Leave a Nest Singapore (LVNS) is Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partner for Tokyo, Japan.
LVNS was established in 2010 as the leading deep technology innovation platform in Southeast Asia. Since 2014, the company’s flagship programme, TechPlanter, an annual seed accelerator programme, has been expanding rapidly across the region with the aim to discover and nurture startups in the deep science and technology space. As of August 2021, more than 1,500 teams have participated in TechPlanter. LVNS has supported over 70 startups since 2014 by assisting them in the areas of collaboration for R&D, investment opportunities, and partnership with large corporates.
LVNS is partnering Enterprise Singapore to run a GIA Acceleration Programme that will support Singapore-based technology startups in entering Japan through Tokyo.
Applications for the GIA Programme to Tokyo are now open until 31 July 2022. Interested applicants can apply for the Acceleration Programme here and the Manufacturing Support Programme here.
The GIA Tokyo Acceleration Programme is targeted at Singapore-based startups across all sectors that are keen on entering the Japanese market. The programme will be held virtually over three months, where participants can expect the following:
The total programme fees are S$6,000 (excluding GST) per startup.
The GIA Tokyo Manufacturing Support Programme is targeted at Singapore-based startups and SMEs in the advanced manufacturing space, which are keen to work with a Japanese super-factory for their manufacturing and/or prototyping needs. The programme will be held virtually over three months, where participants can expect the following:
The total programme fee is S$21,000 (excluding GST) per advanced manufacturing startup/SME, after support from Enterprise Singapore.
Singapore-based technology startups and SMEs.
Do note that the programme offerings might differ slightly from the descriptions above.
Interested applicants can contact the key personnel listed below for more information on the programme:
LVNS has an extensive network across the world including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and the US. Notable international partnerships include Bloom Space and Deep Science Venture from the UK, Focus Tech Ventures from Singapore, and SMECorp from Malaysia. Their Japanese network includes large corporates such as Japan Tobacco (JT), Mitsubishi Electric, Japan Unisys, and Mitsui Chemicals. LVNS connects these corporates to startups and facilitates open innovation opportunities.
For more information on LVNS, please visit global.lne.st.