Oisix La Daichi Co., Ltd. The final examination of the 3rd “K, D, C,,, Food Challenge”, a pitch contest to find the seeds of new challenges in the food field, will be held publicly! ~ 8 groups to advance to the final judging h ave been decided! ~

Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd.
The final judging of the 3rd “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge”, a pitch contest to find seeds of new challenges in the food field, will be open to the public! ~ 8 groups to advance to the final judging have been decided! ~

Future Food Fund Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Future Food Fund), an investment subsidiary of Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd., announced today that East Japan Railway Company (hereinafter referred to as JR East), CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as CAMPFIRE), and Orange Page Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as The 3rd Pitch Contest “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge” is being held in collaboration with three companies (Orange Pages). We are looking for new food-related products and ideas that can be prototyped, with the aim of finding and cultivating the seeds of new challenges in the food field. After a rigorous screening process, 8 teams were selected to advance to the final screening. The final examination, which will be held on December 9th (Friday) this year, will be held in a public format, including online, at the Food Lab K, D, C,,, directly above Shin-Okubo Station. People who are active in various fields will be invited to the examination, and it will be implemented by a matching method that connects with the participants. Please take a look at the challenges of the participants.
About the pitch contest “K,D,C,,, Food Challenge”
“K,D,C,,,Food Challenge” is co-sponsored by Future Food Fund, JR East, CAMPFIRE, and Orange Page with the aim of supporting Japanese food challengers and creating a “new food culture” through social implementation. It is a pitch contest to do. The venue “K,D,C,,,” is located directly above JR Shin-Okubo Station, and is a facility equipped with shared dining, coworking space, and factory kitchen, and proposes a new lifestyle through food. It’s a food platform. [Image 1d8895-717-81ab0f857d0962b0b9b8-0.png&s3=8895-717-2385fc2945788960a009e7f608d27d4a-1282x959.png
“The 3rd K,D,C,,,Food Challenge” logo
The first event was held in December 2021 with the theme of “a rich life in 10 years”, and the Grand Prix was awarded to Green Ace Co., Ltd. We supported the first step to create the future of the food business, such as investing 25 million yen from the Future Food Fund. The second event will be held in a contest format in June 2022 with the theme of “Creating value for upcycled ingredients, which are attracting increasing attention in the SDGs”. More than 20
food-related companies were judged, and Tokyo Farmfood Co., Ltd.’s fresh pasta “Field gift” won the Grand Prix. After that, it is planned to be handled as a product on the Oisix EC site early next year. In this 3rd competition, we didn’t narrow down the theme, and asked for a wider range of food products and ideas. The final examination will be conducted in a matching format between the judges invited from each company and the participants.
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State of the second pitch contest
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2nd Pitch Contest award ceremony
1. Overview of the Final Judging
■ Name: 3rd K,D,C,,,Food Challenge
■ Date: Friday, December 9, 15:00-18:00 (planned)
■ Place: Shin-Okubo Station Building 4th Floor “K,D,C,,,” (1-10-15 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
For details on online distribution, please check the special page on the “K,D,C,,,” official website.
Special page https://kdc-foodlab.com/event/kdc-food-challenge03/ ■Judging content: Presentation/tasting by 8 teams that advanced to the final judging
(Judging using a matching method in which the judges express their interest) 2. 8 groups that advanced to the final judging *In no particular order This time, the third time, we gathered various ideas that will lead the future of food. As a result of the rigorous screening, the following 8 groups will advance to the final screening.
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3. judge
「K,D,C,,,」 Performed by support companies. Participating companies (in alphabetical order)
・ Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Corporate Planning Headquarters Green Project Sonoko Tokairin
・Kiyoken Co., Ltd. Development Headquarters R&D Office Manager Hitomi Tsukui ・JR East Cross Station Co., Ltd. Executive Officer General Manager of Product Strategy Department of Retail Company Yasunori Omata ・Keiichiro Oyama, Senior Staff, P Business Strategy Promotion Department, Printing Solutions Business Headquarters, Seiko Epson Corporation
・Koji Nakamura, Senior Officer, Seven Premium Development Strategy Department, Group Merchandise Strategy Division, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
・House Foods Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Masakazu Ueno, Group Leader, Innovation Planning Department, Research and Development Division
Mr. Shigeki Satomi, Manager, New Business Development Department 3. Co-sponsorship/cooperation
About JR East “Tokyo moving round”
(Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuji Fukasawa)
A brand created by JR East that creates a rich urban living space starting from the Yamanote Line. The Yamanote Line is a loop line that runs through the city center, unique in the world. In addition to services that enhance the convenience of daily life, including transportation, we bring out the uniqueness of diverse towns and people and create connections between stations, between stations, between towns, between people, and between people. We will create an urban living space.
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About CAMPFIRE Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Kazuma Ieiri)
Since its launch in 2011, CAMPFIRE, Japan’s largest purchase-type crowdfunding service, has posted more than 70,000 projects, has more than 8.5 million supporters, and has a distribution amount of 65 billion yen. did. We will create a CAMPFIRE economic zone with the aim of creating a world where as many people as possible and as many yen as possible can exchange thoughts and money.
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About Orange Page Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Takami Tateishi) Publishing magazines and books such as “Orange Page”, information provision service by marketing, mail order centered on household goods, management of events and lectures centered on “food” and “living”, products, services and regions Developing business in various fields centered on life, such as communication design and marketing support for “lifestyle implementation” such as.
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About Future Food Fund
(Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Kohei Matsumoto)
Future Food Fund Co., Ltd. is an investment subsidiary that operates a CVC fund for the purpose of investing in domestic and foreign startup companies specializing in the food innovation field in order to create a Japanese food startup ecosystem in August 2019. was established by Oisix Ra Daichi Co., Ltd. and currently operates Future Food Fund No. 1 Investment Business Limited Liability Partnership. Together with partner companies of the association (fund), it is possible to actively invest in advanced food, agriculture, and healthcare fields in Japan and overseas, and support sales and product development. We aim to build a supporting ecosystem. (“Future Food Fund” site URL: https://futurefoodfund.co.jp/)
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About CO&CO Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Sapporo, Hokkaido; Representative: Rieko Nishio) Based on the theme of “coexistence of different cultures”, we are creating a borderless community where people from a wide variety of backgrounds mix regardless of nationality, age, gender, or occupation. We are developing a new business model that is connected through co-education, co-creation, and coexistence, such as “Business” and “Global human resource development business to create Japanese overseas challengers”.
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