MELSEC iQ-F Challenge Program

This program is designed to empower and propel our startups to the forefront of IoT application innovation using state-of-the-art PLC/ENET modules.

Challenge Highlights:

  • Free Access to Cutting-Edge Hardware: Participants will receive Mitsubishi Electric PLC/ENET modules at no cost, enabling the exploration of new horizons in IoT applications.
  • Opportunity for Proof of Concept (POC): Standout proposals have the potential to be developed into a POC project with MEAU/NADC’s support, offering a pathway to real-world implementation and commercial success.
  • Expert Support and Guidance: Throughout the challenge, Mitsubishi Electric will provide expert insights and resources to assist you in maximizing the capabilities of the PLC/ENET modules.

Important timeline (2023 – 2024):

Challenge Timeline:

  • Application Period: November 17 – December 1, 2023
  • Product Preparation: MEAU prepare MELSEC iQ-F and ENET module for applicants before the end of December 2023.
  • Product Trial and Feedback Submission: Conduct your product trial using the MELSEC iQ-F and share your feedback by the end of March 2024.

How to Apply:

  • Attend a brief meeting to discuss your project and sign a contract.
  • Receive the MELSEC iQ-F module to kickstart your project.
  • Conduct your product trial and develop your prototype.
  • Provide your valuable feedback to help shape future offerings.

Getting Started: Interested startups are encouraged to contact Mr. Keita Kubo ( and Dr. William Nguyen ( at Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc., for further details and to begin the application process.


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