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NEDO Selects Recipients of "Academic Startup Awards 2017"

– Award recipients include startups primed for future success, as well as universities and companies that supported them –
August  21,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have selected recipients for the "Academic Startup Awards 2017." This award honors superior university startups, as well as universities and companies that contributed to startup growth. This year, the award will be given to six startups, as well as the universities and companies that supported their growth.

The purpose of the Academic Startup Awards is to recognize startups formed using the outcomes of research and development conducted by universities, as well as bold efforts by newly formed businesses. The awards also aim to encourage universities and corporations to further support university startups.

The award ceremony will be held on August 31 at Tokyo Big Sight.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Baba, Noguchi Tel: +81-44-520-5172­ E-mail: ij-2017@nedo.go.jp