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

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

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 and cash to selected winners

Finalists also have the chance to get exposure to over 15,000 mobility experts at the World Finals during the SAE World Congress WCX ’18 in April. In addition, they receive facilitated introductions to the industry’s top decision-makers and influencers at the event.

GAMIC is a sponsored activity of the MI Innovation Alliance, a 501-c-3 corporation.


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 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™.