DETROIT (WWJ) — Saussalo, Italy-based Omnia Group and Detroit’s AutoHarvest Foundation announced Thursday that the public website is now translated into five languages: Chinese, English, French, German and Italian.

The two organizations expanded access to millions in their native language to the AutoHarvest e-collaboration marketplace for advanced manufacturing intellectual property.

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Within AutoHarvest, innovators and commercializers have direct access to intellectual property opportunities to buy, sell, license or collaborate from a multitude of large and small organizations in advanced manufacturing.

“The pro bono contribution by Omnia Group will help grow our international participation in many new regions of the world,” said AutoHarvest president and CEO Jayson D. Pankin.

Omnia Group opened its first office in the United States in 2012, and the collaboration is a part of Omnia’s outreach into the automotive community.

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“By opening an office here in Detroit, the hub of the automobile world, we will not only consolidate our presence in North America, but we will also strengthen our position globally in the language services industry,” said Omnia CEO Cesare Zanni. “IteroText has over four decades of expertise in the automotive and related industries.”

Through the collaboration, more global entrepreneurs and corporate executives will have direct access to a centralized hub for innovation in their native language, further encouraging collaboration across the advanced manufacturing spectrum.

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Launched in 2012 as a nonprofit corporation, AutoHarvest is a neutral online meeting place for the commercialization of automotive intellectual property. The AutoHarvest interest group consists of more than 200 prominent research and development and manufacturing organizations from industry, government and academia. Recently awarded a multi-year grant by the New Economy Initiative Foundation of Southeast Michigan, AutoHarvest is part of the Detroit Regional Innovation Network.

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