Mitsubishi Chemical Group Advanced Materials Division

Business Incubator Growth Garage

We're helping entrepreneurs and innovators get their engineering ideas from pitch to products in 3 months.
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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 Tim Vorage, Senior Manager & Founder Business Incubator Growth Garage.
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.

October 2022 - January 2023

THE COMPOSITE ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Rewrite the rules of scaling with composite materials

The Composite Engineering Challenge is open to entrepreneurs and innovators globally. We are inviting startups, scale-ups who are looking to ramp up production and need the right combination of materials, design and production technology.

If you have an original idea that we can help you scale, we'd love to see it.

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Our work so far

Growth Garage Engineering Challenges at a glance

149
submissions
33
countries
35
finalists
3300 +
votes from the community
+ 105 K$
value of support
20
start-ups & scale-ups
Our judging criteria

Find out what we’re looking for

Feasibility

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.

Scalability

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

Circularity

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.

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