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Invitation to Japan Challenge for Society 5.0-Accelerate Innovation with Japan-

Jun 16, 2021


The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has launched “Japan Challenge for Society 5.0-Accelerate Innovation with Japan-” at Viva Technology today, a contest for foreign startups interested in Japanese collaboration. We are calling for startups from all around the world with technologies and innovations that could help solve three types of social challenges in Japan to apply to this contest. We widely conducted a questionnaire for Japanese companies and set these challenges based on their needs.

The purpose of this contest is to bring about innovational solutions to challenges unique to Japan by assisting foreign entrepreneurs collaborating with Japanese counterparts.

Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies 2021 (CEATEC 2021)
  1. Environmental Friendliness
  2. Labor Shortage & Improving Productivity
  3. Smart & Resilient Japan
  1. Mentoring by experts to help you to collaborate with Japanese firms (online)
  2. Digital exhibition and business matching at CEATEC 2021 on October 19 to 21 (online)
  3. Invitation to Japan to interact with startup ecosystems around Japan
CEATEC is one of the largest exhibitions of information technology and electronics in Asia held every October in Japan.
Application deadline
July 31, 2021
For application and more information, please visit the following websiteExternal site: a new window will open
For more information, please contact:
(Ms. Isabelle Comtet and Ms.Tomomi ENDO)