DMM.make AKIBA is a co-working space and share factory located in a major electronic town Akihabara, Tokyo. It is possible to make hardware prototypes to business development of the product. A main hub for startups who want to deploy a business for a next generation with members from multiple occupations such as entrepreneur, engineer, designer, students etc in the community. The facility could be a place to obtain a network with corporations and startups or to use as a business base in Japan.
Makers Boot Camp supports global entrepreneurs with Japanese small lot prototyping expertise, focused on Project Management and Design for Manufacturing. Aiming to be the main gateway for startups to and from Japan, our role is to promote entrepreneurship at key points from business model to supply chain. In order to engage our local community of students and professionals, we run Kyoto Makers Garage, a makerspace with a co-working area in one of the main hubs for design and craftsmanship. Our facilities are available for International members with a multilingual team and can be free of charge for students, including 3D Printers, CNC and laser cutter courses. We also organize monthly meet ups held in English, bringing guests from many International hubs, when startups get the chance to pitch, get feedbacks and network with local investors and mentors. Our mentors are experienced professionals, including some French engineers and designers working for Japanese SMEs, so stop by Kyoto Makers Garage if you’re in Japan!
Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH) is a facility organized by the City of Osaka and is located in the heart of the Kansai region of western Japan.
Our mission is to inspire and nurture innovation by bringing together entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and industry from around the world and developing an energetic innovation ecosystem in Osaka.
We hold over 200 events and seminars every year that lead to exciting new projects ready for the global stage.
For French startups interested in starting business in Japan, especially Osaka and the Kansai region, OIH can provide support by using our network and ecosystem.