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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Shimizu Corporation and Creww are co-creating a new business! Shimizu Startup Studio powered by Creww" has started!

Creww has launched "Shimizu Startup Studio powered by Creww," a special program for the Corporate Venturing System to support Shimizu Corporation employees who want to start their own businesses, on the platform of "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww," a zero-cost support service for starting and commercializing a business. Creww," a special program for the Corporate Venturing System that supports Shimizu Corporation employees who wish to start their own businesses, Shimizu Corporation will begin recruiting innovators from outside the company to promote new businesses together with Shimizu Corporation employees!

About "Shimizu Startup Studio powered by Creww


Based on Shimizu Corporation's long-term vision "SHIMZ VISION 2030," Shimizu Corporation will create new business seeds together with Shimizu Corporation employees with the cooperation of external human resources in order to produce start-ups that are not bound by the boundaries of the construction industry, and will provide support for commercialization with the aim of spinning them out.

In conjunction with the launch of this program, three projects designed by Shimizu Corporation employees that are not bound by the boundaries of the construction industry will be posted on a special website, and experienced and knowledgeable innovators from outside the company will be recruited to promote the projects.

By inviting innovators from outside the company to participate in each project, we are looking for project members who can bring in new knowledge that does not exist within Shimizu Corporation, and ultimately create and spin out businesses as founding members together with Shimizu Corporation employees.

During the period of the program, external mentors and Creww, one of Japan's top-ranked open innovation support companies, will provide follow-up support, and project teams that pass the screening process will receive support from Shimizu Corporation for commercialization and establishment of the corporation. The project team members who pass the screening will receive support from Shimizu Corporation for commercialization and establishment of the company.

Shimizu Corporation aims to foster a culture of challenge by promoting this program to discover technologies that lie dormant within the company and to expand the scope of its business.

Benefits of having external innovator personnel participate in this program

Shimizu Corporation will bear the cost of demonstration experiments for participating projects.
Possible to participate as a candidate for board member or founding member when the corporation is established.
Challenging to create new businesses while continuing to work
Strong program support system, including mentoring by external mentors and the secretariat
Potential investment from Shimizu Corporation's CVC

Outline of "Shimizu Startup Studio powered by Creww

  1. Special site:SHIMZ STARTUP STUDIO
  2. Application period begins: February 28, 2023
  3. Target: Business development, engineers, designers, etc. * Recruitment will vary depending on the project.
  4. Schedule:
    February 2023: Start recruiting innovators from outside the company.
    Around April 2023: Interim review
    Around July 2023: Final report meeting
    *After the final report meeting, if the incorporation is approved, prepare to establish a company.
  5. Organizers: Shimizu Corporation, Creww

Shimizu Corporation Corporate Venturing Program

In its long-term vision "SHIMIZU VISION 2030," Shimizu Corporation aims to become a "Smart Innovation Company" that creates new value by integrating three types of innovation: "business structure," "technology," and "human capital.
This requires speedy digital transformation in manufacturing and business processes, as well as in contributions to customers and society.
And in order to realize new value creation, a bold shift in thinking and the establishment of specific growth strategies are urgent issues.

Therefore, as part of our growth strategy, we have launched a "Corporate Venturing System" to uncover technologies and business ideas buried within each employee to accelerate the expansion of our business structure and open innovation in technology. Under this program, we support individual employees in starting their own businesses and commercializing their technological ideas from the preparatory stage, with a view to providing a portion of the capital for innovative and sustainable business models when the new company is established.

SHIMZ VISION 2030" URL:https://www.shimz.co.jp/company/about/strategy/pdf/shimzvision2030.pdf

About "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww

Since its establishment in 2012, Creww has held open innovation programs with more than 300 companies for the purpose of new business creation and DX promotion by corporations and local governments with startups, and has a track record of about 1,000 collaborations, one of the highest in Japan.
Based on its top-class achievements and know-how in Japan, the company offers "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww," a zero-first support service for training intrapreneurs (entrepreneurs) and for those who challenge new businesses through multiple businesses.
Approximately 8,300 innovators are registered on the platform for those who want to start a new business, prepare for entrepreneurship, or gather project members. On the platform, it is possible to recruit members necessary for zero new business. In addition, as a solution for corporate clients, we offer dedicated programs for recruiting innovators and supporting the establishment of corporate ventures to meet the new business development challenges of companies.

About Shimizu Corporation

name of companyShimizu Corporation
establishment (of a business, etc.)1804.
Location16-1, Kyobashi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
representativeKazuyuki Inoue, President
Business OverviewGeneral construction business, real estate development business, engineering business, frontier business
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.shimz.co.jp/

About Creww Corporation

name of companyCreww Corporation
EstablishmentAugust 13, 2012
capital stock829.55 million yen (including capital reserve)
representativeSORATO IJICHI
uniform resouce locatorhttps://creww.in/
Business OverviewCreww 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, Creww has conducted open innovation programs with more than 350 companies for the purpose of creating new businesses between companies and startups, and has achieved approximately 1,000 collaborations to date. Currently, approximately 7,000 startups are registered on the open innovation platform operated by Creww.
Cloud-based open innovation support serviceCreww Growth"
■ Regional Open Innovation Program ".47 (Yonana) Cruise Project"
Innovation Community
■Open Innovation Media for Challengers ".PORT
■ Incubation Program for Challenging Individuals, "STARTUP STUDIO by Creww'-' (used in place of '-')

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