Challenges winners overview

Discover all about our previous challenges, the projects and it's winners
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October 2022 - January 2023

The Composite Engineering Challenge

The challenge invited innovators, entrepreneurs,  (pre-) startups and scale ups to submit a product / project that made use of fiber-reinforced composites.

The winning teams of the challenge are invited to participate in Growth Garage Incubator program. A partnership tailored to their needs according to their current business and product development stage. Guidance in material / technology selection; their journey starts today!


MARCH - MAY 2022

Circular Economy Challenge WINNERS

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

High-temperature carbon-fiber 3D printing challenge

The High-Temperature Carbon-Fiber 3D Printing Challenge invites entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups, students to submit a design that makes use of a newly developed, cutting-edge carbon-fiber material.

The submission can be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions will need to show how the design uses the strength and high-temperature abilities of KyronMAX® carbon-fiber filament combined with the versatility and economics of 3D printing. This combination offers the opportunity for:

  • Strong enough for end products.
  • Low-cost for single objects and small batches.
  • Form freedom.
  • Suitable for high-temperature applications, even under challenging environments (hot oil, humidity, coolants, oil, grease, glycol, salts, acidic, etc.).

The new carbon-fiber composite filament is being developed for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. With the addition of this product, MCG Advanced Materials Division aims to demonstrate the potential of directly 3D printing carbon-fiber composite parts, while still benefiting from the properties of the high-strength material.

Discover all  3D printing entrepreneurs finalist stories. 



The KyronMAX® challenge

The KyronMAX® Challenge invites entrepreneurs, designers, students to share a design that utilizes KyronMAX®'s range of breakthrough, high-strength carbon fiber-based composites to solve an engineering or manufacturing challenge. 

The submission can be a stand-alone product or a component of a larger design. Successful submissions will need to show how the design takes advantage of the unique properties of KyronMAX® materials and complements the platform’s capabilities. The challenge’s jury will reward projects that prioritize sustainability while maintaining a high level of feasibility and ingenuity.

Winning submissions will receive expert support and manufacturing services from MCG Advanced Materials Division to create a fully developed prototype of their idea.