What is Kumihimo Tech Camp and why join the initiative?

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and innovation, Murata Manufacturing stands out as a global leader in designing, manufacturing, and supplying advanced electronic materials, components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. From communications equipment to healthcare and biotech, Murata’s products are integral to various industries worldwide.

Kumihimo Tech Camp is a visionary initiative by Murata Manufacturing aimed at fostering innovation by collaborating with startups, scale-ups, and research teams from universities. Launched in Japan in 2022, the project has now expanded to Bulgaria, inviting participants to harness Murata’s cutting-edge hardware to develop new products and solutions.

Why join Kumihimo Tech Camp in Bulgaria?

1. Access to technology

Participants in Kumihimo Tech Camp will have the unique opportunity to utilize Murata’s off-the-shelf components, such as sensors, communication modules, and microblowers, to bring their innovative ideas to life. This access to technology can significantly accelerate the development of groundbreaking solutions.

2. Comprehensive support

  • 1:1 sessions with Murata’s team
  • 1:1 sessions with Endeavor mentors, pitch and deck review sessions
  • Networking opportunities

For the first time, Murata is looking beyond Japan for innovative ideas and leaders. This expansion into Bulgaria is a testament to the country’s potential in the tech and innovation sectors. Participating in Kumihimo Tech Camp offers a platform to showcase your ideas on a global stage, with the possibility of transforming them into real-world applications.

Kumihimo Tech Camp is more than just an innovation initiative; it’s a unique opportunity to access cutting-edge technology, receive comprehensive support, and showcase your ideas on a global platform. It is the only program where it doesn’t matter the size of your company, whether you are a research institution, a university student, or a university research team, or what industry you are in, as long as you’ve got an interest in implementing Murata hardware you are welcome to apply.

The initiative will happen in three phases, the first of which – the application period – begins in less than a week on 1 June. For further information check out our website. 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.