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About D-EGGS PROJECT
Hiroshima Prefecture has launched the "D-EGGS PROJECT," an acceleration program that solicits ideas for solving problems in the new normal era through digital technology and conducts demonstration experiments to realize them, as the next step in the "Hiroshima SANDBOX" project, which has been undertaken as part of the promotion of digital transformation. The "D-EGGS PROJECT" is an acceleration program that invites ideas for solving problems in the new normal era through digital technology and conducts demonstration experiments to realize them.
The D-EGGS PROJECT is an open innovation project that leverages the strengths of Hiroshima Prefecture and three companies: Wact, which specializes in AI/IoT engineering consulting; Samurai Incubate, a VC firm that specializes in investing in and incubating startups in the startup/seed stage; and DIA, which is building a local communication platform. Wact, which specializes in consulting for AI and IoT engineers; Samurai Incubate, a VC that specializes in investing in and incubating startups in the startup and seed stage; and DIA, which is building a local communication platform, will commit to long-term business operations in Hiroshima Prefecture, even after this project ends.
This program also aims to build a "new everyday life" in Hiroshima and revitalize the local economy by using digital technology to overcome various problems that have emerged or will emerge as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
To this end, proposals for solutions (products, applications, services, etc.) that adapt to new lifestyles and new values, such as online access, in light of changes in the social environment that have made 3-density measures, etc. essential, will be solicited widely from across the country, and an acceleration program will be implemented to support the development of prototypes and field trials in the prefecture through the joint creation of players from within and outside the prefecture. The program will support the development of prototypes and field trials in the prefecture.
Overall Flow and Support
Eligibility for Application
The applicant must share the vision of this program.
Basically anyone can apply (students are also welcome)
However, large companies*1 are excluded (participation as a partner company is acceptable)
No involvement of antisocial forces
1 According to the definition in the Basic Law for Small and Medium Enterprises
Demonstration within the prefecture*2 is mandatory*3
At least one of the following conditions must be met
①. At least one company*4 or organization in the prefecture must be included in the proposal at the time of proposal.
2). Collaborate with companies and organizations in the prefecture during development or demonstration.
Must be able to participate in all days of the event
The contents of the plan or business are not offensive to public order and morals.
2 "Demonstration" refers to demonstration experiments that lead to the development of solutions that contribute to providing value to prefectural residents.
3 Corporations outside of the prefecture can receive support for accommodation expenses in the prefecture (for details, please contact us).this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker))
4 Including sole proprietors
evaluation point of view
The evaluation will focus mainly on the following three items, while also taking into account regional characteristics and feasibility.
interpoint (interword separation)teamworkDoes: the representative and team have the right mindset, skills, and techniques for the proposal?
interpoint (interword separation)novelty (patentability)Is it: an innovative idea that will help define the new normal in the new normal era?
interpoint (interword separation)promiseIs it an idea that has the potential to become a large market not only in Hiroshima Prefecture, but also outside of the prefecture and outside of Japan?
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021
How to apply and what to expect
Fill out and submit the application form from the designated application site.
In addition to submissions of ideas by originators, we also accept registrations only as vendors/partners who wish to be matched with originators.
About the Hiroshima Sandbox
The Hiroshima Sandbox is a place for open demonstration experiments where anything is possible through co-creation. The concept of the Hiroshima Sandbox is to create unprecedented new solutions using Industry 4.0 and next-generation technologies such as AI/IoT and Big Data. The project will create a place for open demonstration experiments where companies and human resources with technology and know-how from Hiroshima Prefecture and beyond can co-create and experiment with solutions to various industrial and regional issues.