Delphi has an excellent intellectual property (IP) portfolio of proven automotive product technologies which support a wide range of vehicle requirements. This IP portfolio — originally developed for automotive customers — continues to be expanded for additional applications, providing further product solutions. Delphi's IP forms the basis of an active licensing program aimed at targeting these core automotive technologies for other markets. The proven performance and inherent cost advantages of the intellectual property created for the demands of customers worldwide has proven to be the basis of revenue growth opportunities for our licensees. Both patents as well as product and process know-how form the basis of our IP portfolio, available under license from Delphi.

Delphi offers innovations, providing our customers technical solutions in:

  • Electrical/electronic distribution systems
  • Electronics packaging
  • Diesel and gasoline engine management systems
  • Hybrid electric systems and power electronics
  • Safety systems and sensors
  • Thermal management systems
  • Wireless and infotainment systems

Available Technology Licensing Opportunities

The Delphi Commercialization and Licensing team has a number of advanced patented technologies available for license, including:

In addition to the items listed above, licensing opportunities also exist for the following, more-specific technologies:

  • Micro-channel and folded tube heat exchangers for packaging efficiency and total system cost reduction
  • Advanced facial recognition technologies, enabling a superior combination of speed, package size and accuracy
  • Multi-sensor based safety systems, providing blind zone detection, back up aid, collision mitigation, and drowsy driver sensing
  • LED/LCD (light emitting diode/liquid crystal display) and custom back light display
  • technologies, enabling innovative use of color-converting translucent plastic
  • Ion sensing glow plug, providing diesel engine combustion optimization
  • Manufacturing engineering and quality systems for improved throughput

Our Team

The Delphi Commercialization and Licensing team is focused on creating additional value from Delphi's technologies which include more than 6,000 patents, and provides licensees a point of access to these beneficial technologies. We are confident Delphi's intellectual property can create value for our licensees for applications in additional markets. We continually seek interested parties who share a similar vision.

Delphi's Commercialization and Licensing team consists of experienced professionals with strong industry and transactional experience to complete your license, including:

  • Deal management skills building value propositions and creating win/win solutions
  • Close connections to the broad Delphi technical and business community
  • Industry leading intellectual property analytic tools to identify the best available technologies
  • Facilitation of comprehensive and successful technology transfer

Industry Involvement

Delphi is deeply engaged with the economic development community through involvement with key technology and business development organizations, including:

  • Automation Alley, Southeast Michigan collaborative business association
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • SPARK, Ann Arbor based business accelerator focused on attracting capital, resources and capital for start-up companies
  • The Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Various aerospace, defense and transportation committees

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us and learn about how collaborating with Delphi can help you achieve your business goals.