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NEDO Participates in "S-Matching Space Business Investment Matching Platform Kickoff Meeting"

March 26, 2018

On March 20, 2018, NEDO participated in the "S-Matching Space Business Investment Matching Platform Kickoff Meeting" at the "Space Symposium" hosted by the Japan Cabinet Office.

S-Matching (for which NEDO serves as the secretariat) is a business investment matching platform for space businesses that the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) established with the aim of finding and encouraging startup companies focused on space technologies, including the usage of satellite imaging data. S-Matching provides opportunities to promote business matching between investors or companies and individuals or startup companies with plans for new businesses. On February 13, The Cabinet Office and the METI began recruiting investors and companies interested in the platform. At the ceremony they announced that 46 investors and companies would participate. As the secretariat, NEDO will launch an official website for S-Matching around May, and will also start providing business matching services in cooperation with the "S-Booster" space business idea competition, and the project working to offer free access to satellite imaging data as well as create an environment for the utilization of this data.

  • Group photo taken at the ceremony
    Ceremony venue
  • METI Minister Hiroshige Seko giving his speech at the ceremony
    METI Minister Hiroshige Seko giving his speech