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Business Co-creation with Startups "HARADA ACCELERATOR 2021" has just been started.

Business Co-creation with Startups "HARADA ACCELERATOR 2021" has just been started. Harada Corporation has started “HARADA ACCELERATOR 2021 ” program on July 6th, 2021 in collaboration with eiicon company who operates Japan's largest open innovation platform AUBA and 01Booster Co., Ltd. who operate business creation Corporate Accelerator.
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■About『HARADA ACCELERATOR 2021』powered by 01Booster・AUBA
Harada Corporation has provided a wide range of solutions to the problems of customers in various industrial fields, and has been cooperating with them. HARADA ACCELERATOR is a program in which Harada Corporation aims to create next-generation businesses together with startups. Taking advantage of our flexibility and speed of movement as a corporate entity that can simultaneously develop a wide range of businesses as a general trading company, we aim to create new values by utilizing the customer networks and know-how we have cultivated in its nearly 100-year history. Last year's program adopted nine companies (seven domestic companies and two overseas companies). We support startups' value-up through direct hearing from frontline employees and new customer cultivation by utilizing a wide range of networks.Divisions that meet with customers on a daily basis face high-resolution issues, and the divisions heads are also committed to them. An accelerating system to increase feasibility for commercialization is established. Aiming to create new businesses, we are waiting for partner companies that want to take on challenges together with us.

■About Theme Aiming to creating new value, we set 6 themes for applying to the program.
Theme 1: For electronic device manufacturing/Solutions to improve quality and productivity.
Theme 2: Creating the world where people can enjoy food even in 100 years from now.
Theme 3: For restaurants and food manufacturing factories/Sustainable solutions.
Theme 4: A sustainable way of apparel that everyone, who creates and wears, feels pleasant.
Theme 5: For the construction industry/ Comfortable and safe spatial air solutions.
Theme 6: Taking on the Challenge of Unexploited Fields

July 6th, 2021 Entry start
July 13th, 2021 Online seminar
July 26th, 2021 Early application deadline
August 17th, 2021 Final application deadline
September 8th, 2021 First Selection (Document Selection) Result Notification
Around October 1st, 2021 Secondary selection (interview selection) Notification of results
Around October 12th, 2021 Final selection (business plan contest)
Middle of October, 2021 Accelerator Program Period
End of February, 2021 DEMODAY

■『HARADA ACCELERATOR 2021』powered by 01Booster・AUBA
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■eiicon company profile
Company name: eiicon company
Representative: Ayuko Nakamura
Location: 1-15-5 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan
Business: Operate open innovation platform AUBA, event plannning and supporting service, sorcing service, etc.
Operating company: Persol Innovation Co., Ltd.

■ 01Booster Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: 01Booster Co., Ltd.
CEO: Norifumi Suzuki
Location: 10F Shi-Yurakucho Building, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan
Established: March 2012
Business: Share office for entrepreneurs, Corporate Accelerator/Intrapreneurs Accelerator Program, builder program, in-house entrepreneur training, investment and financing support, business creation consulting, M & A mediation support, etc.