Apply for the Toyota Ventures: Call for Innovation 2022

Apply for the Toyota Ventures: Call for Innovation 2022



The Toyota Ventures is excited to announce the 2022 call for innovation to find and fund early-stage companies that are creating technologies to enable smarter, flexible, connected factories that will amplify people and improve efficiency and sustainability.

In partnership with Toyota’s Manufacturing Project Innovation Center (MPIC) and Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the 2022 call focuses on finding scalable solutions to modernize manufacturing and advance sustainable production.

Like many industries, manufacturing has been undergoing a digital transformation. Emerging technologies and approaches are creating new opportunities to advance smart automation and reduce the carbon footprint of factories, and there has never been a more critical time to accelerate Industry.


Software and/or hardware solutions are welcome, and some of the areas they’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
  • Cyber security and data analytics
  • Worker training and safety tools

Note-However, that the call for innovation is not a competition or contest. It is an opportunity to get your startup’s solution in front of their team, and their partners at MPIC and TRI, knowing that they’re looking to invest in and work with startups in these areas. As with any investment they make, applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of the team, technology, business model, go-to-market strategy, overall market opportunity, and other factors that are critical for success.


To be eligible, your company’s technology needs to fit their investment thesis, and you must also 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

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