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"NEDO Technology Commercialization Program 2016 Final Presentation" Held

December 9, 2016

On December 8, NEDO held the "NEDO Technology Commercialization Program 2016 Final Presentation", where technology-based startups and entrepreneurs presented their business plans in Tokyo.

NEDO selected 22 teams from among 58 teams through the first round of applicant screening; then, 10 teams from among 22 teams passed the second round of applicant screening on October 18 and October 20. In addition to the 10 teams, the prize winner of the "No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch"* also participated in the final presentation. The 11 finalists gave presentations on their business plans in front of approximately 300 investors and companies in order to attract financing and business partners.

Among the energetic presentations which enlivened the venue, Setsurotech was awarded the grand prize. NEDO also selected the teams for two other awards: the award for excellence and the special jury award.

* "No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" was one part of the international convention "No Maps 2016" which was held in Sapporo City from October 10 to October 16 and featured three divisions for the competition focused on "Film", "Music", and "Interactive" businesses. Through the presentation of their business plans, it aimed at finding, encouraging, and supporting young entrepreneurs who will lead the next generation.

  • NEDO Chairman Furukawa standing in front of a microphone
    NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa giving his speech
  • Setsurotech members standing with NEDO Chairman Furukawa
    Setsurotech receiving the grand prize