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Monday, December 4, 2023

「JR東日本スタートアッププログラム2021」のDEMO DAY開催!|メトロウェザー、総合グランプリ「スタートアップ大賞」を受賞

東日本旅客鉄道とJR東日本スタートアップがベンチャー企業と協業して新たなサービスを実現する「JR東日本スタートアッププログラム2021」のDEMO DAYが12月8日にオンラインで開催され、メトロウェザーが総合グランプリ「スタートアップ大賞」に輝いた。また、「優秀賞」はカミナシ、207が受賞。さらに、「審査員特別賞」はミーチュー、ARKが受賞した。















About the JR East Startup Program

ベンチャー企業や様々なアイディアを有する方々から、駅や鉄道、グループ事業の経営資源や情報資産を活用したビジネス・サービスの提案を募り、ブラッシュアップを経て実現していくプログラムである。2017年度に初めて開催し、今回までに合計94件の提案を採択。鉄道事業やIT事業など幅広い分野の実証実験を行い、一部の取り組みは実用化にいたった。なお、内閣府主催の2018年度第1回日本オープンイノベーション大賞において、経済産業大臣賞を受賞、2020 年度第3回同賞において、環境大臣賞を受賞している。

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Ando Hazama x Cube Earth] Innovating the world's urban OS with patented technology from Japan and the U.S.

Creww Growth Case Study Interview】Ando Hazama has selected Cube Earth, a startup company offering a "smart disaster prevention system" to local governments through the "Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022," an accelerator program for fiscal year 2022, utilizing Cube Earth, a geographic information system platform patented in the United States and Japan. Cube Earth, a startup company that provides municipalities with a "smart disaster prevention system" using the geographic information system platform "Cube Earth" patented in the U.S. and Japan, was selected for the Ando Hazama New Business Co-Creation Program 2022. The startup is developing next-generation social infrastructure infrastructure such as disaster prevention systems, smart cities, drones, and digital twin systems as part of the DX approach to municipal crisis management. What specific initiatives are they pursuing? We interviewed Hiroyuki Horii, Deputy General Manager of the Innovation Department, Corporate Strategy Division, Ando Hazama, Shigehiko Amo, Chairman of Cube Earth, and Zenshi Takeda, President and Representative Director.

Sanki Kogyo × Startups] Become a company that continues to be chosen|New Steps in Co-Creation with Startups

Sanki Kogyo Corporation, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025, has set its sights on becoming a company that will "continue to be chosen" in accordance with its vision for 2050, and is working to strengthen its core businesses and enhance the Sanki brand. One of our new initiatives is to strengthen our core business and improve the Sankiki brand. Therefore, as one of the new initiatives, we are challenging the "SANKI Open Innovation Program 2023". We interviewed Mr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, Facility Systems Business Department, Mr. Tadashi Ishiwata, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Office, and Mr. Naoya Tokuda, Corporate Planning Department, who are challenging the accelerator program for the first time, about their frank thoughts from their respective standpoints.

Ando Hazama × Air Digital × Kuki City] Tackling the challenge of extending healthy life expectancy through digital sports!

Ando Hazama, a general construction company that promotes the creation of new businesses through open innovation, has selected Air Digital Inc. Air Digital, Inc., a company involved in the development of digital sports space and the operation of digital sports fields, was selected for the program. Subsequently, Ando Hazama, Air Digital, and Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture, signed a collaboration agreement and are now working together on "Sports 60 & Smart," one of the largest digital sports clubs in Japan, which is located in the "Ario Washinomiya" shopping mall facility in Kuki City. What specific initiatives are being undertaken? We interviewed Tsubasa Sakakibara, Manager of the Innovation Department of Ando Hazama's Corporate Strategy Division, Sobaku Maeda, Representative Director of Air Digital, and Takeshi Kanazawa, a member of the Sports Promotion Section of the Health and Sports Department of the Kuki City Office.

Startup Recruitment] Caring for Community Health|Future Aisei Pharmacy with Roots in the Community through New Business

Aisei Pharmacy has more than 400 dispensing pharmacies nationwide. As the company will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary, we are challenging the accelerator program in search of the next pillar of our business! Aiming to become a pharmacy that is needed by local residents, the company will explore the possibility of creating new businesses. In this interview, we spoke with Hiroyuki Hori, General Manager of the Business Planning Department of Aisei Pharmacy Inc. about why Aisei Pharmacy is now taking on the challenge of open innovation with startups.
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