j-PARTNERSHIP -Promoting Social Businesses with JAPAN-

We support Japanese companies to create new emerging markets with continuous economic growth together. We support Japanese companies to create new emerging markets with continuous economic growth together.
We provide funding to support growing markets in the world. With a maximum of JPY20,000,000 for each company. Max. JPY30,000,000 in case of large companies. We provide funding to support growing markets in the world. With a maximum of JPY20,000,000 for each company. Max. JPY30,000,000 in case of large companies.

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PURPOSE

Together we make a future
with hope and energy.

This project will be implemented under the name of "Subsidy for J-Partnership Product/Service Development Support Project" as part of the "Subsidy for Technology Cooperation and Emerging Market Development Project (International Joint Development Project for Solving Social Issues (Product/Service Development Support Project))" for the year 2022 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

We recruit business plans publicly that will lead to solutions to social issues in emerging and developing countries including African countries. Subsidies will be granted for the selected companies to fund the projects including development, implementation and evaluation of the products and services.

The project of “Joint Development Project for Solving Social Issues” is implemented under the name of “J-Partnership”.

FIELD

Business idea that contributes to
solve social issues in emerging and
development countries

Any industries are welcome to apply,
but we are particularly looking for business ideas on the following topics.

Digital
Environment
Manufacture
Infrastructure
Health care
Mobility
Forestry and  Fisheries

REGION

The regions covered are emerging and developing countries on the DAC list of the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), excluding ASEAN, Mongolia, and China.

Africa(Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda, Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Republic of Ghana, Republic of Senegal, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Tunisia)Republic of India, Latin America

Companies selected for the J-Startup Program or the J-Startup Regional Development Program will receive certain preferential treatment during the screening process.

TARGET

Ideal company for this project
01.Innovation

A company that solves social issues
in emerging countries and creates new
concepts for an industry

02.Scale-up

A company that works on a business plan
to expand its business with local partners

03.Challenge

A company with strong enthusiasm
for global business development

SUPPORT

Funding Support

We provide funding to support growing
markets in the world

With a maximum of
JPY20,000,000 for each company

Max. JPY30,000,000 in case of large companies

Project Development Support

With the support of the Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry (METI) and other related organizations,
we provide business support services

(local investigation support,
local network establishment support and specialized field support)

Accomplishment

This project has been providing support for the development in growing markets around the world through "Tobidase Japan!" for the past seven years.

PARTNERS

Company name
Target country
Project description
Target countryRepublic of Senegal
A digital service called d.CONNECT that digitally transforms and brings online rural African village with wireless technology to realize "Smart Villages"
Target countryRepublic of Rwanda
Republic of Kenya
Entry of next-generation cardiotocography software (AI Alert Monitor) into the African market
Target countryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
A project to demonstrate SPAQ, a digital transformation platform for maternal and child health that connects small healthcare facilities in Africa
Target countryRepublic of Ghana
A project to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an integrated system for the production and sale of sorghum in Ghana (DFN)
Target countryRepublic of Turkey
Deployment of fruit and vegetable pallet-mounted plasma sterilizers, which facilitate long-distance transportation of agricultural products, for citrus fruits in Turkey
Target countryRepublic of Rwanda
Production of decaffeinated coffee using supercritical CO2 extraction technology in Rwanda
Target countryRepublic of Ghana
A project to produce ethical chocolate in Mpraeso, Ghana
Target countryRepublic of Senegal
Republic of Madagascar
Stable supply of electricity to healthcare facilities in unelectrified areas of Africa by using metal-air batteries
Target countryRepublic of Sierra Leone
A project to demonstrate SORA Malaria Control, a service that combines drone aerial photography with AI image analysis technology for super-efficient management of mosquito larvae breeding areas
Target countryDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Expansion of the export of flowers and leafy vegetables produced in Sri Lanka through a modal shift that utilizes freshness preservation technology

INFORMATION

For application guideline, please download here.

Application guideline