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Solicitation Notice – Certification of Venture Capital Firms to Partner in NEDO Technology-based Startup Support Program

April 30, 2015

Overview

Program Title: NEDO Technology-based Startup Support Program

Contact: Platform Group, Innovation Promotion Department
Points of Contact: Tsukagoshi, Matsunaga, Tanaka
TEL: 044-520-5173 FAX: 044-520-5178
E-mail: vc-vb@nedo.go.jp

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a national research and development agency, is planning to publicly issue a request for applications from anyone interested in participating in this program.

It should be noted that, as this program will use a government budget, the contents of the solicitation may be modified or changed to reflect changes in government policy as appropriate.

Details

Information is updated
May 26, 2015

●Additional information:

There is one additional QA(question and answer) in FAQ.

May 18, 2015

●Two additional documents:

  • 1) Information Sessions
  • 2) FAQ

     

●Correction:

There is one correction in Application Guideline p5 (4) Overview of Grants to STSs as below;
Before a correction;
“Note that STSs need to satisfy the following requirements i) to vii)”
After a correction; i) to ix)”

1. Program Description

(1) Synopsis

NEDO will launch a new program to support seed-stage technology-based startups (“STSs” hereafter) to commercialize their technology seeds, in order to promote investment and commercialization assistance activities by venture capital firms, seed accelerators and other venture investment companies (collectively “VCs” hereafter) for those STSs, in addition to leveraging VCs’ knowledge and support functions.

This program will consist of two solicitations. This solicitation is for VCs that will support STSs. NEDO will issue a separate solicitation for STSs that wish to participate in. VCs that are interested in participating in this program need to apply in accordance with the accompanying application guidelines.

(2) Program Duration

April 30, 2015 - May 29, 2015

2. Information Sessions

NEDO will hold information sessions covering the overview of the program and the solicitation, as well as contracting procedures and an explanation of the proposal documents, as described below. Attendance at an information session is not mandatory for those seeking to apply. Please note that information sessions will be conducted in Japanese.

NEDO will post the information session briefing materials and frequently asked questions on NEDO’s website at a later date.

If you plan on attending the information session, for the convenience of venue preparation, please contact vc-vb@nedo.go.jp via email with your name, affiliation, and contact information up until the day before the meeting.

○HQs Information Session (at NEDO Headquarters)

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 (Registration opens at 13:30)
Location: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, 21st Floor Conference Room
Muza Kawasaki Central Tower, 21st Floor, 1310 Omiya-cho, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa 212-8554, Japan

*Please come directly to the 21st floor and follow the sign.

○Osaka Information Session (at NEDO Kansai Branch Office)

Date and Time: Friday, May 15, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 (Registration opens at 13:30)
Location: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Kansai Branch Office
Umeda Dai Building, 6th Floor, 3-3-10 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 530-0001, Japan

*Please come directly to the 6th floor and follow the sign.

3. Application Procedures

Please download all necessary documents from the documents section at the very bottom of this page.

Documents

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