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NICHIRIU Nagase selected as a partner company of Toppan Printing Open Innovation Program.

NICHIRIU Nagase, the largest trading company specializing in horticulture and agriculture in western Japan with a total of approximately 3,800 customers, announced today that it has been selected as a partner company in Toppan Printing's "co-necto" open innovation program. In addition to the co-creation of new businesses between Toppan Printing and startup companies, demonstration experiments and other activities will be conducted through three-way collaboration with partner companies.

Toppan Printing, Startups, and NITium Nagase's Open Innovation Program Collaboration

Nichiriu Nagase and Zero-Ten Park Corporation, which operates "The Company," a project-creation workspace and community, have been collaborating since June of this year on the "Co-Creative The program is designed to create a new business for Nichiriu Nagase.

Since 2017, Toppan Printing has also been implementing "co-necto," a program that invites outstanding business ideas, mainly from startup companies, and co-creates new businesses by integrating them with the company's own management resources. In fiscal 2020, the fourth phase of the program, entitled "Open Innovation POC Lab.," Toppan Printing will actively conduct demonstration experiments in three-way collaboration with partner companies, in addition to co-creating new businesses between Toppan Printing and startup companies (*2).

Nichiryu Nagase, the largest trading company specializing in horticulture and agriculture in western Japan with a total of approximately 3,800 customers, will become a partner of Toppan Printing's co-necto, expanding the possibilities for speedy and accurate test marketing and product market fit while capturing real market issues and needs under the open innovation program promoted by the two companies. This will expand the possibilities for speedy and accurate test marketing and product market fit in the open innovation programs promoted by the two companies, while capturing the market issues and needs of the real world. Both companies continue to recruit business partners.

(*1) Nichiriu Nagase About the Co-Creative Project, a business co-creation program

Nichiriu Nagase is looking for business partners to co-create new businesses under 15 themes with the keywords "agriculture," "food," and "living environment. Nichiriu Nagase is looking for partners and ideas that are not bound by existing business models and systems, but rather take on the challenge of imagining the way people will live in the future and creating new businesses.
Final deadline for applications: March 31, 2021

(*2) Toppan Printing Open Innovation Program "co-necto
Final deadline for applications: August 16, 2020

name of companyNICHIRIU Nagase Corporation
EstablishmentJuly 1, 2006 (due to merger)
Location1-14-3, Hakataekihigashi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
No.2 Sunlight East Exit Bldg.
representativeYoshifumi Kaneo, President and Representative Director
Business OverviewFlower arrangement materials, home and garden supplies, housing equipment supplies, fertilizer product sales, fertilizer raw material sales, feed material sales
Food-related, online shopping, overseas business
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.nichiryunagase.co.jp/
name of companyZero-Ten Corporation
EstablishmentSeptember 9, 2011
The Company1F Daiichi Prince Building, 8-13 Gion-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
2F 1-4-4-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo LIFULL HUB
representativeRepresentative Director/Jiro Enomoto
Business OverviewProjection mapping, computer graphics, 3DCG, moving images, etc.
Development, planning and operation of shared office space
Spatial design including illumination, decoration, lighting, etc.
Website production, web system development
Various design and graphic production
Web Marketing
Planning and operation of various events
uniform resouce locatorhttp://zeroten.jp/
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