Section: Generation Award

Noble Commendations from our Cooperative Partners!

We are accepting applications in the ICT field for:
・A small but interesting idea that nobody has conceived before
・Cutting edge technologies, even without knowing the best way to utilize them
・Discoveries you wish to make reality
and more!

The emergence of people and companies, who can use your small, everyday ideas or your peculiar technology in unexpected ways, may be the first step in changing the world.

Special prizes of up to ¥200,000! Other outstanding prizes! All from our Cooperative Partners!

Nominated proposals (185 proposals in 2019) also have the opportunity to join our Cooperative Partners' matching events in Japan.

The nominees for the Generation Award will be selected from the submitted proposals. Recipients of the Generation Award will be selected from these nominees. In addition, corporate prizes may be awarded to any proposal that the cooperative partners wish to support.

Generation Awards
Awards will be provided for the ideas/technologies/inventions that supersede the "five senses of animals" or the "four dimensions of space and time".

Examples of these unorthodox awards are as follows:
"Isn't this awesome!?", "Check out my discovery!", "I made this!", Unexpected, isn't it?", "Super convenient!", "Dishing out the flavor", "Conveying a fresh, new way to see!", "Conveying a fresh, new way to hear!", "Bringing in the fun!", "Sending a message through smell!", "Sending a message through emotions!", "I made it this small/light!", "Opening up the new era into space!", "Connecting together after COVID-19: anytime, anywhere, with anyone while maintaining social distancing", etc.
We eagerly await your unbound, unconventional ideas!

Generation Award Procedure

Application/Referral

You can apply by yourself or refer someone else for nomination

Screening

Screening and Evaluation will be performed by the INNO-vation Program's Cooperative Partners after official confirmation from the executing agency.

Nomination/Commendation

The nominees for the Generation Award will be selected from the categories listed below. Recipients of the Generation Award will be selected from these nominees. In addition, corporate prizes may be awarded to any proposal that the cooperative partners wish to support. Furthermore, those selected for corporate prizes may also be awarded a personal congratulatory gift.

Matching with our Cooperative Partners

In the event that our cooperative partners discover a matching proposal during the Generation Award screening process, their requests will be notified to the executing agency following the screening process.
Following this process, the executing agency will contact the applicant, and if the applicant so desires, matching between the company and the applicant will be arranged.

Application Guidelines