National project “Business Idea Commercialization Program” which is aimed to build a new industry in Fukushima starts recruiting participants from April 26.

Press release


On April 26th, recruiting participants for the “Business Idea Commercialization Program (Administration: Fukushima Innovation Coast Promotion Organization, hereinafter “Innove-Organization”. Operating agency: CREEK & RIVER Co., Ltd.) which Tsucrea join in the operational management, started. management. This program aims to commercialize technology seeds in 15 municipalities (hereinafter referred to as “Innove area”) such as Hamadori area in Fukushima prefecture.

■What is “Business Idea Commercialization Program”?
This is a program of “Fukushima Tech Create”, a supporting program for companies and individuals who is starting a business in the “Innove region” by Innove-Organization. The “Innove-area¹” is a designated area which industries have damaged due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear disaster.
Instructors and Experienced mentors will conduct workshops and individual mentoring for individuals and companies who is willing to start a business in 6 priority fields² with the aim of building a new industrial base in these areas, and leading to commercialization.
Adopters also have the opportunity to announce the results of the program in front of venture capital and large companies, and can build a network.

▽ Business Idea Commercialization Program Official HP

¹ Iwaki City, Soma City, Tamura City, Minamisoma City, Kawamata Town, Hirono Town, Naraha Town, Tomioka Town, Kawauchi Village, Okuma Town, Futaba Town, Namie Town, Katsurao Village, Shinchi Town, Iitate Village

² Decommissioning / Robot / Drone / Energy / Environment / Recycling / Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries / Medical / Aerospace
* Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about which priority area you apply to

■ Program Overview

* Schedule is subject to change without notice.
* Adoption will be judged by the Adoption Committee, which includes outside experts. The results of the examination will be notified individually by the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Organization.
* The maximum number of acceptances is 20. ”

(1) Hold a workshop to brush up commercialization ideas.
(2) Individual mentoring by mentors who has various experience in supporting commercialization.
(3) Pitch event for venture capital and large companies.

Selected companies and individuals has options to apply for subsidies of up to 10 million yen (for prototype development, market research costs, etc.), and can receive support from Fukushima Tech Create supporters such as government agencies, financial institutions, VCs, universities to accelerate their business.

【Entry method】
Please check the application guidelines & fill in the required items to apply.

▽ Click here for recruitment procedure
▽ Click here for entry

■Program briefing session (Online)

An online briefing session for this program will be held on May 12th (Wednesday). Program producers and workshop instructors will explain the contents of the program. We will start accepting applications from April 30th (Friday).

・ Date and time: May 12th (Wednesday) 15: 00 ~ 16: 00
・ Participation fee: Free
・ Format: Online

▽ Click here to apply for the briefing session

■ Inquiries
・Regarding Fukushima Tech Create (FTC)
Fukushima Tech Create Center
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Business Creation Support Division, Industrial Accumulation Department
TEL: 024-581-7045

・About business idea commercialization program program briefing session
“Business Idea Commercialization Program” Management Office
Creek & River Co., Ltd.
TEL: 090-2149-7686

▽ Fukushima Innovation Coast Concept Promotion Organization Official Website
▽ Business Idea Commercialization Program Official Facebook Account
▽ Fukushima Tech Create Official Website
▽ Fukushima Tech Create Business Introduction Video

■ Inquiries regarding this release
Tsucrea Co., Ltd.
Person in charge: Ms. Ninomiya, Mr. Ueno