NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 9.0Contest Results

Result of Grand Finale

Finalists of Grand Finale

ResultCompany name / SolutionSolution
AnchorZ

Highly advanced authentication solution that works like magic, which can be used by anyone without any stress

https://anchorz.co.jp/

Highly advanced authentication solution that works like magic, which can be used by anyone without any stress

https://anchorz.co.jp/
云拿科技/Cloudpick

Provides cashier-free store solutions to retailers, transfers traditional stores into fully digitized, smart ones.

http://www.cloudpick.me/

Provides cashier-free store solutions to retailers, transfers traditional stores into fully digitized, smart ones.

http://www.cloudpick.me/
Audience AwardInnoviz Technologies

MEMS-based Solid-State LiDAR for use in highly-automated and autonomous vehicles, and non-automotive applications

https://innoviz.tech

MEMS-based Solid-State LiDAR for use in highly-automated and autonomous vehicles, and non-automotive applications

https://innoviz.tech
WinnerFlytBase

The world's first Internet of Drones (IoD) software platform for deploying fully-automated commercial drones at scale.

https://flytbase.com

The world's first Internet of Drones (IoD) software platform for deploying fully-automated commercial drones at scale.

https://flytbase.com
Lucep

Turn your sales agents into digital agents by engaging online channels such as social media to generate leads for the business.

https://lucep.com/

Turn your sales agents into digital agents by engaging online channels such as social media to generate leads for the business.

https://lucep.com/
OpenDataSoft

Data-as-a-Service solution designed for organizations to industrialize data delivery to their business stakeholders

https://www.opendatasoft.com/

Data-as-a-Service solution designed for organizations to industrialize data delivery to their business stakeholders

https://www.opendatasoft.com/
TravelPerk

TravelPerk is the only next-generation business travel booking & management platform for companies of any size that is 100% free.

https://www.travelperk.com/

TravelPerk is the only next-generation business travel booking & management platform for companies of any size that is 100% free.

https://www.travelperk.com/
Enigmedia

Plug&Play industrial cybersecurity prevention, mitigation and compliance (and much more!)

http://enigmedia.es/

Plug&Play industrial cybersecurity prevention, mitigation and compliance (and much more!)

http://enigmedia.es/
HeartWatch

TeiaCare is the first caregiver's digital assistant, for post-acute hospitals'​ patients and nursing homes'​ residents.

https://www.heartwatch.io

TeiaCare is the first caregiver's digital assistant, for post-acute hospitals'​ patients and nursing homes'​ residents.

https://www.heartwatch.io
Judge AwardIotium

ioTium offers a converged infrastructure as a managed service for Fortune 500 organizations looking to enable secure, scalable IIoT deployment today.

https://www.iotium.io/

ioTium offers a converged infrastructure as a managed service for Fortune 500 organizations looking to enable secure, scalable IIoT deployment today.

https://www.iotium.io/
Catalia Health

Scalable chronic disease care management programs to patients using an interactive robot with conversations tailored to each patient.

http://cataliahealth.com

Scalable chronic disease care management programs to patients using an interactive robot with conversations tailored to each patient.

http://cataliahealth.com
Pantonium On-Demand Transit

Pantonium is a cloud-based software company providing mobile applications, artificial intelligence and route optimization for efficient on-demand public transportation.

https://pantonium.com/

Pantonium is a cloud-based software company providing mobile applications, artificial intelligence and route optimization for efficient on-demand public transportation.

https://pantonium.com/
NumberBoost

NumberBoost builds custom A.I. solutions focused on real-time computer vision using deep learning, edge computing and privacy-preserving federated machine learning.

https://www.numberboost.com/

NumberBoost builds custom A.I. solutions focused on real-time computer vision using deep learning, edge computing and privacy-preserving federated machine learning.

https://www.numberboost.com/
GeoSpock

GeoSpock’s spatial big data platform provides in-depth analytics, builds rapid insights and enables powerful predictions across space and time.

http://geospock.com

GeoSpock’s spatial big data platform provides in-depth analytics, builds rapid insights and enables powerful predictions across space and time.

http://geospock.com
Applicado

Layette exports the world’s best maternity and child care knowledge coming from Finland.

https://www.layetteapp.fi/

Layette exports the world’s best maternity and child care knowledge coming from Finland.

https://www.layetteapp.fi/
Special AwardTNH Health

AI-powered text-message based chatbot that provides mental health monitoring, triage and support.

http://www.tnh.health

AI-powered text-message based chatbot that provides mental health monitoring, triage and support.

http://www.tnh.health
TasaTop

Marketplace of savings and investments for Latin America, we connect people with financial institutions through auctions, profiling and differentiated products.

https://www.tasatop.com

Marketplace of savings and investments for Latin America, we connect people with financial institutions through auctions, profiling and differentiated products.

https://www.tasatop.com
Global Shopex

"Easy-to-integrate" checkout and international logistics solution which enables online merchants to accept and ship orders to 220 countries. Taxes & Duties calculation and shipping optimization.

https://www.globalshopex.com/

"Easy-to-integrate" checkout and international logistics solution which enables online merchants to accept and ship orders to 220 countries. Taxes & Duties calculation and shipping optimization.

https://www.globalshopex.com/
Expediente Azul

Automating the document gathering process from customers requesting a loan speeding up the KYC process 2.5X and reducing abandonment 2X

https://expedienteazul.com/

Automating the document gathering process from customers requesting a loan speeding up the KYC process 2.5X and reducing abandonment 2X

https://expedienteazul.com/
BlueWorks

BlueWorks provides Ophthalmologists with all exam data without resorting to multiple software tools or paper, and supports units' KPIs or research data needs easily.

http://www.blueworks.pt/

BlueWorks provides Ophthalmologists with all exam data without resorting to multiple software tools or paper, and supports units' KPIs or research data needs easily.

http://www.blueworks.pt/

Overview of The Grand Finale

Date and time14th March, 2019 14:00 – 20:30
VenueNTT DATA Headquarter
3-3-3 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-6033
http://www.nttdata.com/jp/ja/corporate/profile/guide/map_en.html
Judges
  • Dr. Shuichiro Yamamoto
    Professor, Software Science and Technology Group,
    Department of Information Engineering,
    Nagoya University
  • Dr. Shuji Honjo
    Managing Director
    Honjo International
    Visiting Professor, TAMA Graduate School of Business
    Profile
  • Dr. Koji Osawa
    Managing Director & Co-founder
    Global Catalyst Partners
    Global Catalyst Partners Japan
    Profile
  • Takayuki Inagawa
    President and CEO
    NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.
  • Hiro Nishiguchi
    Co-founder and Executive Managing Director
    Japan Innovation Network,
    Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP
    Profile
  • Tim Romero
    Host of Disruptive Japan
    Serial Entrepreneur
    Profile
Agenda
Entry for the pitch dayInvitation only.

Result of each Venue Pitch Contest

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Overview

Objective

We are seeking proposals for innovative big businesses that lead to a new global platform to solve SDGs (17 global challenges) by synthesizing service solutions provided by NTT DATA and solutions proposed by startups.

Overview

NTT DATA and our global group companies can accept proposals for challenges through any selection to be organized from November 2018 to February 2019 in 20 cities around the globe. After selections in each city, the Grand Finale will be held on March 13th and 14th, 2019, in Tokyo.
Proposals will be evaluated through selections by local contest partners as well as selections in each place. The Grand Champion will be selected by our business units around the world or external judges at the Grand Finale.

Challenges
NTT DATA expects proposals for these 7 challenges:
1. Healthcare & Life Sciences /2. Finance, Insurance & payments / 3. Automotive & IoT / 4. RPA & Back Office / 5. Storefront & Digital Marketing / 6. Data Distribution / 7. Disruptive Social Innovation
Details of Challenges >
When to apply
Application begins 18th September 2018, Tuesday, 15:00 JST
Application deadline is 16th November 2018, Friday, 17:00 JST
Who can apply
Incorporated start-ups with advanced technology
(Only English or Japanese application will be acceptable.)
How to apply
  1. STEP 1: Submit the application form
  2. STEP 2: Prepare a business plan (PDF file/within 10 pages/up to 8MB) and submit it to the contest office via e-mail.
※what is a business plan?
Screening criteria
  • ・Synergy with NTT DATA
  • ・novelty, feasibility, competitive advantage, growth potential, business scale, user needs, social impact, etc.

Note: Detailed proposal on the synergy with NTT DATA is required

Contact
NTT DATA office in JAPAN
E-mail: toyosu-no-minatokara@realize-corp.jp
You are advised to see FAQ before inquiry.
Materials
  • ・Introduction Movie of NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest(YouTube)
  • ・Contest Leaflet(PDF)

Screening process

Message

Dr. Shuji Honjo
Managing Director
Honjo International
Visiting Professor, TAMA Graduate School of Business

Dr. Honjo provides business consulting to Japanese and U.S. companies, focusing on new business development. He is Advisor to Japanese and U.S. companies such as 500 Startups, Net Service Ventures, and Kozo Keikaku Engineering. He is also Visiting Professor at Tama Graduate School of Business.

He is active in entrepreneurial education and community development, as a mentor with Founder Institute, Shido Next Innovator, Fukuoka Prefecture etc. He led the Japanese Miniter’s project to promote medical ventures in 2016.

He founded and represented the Tokyo office of General Atlantic LLC. He was Assistant to Chairman and Group Strategy Manager of CSK/SEGA Group, a leader in enterprise IT and digital entertainment in Japan. He has extensive consulting experiences with BCG in Tokyo and CSC in California.

Dr. Honjo has Ph.D. in International Studies from Waseda University, MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and BS from the University of Tokyo.

Website: http://www.honjo.biz/en

Dr. Koji Osawa
Managing Director & Co-founder
Global Catalyst Partners
Global Catalyst Partners Japan

Dr. Osawa has over thirty years of experience in investment and management of high-tech companies in Japan, the U.S. and Asia. He co-founded Global Catalyst Partners (GCP) in 1999 and Global Catalyst Partners Japan (GCP-J) in 2014.

GCP is a venture capital fund established in Silicon Valley that invests primarily in early stage companies active in the areas of IT sector. GCP has established three funds with a total amount of over $300M. Dr. Osawa also founded GCP-J in 2014 that focuses investment opportunities primarily in Japan.

Prior to GCP, he was at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading firm in the world, for 14 years, starting in 1985. He was Division Manager of Mitsubishi International Corporation (Palo Alto Office) from 1993 through 1999. He was responsible for business development with high-tech companies in Silicon Valley in the areas of semiconductors, communications and software.

Dr. Osawa is on the board of Verient, Fuller, Hospitality ONE, Axismotion, Veeple and Vanguard Industries.
He also works closely with SoundHound.

He serves on the Board of Directors of several NPOs: Global Catalyst Foundation, Digital Divide Data and Keizai Silicon Valley.

Dr. Osawa received a BS in Electronics from Keio University, Japan and Ph.D. in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan.

Hiro Nishiguchi
Co-founder and Executive Managing Director
Japan Innovation Network,
Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP

Mr. Hiro Nishiguchi is co-founder and Executive Managing Director of Japan Innovation Network (JIN) . He is also Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP.

JIN is a non-profit innovation accelerator for a multinational company in Japan. JIN assists member companies to implement innovation management and deliver innovation results through an innovation acceleration program.

JIN and UNDP also manage an open innovation platform: SHIP (SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform) globally. SHIP is a platform which connects various stakeholders such as public, private, civil and academic sectors.

JIN and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) run an innovation 100 committee which is a community of CEOs who are committed to innovation activities within their organizations.

Prior to JIN, he was Executive Managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan’s largest public-private investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity, and was a Worldwide Partner at Mercer. He worked as an officer at the World Bank Group in Washington DC.

He holds MBA from Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University and BA from Sophia University.

Tim Romero
Host of Disruptive Japan
Serial Entrepreneur

Tim Romero is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur, podcaster and author who has started four companies and led Japan market entry for others since coming to Japan more than 25 years ago.

Tim hosts the Disrupting Japan podcast and is deeply involved in Japan's startup community as an investor, founder and mentor.