INNO Masters

Keep Pushing Toward Your Ambitious Technical Goal!

Graduates of the INNO-vation Program’s Disruptive Challenge that have been recognized as INNO-β (official recognition from the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications as an "unusual person") may also join the INNO Masters. In addition, it’s possible to receive recognition as an INNO-β through the recommendation and approval of the Masters Partners, consisting of the INNO Network, Cooperative Partners and Program Supervisors.

The INNO-Masters are a group of individuals that receive global-scale support for their activities. It is an initiative to further support the relentless INNO-β - those who continue to follow their remarkable "Ambitious Technical Goal" and dream of one day changing the world.

INNO Masters will provide the most unrelenting challengers with financial support (including reapplication into the Disruptive Challenge) through the Acceleration Program to be established this year. To provide global-scale transmission for INNO-β technology and information, opportunities for support will be provided in the form of professionally made videos, mass/social media transmission, international exhibitions, offers from organizations, and legal/financial/intellectual property rights support. In this era of a "new normal" INNO-βs will receive various kinds of support to promote global-scale activities. Once you're an INNO-β, you're an INNO-β for life.

Examples of Support with INNO-Masters

Global-Scale Transmission
Professionally made promotional videos, as well as mass and social media support. Let's reach out to 1 million unique users together!
International Exhibitions
Support with presenting at international exhibitions with overseas cooperation from our cooperative partners.
Professional Support
(Intellectual Property rights and patents)
Support from legal, financial, and intellectual property experts and enterprises.
Challenge Support
Just like the Disruptive Challenge, you may submit a proposal requesting up to 3,000,000 JPY in support. After evaluation from the Masters Partners, you may receive support from a Cooperative Partner or be selected for a new Disruptive Challenge.

Acceleration Program

By collaborating with various support programs, including Cooperative Partners, an acceleration designed to support business development and nurture the sprouts of disruptive innovation born from the INNO-vation Program is now underway.

Acceleration Program and Participating Organizations

Mirai 2022 (Mirai Works Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

Mirai 2022 (Mirai Works Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

Mirai 2022, coordinating with the Acceleration Program, connects all kinds of businesses with investors to support realization of innovation.
▶Read more about Mirai 2022 here.

*Mirai 2022 is an incubation acceleration program jointly managed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Mirai Works, Inc.

Kedaireka Platform (Indonesia)

Kedaireka Platform (Indonesia)

After matching in the Kedaireka Platform, the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) offers support to proposals that pass the screening process with an amount equivalent to the amount procured from industries.
MOEC offers support of up to 3 times the industry-procured funds for partnerships that bring about broad benefits and solve national challenges.

*Kedaireka Platform is part of the Indonesian government’s (MOEC) Program, which connects University innovators with industries.

Gaiax Co., Ltd.

Gaiax Co., Ltd.

Through initial consultations with startups that have potential to become full-fledged businesses, Gaiax offers administrative commercialization resources and incremental funding support, from pre-seed to 20,000,000 JPY.

Classe Capital Partners Co,. Ltd.

Classe Capital Partners Co,. Ltd.

Classe Capital Partners is an officeless VC actively searching to invest 1-50,000,000 JPY into "fascinating things".
Once investment has been made, support will be offered as a companionship to take the next leap foward together.

Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Nihon Enterprise believes in "creating the next inspiration" for customers, and with a goal of creating new services, provides up to 100,000,000 JPY in financial investment and support for technologies and initiatives that can bring about innovation across the world.

HARP Co., Ltd.

HARP Co., Ltd.

Providing up to 2 years of support for initial establishment, cooperative development & field testing, and commercialization for "INNO" technologies and initiatives.

As of June 1st, 2021