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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Nishinippon Shimbun solicits ideas for its first open innovation program, "X-kakeru

The Nishinippon Shimbun will conduct an open innovation program for the first time, utilizing its resources such as sales networks and production functions to link new businesses with startup companies, etc. It is accepting business ideas until the end of June, and the deadline is the end of June.

The Nishinippon Shimbun aims to create new businesses utilizing the newspaper's management resources, such as its sales network and production functions, based on its philosophy of "taking the lead in community development. Therefore, we are calling for a wide range of business ideas from start-up companies, individuals, students, and corporate departments in charge of new businesses.
The title "kakeru" has various meanings of "kakeru," including "kakeru," "kakeru," "kakeru," "kakeru," "kakeru," "kakeru," and "kakeru," which, combined with "X = unknown number," is hoped to open up new possibilities.

Dedicated website URL:.https://specials.nishinippon.co.jp/oip/

Application Theme
1. community development - x Community creation, revitalization and problem solving
2. DX - Business Creation and Transformation of Existing Businesses

■ Application Requirements
Both individuals and corporations are acceptable. Any industry or field is acceptable.

■Selection Criteria
Vision, ideas, and feasibility of new projects and services
Business and market growth potential
Potential synergies with Nishinippon Shimbun Group

■How to apply
Click here to apply ⇒.https://f.msgs.jp/webapp/form/13614_qdu_448/index.do

The deadline is Wednesday, June 30, and one Grand Prize winner and others will be selected in early November after the first and second rounds of selection. After a debriefing session, the winners will be considered for collaboration.

Award Benefits
Consideration of collaboration utilizing the resources of the Nishinippon Shimbun Group
Business support through investment and business alliances
Hands-on support through collaboration with outside consultants
Awards (1 Grand Prize and 300,000 yen prize money, 3 Excellence Awards)
and others.

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