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Startup Accelerator Program-Letter of Intent

How to Apply

Questions? Contact: innovation@oist.jp


  • STEP 1: Submit a Letter of Intent (using the form below)
    Due date for FY2021 Program (Scheduled to be opened on Oct 19, 2020): Nov 30, 2020
  • STEP 2: Submit a full proposal (by-invitation-only)
    Due date: To be communicated to invitees (mid-Dec, 2020)
  • STEP 3: Proposal review by panel of industry experts
  • STEP 4: Interview via web or in-person (by-invitation-only, mid-Feb, 2021)
  • STEP 5: Final Selection
    Date: TBD (Spring, 2021)

Selection Criteria


  • Passion and commitment to the technology and project
  • Fit to OIST environment and resources
  • Team
  • Technical merit
  • Market potential
  • Goals achievable within program duration
  • Societal impact (Okinawa, Japan, the World)


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