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Okayama University Hydro Venus Co., Ltd., a venture from Okayama University, received the “Innovation Award ” in the accelerator program sponsored by EY Japan!

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[Okayama University] Hydro Venus Co., Ltd., a venture from Okayama University, received the “Innovation Award” in the accelerator program sponsored by EY Japan!
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May 9, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/72793/2193/resize/d72793-2193-17cba09d40aef80f1ed3-0.jpg&s3=72793-2193-33814374a4efdd71df3f9b4c8a9a39a8-1954×1120.jpg] ◆Summary At the final presentation of the accelerator program (sponsored by EY Japan) aimed at fostering entrepreneurs in the Chugoku region, Hydro Venus Co., Ltd., a venture company originating from Okayama University, received the “Innovation Award,” which honors novelty and originality. I received an award.
In cooperation with “J-Startup WEST,” which is a regional expansion of the J-Startup program promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, this program aims to create a sustainable society by starting local businesses that work to solve regional and social issues. This is an accelerator program aimed at fostering families, expanding their businesses, and contributing to regional
revitalization. From the eight startup companies that participated, EY Japan selected three companies based on three selection criteria: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Social Impact.
Hydro-VENUS Co., Ltd. is a hydroelectric power generator that generates electricity by vibrating a semi-cylindrical pendulum using the flow of water, invented by Professor Shinji Hiejima of the Faculty of Environmental, Life and Natural Sciences (Engineering), Faculty of Academic Research. Developing business that utilizes. Unlike conventional tidal current power generation, this power generation method does not use propellers, reducing manufacturing costs and simplifying maintenance and management.
In response to this award, the company’s representative director, Goji Ueda (graduate of the University’s Faculty of Engineering), said, “In collaboration with Okayama University and business companies, we will not only produce W-class generators for sensing rivers and irrigation canals, but also We are aiming to expand power generation in response to the current trend, and aim to realize a 1kW machine by the end of 2024.If you are even slightly interested in project management or development, please feel free to contact us. .
The Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters of the Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization provides a variety of support for starting a business, including advice on commercializing technology seeds and business plans, and introductions to management consultants. If you are a faculty member or student who is interested in establishing a venture company, please feel free to contact us.
Please look forward to the continued efforts of Okayama University and Hydro Venus Co., Ltd., a regional core and distinctive research university.
This information was released by Okayama University on May 9, 2024.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/72793/2193/resize/d72793-2193-e522556b7dbe15af1da8-1.jpg&s3=72793-2193-0b3fb19e8170d04b7b4933401425d019-800×600.jpg] Professor Hiejima generates electricity in the Seto Inland Sea using the hydroelectric generator “Hydro-VENUS”
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/72793/2193/resize/d72793-2193-f42f322c1961b8ebe542-2.jpg&s3=72793-2193-f2cab582ffb187fcfd3b4aaa401b7f5d-354×465.jpg] Representative Director Ueda holding a trophy made of Bizen ware 〇 Okayama University public relations magazine “Icho Namiki” No. 105 (published in March 2024) also introduces Hydro Venus Co., Ltd. Please take a look. Okayama University public relations magazine “Icho Namiki” No. 105 Okayama University ventures are hot!
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/dkohoshi/icho_105/?pNo=12
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・Hydro Venus Co., Ltd.
 https://hydrovenus.co.jp/
・EY Japan
 https://www.ey.com/ja_jp
・Okayama University Academic Research Institute, Department of Environmental, Life and Natural Sciences (Engineering) Hiejima Laboratory
 https://www.cc.okayama-u.ac.jp/~hiejima/
・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization  https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University “Okayama Venture Support Terrace V-Story” Entrepreneurship Consultation Desk
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/consultation/
◆Reference information
・[Okayama University] Two venture companies from Okayama University were selected as J-Startup WEST companies
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001774.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] Okayama University Venture Title Awarding Ceremony was held in 2025
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001751.000072793.html
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Hydro Venus Co., Ltd. 394-28 Uchio, Minami-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 701-0212
 E-mail: info◎hydrovenus.co.jp    ※@ has been replaced with ◎  https://hydrovenus.co.jp/
-Inquiries regarding Okayama University startups, ventures, etc.- Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Startup and Venture Creation Headquarters
Address: 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Headquarters Building 1st Floor E-mail: start-up1◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp     ※@ has been replaced with ◎ .
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id13087.html
-For inquiries regarding Okayama University’s
industry-academia-government collaboration, etc.- Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization
Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Headquarters 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1F TEL: 086-251-8463 E-mail: sangaku◎okayama-u.ac.jp *Please replace ◎ with @
https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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Industry-university co-creation activity “Okayama University Open Innovation Challenge” recruiting co-creation activity partners for April 2024: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000002079.000072793.html Okayama University “THE Impact Ranking 2021” Overall ranking: Top 200 in the world, same number 1 in Japan!!
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000070.000072793.html Okayama University “University Brand Image Survey 2021-2022” “Proactive towards SDGs” Ranked No. 1 in Chugoku/Shikoku by Okayama University “University Image Survey from the Perspective of Human Resources Personnel in Companies” 2022 Edition Chugoku/Shikoku 1st place!! https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000122.000072793.html
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