Application for First Global Startup Accelerator Program in Okinawa, Japan!

Deadline: 7 December 2018
Open to: entrepreneurs with an innovative technology ranging in Technology Readiness Level of 3-6
Benefits: awards will range from 3-10 million JPY (from around 23386.34 – 77954.47 EUR)

Description

The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator (I2@OIST) is Okinawa’s first global startup accelerator program. Each year, a highly selective group of entrepreneurs from all over the world will be chosen to participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where they will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships required to launch their technology ventures right here in Okinawa, Japan. The I2@OIST Accelerator combines talent, facilities, and resources from OIST with the most innovative, global technology entrepreneurs to build startups together.

Startup Accelerator Program is funded by Okinawa Prefectural Government.

They are looking for passionate entrepreneurs from all over the world with innovative technologies that have the potential to make a positive impact on society. Once selected, you will participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology where you will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships needed to launch your technology ventures in Okinawa, Japan.

Program Duration: 10-12 months

(Start date: April 1, 2019,End date: March 31, 2020)

Eligibility

  • Entrepreneurs with an innovative technology ranging in Technology Readiness Level of 3-6;
  • All technology fields will be considered except projects requiring pharmaceutical/drug clinical trials (pre-clinical is eligible);
  • Both Japanese and international participants are considered.

Benefits

Awards will range from 3-10 million JPY (from around 23386.34 – 77954.47 EUR).

Funds can be used for:

  • Personnel (salary, benefits);
  • Lab supplies;
  • Contract research;
  • Travel to conferences and exhibitions.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here.

For further information please visit the official webpage.

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