GTIE GAP Fund 2024 is scheduled to be offered.

Purpose and Intent
The GlobalTokyoInnovationEcosystem (GTIE) (hereinafter referred to as “GTIE”) is a platform for creating university-launched ventures that aim for the global market based on the innovative technology seeds of universities (*) participating in the GTIE platform. The GTIE (GTIE) is a platform for the creation of university-launched ventures that aim for the global market based on innovative technology seeds from universities (*) participating in the GTIE platform and university-launched ventures with high social impact that will also contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The GTIE Gap Fund 2024 will be open to researchers who are members of the GTIE’s lead and startup creation consortiums (SU creation consortiums).
If you are interested in applying, please pre-register using the form below.
Pre-registration form: https: //
Pre-registration period January 17, 2024 (Wednesday) – February 2024 (tentative)ファンド20232024 Application notice.pdf

1. subject
Research proposals (GAP Funds) that will be conducted to bridge the gap between the research results of the research institution and commercialization by brushing up the business model, producing prototypes, acquiring data (experimental and computational results) for hypothesis testing, and conducting market validation in Japan and the U.S., with a view to commercialization.
*The GAP Fund does not cover research that does not aim at commercialization, or the implementation of company business and preparation (registration, etc.).

2. Outline of the GAP Fund
(1) Courses to be offered
( 1 ) Overseas Market Development Practice
( 2 ) Explore (2 years)
( 3 ) Explore (3 years)

(2) R&D period
The following periods from the date of adoption
( 1 ) Overseas market development practice: Maximum of about 1 year
( 2 ) Explore (2 years): Maximum of about 2 years
( 3 ) Explore (3 years): Maximum of about 3 years
*The “ date of adoption” is not the date of notification of the GTIE selection result, but the date when the plan is submitted to JST and approved.

(3) Research and development expenses (GAP Fund)
Per proposal
( 1 ) Overseas Market Development Practice: Maximum of 28 million yen
( 2 ) Explore (2 years): Up to 60 million yen (30 million yen in the first year)
( 3 ) Explore (3 years): Up to 60 million yen (15 million yen for the first year)

(4) Eligibility for application
( 1) Researchers, etc. belonging to each university that is a lead institution of the GTIE platform or a joint institution for SU creation
(2) Researchers who are eligible to apply jointly with a commercialization promotion organization (VC, etc.)

(*) Lead institutions and SU creation promotion organizations
The University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Yokohama City University, Kanagawa University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Keio University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Science, University of Electro-Communications, Ibaraki University, Tokai University