GAMIC - Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge

GAMIC - Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge

Attend GAMIC Events 2022

Start-up technologies are great, but it’s all about making people connections, learning and building relationships both for the present and the future.

2022 GAMIC Global Finals – LIVE at SAE-WCX in Detroit, MI

The GAMIC finals are the perfect opportunity to see the top twelve (12) global mobility innovations GAMIC brings together. From over 1500 invited applicants 12 startups from eight (8) countries and four (4) states were selected, as the finalists, to present their mobility solutions and roadmap to audience and judges. Besides amazing startup presentations the finals include a keynote speaker, guest speaker presentation and networking opportunities.

Monday, April 4, 2022     12:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Hall), Detroit, MI

The finals are embedded in the SAE World Congress Experience. A great place to meet, mingle and learn about trends, technologies and investment perspectives for high-value auto / mobility innovations. OEMs, suppliers, investors, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs will participate in, network and talk about future needs and opportunities for the ever evolving automotive and mobility industries.

See Event Details and REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK

For LIVE in-person Attendance:

To attend the finals in-person, there is a two step process:

  1.  Register on Eventbrite for attending GAMIC Finals Event in Room 260 at the  Huntington Place in Detroit, MI

Register on Eventbrite for In-Person Ticket

2.  Register on SAE WCX Event portal.  You must also register at SAE WCX website. You are required to upload Covid Vaccination/Testing information in order to attend the Event. Learn Here for detailed instructions or use this link

To attend virtually, using Zoom webinar:

Attend Finals Virtually – Get Zoom Link


The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge, or GAMIC, is an annual competition for early-stage automotive products/ systems and mobility companies with new and innovative technologies.

Learn more about GAMIC, by watching this discussion with automotive executives and past GAMIC winners.


The GAMIC competition, was created in 2008 to identify innovative early-stage automotive products / systems and mobility companies; cultivate new technologies and solutions; and hasten their adoption into the automotive industry.

Innovation challenge participants are able to network and meet new partners; showcase their technologies; receive mentorship and business coaching; and compete for a continuum of commercialization assistance.

Each year, GAMIC provides competitors:

  • Access to dozens of industry experts to help accelerate and develop their businesses
  • More than $300,000 of professional services, in-kind services and cash to selected winners

The 12 Final Companies also have the chance to get exposure to over 15,000 mobility experts at the WCX™  World Congress  Experience – SAE International, held each year in the month of April.  The GAMIC – FINALS are normally held on site at the TCF Center, formally known as Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA in conjunction with SAE. 

The WCX™  World Congress  Experience is scheduled to run from April 5 – April 7, 2022

The GAMIC WORLD FINALS will be held on April 4, 2022. 

In addition, the challenge winners and finalists receive facilitated introductions to the automotive industry’s top decision-makers and influencers with Global OEM’s and Tier 1’s during the event and post event through specific group OEM showcase events and individual meetings. 

In light of COVID-19 and restrictions on international travel, all of the 2021-22 GAMIC Competition will use an online format for the: Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and the World Finals to ensure the opportunity for all global start-ups to participate from their own countries to ensure full inclusivity, safety and also provide easy access for our global audience of automotive and mobility executives to attend this years event online. 

GAMIC is a sponsored activity of the MI Innovation Alliance, a 501-c-3 corporation and works closely with SAE International and other strategic partners.  


For the participants, the benefits of GAMIC include mentoring, visibility, acceleration and, for many, proven success. Each year, GAMIC provides over $300,000 of in-kind commercialization services and cash awards to its award winners. GAMIC award winners and finalists have gone on to reach licensing, strategic partnership or research agreements; execute business awards and enter production; and, in several cases, raise millions in investment capital.

For our many partners – who act as speakers, judges, coaches, in-kind award and cash sponsors – GAMIC has provided early access to key technologies; introductions to fellow innovation seekers, and visibility as part of the fast-moving mobility solutions community. Find out more about becoming a Sponsor or Member.

STEM Accreditation

In recognition of its quality mentoring of start-up companies, which include underrepresented students and professionals, and its hosting of various finals, semi-finals, and quarter-finals, GAMIC is now Accredited™. is an organization which fosters Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and through an extensive collaborative effort, has worked closely with researchers, educators, administrators, and schools to a respected set of STEM benchmarks, including Accredited™.

Latest News and Updates

12 Global Finalists to Compete at GAMIC Finals on April 4 at SAE WCX 2022 in Detroit
DETROIT, February 25, 2022 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) has selected 12 innovative start-ups to move on to the Finals of its 14th annual...
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Winners chosen in 12th annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge
DETROIT, May 6, 2020 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) selected four (4) innovation start-ups as Award Winners of 2020 GAMIC Finals, held virtually to...
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23 Innovators Competing in 2020 GAMIC Semifinals on Feb 27, 2020
DETROIT, February 12, 2020 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) has selected 23 innovative start-ups to move on to the Semifinals of its 12th...
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GAMIC 11th Annual Winners Announced
DETROIT, April 29, 2019 – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) selected four innovative start-ups as winners in the 2019 GAMIC Finals, held at the SAE...
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Sponsors & Partners

Our sponsors play a critical role both in the success of GAMIC and in the viability of the Michigan entrepreneurial community.  Their support includes:

  • Serving as GAMIC judges, mentor-coaches, distinguished speakers, and/or discussion panelists
  • Supporting organizational activities and events, including Cash Awards for the annual GAMIC Winners

Special thanks to all our sponsors and partners.

Founding Partners:


Lead Sponsors: