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Businesses Participating in Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems Determined and Adopted

July 11, 2018

Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems is an initiative by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to support venture businesses having advanced AI technologies and business entities in collaboratively developing AI systems and commercializing the outcomes of the development. Through this project, METI aims to accelerate joint business based on data collaboration expecting overseas business development as an effort towards achieving the Connected Industries policy.

Concerning this project, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), an operator of the project, determined and adopted businesses participating in the project based on the discussion results of an examination committee of outside experts.

1. Outline of the project

METI recognizes the importance of achieving the Connected Industries policy, a concept to bring about creation of new added value and solutions to social challenges through connecting a variety of industries. To this end, METI established a Subsidy Program Regarding Projects for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems under the FY2017 Supplementary Budget. Taking advantage of this program, METI is to support venture businesses having advanced AI technologies and business entities in collaboratively developing AI systems and commercializing the outcomes of the development. Through this project, METI aims to accelerate joint business based on data collaboration expecting overseas business development.

Concerning this project, from March 6 to April 4, 2018, NEDO, an operator (subsidized entity), called for applicants as participating businesses in the project (indirectly subsidized project) and then determined and adopted businesses (indirectly subsidized entities) participating in the project based on the discussion results of an outside examination committee.

2. Adopted businesses

For more information on the adopted businesses, namely their names, names of collaborating businesses, and outlines of project themes, see the appendix attached to the Japanese language news release.(PDF:275KB)PDF

3. Outline of the project

For further information, see the NEDO website below:

Division in Charge

Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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