jumps to contents

" 'No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch' with Hokkaido Entrepreneurs World Expo" Held

October 17, 2017

On October 11, 2017, NEDO and the Hokkaido Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held a business plan contest titled " 'No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch' with Hokkaido Entrepreneurs World Expo" in Sapporo. The contest attracted an audience of more than 80 people.

The event, which was aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and researchers with interests in technology business, particular those with connections to Hokkaido, was one part of the No Maps 2017 initiative.

At the pitch contest, the ten teams that passed the first round of screening presented their business plans. Nain Inc. was awarded the first prize. The norico project was awarded the technology commercialization program (TCP) prize, which qualifies for the NEDO TCP final presentation.

  • NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa giving his speech as the organizer of the event
    NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa
    giving his speech
  • Chairman Kazuo Furukawa and the representative from Nain Inc., which received the first prize
    Chairman Kazuo Furukawa awarding
    the first prize to Nain Inc.
  • Chairman Kazuo Furukawa and the representative from norico project, which received the TCP prize
    Chairman Kazuo Furukawa awarding
    the TCP prize to norico project
  • A group photo taken at the contest
    The contest attendees and judges