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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Call for collaboration proposals! Tokyo Machida Open Innovation Program" by Machida New Industry Creation Center and Creww has started!

Creww and Machida New Industry Creation Center will launch the "Tokyo Machida Open Innovation Program" on November 21, 2022, with the aim of building an innovation ecosystem in the Tokyo Machida area through open innovation*1 with startups*2!

About "Tokyo Machida Open Innovation Program

This program aims to co-create new businesses and services and innovate existing businesses by leveraging the diverse and abundant management resources of local companies based in Machida and surrounding areas in Tokyo and new ideas and innovative technology from startups across Japan.

In conjunction with the launch of this program, a dedicated website will be opened on the Creww website to begin soliciting collaboration proposals from startups nationwide.
The selection of collaboration proposals as well as the promotion of matching and commercialization will be held online (Creww's platform). After approximately six months of the program, a results reporting session is scheduled to be held in July 2023.

Several local companies plan to participate in this program, and we have begun accepting entries for startups by WAKO Corporation, which has just been selected to participate in the program. We are planning to publish a list of local companies in the Machida area that are willing to participate in the open innovation program on the same website in the future.

1 Fast-growing companies that challenge existing markets by creating unprecedented business models with unique technologies and ideas.
2 A system for co-creating innovative businesses and services by not only relying on the company's own management resources and technologies, but also by collaborating with external parties.

Outline of "Tokyo Machida Open Innovation Program

(1) Entry page: URL:https://spot.creww.me/growth/machida-2022
(2) Companies eligible for entry: All domestic and foreign startups. All startups, both domestic and international, regardless of industry.
(iii) Program Schedule:
November-February 2022 Sequential call for public and start-up entries from local businesses.
July 2022 (planned) Presentation of results

(4) Company profile and entry procedures for regional companies:
Wako Corporation
We are mainly engaged in railway-related businesses, but we are also engaged in daily research and development to see if we can utilize the technologies we have cultivated and the products we have made use of in other fields as well. We would like to increase the number of our colleagues and create a manufacturing industry in which small and medium-sized enterprises can compete with large companies.
This year's theme is "The Challenge of Manufacturing in a New Era," and the challenge is to create businesses that will contribute to manufacturing, regional development, and the global environment, respectively.
*Entries for proposed collaborations from startups are being accepted on the entry page until Friday, December 9.

5) Machida New Industry Creation Center, Creww:

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About Machida New Industry Creation Center
The Machida New Industry Creation Center provides one-stop, meticulous support to people of all ages who wish to start or establish their own businesses, ranging from simple consultations regarding start-up and management, such as business plan preparation, to specialized consultations regarding sales channel expansion and financing, with experienced incubation managers on hand. We will continue to provide one-stop support and advice to our clients.
The incubation floor and individual booths are available for use for various purposes and stages of entrepreneurship and business start-ups, and the facilities are well equipped for various occasions to deepen exchanges among residents, external prospective entrepreneurs, local companies, financial institutions, and research institutions such as universities.

About Creww Inc.
Creww Inc. operates the largest open innovation platform in Japan with the vision of "Creating an era of great challenges. Creww Inc. operates one of the largest open innovation platforms in Japan as a total support company for startups, entrepreneurs, business companies, and individuals who want to take on new challenges.
Since its founding in 2012, the company has conducted more than 270 open innovation programs aimed at creating new businesses between companies and startups, resulting in approximately 750 collaborations to date.
Currently, about 6,000 startups are registered on the open innovation platform operated by Creww.

name of companyCreww Corporation
EstablishmentAugust 13, 2012
capital stock829.55 million yen (including capital reserve)
representativeSORATO IJICHI
uniform resouce locatorhttps://creww.in/
Business OverviewCloud-based open innovation support serviceCreww Growth"
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■Open Innovation Media for Challengers ".PORT
■ Incubation Program for Challenging Individuals, "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww'-' (used in place of '-')
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