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Sendai City in Japan is seeking for innovative solutions for BOSAI TECH from all over the world!

  • Begins: 15.11.2021

SENDAI BOSAI TECH operated by Oulu’s official friendship city Sendai in cooperate with JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) offers the free “online” program of World Accelerating Tomorrow Challenge (WATCH) to foreign “tech” companies and startups in order to accelerate technology innovation in disaster relief and prevention-related solutions in the era of climate change. In this program, if your proposal is selected, the foreign companies can get business matching opportunities with leading Japanese corporations and develop resources for your proposals as well as JETRO’s full supports for business expansion in Japan during the program.

What’s the BOSAI-TECH?
“BOSAI” is a Japanese term meaning disaster relief and prevention. “BOSAI-TECH”, an initiative that tries to achieve the wishes from all the stakeholders in our living environment, aiming to develop BOSAI concept with leading-edge technologies in order to avoid catastrophes happening again.

In the WATCH program, two Japanese major companies, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance (the largest multinational insurance holding company) and NTT Docomo (Japan’s largest telecommunication company), set BOSAI related themes/challenges. Your proposal should be responded to the themes.

Now application is open!!
Deadline: 15 November (Mon) 2021 at 18:00 JST (11:00 in Finland)

Before applying, participating in the information session webinar held on 21 October at 18:00-18:30 JST (12:00-12:30 in Finland) is recommended, but if you can’t make it, please don’t worry. You can watch the recording on the SENDAI BOSAI TECH website after the webinar.

Target company
Foreign tech companies and startups in late early-stage

Key schedule
21 Oct 2021 at 18:00-18:30 JST (12:00-12:30 in Finland): Information session webinar
15 Nov 2021 at 18:00 JST (11:00 in Finland): Application deadline
Dec 2021 to Jan 2022: Finalize your proposal (Kickoff with partners, Pitch preparation, Side events)
Feb 2022: Final pitch event
Mar 2022: POC planning

For all the details, the themes, the application submission, and the information session registration,

For any inquiries about the WATCH program,

For this invitation,
Takako Uchida, Senior Advisor, International Affairs Japan, BusinessOulu, +358 50 375 7948