Startup Factory Kanto

Asia Startup Office MONO

Area of support

  • Able to provide support with a focus on IoT, AI, and robotics domains.
  • Co-working space with workshops, providing support for design, parts supply, and manufacturing aimed at mass production, and an environment for collaborative development with startups in other technology domains.

Area of specialty

  • Support technology

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Software
    • Others
  • Support Stage

    • Business Design
      Product conceptualization and branding support
    • Specifications examination
      (requirement analysis)
      Draw up commercialization plans and product specifications
    • Prototype design/
      Prototype design and production
    • Design for mass productionAssistance with product design drawings and production drawings
    • Mass production manufacture/
      (small lots okay)
      Assistance with cost calculation from prototyping to mass production
    • Product testingSeismic resistance testing of prototypes (use of external testing lab)
  • Products assisted

    • IoT/
      Information technology
      Energy-saving communication devices, such as Sigfox, and Bluetooth 4.0
    • Robots/
      industrial machinery
      Production of prototypes of emotion-expression robots
    • Medical and welfareAssistance with identifying ideas and challenges in the female segment
    • Aerospace
    • Others

Display example

  • Has track record
  • Able to assist
  • Unable to assist



  • Company profile
    Class 1 architectural office that specializes in facility management and approaches to architectural environments. It also operates Asia Startup Office MONO, a facility for the support of manufacturing startups.
  • Overview of support
    The startup support facility, MONO, provides an open innovation platform that operates on the principles of shared ownership of working spaces, shared learning, shared working, and shared success. It mainly supports manufacturing startups. Equipped with workshops, the facility offers startups an environment in which they can build design verification models and manufacture prototypes. A feature of the facility is that it can provide support with the cooperation of the nearby AIST Tokyo Waterfront and Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute. It also has a project development office and mass production support office, to provide development support. MONO Singapore has been established in Singapore to provide support for companies who wish to move into Asian markets.



English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Sales / Concept meeting
Technical meeting

Masae Saito

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Director responsible for MONO establishment
  • In her sixth year as MONO Incubation Manager.
  • Responsible for negotiations with Asian organizations and proposals for overseas partnerships.

Message to startups

In the open atmosphere of Odaiba, we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Let’s take on the challenge of moving to the next stage at our incubation facility, which is equipped with a manufacturing environment.
MONO and its tenants are waiting for startups who want to take up such a challenge.

Ikuo Uehara

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • An electrical engineering graduate with 35 years of practical experience working for a company.
  • Has experience working in electrical equipment design, ICT industry sales, and ICT installation development in a corporate environment.
  • At MONO, is responsible for digital fabrication and electrical machinery technology support.