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Hiroshima Bank and Creww Launch "Hiroshima Open Accelerator 2023"! Co-creating innovative businesses with four companies in Hiroshima Prefecture

Creww and Hiroshima Bank will launch "Hiroshima Open Accelerator 2023" on October 30, 2023, with the aim of contributing to sustainable economic development of the local community through open innovation with startups! We are looking for startups that can co-create innovative businesses together with four companies in Hiroshima Prefecture!

About "Hiroshima Open Accelerator 2023

This program is a joint effort by the Hiroshima Bank and Creww to create new businesses in Hiroshima Prefecture with the aim of building an innovation ecosystem in the prefecture.

This program, which will be held for the fifth time this year since its inception in 2019, has realized a number of collaboration studies in the past, and this year, as in previous years, will continue to link the diverse business domains and abundant management resources of participating companies in Hiroshima Prefecture ("participating companies") with the distinctive services of startups from across the country. This year, as in the past years, we aim to create new businesses for participating companies through open innovation.

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 the promotion of matching and commercialization will be held online (Creww's platform).

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

▼ "Hiroshima Open Accelerator 2023" details page:
*Entries will be accepted from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30.

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)

asied holdings inc.(in Japanese history)https://www.aseed-hd.co.jp/)
Co-creation catch copy: ASEEDING THE FUTURE - People, Earth, Future - For all smiles and health
What we want to achieve:
 1) We want to create new businesses so that future society will be filled with smiles and health!
 (2) We would like to achieve DXing of vending machine operative operations to improve efficiency!
 We would like to realize a new customer experience through "advertising" x "vending machines"!
 4) We would like to develop new products in the area of "health" x "beverages"!

Otafuku Sauce Co.(in Japanese history)https://www.otafuku.co.jp/)
Co-creation catch copy: To a company that designs smiles
What we want to achieve:
 1) New food experiences utilizing the power of technology!
 (2) I would like to promote food to the rest of the world!
 (iii) Data creation and utilization of the accumulated menus of teppan powder dishes!

Shigiya Precision Machinery Mfg.(in Japanese history)https://www.shigiya.co.jp/)
Co-creation catchphrase: Contributing to the creation of products that benefit the world and bring smiles to people around the world
What we want to achieve:
 (1) Creation of new businesses utilizing our technology
 (2) I want to think about what I can do for a way of working that allows me to have time for myself.
 (iii) System development for early response to user problems
 (4) Effective use of limited resources

Fukuyama Clinical Laboratory Center Co.(in Japanese history)https://www.fmlabo.com/)
Co-creation catchphrase: Human health is the first step toward happiness
What we want to achieve:
 (1) We would like to work on various aspects of reducing employee overtime!

*Startups may enter multiple companies. Please refer to the application page for program details and management resources of each company.

Outline of Hiroshima Open Accelerator 2023

1. Application periodMonday, October 30, 2023 - Sunday, November 19, 2023
2. Target CompaniesAll domestic and international startups. Individuals/corporations, any field, any industry.
3. EntryPlease enter from the application page below.
Entry deadline: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 23:00
4. SponsorshipThe Hiroshima Bank, Ltd. and Creww Inc.
5. Business Operationhirogana area design inc.
6. SponsorshipHiroshima Venture Capital Co.
7. CooperationHiroshima prefecture (Chuugoku area)

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 stock964.55 million yen (including capital surplus)
representativeSORATO IJICHI
uniform resouce locatorhttps://creww.in/
Business OverviewOperation of one of the largest open innovation platforms in Japan. Operation of a startup community.
Cloud-based open innovation support serviceCreww Growth"
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