Early-stage automotive and mobility companies with a new technology are welcome to apply to compete in GAMIC.


We look for entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers that fit the following criteria:

  • Innovation Space: Automotive and/or mobility applications
  • Innovation Type: Physical (mechanical, chemical, electrical), and/or digital product/systems, testing, manufacturing or other enabling innovations
  • Revenue: Less than $1M in revenue and less than $2M in funding (excluding grants) to date
  • State of Innovation Advancement: Developed a proof-of-concept and/or a working model
  • State of Business Planning: Developed an initial business plan covering the technology and a go-to-market strategy
  • Location: Willing to present in-person or via videoconference at the Quarter-finals in Metro Detroit; Silicon Valley; or Ontario, Canada


Participants compete against other companies with related products and solutions. The categories for GAMIC 2018 are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Sensors
  • Vehicle Electrification
  • Product Design and Innovation
  • Infotainment
  • High Value, Disruptive Tech Innovations
  • V2X and Advanced Mobility
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Cybersecurity
  • Auto Consumer / Value-Added Solutions
  • Value Chain / Business Model Innovation

Selection Process:

Do you think your company is up to the challenge?
Interested companies must apply through the GAMIC portal on the F6S platform –  You will complete a brief F6S application, and upload your short business plan and initial presentation; there is no application fee associated with entering the competition. GAMIC judges will evaluate each company and select between 50-60 companies to compete in one of three Regional Quarter-Finals, where applicants can compete either in-person or remotely.  GAMIC judges will decide which companies move on to the Semi-Final round.

Update: Applications for the 11th Annual GAMIC are open through 31 October 2018 midnight Eastern Time.

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