Unifa was published in the child-rearing and education category of “50 startups with a track record of cooperation with the government”.
Unifa Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Yasuyuki Toki, hereinafter “Unifa”), which solves social issues related to childcare and child-rearing with the power of technology, promotes collaboration between local governments and startups to promote regional
revitalization. × We are pleased to inform you that we have been published in the reference case collection “50 startups with a track record of cooperation with the government” that is used to promote digital initiatives.
■ About “50 startups with a track record of cooperation with the government” The Cabinet Office’s Regional Revitalization Promotion Office supports local governments across the country in their efforts to implement digital in their regions through the “Digital Garden City National Concept Grant (hereinafter referred to as the “Grant”). In the “digital implementation type”, which is also one of the above, we will cooperate with startup support, which is also a key policy of the country. Specifically, if the provider of the service to be
implemented in the region is a startup, a new requirement has been established to add points to the project that is a candidate for the same subsidy by the local government.
“50 startups with a track record of cooperation with the government” has started recruiting subsidies in order to promote collaboration between local governments and startups and promote regional
revitalization x digital initiatives (FY2022 second supplementary budget This document was prepared for local governments in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat*1, the Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry*2. This document is a collection of reference cases that collects the efforts of local governments that have incorporated startup services, and is
distributed to all local governments (there is no plan to release it to the general public).
Unifa and “Lucmy” are listed as startups in the “childcare and education” sector with a track record of cooperation with the government. If a local government applies for the same subsidy as a service provider for Unifa, which is a startup, it will be subject to additional evaluation.
*1: Secretariat of the Council for the Realization of the Digital Garden City Concept, Cabinet Secretariat
*2: New Business Promotion Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ■ Track record of implementation and collaboration with local governments of “Lukmi”
Rukumi, a comprehensive ICT service for childcare facilities, is being used in childcare facilities operated by local governments nationwide, and as of the end of October 2022, it has been introduced in about 60 local governments nationwide.
As an example, Kitakami City in Iwate Prefecture, which uses Lucmy at six childcare facilities and rehabilitation centers in the city, has announced that the Iwate Digital Transformation (DX) Promotion Collaborative Conference, an industry-academia-government
collaboration organization, The use of ICT in childcare operations has been highly evaluated for reducing the workload of childcare workers and for ensuring and improving the quality of childcare.
・Reference: Iwate Prefectural Office website
https://www.pref.iwate.jp/kensei/seisaku/jouhouka/1053777/1055840/1061012.html ■ About Unifa
Unifa is a startup in the “Childcare-Tech” area that aims to solve social issues related to childcare and childcare. With the purpose of “creating a new social infrastructure that creates happiness for families around the world”, we are developing and providing “Lukumi (R)”, a childcare support service that utilizes IoT and AI. We are contributing to the creation of a prosperous society where it is easy to work while raising children through the “smart nursery school, smart kindergarten, and smart children’s center” concept. Received several prestigious awards such as the 2017 Startup World Cup first champion selection, Good Design Best 100 Good Focus Award -New Business Design-, ASPIC IoT/AI/Cloud Award 2021, J-Startup selection, etc. In addition, in 2022, we received the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director’s Award at the Japan Venture Awards.
■ Company Profile
・ Company name: Unifa Co., Ltd.
・Representative Director and CEO: Yasuyuki Toki
・Location: Sumitomo Realty & Development Chiyoda Fujimi Building 2F, 1-8-19 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
・ Business overview: Planning, development, sales and operation of the “Lukumi” series of childcare support services. Development and promotion of “smart nursery schools, smart kindergartens, and smart children’s centers.”
・ Company URL: https://unifa-e.com/
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