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Support for innovation by regional economic organizations will accelerate regional development!

Innovation is the creation of new products, technologies and services. This innovation is essential to the development of the local economy.
This article explains the need for regional innovation support and introduces the support actually provided by regional economic organizations. Please refer to this page if you are aiming to contribute to regional development.
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Regional innovation needs support.
Support for open innovation by economic organizations
Local economies are spurred by supporting innovation.

Local innovation needs support

Each region often has sufficient resources for innovation, such as unique technology and know-how that cannot be found anywhere else. However, there is the problem of lack of strategies to revitalize the region and lack of funds to start a business.

Or, you may have an idea, but not have the network to commercialize it and not be able to find a company to partner with.Support to secure funding and promote collaboration with companies is essential for innovation in the regionIt is.

Support for open innovation by economic organizations

Nationwide.Support for open innovation in economic organizationsare taking place. Each organization has its own innovation seminars, workshops, and support to promote innovation in local companies.

There are a variety of economic associations throughout the country, and here we present support for seven of them. Let's take a look at the characteristics of each.

Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

First.Osaka Chamber of Commerce and IndustryThis is about the innovation support of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI). The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides support in the form of the Open Innovation Promotion Project.

The first is "Technology exploratory open innovation supportThe "M&A Support Program" is a program to support the creation of new technologies and businesses. In this support program, companies and universities team up to create new technologies and businesses by comprehensively linking technologies and know-how.

This initiative is called "MoTTo OSAKA Open Innovation ForumIt's called "Matching Technology Needs". Another example is "Open Innovation Linkand "Machi Factory NetworkWe also provide assistance such as

The second is "Support for creation of new businesses in collaboration with universities, research institutions, etc.The "Open Innovation Center" is an urban open innovation center that promotes cross-industry exchanges. In order to promote cross-industrial exchange, this support will provide an urban open innovation center called "Xportlaunched.

The Center also provides "information on laws, regulations, and systems related to manufacturing" and "technical consultation services for industry, academia, and government.

The third initiative, "Promotion of start-up support business"will also be done in the future.

Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

The Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, in cooperation with the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Kanto Headquarters, has developed the "Japan's firstOpen Innovation Matching SquareThe initiative is called "The In this initiativeCreating more collaboration between companiesThe objective is to create new added value and increase earning power by

Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry inherited and developed by Kyoto companiesPromoting the establishment of the Kyoto brandWe are supporting the "wisdom industry" and the "wisdom business" in order to establish a brand. We are supporting the establishment of brands in two areas: "wisdom industry" and "wisdom business.

andPresentation opportunities for company matching purposesWe have also established In the past, the "Wisdom Industry Open Innovation Pitch" was held to promote funding and business matching.

Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Since fiscal year 2018, the Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been implementing a variety of initiatives as part of its innovation support. These include seminars to foster innovation awareness, workships to generate ideas, and individual business support by inviting experts. Through these supportsPromote innovation of local companies and commercialize products and services made in Fukuoka PrefectureWe aim to achieve these goals, among others.

Matsue Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Matsue Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a joint research agreement with the University of Tokyo in October 2020. By collaborating with the International Innovation Organization of the University of Tokyo,Seeking the next generation of primary industryThe aim of the project is to

In the future, it appears that the company will establish a primary industry structure that can be further sustainably developed, create new businesses, and set up multiple development themes.

Naha Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Naha Chamber of Commerce and Industry will promote the creation of open innovation in Okinawa in 2020.IT Startup AssistanceThe company has conducted a "Start-up Support Program" for the first time in Japan. The main purpose of this initiative is to provide start-up support until commercialization.

In addition to subsidies for market trials and other expenses, eligible applicants can learn about various aspects of commercialization, including mentoring by experts and seminars.

Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Sabae Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, has established a regional marketing center on the first floor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, calledSabae Creative CommunityThe company has opened a new website, "Sabae. The purpose is to support and strengthen the marketing of Sabae.

Sabae has an abundance of specialty products such as eyeglasses,Creation of new innovations by promoting "Monozukuri" in Japan and abroad.We aim to

Local economies are spurred by supporting innovation

We have introduced the reasons why regional innovation needs support and the support of national economic organizations. Even for the same innovation support, the support varies greatly depending on regional characteristics and other factors.

In Japan, where the birthrate is declining, the population is aging, and depopulation is increasing,Support for innovation leading to the revitalization of the local economyis essential. If you are considering revitalizing your local economy, why not use the examples introduced here to support innovation in your region?

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