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Decision on Support for Six Newly-Established Temporary-Secondment Start-Ups

November 12, 2021

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is supporting new "temporary-secondment start-up" businesses that are launched and run by human resources at large companies or other enterprises, for example, by raising external funding, without leaving the companies they work for. The ministry has decided to support six newly established temporary-secondment start-ups.

Prior to the commencement of this support program,*1 there were very few temporary-secondment start-ups that had been established. However, since the program's launch in April 2020, it has promoted the creation of a total of 18 temporary-secondment start-ups. With the addition of six new companies being established, more and more large companies are gradually contributing their human resources to temporary-secondment start-ups.

1. Outline of the project

For the purpose of increasing the number of new business entrepreneurs, METI is supporting new "temporary-secondment start-up" businesses that are launched and run by human resources at large companies or other enterprises, for example, by raising external funding or investing their personal assets, all without leaving the companies they work for. METI’s support takes the form of a subsidy program.*1
It has adopted six new businesses after conducting a second public call from July 26 to October 1, 2021, followed by a review by an external review committee.

*1: the FY2021 budget's Business Expense Subsidies to Support the Creation of New Businesses by Large Companies' Human Resources, Etc. (Project to Promote the Creation of New Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Businesses)

2. Adopted businesses

Adopted businesses*2 Host company Business description:
Resilience Lab Co., Ltd. Meidensha Corporation Stockpile sharing of emergency power supplies, fuels, etc. for businesses
zooba Co., Ltd. DeNA Co., Ltd. Centralized license management service for cloud services
With Company Inc. DeNA Co., Ltd. Operation of online personal training service that is linked to an app
Mobirta, Co., Ltd. DENSO Corporation Data collection and development of sensing system that detects minor scratches on shared cars and rental cars
Officefaction Co., Ltd. JR East Marketing & Communications, Inc. A platform that connects idle assets (free space) in offices with content businesses
eyeForklift Co., Ltd. Fujitsu Co., Ltd. Implementation of IoT in forklift operations in paper industry warehouses, etc.

*2: In order of application number

3. Business descriptions and details about the adoptees

For more information, please refer to the website of the executive body of this project (in Japanese): the Business Expense Subsidies to Support the Creation of New Businesses by Large Companies' Human Resources, Etc.外部リンク

4. References

Overview of the subsidies for temporary-secondment start-ups*1:
These subsidies cover part of the costs for "temporary-secondment start-ups" new businesses by human resources at large companies or other enterprises who launch start-ups themselves by raising external funding or investing their personal assets, all without leaving the companies they work for. One condition is that the newly established start-up cannot be a subsidiary of the host company or enterprise. (The host company or enterprise of the seconded person must not own 20% or more of the start-up's shares). For more information, please refer to the website above.

Division in Charge

Human Resources Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau