GCE Institute Co., Ltd.
～Japan’s next-generation clean energy attracts attention from overseas!?～ GCE Institute, which develops new technology “Ambient Power Generation”, selected as a participating company in “Overseas Startup Ecosystem Inspection and Exchange Program”
GCE Institute Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Hiroshi Goto) was held in Silicon Valley, USA from February 15 (Wednesday) to 17 (Friday), 2023. We are pleased to inform you that we have been selected as a participating company for the “Overseas Startup Ecosystem Observation and Exchange Program”.
This time, our company, which is promoting the development of the next-generation clean energy “Ambient Power Generation”, was selected as a participating company for the “Overseas Startup Ecosystem Inspection and Exchange Program” by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ibaraki Trade Information Center. and Ibaraki Prefecture to support the overseas expansion of startups from the Tokyo Consortium*. In the program, we aim to experience the speed of the global world, create new business opportunities, and build a network of contacts that will lead to overseas expansion. In addition, they visited local innovation facilities, gave pitches to local entrepreneurs, investors, and large Japanese companies stationed in the country, and participated in networking events.
The “ambient power generation” that we are developing is a technology that enables permanent power generation by using environmental heat around us, such as room temperature and body temperature, from waste heat from factories and power plants. Japan currently relies on imports for 20 trillion yen worth of fuel annually, and about 6 trillion yen worth of energy, or 30% of the imported energy, becomes waste heat in the conversion process and is disposed of without being used. increase. Under such circumstances, by utilizing “ambient power generation”, in the future, IoT power sources, which are expected to spread explosively in the future, power sources in every scene of daily life such as homes, offices, factories, etc. It is expected to be used as an autonomous distributed power source in developing countries.
The GCE Institute will continue to develop its own new technology, “ambient power generation,” with a view to expanding it overseas. Overseas Startup Ecosystem Observation and Exchange Program
The “Overseas Startup Ecosystem Observation and Exchange Program” is an observation and exchange program jointly conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ibaraki Trade Information Center and Ibaraki Prefecture to support the overseas expansion of startups from the Tokyo Consortium*. Program. In this program, we aim to experience the sense of speed in the global world, create new business opportunities, and build a network of connections that will lead to overseas expansion, with pre-mentoring by Plug and Play Japan, a world-class accelerator/venture capital. and tours of local innovation facilities, pitches to local entrepreneurs, investors, and large Japanese companies stationed in the country, and participation in networking events.
*Tokyo Consortium: One of the base cities selected by the Cabinet Office for the purpose of supporting the formation and development of a world-class Japanese-style startup ecosystem base.
-Visiting Countries/Implementation Period-
・Europe (Berlin): January 24th (Tuesday) to 26th (Thursday), 2023 ・USA (Silicon Valley): February 15 (Wednesday) to 17 (Friday), 2023 Plug and Play Japan company profile
Plug and Play Japan is a world-class accelerator/venture capital. As an innovation platform from Silicon Valley, more than 45 companies and organizations that lead each industry are currently participating as partners. Our strengths are “innovation support for major companies,” “cross-industry accelerator programs,” and “startup investment” that make use of our global network. I’m here. In addition, from December 2022, we will be entrusted with the “overseas network expansion support business for startups” jointly conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ibaraki Trade Information Center and Ibaraki Prefecture. We provide opportunities to create new business opportunities and build personal connections that will lead to overseas expansion.
Headquarters: Shibuya Center Place 3F, 1-16-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
Head office established: July 2017
Representative Director and President: Vincent Philippe
Plug and Play Japan HP: http://japan.plugandplaytechcenter.com What is “ambient power generation”?
This is a power generation technology based on a completely new principle that utilizes approximately 6 trillion yen worth of unused waste heat generated during the power generation process. Ambient power generation utilizes exhaust heat from power plants and factories, as well as environmental heat around us, to realize a future where fuels and batteries are no longer needed. In principle, it can be made smaller, thinner, larger, and laminated, and even in an environment where there is no temperature difference, it is possible to generate electricity as long as there is a heat source.
Advantages of “Ambient Power Generation”
1. Effective utilization of surplus unused thermal energy on earth By reusing unused exhaust heat from power plants and factories, which is equivalent to more than 100 billion yen annually, and air heat such as room temperature and temperature, as a power source, We will open up the energy saving area.
2. Can be used as a semi-permanent power source for IoT sensor modules “Ambient power generation” is already attracting market expectations as a power supply that does not require replacement or charging for IoT sensor modules, which is expected to spread explosively at the level of 1 trillion units per year.
3. Contribution to a sustainable society
In the future, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society as a power source for various scenes in daily life, such as home appliances and automobiles, and as the ultimate autonomous power generator in developing countries.
4. Unaffected by weather or location
“Ambient power generation” can generate electricity even at night or when it is raining as long as there is a heat source, and unlike solar power generation and wind power generation, it is not affected by the weather. In addition, since a power plant is not required, it is possible to generate power anywhere.
5. Possibility of cost reduction in the future due to mass production effect Because it does not require large-scale equipment and can be layered, the efficiency of land use is improved.In addition, by using “alloy nanoparticles” originally developed by our company instead of semiconductors as materials, conventional renewable energy costs can be reduced compared to
Name: GCE Institute Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: Ginza Fugetsudo Building 5F, 6-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Established: August 2016
Representative Director: Hiroshi Goto
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