About The Central Japan Startup Ecosystem Consortium

Central Japan Economic Federation

A comprehensive economic organization, known as “CHUKEIREN”, covering a wide area of 5 prefectures in Central Japan including Aichi and Shizuoka. “CHUKEIREN” conducts surveys and studies on social and economic issues in and outside of Central Japan area, compiles opinions of businesses community in the area, and engages in proactive recommendations and various activities for realization.

Nagoya University (Tongali)

Nagoya University started as a medical school in 1871 and has evolved into one of the country's leading educational institutions, offering undergraduate and graduate courses and research opportunities. Nagoya University is also known for having 6 Nobel laureates.
Since 2016, the university has started ""Tongali,"" which provides entrepreneurship education, fosters startups, provides incubation facilities, and supports university-launched venture companies.

Aichi Prefecture

Located approximately in the middle of the Japanese archipelago, with the Pacific Ocean on its southern shores. It has the geographical advantage and other advantages including excellent transport infrastructure, an industrial capital and manufacturing center that leads the world economy.
Aichi possesses world-class industrial strength supported by its quality manufacturing sector, as well as a vigorous economy and flourishing culture. Building further on such regional advantages, Aichi will continue to thrive as a major center for international exchange.

City of Nagoya

City of NAGOYA is located at the approximate center of Japan. With a population of over 2.3 million, it serves as the urban hub of politics, economy, and culture for the Chubu Region.
The hosting of the Asian Games and scheduled opening of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen line between Shinagawa and Nagoya offer the promise of continued interaction between people and further development of the local economy.

Hamamatsu City

Hamamatsu is an ordinance-designated city with a population of approximately 800,000 located in the center of Japan. The city has long been a center of manufacturing, and has produced some of Japan's leading manufacturing companies, including SUZUKI, YAMAHA, KAWAI, Hamamatsu Photonics, HONDA. Hamamatsu City is called the City of Startups. In cooperation with the government, the company is accelerating its activities to support and attract start-up companies. The goal is to realize a city where manufacturing companies and venture companies coexist and create innovation one after another.