2021 GAMIC AWARD WINNERS
Biolive, Istanbul, Turkey
Kuhmute – Flint, MI – USA
Monk AI – France
ReJoule Inc. – Signal Hill, CA – USA
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.
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:
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 13 to April 15, 2021
The GAMIC WORLD FINALS will be held on April 12, 2021 as an ONLINE Event.
In light of COVID 19 and restrictions on international travel, all of the 2020-2021 GAMIC Competition will use a 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.
In addition, the challenge winners and finalists receive facilitated introductions to the automotive industry’s top decision-makers and influencers wiith Global OEM’s and Tier 1’s during the event and post event through specific group OEM showcase events and individual meetings.
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.
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 STEM.org Accredited™. STEM.org is an organization which fosters Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and through an extensive collaborative effort, STEM.org has worked closely with researchers, educators, administrators, and schools to a respected set of STEM benchmarks, including STEM.org Accredited™.
Our sponsors play a critical role both in the success of GAMIC and in the viability of the Michigan entrepreneurial community. Their support includes:
Special thanks to our Lead Sponsors below.