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MIRAI2020 supports start-ups, carve-outs of companies and persons who will found their companies, by providing training programs and meet-up events with larger companies and investors in order to realize innovation.
MIRAI2020 now accepts application with business plan to commercialize ideas and technologies developed.


  • Start-ups at SEED and Early stage
  • Carve-outs of a company or person/team that plans spin-off a business
  • Academic researchers and university students who intend to start their business in near future


All Industries

  • Sports-tech
  • Medical care/Healthcare
  • Health Promotion
  • Lifestyle-related disease prevention
  • Insure Tech
  • Mindfulness
  • Social health
  • Robotics and element technologies
  • AI
  • IoT/Sensors
  • Big Data
  • Sensing
  • Quantum computer
  • Security/Safety
  • Sharing Business
  • Retail-tech
  • Fintech
  • Block chain/ DAO
  • Regulation-tech
  • Legal-tech
  • Drone
  • Telematics/ Connected Automobiles
  • Cool Japan
  • VR/AR/MR
  • Media and entertainment
  • Agri-tech
  • Food-tech
  • Energy
  • New materials
  • Aerospace
  • Satellite data
  • 5G/Infrastructure
  • Recycling society
  • Social Business
  • Resilience (Disaster Prevention/Loss of Damage) etc


MIRAI2020 provides the following benefits/Rewards

  1. Business plan development and mentoring support by VCs and experts
  2. Business networking and Meet-up support with MIRAI consortium member corporations
  3. Participation to Japan’s No.1 Business Pitch and Exhibition that larger corporations and VCs participates
  4. Rewards from Ⅲ consortium member corporations
  5. Grant for supporting business commercialization

Screening Criteria

【Essential Criteria】

  • Having high possibility of commercialization in near future
  • Identifying market needs
  • Promising and viable business ideas and plan
  • Highly passionate and motivated to commercialize the ideas, and having appropriate team members (with high potential) to realize the ideas
  • Addressing social issues and high potential of strong positive social impact


  • High potential to synergize or collaborate with consortium member corporations’ businesses (Giving additional points based on the criteria of prizes given by the member corporations)

How to apply


Download two application forms.


Complete both applications.

All applications have to be filled in Japanese or English.


Send the applications to the following mail address(within 8MB).

E-mail address:Mail

E-mail title:【your company/team name】 MIRAI2020 application forms

Close of application:August 25th 17:00 (JST)


Close of application August 25th 17:00 (JST)
Notification of Acceptance September 10th
Orientation Workshop September 21st(Osaka) / 22nd(Tokyo)
Mentoring by VCs/Experts October to November
Presentation training program Late-November to Early-December
Semi final Pitch session December 11th and 12nd at Tokyo
Mentoring by VCs/Experts January to February
Final pitch session February 21th at Osaka
* Schedule would be changed.


For more information of MIRAI2020:Mail