the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, the International Conference on Parallel Processing, the 2014 IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference, and the International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies.

From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Gil served as a graduate research assistant at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR). She also spent three consecutive summers as a research intern at Cisco Systems focused on IoT. In 2014, she was the recipient of Cisco’s “You Inspire Innovation Award.” Other awards she has received over the years include first place in the SAP Global Connected Car Contest; a finalist in the Valeo Innovation Challenge; and Best Student in Electrical Engineering from IEEE El Salvador.

Ms. Gil has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Central America University in San Salvador.


ITIC Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – December 2016


Hong Kong Consortium Taps ITIC Expert for Smart City Workshop

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HONG KONG, (November 23, 2016) — Dr. Joachim Taiber, Chief Technology Officer of the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) in Greenville, S.C., will share his expertise on smart mobility at Hong Kong’s Smart City Executive Workshop on Wednesday, November 23. Hosted by Hong Kong’s Smart City Consortium, the workshop is an interactive session with renowned experts on smart city planning and design. Organizers intend for the workshop to help scale up practical urban solutions, shape new policies, deploy new technologies, embed new innovations and help partnerships flourish. Topics of discussion include smart infrastructure, smart mobility, smart living and smart care.

“Using open and closed test beds is essential to accelerating the implementation of smart city mobility concepts,” says Dr. Taiber. “I look forward to sharing how ITIC is developing these test beds in the U.S. and beyond.”

The Smart City Executive Workshop will be held at the Hong Kong Science Park.