INNO Disruptive Challenge

A program by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) taking aim at conventional wisdom to inspire and cultivate the seeds of disruptive innovation from all walks of life with support of up to 3,000,000 JPY for up to one year.
In this new-normal era, a significant increase in the need for innovation within the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) field has arisen. In response, we call upon those who boldly take on new challenges without the fear of failure to take part in the Disruptive Challenge.

In order to clarify the path of the "Ambitious Technical Goal", every challenger will receive support through their own made-to-order system.

The INNO Disruptive Challenge is separated into a 2-step process.

0 to 1 Challenge

The 0 to 1 Challenge is an opportunity to put your ideas to the test and experiment in lighting up the path towards realization (your "Ambitious Technical Goal"), without fear of failure.
Freely set your own time period and budget (time period up to 4 months; budget up to ¥1,000,000) and set your sights toward the Disruptive Challenge. At any time, through self-assessment and your own judgment, you may submit a request to the executing agency to advance to the Disruptive Challenge. Upon passing this selection, you may advance to the Disruptive Challenge.
Period: Up to 4 months
Support amount: Up to ¥1,000,000.

Disruptive Challenge

Press onward toward your "Ambitious Technical Goal". The 0 to 1 Challenge's time period and support budget are deducted from the overall time and budget limit of one year and ¥3,000,000, respectively. (For example, the earlier the 0 to 1 Challenge is completed, the longer the time period for the Disruptive Challenge becomes).
You will be able to take a graduation assessment at that time.
Period: Up to maximum of 1 year (including the 0 to 1 challenge)
Support amount: Up to a total of ¥3,000,000 (including the 0 to 1 Challenge)

The Disruptive Challenge Proposal Titles

Announcement of final selection for the 2020 "Disruptive Challenge" Category

■The Disruptive Challenge Proposal Titles

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Development of a Strawberry Pollination Control Algorithm that Imitates Honeybees for Automatic Pollination Robots

Ichikawa Yuuki

Tokyo

Pursuit of AI that can Fulfill Your Fashion Ideals

Katou Natsumi

Tokyo

Biodegradable Instant House: A House of the Future that can be Built with the Whole Family

Kitagawa Keisuke

Aichi

WALKCAR, A Car that can be Carried Around in a Bag

Satou Kuniaki

Tokyo

Stickers coated with 100% natural formulations that extend fruits shelf life by 3-4 times longer

Zhafri Zainudin

Malaysia

A Realistic Piano Performance Experience with the Support of a Superbly Attentive Robot

Nishioka Hayato

Tokyo

Establishment of the Optimum Structure of a Drone Mass Production Method Using Integrally Composed Circuitboards, Sensors, and Wiring

Hanyuuda Gouta

Nagano

Big Data Archiving Technology that can be Used/Available 100 Years From Now

Furushou Shinji

Kanagawa

Creation of "Taste Media"

Miyashita Houmei

Tokyo

Development of a New Smartphone Health Check System Based on Skin Sensations on the Finger

Yoshimura Shinichi

Osaka

■Zero to One Challenge Proposal Titles

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Improvement and Multimedization of Buncho, the Scenario Creation Support AI

Oosone Hiroyuki

Chiba

A Monetization Service for Bookstores Based on E-Book Reviews

Kanazawa Kimihito

Kanagawa

A New Product Creating a Fresh New Place of Expression by Breathing a Sense of Life Into All Kinds of Clothes.

Kayama Shoudai

Tokyo

Something to Protect Everyone's Eyes

Kimura Hinata

Tokyo

Voice Shower

Taiga Rii

Kanagawa

"Syrinx", a Device to Recover a Lost Voice

Takeuchi Masaki

Kanagawa

Application Development to Train Elementary School Children Who Will Play an Active Role in the Future

Takeuchi Yuuto

Osaka

Systemization of Stage Theater Techniques and Verification of Application Possibilities for Full Remote Theater Video Shooting Robitics Technology

Tanaka Yoshimaru

Tokyo

SSpatial Timer ~Feel the Presence of Another Person~

Nakajima Chizuru

Tokyo

Improving Accessibility of AI Technology Development for a Diversity-Inclusive Sustainable AI Society

Hasuo Takashi

Tokyo

A Solar-Power 'Plant', the Plant Every Home Will Want

Hanazono Sonoe

Osaka

Emergency Helicopter Aerial Photography, A Method of Capturing a Bird's-Eye View of Medical Information During a Disaster's Acute Phase Using a Banner (SOS Sheet)

Fuse Akira

Tokyo

Development of a Technology to Visualize All Kinds of Conversations by Focusing on Quantatitve Information

Mizumoto Takeshi

Saitama

From Today You are Disabled! A Prototype MR (Mixed Reality) System to Let People Experience the Daily Difficulties of Those with Disabilities.

Miyazaki Eiichi

Kagawa

《ARama!》: The AR Camera Application that Turns People and Objects Around You Into Items to Play With

Morishita Makoto

Gifu

Development of a Non-Invasive Voluntary Movement Suppression Device for Full Immersion Technology Using TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Watanabe Ryuutarou

Tokyo

2019 Proposal Titles

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Astrophotography in urban areas with deep learning

Takuya Ikoma

Hiroshima

Unkore, an app utilizing poop and beatiful girls to help with early detection of colorectal cancers

Yosuke Ishii

Tokyo

Bone regeneration therapy while avoiding iPS cell tumorigenesis

Hiroshi Egusa

Miyagi

Time-writing Clock

Suzuki Kango

Tochigi

Proposal of a new human-robot interface by integrating swarm robotics into the environment

Ryo Suzuki

USA - Colorado

Construction of a Septenary (7-ary) arithmetic unit using a 3D digital medium that surpasses von Neumann architecture's binary limitations

Akira Takizawa

Nagano

Robots, do the Waltz!

Ko Fukuhara

Miyagi

Continue making "Wasted Creation" YouTube Channel

Marina Fujiwara

Tokyo

Development of a SIM card-equipped hearing aid & service platform for the elderly

Jyunichihiro Yoshiwara

Tokyo

2018 Proposals

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Development of a Magnetically Guided Endoscope Capsule for the Digestive Tract

Naoki Omiya

Aichi

Improvement of the Urination Display System for a Device Reproducing Urinary Incontinence Sensation; Miniaturization and Modularization for Popularization of the Device.

Takayuki Kameoka

Tokyo

Implementation of a HapticHMD by Building a Motion-Induced Illusion Phenomenon System Based on the "Hanger Reflex"

Yuuki Kon

Tokyo

Development of a "Glowing Pupil" Interface to Attract People

Yoshihiro Sejima

Okayama

A Humanoid Table Tennis Robot Which Can Read and Predict Movements of Humans

Kazutoshi Tanaka

Tokyo

Making Race Pigeons Homing Pigeons Again! A Response to the Frequency of Natural Disasters

Ken Nakajima

Yamanashi

Identification of Newborn Chicken's Sex Using Robots

Yusuke Nakano

Kagawa

Construction of Distributed Stereophonic Sound System and Content Production

Namikawa Kosaku

Tokyo

Development of a "Solid Knitting" Modelling Machine

Yuichi Hirose

Tokyo

Development of a Prenatal Diagnosis Method of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Shinji Fukuya

Aichi

Autonomous Flight Control of a Vertical Take-off and Landing Flapping Flying Robot

Takanobu Watanabe

Tokyo

2017 Proposals

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Development of environment identification technology for semantic AR that enables advanced interaction

Alcyone

California, USA

Development of the "Steth♡scope" device

Shinpei Ogawa

Kumamoto

Research on bipedal walking technology for creating a giant humanoid robot that humans can board and control

Sakamoto Hajime

Osaka

OTON OTON GLASS - research and development of interfaces and services in smart glass that enhance reading ability

Keisuke Shimakage

Tokyo

Acoustic Fart Wave Generating System

Takahashi Nobuhiro

Kanagawa

Cheap multicore FPGA processors! Simple and easy parallel processing with a simple high-performance multicore microcomputer ♪

Tanuma Hideki

Tokyo

Know the movements of the body with a stretchable thread that conducts electricity

Keiichi Torimitsu

Miyagi

Empowering people based on maximizing body cognitive function with wearable devices

Nishida Jun

Beijing, China

Development of an operation interface for a buttocks cleaning device

Takeo Hamada

Tokyo

Development of Tele-ghost system that can transfer a person's consciousness to different places in the world to talk with the local people

Shinichi Fukushige

Osaka

Development of an interface using the "fluidized bed" phenomenon to liquefy particulate subtances

Yasushi Matoba

Saitama

Global warming countermeasures - A CO2 direct air recovery machine, CARS-α

Kazumi Muraki

Yamanashi

Information transmission by air bubble injector

Yoko Yamanishi

Fukuoka

2016 Proposals

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

The pursuit of realistic building destruction video using CG: its production process and release of modeling data

38912 DIGITAL [Tomoyuki Miyake]

Tokyo

Digital Shaman Project: Installing Physical Features of the Deceased on a Home Robot

Etsuko Ichihara

Tokyo

Development of shoes that can break the 10 seconds barrier in 100m running

Ken Endo

Tokyo

Development of an Ogiri Artificial Intelligence that creates personalized comedy for the subject: imitation, foolish, and slapstick

Daisuke Takenouchi

Tokyo

Development of edible robotics: Development of a torus-type robot with a full-circle open circular cross-section that enables propulsion in a body cavity

Kenjiro Tadakuma

Miyagi

Creation of an illusion ball

Shuhei Tsuchida

Hyogo

Development of a next generation facial expression animatronics system

Nakadai Hisanao

Ibaraki

Luminescent Tentacles Animatronics

Akira Nakayasu

Ishikawa

Development of a "recipe prediction function" for realizing pair programming AI

Masashi Nishimoto

Hiroshima

Development of unit module for three-dimensional object modeling that changes color according to the viewing direction and time

Fujiki Jun

Tokyo

2015 Proposals

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Development of a Next-Generation Camera to Capture the Elasticity and Viscosity of Objects

Takahito Aoto

Osaka

Development of "PROCESS WARP", a distributed processing system

Yuji Ito

Tokyo

UDAR: Development of the Next-Generation Flagship Model of the Electronic Musical Instrument

Michinobu Uda

Chiba

Creating materials that are both hard and soft (An information environment to create all elastic properties within a structure)

Taisuke Oshima

Tokyo

Construction and Implementation of Distributed Algorithms Inspired by Biological Life

Youtarō Katayama

Saitama

Nurture the Next Generation of Talent. The Development of Modular Toys for Anyone to Learn about the Mechanisms of Hardware

Ikkaku Kawaguchi

Ibaraki

FAB OF/FOR/BY THE GIRLS - Surface Processing Technology Specialized for 3D Printing

Saori Kanda

Tokyo

Understanding Cinderella Technology's Visual Communication Among Women Using Selfie Image Analysis

Yuka Kubo

Tokyo

Using the Optical Properties of Jumping Spiders for Computer Vision

Kenichi Tsuchiya

Tokyo

Development of a Platform which Enables Identification and Classification of Cell-Likeness by Imaging Gene Expression Levels and Epigenome Data

Masahiro Nakamura

Kyoto

Highly reliable embedded OS

Yosuke Furusawa

Iwate

Unravelling the Conspiracies of Sound

Toshitaka Hosaka

Ibaraki

A Superhuman Suit to "Feel" Your Surroundings

Mitsuhiro Matsumoto

Fukuoka

Quantum Computers and Artificial Intelligence. An Application of Quantum Annealing Algorithms to Deep Learning

Yuichiro Minato

Kanagawa

2014 Proposals

Proposal Title

Full Name

Location

Drug analysis support using cell image recognition

Makoto Ishibashi

Oita

Creation of a human interface using a computational field

Yoichi Ochiai

Tokyo

A product that serves as a platform that connects cars and apps

Yosuke Saki

Tokyo

Improving Science, particularly medicine, with the mantra "Science is Correct and Fun"

Theo Hirofumi

Tokyo

A Study to Reshape Rooms with Construction Technology

Shohei Takei

Tokyo

A Computerized Earring

Kazuhiro Taniguchi

Hiroshima

Research to give Human Eyes Robotic Power

Takayuki Todo

Tokyo

A Visual Jack System

Takashi Tokuda

Nara

PROJECT AFTER LIFE

Shiho Fukuhara

Tokyo

Fully automatic drawing program

Takahiro Yasuda

Aichi