Growth Garage | Business Incubator of Advanced Materials Division

Growth Garage

We're helping entrepreneurs and innovators get their engineering ideas from pitch to products in 3 months.
Welcome to your future

To meet the challenges of tomorrow we have to nurture the visionaries of today

Growth Garage is the business incubator from the Advanced Materials Division of Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCG). Our mission is to support and grow new ideas using our technologies and advanced engineering materials to help tackle some of today's biggest engineering challenges. We are offering the opportunity for engineers and innovators to pitch us their ideas. Successful applicants will receive our full support, expertise and materials to help develop their projects from initial prototype to final product.

Find out more from the Growth Garage Manager and Founder, Tim Vorage
How we grow together

What partnering with Growth Garage offers you

$25,000 worth of support

Winners receive $25.000 worth of support, expert advice and access to technologies from MCG Advanced Materials Division.

Advice from our industry experts

From aeronautics to bioprocessing, our experts can help you find the right mentors and guidance to support your idea.

A true partnership

We'll help you scale your idea into a product, but the intellectual property associated with the idea will remain yours.

Supply sales & support

Our established ecosystem of industry, sales and supply partners means we can help you get your product to the right markets.

The widest range of advanced materials

We'll help you find the right material for your project within our wide range of polymers, thermoplastics, and high strength carbon-fibre based composites, or work with you to customize a new formulation.

Access to additional funding

Successful applicants can also apply for venture funding through our partnership with Diamond Edge Ventures.



March - June 2022

The Growth Garage jury members and the Growth Garage team are proud to finally announce the winners. We received many innovative submissions from all over the world, based on the judging criteria the jury team selected the winners of the different categories.

We thank everyone who took the time and efforts in putting together their submissions for the Circular Economy Challenge 2022. Don't forget, everybody can participate in our future Engineering Challenges. Follow our LinkedIn page to stay up to date with our activities and announcements regarding our Engineering Challenges.

Congratulations all the winners and we're looking forward to start our accelerator program with you!

Discover the winner projects here
Our work so far

Growth Garage Engineering Challenges at a glance

3300 +
votes from the community
$ + 105 K
value of support
start-ups & scale-ups
Our judging criteria

Find out what we’re looking for


While we applaud imaginative thinking, your idea needs to also be a realistic proposal that makes the most innovative use of our materials and technologies.


We're looking for fresh ideas from entrepreneurial businesses that are ready to scale up but may still need some support.


Our commitment towards circular economy means that every entry will be judged on how much of a positive impact it can make on the environment.

Our partners

Start-Ups Pioneering The Circular Economy

Discover how 3 start-ups turned their ideas into reality, explore the challenges they faced and how sustainability drove their innovative solutions.

read here