ORGANIZATION Osaka Innovation Hub An innovation creation center that attracts entrepreneurs and engineers challenging the world. Established by Osaka City (Economic Strategy Bureau). Operated by Osaka Business Development Agency. GVH#5 A members-only coworking space managed by Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp. ーUmeda base harboring many VCs, mentors, and experts (near HEP FIVE)ー Soft Industry Plaza TEQS A base to support technology businesses, including businesses using IoT. Provides technical seminars and IoT-focused acceleration programs. The DECK, Inc. A coworking space with event space, Fab space, meeting rooms, and incubation offices. Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry An organization representing the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Kansai region. Also a comprehensive contact organization for economic and industrial policies. Established the “Kansai Venture Supporters Conference” for supporting ventures. billage Osaka A members-only coworking space operated by MJE Inc. billage KOBE billage in Kobe. A shared office that combines a members-only coworking space and rental office, operated by Meikodo Co. i-RooBO Network Forum Creation of robotics and IoT-related businesses, etc. Garage Taisho Support base for IoT and life science ventures. Women Entrepreneur Center, Japan Economic Research Institute（JERI-WEC) Holds the Women’s New Business Plan Competition. Kyoto Research Park Corporation By further enhancing the strengths that we have built up over the years, we will contribute to the development of the region and society as a center for industry-academia-government collaboration and new industry creation. Garage Minato Open innovation aiming to create new businesses by fusing the advanced precision processing technology nurtured in Osaka with the ideas and cutting-edge technology of creators from all over Japan. KANSAI Association of Corporate Executives An organization of business owners and founders that contributes to the development of the venture eco-system in Kansai. Declared itself “Venture Friendly” and promotes mentoring, business collaboration, etc. Future Venture Capital Co. Manages funds specializing in business start-up support in various regions of Kansai. Conducts risk money provision to a wide range of small and medium-sized companies, including those not intending to go public. Kyoto Prefecture Supports stable management and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as start-ups and venture businesses. Promotes industrial and human resource development through industry-academia-government collaboration. IoT Acceleration Osaka Pref Lab Introduces seminars and IoT diagnosis to support the introduction of IoT in small and medium-sized companies. Industrial Technology Policy Division, Wakayama Prefecture Supports venture businesses in Wakayama Prefecture. Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO(ASTEM) It promotes research and development and commercialization through industry-academia-government collaboration in various fields such as ICT, life sciences, and the environment, and provides a variety of support for venture businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises. Hyogo Prefecture New Industry Division It promotes industry-academia collaboration, as well as intellectual property utilization and technology transfer, and provides loans and management support to companies and entrepreneurs engaged in the development of new products and technologies. FVC Mesh KYOTO An incubation-type coworking space located in Shijo-Karasuma, Kyoto. Kobe City Business Location Division Implements IT-related industrial policies, with a focus on supporting the development of startups. Kyoto City New Industry Promotion Office Provides support for venture companies, support for new business creation, promotion of industry-academia-government collaboration, support for the creation of green life innovation, guidance and subsidies for industry-related organizations, and measures for locating companies. Shiga Industrial Support Plaza Provides comprehensive support for business startups, management, and technological development, holds seminars on business startups (business cafes), and operates incubation facilities in order to promote industries in Shiga Prefecture. Sakai City Revitalizes businesses in the city by supporting start-ups and venture businesses. Commercial and Service Industry Division, Osaka Prefecture Supports start-up and venture businesses in Osaka Prefecture. Business Plaza Osaka Through the industry-government-academia collaboration, it holds a wide variety of events for businesses, including venture companies, such as business seminars, exchange meetings, monitoring meetings, and business meetings. Monozukuri Ventures Supports the growth of manufacturing entrepreneurs from the business model stage to the supply chain in the fields of prototyping, investment, and mass production prototyping. Shiga Prefecture Shiga Prefectural Government. Fukui Prefecture New Industry Creation Division Supports founders and venture companies in Fukui Prefecture. MTRL KYOTO A drop-in creative lounge run by Loftwork. Industrial Policy Division, Nara Prefecture Supports start-ups and venture businesses in Nara Prefecture. Xport An urban open innovation center opned by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and the Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) in April this year. It aims to solve problems and create new businesses through exchanges among diverse entities. The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry It is a regional general economic organization working to revitalize the economy of Osaka. It is involved in a wide range of projects, from policy proposals and requests to the government, to industrial and regional development, to support for human resource development and certification programs. Research Management and Administration Section, Office of Management and Planning, Osaka University Department in charge of research promotion and support. It is currently holding a series of “[Resona Bank, Osaka University] Thinking Breakthrough Seminars for Business Managers” using research topics at Osaka University as a starting point. IBPC OSAKA Supports overseas expansion and trade promotion for small and medium-sized enterprises in Osaka City, and promotes support for the location and establishment of domestic and overseas companies and R&D bases in Osaka City. Kansai Employment Consultation Center (KECC) Provides free consultations and seminars by lawyers and Labor and Social Security Attorneies to help venture companies understand employment rules accurately and develop their business without labor-management problems. Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Inc. As part of the “Keihanna Research Complex” project, it facilitates measures and events to support the fusion of different fields and start-ups. New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Kansai Branch A national research and development corporation that promotes the “fostering of R&D-oriented ventures” to discover new leaders of innovation and create new industries, from the seed stage to support for commercialization. National Center of Industrial Property Information and Training Provides intellectual property support to start-up companies. JETRO Osaka Headquarters It provides two-way startup support, including overseas expansion of Japanese startups and matching of overseas startups with Japanese companies. Plug and Play Japan株式会社 Silicon Valley’s innovation platform for “large companies” and “startups. ONthe The concept is RNS (Real Network Space). Drop by, meet people, connect, and expand. It’s a place full of mechanisms that help update your potential.