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Higashimurayama City and Creww launch "Higashimurayama Accelerator 2023! Calling for startups that can co-create with manufacturing companies!

Creww and Higashimurayama City will launch "Higashimurayama Accelerator 2023" on October 16, 2023 with the aim of contributing to the sustainable economic development of the local community through open innovation*1 between manufacturing companies in Higashimurayama and startups*2 from across Japan!

About "Higashimurayama Accelerator 2023

This program is designed to promote the creation of new businesses (co-creation) and innovation of existing businesses by utilizing both the technologies and management resources of two manufacturing companies in Higashimurayama City (Togane Packing Co., Ltd. and Nihon Universal Electric Co. The purpose of this program is to promote the creation of new businesses (co-creation) and innovation of existing businesses by utilizing both the technologies and management resources of Universal Electric Co.

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 matching and commercialization promotion, will be held online (on the Creww platform). Under this program, Higashimurayama City will provide partial support for the costs associated with demonstration experiments with participating companies.

After about six months of the program, a presentation of the results is scheduled to be held in March 2024.

▼ "Higashimurayama Accelerator 2023" details page:

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.

Participating companies (in alphabetical order)

Togane Packing Co.(in Japanese history)https://www.togane.co.jp/packing/)
Co-creation catchphrase: "Packing" x "Technology" to challenge new value creation!
What we want to achieve:
We want to create added value through "packing" and "technology!
We would like to utilize our technology in new fields and create new products!
We would like to promote visualization (digitalization) of the manufacturing process!

Nippon Universal Electric Co.(in Japanese history)http://jpuni.co.jp/)
Co-creation catchphrase: "Visualization of cost per product" and the challenge of "new initiatives that leverage our areas of expertise!
What we want to achieve:
We want to visualize the cost of each product in real time to improve the balance of payments!
We would like to make new efforts by taking advantage of our company's strong points!
(iii) We would like to develop "solution services related to energy conservation" for companies!
4) We would like to solve the problems of technical succession faced by small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses nationwide!

Outline of Higashimurayama Accelerator 2023

Application periodMonday, October 16, 2023 - Thursday, November 2, 2023
Target CompanyAll domestic and international startups. Individuals/corporations, any field, any industry.
entryPlease enter from the application page below.
Entry deadline: November 2, 2023 (Thursday) 23:00
organizingHigashimurayama City, Creww Co.

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 more than 400 open innovation programs between companies and local governments and startups, resulting in approximately 1,000 collaborations to date. Currently, approximately 7,500 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"
■ 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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PORT by Creww is an open innovation media for startups, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs in recovery, and companies seeking to create new businesses on the theme of social issues, operated by Creww Co.
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