OIST Innovation Accelerator

Deadline: August 17, 2024 JST

The OIST Innovation Accelerator is not your traditional accelerator program. We are an entrepreneurship training program, a bootcamp competition, and a startup incubator all rolled into one. We offer an entirely unique environment for the world's most innovative entrepreneurs to launch their startup companies.

As Okinawa's first global startup accelerator program, the OIST Innovation Accelerator gives entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world a chance to incubate their startups in Japan. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs to OIST, one of the top research universities in Japan. We will give you funding up to 10,000,000 Japanese Yen, personalized coaching, and facilitate introductions to investors. You will also gain access to the state-of-the-art lab facilities and specialized equipment on the university campus. 

By catalyzing startups in Okinawa, OIST Innovation aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem around the university and contribute to self-sustaining economic development in the region.


Launch your startup in Okinawa, Japan!

We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with innovative technologies that have the potential to make a positive impact on the world. Once you are accepted into the program, OIST and our network of mentors will help you launch your technology ventures right here in beautiful Okinawa, Japan.



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Questions?  Please contact accelerator@oist.jp