The 2022 Toyota Ventures call for innovation is an opportunity for early-stage companies that are developing solutions to modernize manufacturing and advance sustainable production.
The winner of this venture receives venture capital funds from Toyota Ventures through Frontier Fund or Climate Fund.
Benefits Receive between $500,000 and $2 million in venture capital funding Selected startups might also get a chance to collaborate with Toyota on a proof-of-concept project.
Toyota Venture Areas
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 Eligibility Your company has raised less than $10 million USD in funding You have a working prototype to demonstrate your solution Also, your business model solves a market need and delivers value to customers
Evaluation Criteria team technology business model go-to-market strategy the impact that your solution will ultimately have on helping people, among other factors.
In addition, we will invite subject matter experts from Toyota’s MPIC team and TRI’s team to help assess the startup’s technical capabilities and approach.
Pitch Desk Guidelines
Your pitch deck should address the following:
How your solution addresses the problem identified in this call for innovation The market opportunity and your current traction Also, your business model and go-to-market strategy to deliver value to customers Your company’s technology as well as how you’re applying it to the problem In addition, the founding team’s background and expertise The competitive landscape as well as how your approach is unique Financial performance, and projections Moreover, Funding history, if any
How to Participate To respond to this call, submit the application. Attach a pitch deck in PDF format that contains no more than 12 slides Applications should be submitted by one of the startup’s founders, or someone approved to apply on behalf of the founder(s), and should only include information about your company that you are authorized to share. Please avoid submitting highly sensitive as well as confidential information.