Purpose and Objectives
Mentoring support is available for the GTIE GAP Fund Program.
The GTIE GAP Fund Program is a program for promoting universities and ecosystems commissioned by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (hereinafter referred to as “JST”). This program is a part of the Startup Ecosystem Formation Support Program for Universities and Ecosystem Promotion Type Startups (hereinafter referred to as “the Program”) commissioned by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The program is implemented with the increased budget from the FY2021 supplementary budget, and is designed to support the practical application of excellent technology seeds generated by universities and the development of human resources for entrepreneurship, and to establish a system to sustainably create startups with a large social impact that will lead to social reform and solutions to social issues after Corona. The objective of the program is to establish a system for the sustainable creation of startups that will lead to social change and solutions to social issues after Corona. In addition, in the “Entrepreneurship Support Program,” the program is particularly focused on the development of startups that can make a significant impact on society, such as Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) (“GTIE”). The “Entrepreneurship Support Program” provides support to universities participating in the Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) platform.) In addition, the “Entrepreneurship Support Program” provides support to universities participating in the Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) platform.
The GTIE GAP Fund Program provides support for research and development projects to researchers belonging to GTIE’s lead institutions in order to create university-launched ventures that aim for the global market based on innovative technology seeds from universities participating in the platform, and university-launched ventures with high social impact that also contribute to achieving the SDGs. The GTIE will provide support for research and development projects for researchers belonging to the lead and collaborating institutions of the GTIE. The institutions selected through this call for proposals will support the researchers selected for the GTIE GAP Fund in their commercialization-oriented R&D activities as mentors, with the aim of helping them start their own businesses or obtain the next stage of R&D funding (JST START, etc.).
Participating universities in the GTIE platform
|The University of Tokyo
|Tokyo Institute of Technology
|University of Tsukuba
|Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
|Yokohama National University
|Yokohama City University
|Kanagawa University of Health and Welfare
|Tokyo Metropolitan University
|Tokyo Medical and Dental University
*For details, please refer to the Guidelines for Applicants.
Applications are open to institutions that meet all of the following criteria
(1) Institutions with a track record of support for startup development
(2) Institutions that can assign individuals (2 or more) with a track record of startup support as mentors.
(3) Organizations with a legal entity in Japan
(4) Institutions that have not been suspended from receiving subsidies or suspended from being nominated for contracts. 2.
2. application period
Application deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2022, noon
*Application Briefing Session: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 13:00-14:00
*If you wish to view a recording of the application information session, please contact us at “11.
3. number of applications to be adopted
About 10 projects
4. activity period
August (tentative) to March 2023
Less than 1 million yen (including tax) per organization.
6. how to submit your application
Please save the prepared application form in PDF format in the box below and send it by e-mail to the following address. The title of the e-mail should be “[ GTIE GAP Fund Mentor Recruitment ]Institution Name”. When uploading the file, please follow the naming method described in the BOX description.
<File submission address>.
7. application guidelines
8. application form
*Excel sheets created should be combined into one PDF file in order
1 1.1 Outline of the organization to which the applicant belongs, etc.
1.2 Achievements, strengths, etc. of the machine to which the applicant belongs, and plans and ideas for support for the team of researchers
1.3 Brief personal history, achievements, strengths, etc. of the applicant (all members who plan to participate in the project)
Appendix Fund Summary (if holding venture capital funds)
2 Supplemental Company data and supplementary explanatory materials (maximum of 10 PowerPoint pages) (optional)
Screening will be conducted in a closed-door written review. Applicants may be asked to answer questions about the review documents and submit additional materials.
Notification of Selection Results
Applicants will be notified of the written selection results by e-mail in mid-July 2022.
*Email will be sent from the GTIE Tokyo Institute of Technology Office ( email@example.com )
Contact information for inquiries
<GTIE Tokyo Institute of Technology Office>.
Innovation Design Organization, Research and Industry-Academia Collaboration Division