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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Creww launches "Seoul Startup Open Innovation Program! Toward the creation of innovation that transcends national borders

Creww, together with the "Seoul Startup Hub M⁺" operated by the Seoul Economic Promotion Agency, a Seoul City agency specializing in policy implementation that promotes the largest public accelerator program in Korea, will be conducting a global co-creation program with startups based in Seoul, the "Seoul Seoul Startup Open Innovation Program", a global co-creation program with startups based in Seoul!
The program will begin accepting applications from startup companies in Seoul, Korea on June 9, 2023. After 10 startup companies are selected through various screening processes, the program will aim to create new businesses and services with 3 Japanese companies.

Background of this program

To date, Creww has implemented open innovation programs with more than 350 companies and startups, resulting in approximately 1,000 collaborations. In July 2022, Creww launched the "Japan-Taiwan Accelerator Program 2022" between Taiwanese startups and Japanese companies. In July 2022, the "Japan-Taiwan Accelerator Program 2022" was launched between Taiwanese startups and Japanese companies, and collaboration has begun.

The startup ecosystem in Seoul, South Korea, continues to develop year after year, moving up the rankings in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2022*, a ranking of startup ecosystems by global city, to 10th place from 16th place the previous year.

The "Seoul Startup Hub M⁺", the center of this program, was established to contribute to the revitalization of the business ecosystem through mutual growth between business companies and startups in the Maya Valley area, an R&D and open innovation district where more than 200 R&D centers in Seoul are concentrated. The center was established to contribute to the revitalization of the business ecosystem through the mutual growth of business companies and startups in the Magok area, an R&D and open innovation district where more than 200 R&D centers in Seoul are concentrated.

Starting with the launch of the "Seoul Startup Open Innovation Program," Creww's first program in Korea, we will work to further promote open innovation in Korea and globally, and to serve as a bridge between Japan and other countries.

*Private U.S. Survey Releases 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings by City / JETRO

Outline of "Seoul Startup Open Innovation Program

The program will be open to 75 promising startups that will be housed in the "Seoul Startup Hub M⁺" as well as startups from all over the city of Seoul. Creww will provide support throughout the program process, including screening, matching, and preparation for the demo day. Creww will provide support throughout the entire program process, including screening, matching, and preparations for the demo day.

(1) Program Web site
URL:https://creww.co.kr/25(Korean website)

(2) Target Startups
Startups moving into the M⁺ Seoul Startup Hub
Other startups based throughout Seoul

3) Three Japanese companies participating (in alphabetical order)
AOI Pro.

Since its establishment in 1963, the company has established a top-class position in Asia as a video production company focusing on TV commercial production. In addition to producing over 1,000 advertising videos annually, the company also produces films and dramas. The group is fully equipped with resources for video production, including planning, directing, producing, 3DCG production, a shooting studio with the latest equipment, and post-production. The company will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2023, and as a visual image business company, will produce contents and services that are more than just visual images.

Business Domain
We provide planning, directing, production, casting, and production services for a variety of creative content, including TV commercials / online videos / promotional videos / movies / dramas / music videos / live performances / events.

Sinanen Holdings Co.

"Contribute to the comfortable lives of all customers in the community through energy, housing, and lifestyle services."

Since its establishment, the Sinanen Holdings Group has developed services closely related to the lives of its customers through the supply of petroleum products and other energy sources that are familiar to our daily lives. In recent years, with the deregulation of the electric power industry, we have begun providing services related to the sale of electric power as a new electric power company. In this context, we are also focusing on promoting the use of smart meters (a system that records the energy usage status of customers by time and grasps it in real time) so that our customers can use energy more safely, securely, and comfortably. In addition to our existing services centered on energy supply, we are seeking partners to propose new values that can further contribute to comfortable lifestyles based on data on customer usage obtained through our services.

Hitachi, Ltd.

Founded in 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has contributed to the development of customers and society based on its corporate philosophy of "contributing to society through the development of superior, independent technologies and products.

As the world confronts complex and serious challenges such as climate change and new coronavirus infections, we believe this corporate philosophy is more important than ever.

And I believe that the fundamental challenge facing humanity today is to balance "wellbeing" where people can experience happiness on a daily basis while protecting the "planetary boundary," a safe environment in which humanity can survive.

Through the Social Innovation Business, which combines the latest IT x OT (Operational Technology) x products to solve social issues, Hitachi is taking on the challenge of "creating a sustainable society" and "balancing people's happiness" using data and technology. And by contributing to the development of a healthy society, we hope to gain the understanding and support of our stakeholders and grow ourselves.

In particular, the 2024 Mid-Term Management Plan explains our growth story based on "Digital," "Green," and "Innovation.

Please look forward to Hitachi in the future.
*2024 Medium- to Long-Term Plan (English version)https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2022/04/220428/f_220428pre.pdf

4) Hosted by

Seoul Founding Hub M⁺, Creww.

About Seoul Economic Promotion Agency (Seoul Business Hub M⁺)

The Seoul Economic Promotion Agency is a public institution under the city of Seoul that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs and create jobs through systematic and comprehensive support programs for SMEs and startups based in Seoul, and is the largest public accelerator program in Korea, specializing in business startup support.

The "Seoul Startup Hub M⁺" serves as a startup support and open innovation center for the Seoul Economic Promotion Agency, and is scheduled to host the "Global Economy Startup Challenge" in November 2023 to promote collaboration with Korean startups with high technological capabilities. We will work with global companies, foreign investors, and related organizations that wish to collaborate with Korean startups with high technological capabilities.

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About Creww

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 350 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.

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EstablishmentAugust 13, 2012
Location4F 1-19-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
representativeRepresentative Director: SORATO IJICHI
Business OverviewOperation of one of the largest open innovation platforms in Japan. Operation of a startup community.
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