Growth Garage from Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Growth Garage Accelerator

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 a business accelerator program from Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. 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 Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials.

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.

Open challenge


In partnership with Wevolver and Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, we are inviting engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, startups, companies and students to submit their ideas, technologies, and products as part of the 2022 Circular Economy Challenge

We are looking for innovators throughout the plastics circular economy who want to make use of advanced low carbon footprint engineering plastics or have developed innovative recycling technologies for advanced engineering plastics.

The challenge is looking for participants in two key areas: 

1. Recycling Technology

2. Products & Parts 

The winners of the challenge will be invited to participate in a pilot program where a dedicated Mitsubishi Chemical experts team will take their idea to the next level. The total value of this program is $25,000. 

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Our work so far

Growth Garage at a glance

2600 +
votes from the community
$ 70 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
Stay tuned for our next challenge early 2022!

Send us your idea today and start your journey to tomorrow

Please be sure to read through our submission guidelines and judging criteria.