START Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology

Objective
To establish a sustainable Japanese-style innovation ecosystem in which technologies generated in universities are widely utilized in society.
Period
3 years at maximum
Annual budget
$300,000 per project (direct expense) (1$=100yen)
Total number of selected projects since FY2012
94 projects (As of November 2018)

SCORE Start-up incubation from COre REsearch

Objective
To provide researchers/potential entrepreneurs with practical training opportunities of testing and improving their business model hypothesis, utilizing the Lean Startup method.
Period
Single Fiscal Year
Annual budget
$30,000 per project (direct expense) (1$=100yen)
Total number of selected projects since FY2017
33 projects (As of November 2018)

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