As a joint project with embassies in Tokyo, we operate the “UAE Innovation Center” and “Egypt Innovation Center”, utilizing expertise tailored to each country’s vision and policies, and introduce Japanese companies and start-ups to investors in Japan and overseas, as well as assist in developing business partnerships and structuring deals.
Together with the embassies of each country, ZENMONDO publishes a monthly innovation report to introduce the innovative services and new technologies of Japanese companies and start-ups.
By building a framework for assisting Japanese companies to develop new business, we respond to the challenge that Japanese companies face in uncovering new business ideas and business models on their own.
After developing a strategy based on the Japanese company’s vision for the Middle East and Africa, as well assessing a business’ own strengths and resources (products, services, human resources), we invite local African and Middle Eastern start-ups to submit proposals for new businesses and business models that can bring about innovation.
In these fast-paced times, we aim to buy time and develop businesses quickly by bringing together the strengths of both parties through joint ventures, investments, acquisitions, etc..
By tackling challenges and engaging in discussions with government officials, participants will acquire the skills necessary to become global leaders who can negotiate with foreign governments while remaining in Japan.
In addition, the program aims to provide a networking opportunity that will be beneficial for the future of the two participating countries, forming an ongoing partnership that can solve social issues on both sides.
Companies will work together with professionals from ZENMONDO, GRIPS and the University of Tokyo to create business proposals based on local needs that were previously unreachable, achieving robust and sustainable results.