Toyota Ventures - Call for Innovators

Toyota Ventures - Call for Innovators

  • Are you the founder of an early-stage company that is developing solutions to modernize manufacturing and advance sustainable production?

  • Help make the factory of the future a reality sooner, and jump-start your startup by getting your product or service in front of the Toyota Ventures team. We’re looking to invest in promising companies that are creating technologies to enable smarter, flexible, connected factories that will amplify people and improve efficiency and sustainability.

  • If that sounds like your startup, the 2022 call for innovation is an opportunity to receive between $500,000 and $2 million in venture capital funding from Toyota Ventures through our Frontier Fund or Climate Fund.

  • In addition, we’re partnering with Toyota’s Manufacturing Project Innovation Center (MPIC) and Toyota Research Institute, and selected startups might also get a chance to collaborate with Toyota on a proof-of-concept project.

  • Software and/or hardware solutions are welcome, and some of the areas we’re exploring include:

  • 3D simulation

  • Artificial intelligence and computer vision

  • Augmented reality

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Robotics software and/or hardware (adaptive robots; collaborative robots; autonomous mobile robots)

  • Solutions to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint in factories

  • Technologies to advance electrification and battery manufacturing

  • Cybersecurity and data analytics

  • Worker training and safety tools


  • The call for innovation is open to startups around the world that meet the following criteria:

  • Your company has raised less than $10 million USD in funding.

  • You have a working prototype to demonstrate your solution.

  • Your business model solves a market need and delivers value to customers.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Toyota Ventures - Call for Innovators

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