Toppan Printing's open innovation program "co-necto" is in its 4th year.
Starting this fiscal year, we invite “Partners(partner companies)” to join in our Open Innovation PoC* Lab program.
This partnering with Partners will evolve into demonstration projects that can create new services, products, and solutions.
Based on "co-creation," – creating new value together - we aim to meet companies and organizations, including startups, for potential business opportunities.
In the first recruitment of this year, we have received applications from more than 100 start-up companies, and we and partner companies are planning to carry out PoC with 5 companies that have passed the final screening. In the second recruitment, based on "co-creation," – creating new value together - we continue to aim to meet startups, for potential business opportunities.
* PoC is an abbreviation of Proof of Concept.
This program includes PMF (Product Market Fit) test marketing
2020.12.21The second application period has ended. Thank you for many submissions.
2020.11.12Details of the second recruitment have been decided. We are waiting for many entries.
2020.08.22The first application period has ended. Thank you for many submissions.
2020.07.01The Toppan Open Innovation Program "co-necto" website is now open.
* Partner companies may participate in the final selection on a voluntary basis.
Enter the entry form and submit the following documents ① and ② .
* PDF or PowerPoint (pptx, ppt) format
Layout is free and all of the following items 1 to 3 must be included
・We cannot answer inquiries regarding the progress or results of the examination.
・No materials (including application documents or reference materials) submitted with the application will be returned.
・The results of the examination do not guarantee that PoC will be implemented for businesses that have passed the final examination. Details regarding the implementation of PoC will be decided through consultation between Toppan Printing and the companies that have passed the final screening
・As to the selection materials and planning contents included therein- it is the responsibility of the applicant company not to infringe upon the intellectual property of any third party including copyright, patent right, design right, utility model right or trademark right. Please conduct a thorough survey in advance.
・In principle, the copyright of materials submitted for screening shall be retained by the applicant company.
・In regard to the attribution of inventions, devices, designs, copyrights, know-how and other intellectual property related to the implementation of the demonstration project contents, ownership shall be decided in consultation between the applicant company and Toppan Printing. It will be decided after a separate consultation. In addition, if the applicant company, alone, wishes to acquire intellectual property rights for an invention, device, design, copyrighted material, know-how, etc., please be sure to declare it to the co-necto secretariat when submitting the materials for the first examination.
Providing PoC implementation fields and assets
We become one team and the applicant company will be provided hands-on support to establish a plan for a demonstration project.
According to the plan, field and assets will be provided by the contest host
Partial support for
PoC verification costs
The contest host will subsidize 2/3 of total demonstration cost, up to 2 million yen, and the applicant company shall bear the remainder of the cost.
Press releases about PoC
Before and after PoC verification, we will carry out press releases in collaboration with Toppan Printing and partner companies.
Verification of the demonstration project will be followed by consideration of joint venture
After PoC verification, we will share the results including the product market fit, the division of tasks and examine the possibility of mutual collaboration.
*Payment of PoC related expenses shall be discussed and decided upon in the planning of the demonstration project by PoC.
Payment terms shall be decided after consultation between Toppan Printing and the applicant company.
The companies that have passed the final stage screening will start discussing actual collaborative business with Toppan Printing and/or Partners in March 2021.
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