Combining the best of Japanese creativity and American entrepreneurial skill to create unimagined opportunities

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium is a signature event of the Innovation Awards Program, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center

The 2018 symposium will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Stanford University Arrillaga Alumni Center from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leader Awards will be presented to a Japanese and a U.S. company demonstrating very rapid growth and a unique, disruptive innovation and/or business model.

And the Innovation Showcase will recognize up to five exciting Japanese start-up companies. An invitation-only workshop will be curated for these companies connecting them with Silicon Valley resources and mentoring.

April 4, 2018 – the Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Program announced the Japan winners of the 2018 Outstanding Innovation Awards, Mujin, Cloudian and Soracom. 

Mujin Inc.’s mission is to automate robots with software systems to increase worldwide manufacturing productivity. Cloudian, Inc. is revolutionizing cloud data storage. Soracom, Inc. develops a secure, scalable, and cloud-native connectivity platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2) worldwide.

March 7, 2018 – The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program was excited to announce the U.S. winners of the 2018 Outstanding Innovation Awards, FogHorn Systems and WeWork! 

FogHorn Systems provides a technology platform for the rapidly growing domain of IOT systems with “intelligence at the edge.”

 

And WeWork uses a sharing economy business model for office spaces to build communities in which people work to have a life, not just make a living.

 

 

See interesting Press Coverage of 2017 Innovation Awards:

Business Insider Japan

Cylance, Inc.

Fracta, Inc.

Megakaryon Corporation

 

 

We offer special thanks to Innovation Awards Sponsors, and invite interested organizations to consider sponsoring the 2018 Awards

Click here to see the 2017 Innovation Awards Symposium photos!

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