KUMIHIMO Tech Camp in Bulgaria

Empowering Innovation with Murata’s Hardware


Murata Manufacturing is a global leader that designs, manufactures, and supplies a wide range of advanced electronic materials, components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Murata products find application in communications equipment, mobility, automotive, enterprise systems, industrial automation, healthcare and biotech, and consumer electronics. The company is headquartered in Japan, but operates globally across 6 continents.



Kumihimo Tech Camp is a collaborative project initiated by Murata Manufacturing, to foster innovation and utilize their hardware in new ways by collaborating with promising entrepreneurs and organizations at all stages. The project, which started in 2022 in Japan, is now expanding to Bulgaria and is looking for startups, scale-ups and research teams and labs from universities that use or can use Murata’s hardware in the development of new products and solutions. 

Applications are open to your entire tech team, so anyone with a cutting-edge idea in mind can apply and represent the given company. To create working demo based on your idea, Murata is happy to provide off the shelf components to applicants.

Kumihimo Tech Camp can be broken down into 3 distinct phases. The first phase is the selection process, where companies can submit applications and be evaluated. This initial stage lasts 3 months, providing enough time for the interested teams to develop a project. 

In September, several companies and ideas will be selected to take part in Kumihimo Tech Camp. The selected teams will receive support from Endeavor and Murata, ahead of the culmination of the project – Demo Day, where the teams will present in front of Murata Executives and leading ecosystem players. The final stage will mark the beginning of collaboration between the winning companies and Murata.

For the first time, Murata is looking outside Japan for ideas and leaders to co-create new possibilities together.

  • A detailed presentation of the products available for your application can be found below. Participants in Kumihimo will receive sample products, including sensors, communication modules, microblowers, and more, to use for validation and idea testing.


Application Period

1st June –31st August 

Application period opens in June and companies have 3 months to develop a project and apply to take part in Kumihimo.

Apply here.



Companies and ideas will be selected in September by Murata Leadership, after a 2-stage selection process.


October – November

Individual sessions with Murata representatives will be held and tailored support will be provided by Endeavor Bulgaria related to any specifics challenges or preparation for Demo Day.

Demo Day

19 November

Present your groundbreaking ideas in front of Murata Executives, business leaders and investors at Demo Day! 


If you have any further questions or would like to reach out to the team please feel free to do so at bulgaria@endeavor.org.