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Aichi Prefecture × eiicon A regional issue-solving business co-creation program has started working with star tups across Aichi! We are looking for business ideas from startups and entrepreneurs nationwide!

eiicon Co., Ltd.
[Aichi Prefecture × eiicon] A regional issue-solving business co-creation program has started working with startups across Aichi! We are looking for business ideas from startups and entrepreneurs nationwide!
30 organizations participating including prefectural local
governments, startup support organizations, chambers of commerce and industry, financial institutions, etc.! Recruitment themes:
Healthcare/well-being, agriculture/food, town development/tourism, revitalization of manufacturing companies, decarbonization
promotion/sustainability
……
eiicon Co., Ltd. (Head office location: Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Ayuko Nakamura; hereafter “eiicon”), which operates Japan’s largest open innovation platform “AUBA”, announced on June 4, 2024. “AICHI CO-CREATION STARTUP PROGRAM 2024”, a business co-creation program that aims to create businesses rooted in the region of Aichi Prefecture through “regions” and “startups”, will be launched in the first half, and from the same day, businesses aimed at solving regional issues will be launched. We will begin soliciting business ideas from startup companies and entrepreneurs aiming to create new ideas.
https://aichi.eiicon.net/aichi-co-create2024/
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/37194/581/resize/d37194-581-30eea234a324c6b32a5c-0.jpg&s3=37194-581-2275b0bb156402564082ff15977b3741-1200×630.jpg] “AICHI CO-CREATION STARTUP PROGRAM 2024”
About “AICHI CO-CREATION STARTUP PROGRAM 2024”
In order to maintain and develop industrial competitiveness, Aichi Prefecture established the “Aichi-Startup Strategy” in October 2018, believing that creating innovation through startups is an urgent issue. (Revised in March). Under the “Aichi-Startup Strategy,” the prefecture’s startup support base “STATION Ai” (scheduled to open in October 2024) and “STATION Ai partner bases” in each region of the prefecture will collaborate and cooperate with each other. We aim to create a startup ecosystem. This program is a business co-creation program in which local governments, chambers of commerce, associations of commerce, financial institutions, startup support organizations, etc. in Aichi Prefecture proactively work together with startups to solve regional issues. In this program, the region will work together to implement startup services and products in the region.
□Benefits of participating in this program 1. Utilizing Regional Networks Multiple regional partners will utilize their regional networks to provide support, including introducing interviewees necessary to verify projects that utilize regional networks. 2. The secretariat will support coordination with local partners in order to promote the escort support project.
3. Backup from an external mentor A specialized external mentor will support you with mentoring and pitch brushing according to your business idea.
Application Requirements
[Table 4: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/37194/table/581_1_f681fd42a3c5154716055a21a0bcc2ac.jpg] Program briefing session
At the information session, we will explain the details of this program and also accept questions and answers.
・Date and time: June 12, 2024 (Wednesday) 16:00-17:00 Online event ・Application URL: https://peatix.com/event/3965677
*Participation application deadline: June 11, 2024 (Tuesday) □Cooperating regional partners for this program (common to both the first and second semesters) We will support your cooperation.
[Table 5: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/37194/table/581_2_da07d4576917281ce8b18daf17036a64.jpg] *As of June 4, 2024
□Schedule of this program
[First half May 2024 to March 2025]
・June 4, 2024 First-term business idea recruitment begins
・June 12, 2024 Program briefing session (held online)
・June 28, 2024 Early application deadline
・July 12, 2024 Final application deadline
・Selection from mid-July 2024
・Decision of selected startups in early August 2024
・Late August 2024 Kickoff meeting (offline)
・Late August to late October 2024 Project planning phase
・October 23, 2024 Project plan announcement (jointly held with the second half kickoff meeting: offline)
・Late October 2024: Project continuation decision
・Early November 2024 to early March 2025 Verification phase
・Final DEMODAY during March 2025 (jointly held with the second half: offline) [Late period June 2024 to March 2025]
・June 4th to July 12th, 2024 Regional partner recruitment period ・August 19th to September 23rd, 2024 Late business idea recruitment period   September 13, 2024 Early application deadline
  September 23, 2024 Final application deadline
・October 23, 2024 Second half kickoff meeting (jointly held with first half project plan presentation: offline)
・Late October to late December 2024 Project planning phase
・Mid-January 2025 to early March 2024 Verification phase
・Final DEMODAY during March 2025 (jointly held with the previous period: offline)
*Schedule is subject to change.
[Contact information]
We are always looking for local governments, chambers of commerce, associations of commerce, financial institutions, and startup support organizations in Aichi Prefecture who are interested in becoming regional partners for this program.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact us below. Contact: aichi-cocreate@eiicon.net (person in charge: Terada/Fujii) □Reference (Contents implemented last year)
With the support of a total of 25 local partners within the
prefecture, 30 services and products were created, including the following:
[Table 6: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/37194/table/581_3_6e9f8dd2e103e3ebd0b947a939d4f90c.jpg ]

eiicon Company Profile https://corp.eiicon.net/
Company name: eiicon Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 5th floor, Sumitomo Real Estate Toranomon Tower, 2-2-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Ayuko Nakamura, Representative Director and President Establishment date: April 3, 2023
Business content: Operation of the open innovation platform “AUBA”, consulting to support new business creation, event planning and management, sourcing services, etc.
eiicon Co., Ltd. is one of Japan’s largest open innovation platforms and hands-on consulting specializing in open innovation, and supports commercialization with business creation support and OI support tailored to the business phase of the company.
What is open innovation?
An innovation methodology proposed by Henry W. Chesbrough in 2003 (USA) that “creates innovative new value by combining internal and external media and technology.” This is a method of insisting that companies should not only rely on internal resources but also actively collaborate with outside companies.
Services provided by eiicon
Japan’s largest open innovation platform “AUBA”
Japan’s largest web platform specializing in open innovation, with over 32,000 registered companies. Business creation≒We provide an all-in-one system for realizing discontinuous growth and business survival. AUBA is a service for intentionally creating innovation. https://auba.eiicon.net/
Complete escort support service “AUBA Enterprise”
Our experienced consultants who support business creation, including in-house new businesses and open innovation projects, design fully customized support according to the concerns and needs of each company. We support commercialization with support tailored to the company’s phase, from support for business strategy to support for creating specific meeting places and team-up for actual co-creation with partners, and support for new business creation.
https://corp.eiicon.net/service/enterprise
TOMORUBA, a media that revitalizes business
“Media that revitalizes business” for business people creating businesses. We deliver various information on financing, funding, joint research, etc., as well as know-how information for creating businesses, from startups, small and medium-sized businesses, and major companies in all industries across the country to local governments and universities.
https://tomoruba.eiicon.net/
Major awards
In December 2022, we received the Excellence Award at the 4th Japan Service Awards for our innovative and excellent service.
https://service-award.jp/result04.html
In February 2023, won the Sports Agency Commissioner’s Award at the 5th Japan Open Innovation Awards for a series of open innovation initiatives such as matching and co-creation of sports
teams/organizations and partner companies nationwide through acceleration programs. .
https://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/stmain/20230120oip.html
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