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Sunday, December 10, 2023

ITRI x Creww "Japan-Taiwan Accelerator Program 2022": 5 Japanese companies and 5 Taiwanese startups to collaborate.

Creww Inc. announced that three major Japanese companies and five Taiwanese startups have decided to continue their collaboration for business creation under the "Taiwan-Japan Accelerator Program 2022" implemented with the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, one of the world's leading scientific research institutes.

About the "Taiwan-Japan Accelerator Program 2022

This program was implemented with the aim of creating business partnerships and new business opportunities with Japanese companies in the Japanese market, where both the public and private sectors have been working together for many years, in order to build an innovation ecosystem between Taiwan and Japan, and to contribute to further growth support for Taiwanese startups.

In July 2022, Taiwanese startups began to enter three major Japanese companies, and all matching and discussions between the two companies, including proposals for collaboration, were held online through a simultaneous Japanese-English translation system, promoting this program through the strong support system of ITRI and Creww.


Themes and startups with which the three participating companies are looking to collaborate

Ando & Hazama Inc.
Theme: Realization of a sustainable society
Adopted: Fast Cool (飛斯酷股份有限公司) / Design and manufacture of immersion cooling systems

Tokyo Gas Co.
Adopted theme: Creation of new value beyond the energy field.
Adoption: RFinCharge (Sunzen Technology Co., Ltd.)/Customer inventory management with RFID

Nippon Life Insurance Company
Theme: Creation of affluent lifestyles suitable for diversifying lifestyles
Ongoing discussions: ConnSante Biotech (ConnSante Biotech) / Research on prevention of cancer and other diseases based on immune function and repair systems
Continuing discussions: SINGULAR WINGS MEDICAL (奇翼醫電份有限公司): Acquisition of precise vital data using proprietary wearable sensors and health care services using this data

■Sponsored by ITRI and Creww

About Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI )

Founded in 1973, it is a world-class research and development organization with more than 6,000 researchers. Its mission is to promote industrial development, create economic value, and promote social welfare through research and development of science and technology. In recent years, ITRI has also been focusing on startup creation, fostering and supporting domestic and international startups. This program is implemented by ITRI's Service System Technology Center.
URL:https://www.itri.org.tw/english(English website)

About Creww Corporation

Creww, Inc. is a total support company for startups, entrepreneurs, business companies, and individuals who want to take on new challenges. Creww Inc. is a total support company for startups, entrepreneurs, business companies, and individuals who want to take on challenges, providing a variety of services that match the needs of each individual.

Since its founding in 2012, Creww has conducted open innovation programs with more than 300 companies and startups, and has achieved approximately 1,000 collaborations to date. Currently, approximately 6,500 startups are registered on the open innovation platform operated by Creww.

Based on our top-class domestic track record, we are implementing the "47 (Yonana) Cruise Project" to promote open innovation between local companies and startups with management resources rooted in the region.

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"
■ Regional Open Innovation Program ".47 (Yonana) Cruise Project"
■Open Innovation Media for Challengers ".PORT
■ Incubation Program for Challenging Individuals, "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww'-' (used in place of '-')
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Ando Hazama x Cube Earth] Innovating the world's urban OS with patented technology from Japan and the U.S.

Creww Growth Case Study Interview】Ando Hazama has selected Cube Earth, a startup company offering a "smart disaster prevention system" to local governments through the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022," an accelerator program for fiscal year 2022, utilizing Cube Earth, a geographic information system platform patented in the United States and Japan. Cube Earth, a startup company that provides municipalities with a "smart disaster prevention system" using the geographic information system platform "Cube Earth" patented in the U.S. and Japan, was selected for the Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022. The startup is developing next-generation social infrastructure infrastructure such as disaster prevention systems, smart cities, drones, and digital twin systems as part of the DX approach to municipal crisis management. What specific initiatives are they pursuing? We interviewed Hiroyuki Horii, Deputy General Manager of the Innovation Department, Corporate Strategy Division, Ando Hazama, Shigehiko Amo, Chairman of Cube Earth, and Zenshi Takeda, President and Representative Director.

Sanki Kogyo × Startups] Become a company that continues to be chosen|New Steps in Co-Creation with Startups

Sanki Kogyo Corporation, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, has set its sights on becoming a company that will "continue to be chosen" in accordance with its vision for 2050, and is working to strengthen its core businesses and enhance the Sanki brand. One of our new initiatives is to strengthen our core business and improve the Sankiki brand. Therefore, as one of the new initiatives, we are challenging the "SANKI Open Innovation Program 2023". We interviewed Mr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, Facility Systems Business Department, Mr. Tadashi Ishiwata, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Office, and Mr. Naoya Tokuda, Corporate Planning Department, who are challenging the accelerator program for the first time, about their frank thoughts from their respective standpoints.

Ando Hazama × Air Digital × Kuki City] Tackling the challenge of extending healthy life expectancy through digital sports!

Ando Hazama, a general construction company that promotes the creation of new businesses through open innovation, has selected Air Digital Inc. Air Digital, Inc., a company involved in the development of digital sports space and the operation of digital sports fields, was selected for the program. Subsequently, Ando Hazama, Air Digital, and Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, signed a collaboration agreement and are now working together on "Sports 60 & Smart," one of the largest digital sports clubs in Japan, which is located in the "Ario Washinomiya" shopping mall facility in Kuki City. What specific initiatives are being undertaken? We interviewed Tsubasa Sakakibara, Manager of the Innovation Department of Ando Hazama's Corporate Strategy Division, Sobaku Maeda, Representative Director of Air Digital, and Takeshi Kanazawa, a member of the Sports Promotion Section of the Health and Sports Department of the Kuki City Office.

Startup Recruitment] Caring for Community Health|Future Aisei Pharmacy with Roots in the Community through New Business

Aisei Pharmacy has more than 400 dispensing pharmacies nationwide. As the company will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary, we are challenging the accelerator program in search of the next pillar of our business! Aiming to become a pharmacy that is needed by local residents, the company will explore the possibility of creating new businesses. In this interview, we spoke with Hiroyuki Hori, General Manager of the Business Planning Department of Aisei Pharmacy Inc. about why Aisei Pharmacy is now taking on the challenge of open innovation with startups.
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