Startup Factory Kanto

関東

TechShop Japan Ltd./Fujitsu Ltd./
Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited/Fujitsu Quality Laboratory Ltd.

Area of support

  • Manufacturing support services: Requirement definition, specifications production, factory matching, project management, etc.
  • Hardware education: Education in both business and technology (design, manufacturing, quality)
  • Pre-seed funding support
  • Startup support hub consulting
  • Open innovation support: Support for launching joint projects by startups and large corporations, etc.
English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Native
Sales / Concept meeting
Business
Technical meeting
Native

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    TechShop Japan Ltd. runs a member-based DIY workshop in Akasaka, Minato-ku and is involved in the following key business activities. 1. Provision of a range of manufacturing services and contract manufacturing 2. Manufacturing consulting services 3. Planning and management of a range of events, seminars and lectures 4. Planning and implementation of marketing research and sales promotion activities. We provide an environment to help startups create prototypes to transform their ideas into reality.
  • Overview of support
    TechShop Japan Ltd. offers the following support. 1. Manufacturing support services: Preparation of product specifications and requirements, factory matching and project management, etc. 2. Hardware education: Education in both business and technology (design, manufacturing, quality) 3. Pre-seed funding support 4. Startup support hub consulting 5. Open innovation support: Support for launching joint projects by startups and large corporations, etc.

Contact

Contact/Representative

Hikari Takahashi

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • TechShop Japan Ltd. , Incubator
  • CEO, hardware incubation platform, "Spero"
  • (formerly) Founder of "BRAIN PORTAL" (support project for hardware startups)

Message to startups

If you are looking to get into hardware development, you will be faced with a lot of uncertainties in both business and technology. These can include anticipating problems you may experience mass producing a product under certain specifications, how to select the right factory and development/production partners, whether the planned schedule is appropriate, how to pitch your product to investors and how to reach the needs of your region, etc. Take the first step and come in for a chat! I will endeavor to answer your questions as best I can based on my experience both here in Japan and overseas. Let’s work together to make your dreams a reality!

Shoichi Arisaka

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Since joining Fujitsu Ltd., Shoichi has been responsible for overseas marketing and new business development.
  • President of TechShop Japan Ltd. since 2015.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Fujitsu Ltd. delivers total solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Along with multifaceted service provision, our comprehensive business encompasses the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of the cutting-edge, high-performance and high-quality products and electronic devices that make these services possible.
    <Business Divisions>
    ・Technology Solutions ・Ubiquitous Solutions ・Device Solutions
  • Overview of support
    We can develop web systems that provide corporate information (matching case studies, corporate profiles, patents) to hardware startups and manufacturing organizations.

Contact

Contact/Representative

Akira Komachi

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Responsible for the development of carrier systems, including international telephone exchange systems, mobile phone e-mail services and other mobile services, etc. since joining Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Also responsible for the development of sensor-based real-time systems, including plant control systems for steel manufacturers and oil refineries, etc. and nuclear reactor fuels, etc.
  • After obtaining his PMP qualifications in 2002, responsible for project management.

Message to startups

We are currently working to systemize a platform to connect services to help Japan’s manufacturing industry gain a competitive advantage with a variety of information dealing with the manufacturing industry, from design, production right through to maintenance in the form of COLMINA, a digital manufacturing platform. Through the Startup Factory Project, we hope to put to use the know-how in relation to the manufacturing industry we have gained in developing COLMINA and our experience in developing its backbone IT systems.

Shinya Yoshida

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Responsible for developing the ground-based control system for Japan’s first GPS satellite.
  • Responsible for the replacement of core systems at North American bases of Japanese corporations and expanding these to South America.
  • Digital innovator from 2018.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited supports the manufacturing sector through Engineering Cloud TM in the three key areas of design platforms, contract-based design and technology, and contract-based design through to production services.
  • Overview of support
    By incorporating the cutting-edge technologies and know-how developed at Fujitsu Ltd. into the latest ICT systems and harnessing the analytic/evaluation technologies, circuit technologies, mounting/cooling technologies, etc. amassed through the development of Fujitsu products, we offer total support to streamline manufacturing processes, reduce cost and achieve short lead time development that takes into consideration the product characteristics and business environment of our customers. 1. Contract-based design services that build in quality from the initial design phase that address circuit, mounting and structural design in one ste 2. Contract-based analytical services that identify potential design risks and help to resolve issues through countermeasures and effect verification 3. Support to establish standardized design rules to enhance design technologies by ensuring that experience in the area of design held by particular individuals is converted into standard rules and company assets. 4. Electronic device risk analysis service that identifies potential risks in a device (electrical, heat, structural) and provides ways to avoid them/countermeasures 5. Contract-based product testing and evaluation service that helps to understand limitations in product operating environments and weaknesses/defects in design and propose solutions 6. Trial mounting service that enables precision mounting of hard-to-mount LSI/electrical components with the use of state-of-the-art mounting equipment 7. Support for cloud systems to achieve secure product development environments through the use of Remote Virtual Environment Computing (RVEC) technology, a remote desktop display acceleration technology 8. Virtual suite + AI manufacturing service that helps to accelerate product development through the use of virtual verification using VR and AI technologies

Contact

Contact/Representative

Yasuhiro Usui

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1993, responsible for server CPU mounting technologies
  • Responsible for Fujitsu Group shared platform technology support

Message to startups

Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited has an extensive track record and experience in bringing to market state-of-the-art technologies in the ICT field gained through the development of Fujitsu products. By using the experience, we have gained overcoming a variety of challenges, I believe we can support startups in transforming their new technologies and innovative ideas into products that are ready for market entry. The development of new and innovative products comes hand in hand with the risk of incurring a variety of challenges that are difficult to overcome. Let’s work together to defeat adversity and make your dreams a reality.

Shigeo Ishikawa

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1993, responsible for the development of automated assembly equipment.
  • Responsible for the development of simulation technologies to support ICT device development, applying these to product design and the construction of simulation environments.

Shinichiro Kono

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1985, responsible for mounting structure technologies for servers and special devices.
  • Fujitsu Group company location environmental technology support.

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    Fujitsu Quality Laboratory Ltd. sees quality in a variety of forms that is required by society and works to establish a safe and secure social environment by providing solutions to enhance/improve "product & service quality" and "environmental quality".
  • Overview of support
    We provide a range of quality improvement solutions for each phase of production, from product planning, design, part procurement, production right up to product maintenance in order to enhance the value of your products and services. 1. Part reliability testing for product development, failure countermeasures and measures to prevent part failure, defect analysis and supplier audits 2. Hardware and software quality improvement consulting 3. Material analysis 4. Environmental analysis services 5. Quality training (risk associated with quality in relation to product development, software processes, quality mindset, increasing motivation, etc.)

Contact

Contact/Representative

Satsuki Shimada

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • After joining Fujitsu Ltd. , responsible for telecommunication exchange system software quality assurance.
  • Responsible for third party process (QMS, etc.) verification/development in the head office quality assurance department.
  • Joined Fujitsu Quality Laboratory Ltd. in 2007.

Message to startups

Quality issues can instantly result in loss of social credibility and loss of customers. Quality issues can also result in significant losses incurred as a result of addressing them, product replacement and repairs, etc. Quality professionals with extensive experience in the potential quality risks associated with manufacturing can help contribute to the success of your business by providing one-stop support in each phase of production, from product planning, design, part procurement, production right up to product maintenance.