co-necto

TOPPAN OPEN INNOVATION co-necto2020TOPPAN OPEN INNOVATION co-necto2020

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Working together to
succeed together!

Connect with people and companies -
making new partners to
create a future together.

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.

* PoC is an abbreviation of Proof of Concept.
This program includes PMF (Product Market Fit) test marketing

Toppan Printing will support applicants by providing demonstration fields with collaborative partners. Toppan Printing will support applicants by providing demonstration fields with collaborative partners.

OUTLINEApplication Requirements

First application period
First application period
Qualification requirements
1
Companies or organizations with in-house services and products that can be verified by the use of PoC.
(Companies with prototypes or demo versions that can be used by general consumers are also acceptable)
2
Companies capable of collaboration with Toppan Printing and/or Partners.
Selection Criteria
1
Competitive advantage/innovation
2
Contribution to solving social issues
3
Business and market growth potential
4
Feasibility of collaboration with Toppan Printing and/or Partners.
Selection Method
1st stage screening
application documents
Final stage screening
pitching /interview

* Partner companies may participate in the final selection on a voluntary basis.

Application documents

Using a free format, include the following 4 requirements

1
Company overview
2
Service overview
(Overview of solutions that can be provided, issues that can be solved, competitive service market, patents, patent acquisition status, etc.)
3
Explanation of the contents of Toppan Printing and Partners’ collaboration project by PoC (including estimation of expenses)
4
Business Area in which PoC execution will be implemented.

* Notes

・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.

THEMES

Communi
cation

Tips

  • Communication tools that realize B2C and D2C
  • New promotion area related to digital sales promotion
  • A solution that helps to aggregate and distribute information from multiple companies

Automation

Tips

  • Business efficiency improvement service utilizing AI, RPA, etc.
  • Robotics technology available for smart factories, etc.
  • New IoT platform for office work

Health life
science

Tips

  • Services that utilize IoT to improve the health of consumers
  • New services that realize a healthy and long-lived society
  • Services related to visualization of nutritional information and dietary habits

DX・
DataDriven

Tips

  • Use of 5G solutions to solve company on-site problems
  • CRM data analytics platform and marketing automation
  • Digital services for specific areas by acquiring and analyzing multiple data

Smart
city

Tips

  • Services related to MaaS such as new means of transportation
  • New services for New Normal or Super City
  • Solutions related to personal data storage or Data Integration Platform

SDGs

Tips

  • Services and solutions that help establish a sustainable Material-Cycle Society
  • New initiatives that help solve social challenges such as food waste
  • IoT services that solve educational inequality or eliminate regional disparities

New
Lifestyle

Tips

  • Services that can promote new lifestyles and work styles
  • Solutions that realize new value experience (customer experience)
  • New services that help avoid “ Three Cs”
Special Themes Special Themes

INCENTIVEIncentive

1

Providing PoC enforcement 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

2

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.

Average amount of support is 2 million yen per one applicant company.

3

Press releases about PoC

Before and after PoC verification, we will carry out press releases in collaboration with Toppan Printing and partner companies.

4

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.

PARTNERSPartner Companies

We welcome companies that promote open innovation and new businesses as partners,
and will promote demonstration projects in collaboration with the applicant company and Toppan Printing.

  • Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Kyushu Railway Company
  • SAIBUGAS Co.,Ltd.
  • SHIN-IDEMITSU Co.,Ltd.
  • Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc.
  • NNFH
  • Nishinippon Shimbun
  • PERSOL TEMPSTAFF CO., LTD.
  • OKUMURA CORPORATION.
  • INFORMATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL-DENTSU, LTD.
  • MBTLink Corporation
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • NICHIRYUNAGASE Co., Ltd.
  • SYSTEX CORPORATION
  • The Chugoku Shimbun
  • THE CHUGOKU ELECTRIC POWER CO.
  • Marutomo Co.,LTD.

FLOWOverall Program Flow

Overall Program Flow Overall Program Flow

*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.

SCHEDULEScreening Process

Screening Process Screening Process
the first “co-necto” schedule

The companies that have passed the final stage screening will start discussing actual collaborative business with Toppan Printing and/or Partners in October.

CASESPast projects actualized “co-nect.”

MANAGEMENTManagement

Sponsor

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.

TOPPAN
Supporting companies/organizations
  • StartupGo!Go!
  • General Incorporated Associations Kyushu Economic Federation
  • Fukuoka D.C.
  • f-vbs
  • GVH#5
  • FukuokaGrowthNext
  • TheConmpany
  • GxPartners
  • fukuokacity
  • TEQS
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Join Our Program

Please fill in the email form.
co-nect secretariat will reply later.

ENTRY

Toppan printing resources we can provide

A feature of Toppan Printing is our wide network across a variety of industries.
We provide you with comprehensive support, including R&D.

  • Domestic bases
  • BtoB network
  • R&D expenses (consolidated)
  • Main global bases

About business domain

Development and provision of "total solutions" that take into consideration both business and social issues

Information communication

  • Security

    We provide state-of-the-art and optimal security

  • Content
    Marketing

    Based on synergy between marketing, technology and creativity- we create the best content.

  • BPO

    We maximize corporate value by contributing to business improvement and innovation

Life and industry

  • Package

    Offer comprehensive package solutions in a wide range of business areas.

  • Construction
    Material

    Produce comfortable, safe and secure living space.

  • High functionality/
    energy industry

    Provide high-quality and high-performance products globally.

Electronics

  • Display
    related products

    Providing high-quality, display-related products with advanced technology and productivity

  • Semiconductor
    industry

    Totally support the semiconductor industry with advanced technology.

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Q&A

Is it possible to apply for “co-nect” with multiple services?
Multiple applications are possible. If there are multiple themes you want to apply for, please apply multiple times along with a proposal that fits each theme.
Can’t I apply unless I participate in the information session?
Yes, you can apply without participating in it.
Are there any conditions such as the number of years of establishment when applying?
No. Although many of the applicant companies are supposed to be startup, any company or organization can apply as long as it has a new business or a new service, however old it is.
If a company applied last year, can an application be made at this time as well?
Yes, a company with new services can apply for “co-nect” 2020.
Is it possible for an applicant company to choose a partner company to carry out PoC by itself?
No. The applicant company that has passed the second screening shall discuss with Toppan Printing which partner company to carry out PoC together with. In addition, the intention of the partner company needs to be confirmed.
What is the maximum PoC cost?
The maximum PoC cost is not limited, but the average amount of support is supposed to be 2 million yen per applicant company. The amount of PoC cost shall be decided upon in the consultation and planning of the demonstration project by PoC after the final screening.
When is the PoC cost paid? Is there any specified payment method?
It shall be paid after the amount is confirmed.
Payment terms including method shall be decided after the consultation.

CONTACT

Inquiry by email

co-necto@toppan.co.jp