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NEDO Holds J-Startup Launch Ceremony

June 12, 2018

NEDO has taken on the role of secretariat of J-Startup, recently created by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Accordingly, it hosted the J-Startup Launch Ceremony in Tokyo on June 11 together with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and JETRO.

The event included a speech by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, a panel discussion made up of representatives from J-Startup companies and supporters, and a vote on the J-Startup logo. NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka also gave a speech at the networking that followed the event.

The J-Startup slogan is "Next Growth for Japan’s Startups.Next Innovation for the World." The next step to innovation for the world". In line with this, the organization aims to selected startups that can compete and win in the global market, and that use innovative technology and business models to deliver new value to the world. With this goal, it provides focused public and private support to chosen startups to create successful models.

As a supporting member of J-Startup, NEDO will continue to work to strengthen a framework to bring Japanese startups to the world.

  • NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka delivering greeting at networking
    Greeting by NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka
  • Photo of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko delivering a speech on stage
    Speech by Minister of Economy,
    Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko