Startup Accelerator Program

WE HELP LAUNCH THE NEXT GENERATION OF
SEED-STAGE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

To support the startup and innovation ecosystem in Okinawa, OIST has launched the Innovation Square Startup Accelerator Program. The I2 Accelerator Program is excited to announce the first project that will benefit from state-of-art facilities at OIST, startup coaching, and access to industry mentors.

During the program period, the founding team will work with the OIST Technology Development & Innovation Center and its network of mentors based around the world to bring their product to market with funding from the Okinawa Prefectural Government.

As the first startup accelerator program aiming to recruit entrepreneurs from around the world to locate in Okinawa, we believe we can help innovative startups and founders build the next generation solutions to meet local and global markets and realize Okinawa’s potential as a regional center for innovation in science and technology.

OIST Technology Development and Innovation Center welcomed two project teams “Eco-Friendly Water Retention Natural Polymer (EFP)” from India, and “Microwave Radiometry (MWR)” from Russia for OIST I2 Accelerator 2019, and those two are working valiantly to pursue career as entrepreneur in Okinawa.
Through their business activities, the EFP team will solve issues for farming community in drought-stricken areas with their new materials technology, and MWR team will bring a new approach into medical world with their cutting-edge device.


Our first graduate, Shoreditch-son, has successfully flied the nest and expands its presence around the world!
Current solutions for enhancing sport performance take a one-size-fits-all approach, the problem. These are generic sports powders, which are messy and come in bulky packaging. Shoreditch-son technology offers powderless personalized supplements that meet the demands of any athletic population and are easy to use on-the-go.

 

Contact:
About the program: innovation@oist.jp

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