WHO?

ANY PROJECT OR STARTUP

1

Based on a new technology, a scientific discovery or a complex engineering process

2

Addressing an industrial, societal or environmental unmet need or creating a new market

3

In the EARLY stage of development or the beginning of their commercialization phase

SMART CITY

CYBERSECURITY & COMMUNICATION

INDUSTRY 4.0

ENERGY TRANSITION

ENVIRONMENT

MOBILITY

ADVANCED COMPUTING & AI

AERONAUTICS

NEW SPACE

DIGITAL HEALTH & MEDICAL DEVICES

MEDICAL BIOTECH

DRUG DISCOVERY

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH


WHY?

VISIBILITY

Be endorsed as one of the best deep tech startups in Japan and get access to worldwide exposure and visibility

CONNECTIONS

Build strong relationships with deep tech focused investors, industry leaders, experts and fellow entrepreneurs from around the globe

GLOBAL SUMMIT

Win your plane ticket to the next Global Summit in Paris, the epicenter of the deep tech world. You will be invited to the Investor Days, and get exposure and visibility during the Summit and on social media

HOW?

Simply articulate the problem you’re solving and the promise your solution holds, and apply for deep tech pioneer on the Hello Tomorrow Website. As a Japanese startup, you are in for the Japan Challenge!

WHEN?

Before 1st March 2021

APPLY

Apply for deep tech pioneer on the Hello Tomorrow Website. As a Japanese startup, you are in for the Japan Challenge!

1st March to 15 May 2021

EVALUATION & SELECTION

Startup applications will be screened and evaluated by a Jury of experts form the industry.

You will be notified of your selection for the Japan Finals by 21st May 2021

June 2021

JAPAN FINALS

A selection of the best startups will be invited to pitch for the Japan Finals in front of a deep tech focused audience of investors, industry leaders, experts and fellow entrepreneurs from Japan.

The winner will receive a plane ticket to attend the next Paris Global Summit and Investor Days

DETAILED BENEFITS

1st prize - Grand winner

HELLO TOMORROW 2021 GLOBAL SUMMIT + INVESTOR DAYS

– One plane ticket + two Premium tickets to attend the 2021 Global Summit in Paris

– Free access to the Hello Tomorrow Investor Day 2021

– Training sessions with the Hello Tomorrow Japan team to participate on the summit and investor day: review of pitch deck, pitch training…

– Automatic eligibility & saved pre-application to the Global Challenge

– Global exposure and visibility on Hello Tomorrow and Hello Tomorrow Japan social media

 

Energy transition track winner

6 MONTHS ACCELERATION BY AIR LIQUIDE

– Hosting of your team (startup or researchers) for a period of 6 months at Air Liquide Tokyo Innovation center @Yokosuka Research Park. This includes offices for 1 to 10 persons, and use of the test bench if relevant and compatible with security requirements.

– 15 hours of associated advice from Air Liquide team of experts

 

All finalist startups

ONE YEAR DEEP TECH PIONEER NETWORK BENEFITS

– Automatic inclusion in the Hello Tomorrow worldwide Startup database, accessible to our investor & industry partners

– Automatic eligibility & saved pre-application to the Global Challenge

– 1 year Investor newsletter free, to share your open funding opportunities directly to investors

– One free digital ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Summit

Share your open funding opportunities directly to our investor community for 1 year trough our investor newsletter

– and much more Deep Tech Pioneers benefits (check here the full list of benefits)
 
 

3 Finalist startups

6 MONTHS CO-WORKING MEMBERSHIP OF CIC TOKYO

– Become a member of CIC Tokyo dynamic community of entrepreneurs, investors, government groups, local organizations, venture-supporting professionals, students, researchers, and more. The finalists will receive CIC co-working space memberships for 6 months.

3 Finalist startups

ONE YEAR TRIAL OF AMPLIFIED AI PATENT SOLUTION

– A fast and simple solution to getting better patents and avoiding IP risk

 

... still more to be announced with our partners!

Global sponsor

Sponsor of the Smart city, Cybersecurity & Communication and Industry 4.0 tracks

Sponsor

Sponsor of the Environment and Mobility tracks

Sponsor

Sponsor of the Energy transition track

Sponsor

Sponsor of the Digital Health & Medical Devices track