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We are pleased to announce that the "Open Innovation Challenge TSUBASA2023" for this fiscal year has begun accepting applications from the public today!
Background and Overview
The Latin America and Caribbean region has seen a rapid revitalization of the startup ecosystem in recent years.
In FY2021, JICA, together with IDB Lab*₎, an innovation lab of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, launched "TSUBASA," a support program for Japanese solution holders with innovative ideas and business models that contribute to SDGs in the region, in order to take advantage of the environment surrounding start-ups in the region and to help Japanese start-ups develop businesses with development potential in the region. In FY2021, JICA, together with IDB Lab, an innovation lab of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, launched "TSUBASA," a support program for Japanese solution holders with innovative ideas and business models that contribute to the SDGs in the region. Through this program, we have selected and supported 8 companies in FY2021 and 11 companies in FY2022.
(*) IDB Lab Home Page: https://bidlab.org/en
Open Innovation Challenge Overview
|program-name||Open Innovation Challenge TSUBASA 2023|
|Objective.||Identification and support of Japanese start-up companies with innovative ideas, business models, and technologies that contribute to solving development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Recruitment details||Innovative solutions to specific development challenges/SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Areas of Application||Business course: Call for innovative solutions in IDB Lab's focus areas such as ClimateTech, EdTech, AgTech, FinTech, GenderTech, Silver economy, etc.|
Government Course: Innovative solutions in the following areas are sought
(1) Bolivia "Project for Strengthening the Practical Capacity for Integrated Water Resources Management in Cochabamba Province" (Technical Cooperation)
Reference video: [Bolivia, Water Resources] Managing Water Together - YouTube (https://youtu.be/asgvyLyB5U8?feature=shared)
(2) Mexico x Agriculture, Panama x Agriculture, Central America & Caribbean x Environment, Dominican Republic x Agriculture, Brazil x Agriculture, Bolivia x Agriculture, Peru x Agriculture/Environment/Health & Education
|How to apply||Dedicated website: TSUBASA | Solving development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean with Japanese startups ( https://tsubasa-jica.com/ )|
Direct Link: https://tsubasa2023.throttle.biz/campaigns/1112/about
|Schedule||Publicly solicited: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - Friday, December 15, 2023 (noon)|
Selection: During January 2024
(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)
Significance of DI's efforts
Dream Incubator is working with JICA to create a new form of aid to developing countries through collaboration with domestic and international startup companies and innovative financial schemes to solve global social issues.
We will expand and accelerate our global social issue-solving initiatives through public-private partnerships, the use of financial schemes to scale up our social impact, and the creation of new businesses through collaboration between large companies and start-ups. In order to realize our mission of "creating businesses that change society," we will expand and accelerate our global initiatives to solve social issues through public-private partnerships and financial schemes to scale up our social impact, and by creating new businesses through collaboration between large corporations and startups.
About Dream Incubator
The Business Producing Company" supports the creation and growth of new businesses and industries with the mission of "creating businesses that change society" by combining the most universal and beneficial fundamental business skills of strategic consulting with the realistic, hands-on management skills cultivated through incubation. We are "The Business Producing Company" that supports the creation and growth of new businesses and industries with the mission of "creating businesses that change society".
|name of company||Dream Incubator Inc.|
|Location||Tokyo Club Bldg. 4F, 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.dreamincubator.co.jp/|