This program aims to support open innovation between Yamanashi Prefecture companies that have achieved growth through superior technologies and management foundations and startup companies with innovative ideas and technologies, thereby helping the startup companies to establish their businesses and revitalize the prefecture's industries. This article summarizes the presentations by each participating company with a strong will for innovation and reports on the results of the efforts over a period of about 5 months starting in October 2022, divided into [Part 1] and [Part 2]!
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▶︎Alps Electric Co., Ltd. open innovation implementation report pitch
Speaker: Mr. Kanemaru
Alps is a general service company based in Yamanashi that operates a variety of stores and facilities. On the other handThe issue is that "the synergy effect of multiple stores is not fully realized" and "there is a big difference between busy and quiet periods.I was having a
So there,We are looking for collaboration proposals based on the following four themes: "To realize a new purchasing experience and further digitalization of store operations," "To promote back-office efficiency," "To bring innovation to agriculture," and "To sell unique products in stores as quickly as possible.I did.
Through advanced efforts with startups, we aimed to provide a new and unprecedented purchasing experience by establishing an efficient system to take advantage of off-peak periods, improving productivity, and promoting the effective use of human resources, work efficiency, and diligence.
After receiving and reviewing 16 proposals for collaboration,Adopted theme of "Realization of near-future purchasing experience through real stores x unmanned storesWe are working to create a new purchasing experience.
▶︎Phonet Corporation Open Innovation Implementation Report Pitch
Speaker: Mr. Akaike and Mr. Shimura
The Fenet Group is comprised of 11 companies, with its core business in information and telecommunications related industries.
Aiming to deliver a new form of communication to people and good things from Yamanashi to the world through the information and communication business.We solicited collaboration proposals from startups and selected four companies from among 17 proposals.
Who is PLEN Robotics, Inc,Practical Application of Multi-Person Facial Recognition Service for Industrial Facilities to Automate Labor Management Obligations."If it becomes possible to match the camera under development in the future, we will proceed with joint development.
Who is Olive Co,"A new form of communication is realized through the visualization of human emotions."The demonstration experiment is being conducted under the theme of
Who is TEIT Inc,Travel Support Chatbot Service for Foreign Tourists."The two companies have begun collaborating on the theme of "The Future of the Japanese Market," and are now jointly developing an app for it.
Who is Episotech Corporation?AR content tied to the site space can be created with a smartphone."Based on the collaboration proposal, we are continuing discussions with a view to the possibility of AR customer service tools, etc.
About Yucai Engineering Co,"Using Communication Robots to Support the Lives of the Elderly."After the adoption of the proposal, we plan to introduce this robot to strengthen our robotics strategy.
▶︎EF Polymer Corporation Results Pitch(*Startup Pitch)
Speaker: Mr. Shimoji
EF Polymer Co., Ltd. produces organic superabsorbent polymers (SAP) from crop residues and provides business support to farmers through water and fertilizer cost reduction and soil improvement. The company also provides business transformation support to companies that produce and use chemically-derived SAP to help them achieve sustainable operations.
Why did you participate in this program?Hearings with farmers in Yamanashi Prefecture on issues and discussion of a model for local production and local consumption of EFpolymer in Yamanashi Prefecture.I wanted to do this.
We will continue discussions with farmers, companies, and Yamanashi Prefecture to resolve the issues we have identified through interviews,Considering building an EFpolymer manufacturing base in the prefectureWe are looking forward to working with you.
▶︎ Mirapro Corporation Open Innovation Implementation Report Pitch
Speaker: Mr. Ishihara
Mirapro is engaged in the vacuum, unit, medical, and next-generation energy-related businesses, and has selected Episotech Corporation, which uses AR to provide on-site support, from among 10 companies that had proposed collaboration, and is currently working on a demonstration experiment.
What issues do you hope to resolve through collaboration?We want to train new employees early, support operations that only occur a few times a year, support maintenance in remote areas, and add value to Mirapro's products and equipment.It is called.
In the future, we will verify whether or not the envisioned contents are feasible with Episotech's Dive in a demonstration experiment. After that,Developing new services that are unique to Mirapro through joint development for improved traceability, assembly support using smart glasses, and support for remote engineersI would like to do so.