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JETRO’s Japan Challenge for Society 5.0

June 18 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Society 5.0

Society 5.0 is Japan’s vision for the next step in human evolution after hunter-gather, agrarian, industrial and information society stages. It will enhance industrial competitiveness and help with the establishment of a society more attuned to individual needs. The focus is on the vast potential of accumulating data, and new technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, in order to find solutions to social issues such as the declining birth rate, an aging population, and environmental and energy issues.https://www.japan.go.jp/technology/

We are calling for startups from all around the world with technologies and innovations that could help solving three types of social challenges in Japan to apply to this contest. The purpose of this contest is to bring about innovation al solutions to challenges unique to Japan by assisting foreign entrepreneurs collaborating with Japanese counterparts.

Application deadline: July 31, 2021 11 :59 pm (Paris time)



Japan External Trade Organization

JETRO is a Japanese governmental organization with 76 offices in 55 countries, promoting international trade and investment.
As one of our activities, JETRO will bridge Japanese corporates and foreign startups who have cutting-edge technologies and disruptive business strategies by offering opportunities for foreign startups to accelerate innovation with Japan.




Selection Criteria

Solutions that has unique and high added-value to resolve the challenges in Japan
Companies has capacity to support international expansion
Proposal should bring significant innovation in one or several aspects related to the challengeFROM STARTUP TO SCALEUP :
With a proved business model and complementary management team, ideally less than 10 years

Not a company known to have conducted unfair or illegal activities

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June 18 @ 8:00 am
October 22 @ 5:00 pm
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