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Shimizu Corporation and ReGACY Innovation Group hold an accelerator program call for applications!

ReGACY Innovation Group, in collaboration with Shimizu Corporation, has launched SHIMZ NEXT, the company's first accelerator program, and began accepting applications for participating startup companies on Monday, November 14, 2022.

About the Accelerator Program "SHIMZ NEXT

The vision of this program is "Let's create, and go beyond. This is an accelerator program for solving social issues that aims to create next-generation lifestyles and work styles and realize a carbon-neutral and resilient society, starting with manufacturing in the construction industry.

(1) Utilization of advanced technology from global
Promoting not only domestic startups but also overseas technologies that are leading the way in decarbonization, construction, and urban development to be deployed in Japan. We will work extensively with overseas offices of Shimizu Corporation and ReGACY Innovation Group, as well as with overseas VC firms.

(2) Support to social implementation
In order to realize social implementation of projects, we have established a promotion system that includes members with a high awareness of the issues involved from various departments so that the wide variety of Shimizu Corporation's assets can be utilized at an early stage. In addition, we are able to accelerate growth by utilizing PoC budget contributions and investment from CVC.

(3) Cross-industry initiatives
Co-creation with large corporations and local governments in all industries is essential to solving social issues. We take on the challenge of creating projects across industries by fully utilizing Shimizu Corporation's network of customers and partners.

In addition, we have secured a place for selected companies to exhibit at "City Tech. Tokyo," an event organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as a DemoDay for the presentation of their achievements, thereby providing PR opportunities for a large number of participants from Japan and abroad.

This initiative will accept applications from participating startup companies from November 14 to December 16, and will conceptualize and verify co-creation ideas with the selected companies during the program period through March 2023.
After that, we will develop into a full-fledged collaboration, including joint commercialization and social implementation.

While utilizing Shimizu Corporation's own facilities and infrastructure as a demonstration area, the startup will lead the way in solving issues faced by the next generation of the construction industry and society through solutions that integrate the startup's cutting-edge services and technology.


Theme Area

[Construction and Urban Development Field]

  1. Construction Process
    A New Construction Industry
  2. Next Generation Building
    Spaces that accommodate diverse ways of working and living
  3. smart city
    Services that support the urban way of life

[Resilience Sector]

  1. resilience
    Buildings and cities that flexibly respond to disaster risks

    [Environment and Energy]
  2. energy
  3. New energy to be implemented in buildings and cities
  1. decarbonation
    Decarbonization in the construction to building operation process
  2. Resource Circulation Resource Circulation in the facility cycle from material procurement to demolition


November 14, 2022 (Monday): Application period begins
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 13:00-14:30: Online Information Session ( https://shimz-next.peatix.com )
Friday, December 16, 2022, 18:00: Application deadline
December 2022 - January 2023: Selection period
January 2023 - March 2023: Accelerator Program Period

About ReGACY Innovation Group Inc.

name of companyReGACY Innovation Group K.K.
EstablishmentFebruary 2, 2022
Location2-7-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
representativeKoichi Naruse, President and Representative Director
Business OverviewInnovation consulting (innovation strategy, organization, human resources)
Incubation (new business development, venture creation from large companies)
Open innovation (program management, joint development, alliance support)
Financial services (venture investment, CVC, M&A, JV establishment, etc.)
Private equity (spin-out venture investment and development)
uniform resouce locatorhttps://regacy-innovation.com/

About Shimizu Corporation

name of companyShimizu Corporation
establishment (of a business, etc.)1804 (first year of Bunka era)
Location16-1, Kyobashi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8370, Japan
representativeKazuyuki Inoue
Business OverviewWith "construction business (building, civil engineering, overseas construction)" as its core business, the company operates in four non-construction business areas: real estate development, engineering, LCV (Life Cycle Valuation), and frontier business.
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.shimz.co.jp/

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