We will use technology to connect people and oceans around the world to realize a sustainable marine industry
A team led by Numata BASE LLC (Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, CEO: Michio Imai, hereinafter referred to as “Numata BASE”) is pleased to announce that the acceleration program “HIROSHIMA SANDBOX D-EGGS Project” (hereinafter referred to as “D EGGS Project” (hereinafter referred to as “D-EGGS Project”), a team led by Michio Imai and Numata BASE (hereinafter referred to as “Numata BASE”) is pleased to announce the release of a web video for a limited time (March 10, 2021 – March 31, 2021).
In the web video, the team members introduce the members with diverse backgrounds and talk about the barnacle prevention and removal technology and the future that Seatec HIROSHIMA will bring. We hope you enjoy it.（ https://newnormal.hiroshima-sandbox.jp/contest_category2/622.html ）
The “Hiroshima Sandbox” is a project sponsored by Hiroshima Prefecture as part of its efforts to promote digital transformation, in which ideas for redefining the New Normal through the use of digital technology are solicited and demonstration experiments are conducted to realize them.
Numata BASE (https://numatabase.com) will be releasing a web video as part of the final selection process for the D-EGGS project.
Video URL: https://newnormal.hiroshima-sandbox.jp/contest_category2/622.html
A web video introducing the team members of “Umi ga Ike Jike”, the team to which Ms. Imai, the representative of Numata BASE (https://numatabase.com), belongs, as well as information on barnacle prevention technology, etc., will be released today as part of the final selection process for the D-EGGS project to be launched on March 10, 2021. The video is part of the final selection process for the D-EGGS project, which will start on March 10, 2021.
The D-EGGS project received 391 applications from all over Japan by the deadline of January 20, 2021, and as a result of a rigorous screening process, 100 ideas that passed the first round were selected. (List of ideas that made it through the first round:https://newnormal.hiroshima-sandbox.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/f83de80ca7fb369daa18e42692312ec0.pdf ）
For the final selection, web videos of the 100 ideas that passed the preliminary selection will be made public, and public evaluation will be conducted by the general public. The drafters themselves talked about their unique ideas for the new normal era, including our “Seatec HIROSHIMA, which solves the problems of the sea from Hiroshima and updates the world’s oceans. If you have an idea that you think would make your life more convenient and comfortable, please support the idea that you want to see realized!
The public evaluation period will start on March 10, 2021 and will run until March 31, 2021.
To vote, click here:https://newnormal.hiroshima-sandbox.jp/contest_category2/622.html
Hiroshima Prefecture has launched the “D-EGGS Project,” an acceleration program that invites ideas for redefining the new normal through the use of digital technology and conducts demonstration experiments to realize them in the “Hiroshima Sandbox,” which has been part of the prefecture’s efforts to promote digital transformation. The program invites proposals for solutions (products, applications, services, etc.) that adapt to new lifestyles, such as online, from all over the country in light of the changes in the social environment that have made it essential to take measures against three densities. The project supports the development of prototypes through co-creation by players from inside and outside of the prefecture, as well as demonstration experiments in the prefecture’s fields.
The main objective of Seatec Hiroshima, a sustainable ocean platform that we are aiming to realize, is to update everything related to the world’s oceans. Hiroshima is one of the few municipalities in Japan that combines the fishing, manufacturing, and shipbuilding industries, and it is a rare region that has accumulated some of the best technology and history in Japan. Hiroshima is one of the few municipalities in Japan that combines fisheries, manufacturing, and shipbuilding.
Currently, the D-EGGS project is in a brush-up period, and we are conducting hearings and developing prototypes based in Hiroshima. The number of team members has also increased, and the project has become a place for co-creation among innovators from diverse backgrounds and generations. We hope you will continue to support us as we work towards the final selection while deepening our cooperation with all related parties.
Below are some details about Seatec HIROSHIMA, a sustainable marine fisheries platform.
By combining blue light-emitting diodes and other advanced Japanese technologies, we are working to solve the problems that barnacles pose to the fishing industry and update the world’s fisheries. Barnacles have been considered an inseparable part of the fishing industry, as they adhere to the bottoms of fishing vessels and inhibit the growth of cultured fish and shellfish. In addition, in Japan, where the population is aging, the physical work of removing barnacles by hand is very taxing, and sustainable business operations are becoming increasingly difficult. Through the active use of a variety of advanced technologies, we aim to remove barnacles and transform the fishing industry from a labor-intensive to a knowledge-intensive one.
Synergy with Hiroshima
Hiroshima has a combination of fisheries, manufacturing, and shipbuilding industries, and there are few municipalities in Japan that meet the same requirements. We would like to work on businesses that make the most of the natural and economic assets that Hiroshima Prefecture possesses, and we believe that we can create synergies together that cannot be created elsewhere. We believe that together we can create synergies that cannot be created elsewhere. The various mechanisms and businesses created will be reproducible, and will be widely deployed around the world as “Seatec HIROSHIMA,” making Hiroshima a leading region in the fisheries industry.
The unique feature of this team is that it is composed of innovators who all love the ocean. In addition, almost all of us are new business managers of major companies, entrepreneurs, and experienced startup managers who have come from the “Startup” innovator development program sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We are a group of innovators with a wide range of ages and diverse backgrounds, with the theme of co-creation with the next generation.
■CEO / CCO（ Chief Executive Officer and Chief Communications Officer）
今井 道夫（ いまい・みちお / Michio Imai ）
Social Welfare and Oyster Farming Startup Management / Social Innovator
■CFO / CDO（ Chief Financial Officer and Chief Data Officer ）
樗木 勇人（ ちしゃき・はやと / Hayato Chishaki ）
Head of new business development at a major manufacturer / Experienced startup manager / Free innovator
■COO / CMO（ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer ）
守 雅彦（ もり・まさひこ / Masahiko Mori ）
Maritime agent / Worked for a trading company specializing in maritime affairs / Ocean evangelist (evangelist of the sea)
■CTO（ Chief Technology Officer ）
大石 翼（ おおいし・つばさ / Tubasa Oishi ）
elementary school student / Winner of robotics contests
■CIO（ Chief Information Officer ）
河野 敬文（ かわの・たかふみ / Takafumi Kawano ）
programmer / Startup management of hardware and software development / yoga instructor
■CBO（ Chief Brand Officer ）
大石 愛衣（ おおいし・あい / Ai Oishi ）
Clinical Engineering Technician / entrepreneur
■CDO（ Chief Design Officer ）
岩井 隆浩（ いわい・たかひろ / Takahiro Iwai ）
Real-time VR Tourism Startup Management / Designer / Ex-Marine Self-Defense Force
What is the HIROSHIMA SANDBOX D-EGGS Project?
As part of our efforts to promote digital transformation, we have been working on the “Hiroshima Sandbox”, an acceleration program that invites ideas for redefining the new normal through the use of digital technology, and conducts demonstration experiments to realize them. HIROSHIMA SANDBOX D-EGGS Project”.
Implementation period: November 26, 2020 (Thursday) – September 30, 2021 (planned)
Project name: D-EGGS PROJECT by Hiroshima Sandbox
Project description: Call for ideas for solving problems that have emerged due to the spread of new coronavirus infections using digital technology. A maximum of 13 million yen per project will be subsidized to support demonstration experiments through the acceleration program.
Application guidelines: See the special website.（ https://newnormal.hiroshima-sandbox.jp/ ）
First round of application period: November 26, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Announcement of 1st round selection results: January 31, 2021 (online press release scheduled)
Secondary screening period / February 1, 2021 to mid-April, 2021
Public evaluation / March 10 – 31, 2021
Final judging announcement: Mid-April 2021 (online event to be held)
Demonstration Experiment Period: Mid-April to Mid-October 2021
Results presentation / Mid-October 2021
【Key points of this project】
(1) Support for demonstration experiments of up to 13 million yen per idea + support for accommodation expenses of up to 10 million yen for companies outside the prefecture
The 30 ideas that are finally selected for this project will be subjected to demonstration experiments through a detailed acceleration program. Up to 13 million yen will be provided to cover the necessary expenses for these demonstration experiments. In addition, if a company or organization outside of Hiroshima Prefecture is selected, it can use the “Hiroshima Office Planning Subsidy Project “A Little Hiroshima Prefecture”” to subsidize the actual costs of up to 10 million yen for transportation, accommodation, office rent, etc. necessary for the demonstration experiment in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The budget has an upper limit, so please refer to the following URL for details.
(Contact : In-Prefecture Investment Promotion Division)
(2) Aiming to create an ecosystem with Hiroshima as its stage
We will implement an acceleration program based on a long-term vision. This project aims to create an innovation ecosystem with Hiroshima Prefecture as its stage. By matching human resources and companies from inside and outside of the prefecture with a focus on regional characteristics and regional issues, we aim to promote innovation and create a Hiroshima Prefecture with a concentration of advanced industries and human resources.
For reference : https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/236399
Image of ecosystem formation
(3) Setting up adoption quotas from multiple angles to discover and foster diverse ideas
We will design a program that provides opportunities for ideas to be adopted not only by existing large companies and start-up companies, but also by the entire nation. Specifically, we will set up application quotas for technical college students nationwide, and adopt special quotas that will be determined by public evaluation, etc., in anticipation of support that values potential.
(4) Assigning a secretariat to materialize the long-term concept
The organization of the secretariat for this project consists of companies that bridge Hiroshima and Tokyo, and will operate the secretariat by making use of their respective characteristics. The secretariat of this project is made up of companies that bridge Hiroshima and Tokyo, and will operate the secretariat using the characteristics of each company.
For more details, please refer to the outline of the secretariat below.
(5) Seeking ecosystem partners and sponsors to support the entire project
We are seeking ecosystem partners and official sponsors to participate in the acceleration program, which will provide comprehensive support for the various players in the demonstration experiment and contribute to the formation of a long-term ecosystem. This will improve the accuracy of the demonstration experiments and raise the probability of growth, such as the commercialization of the solicited ideas.
For more information, please contact the secretariat.
【About D-EGGS PROJECT】
We will be providing a variety of information on this site in the future.
【Overview of the project’s secretariat】
■Overview of Wacto (in charge of IT engineering domain)
Location：East Inter Building 9F, 2-7-3 Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
■Outline of Samurai Incubate (in charge of seed and early-stage VC area)
Name：Samurai Incubate Co.
Location：1-3-50 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
■DIA Overview (PR Platform Area)
Name：Daiichi Agency Co.
Location：1-16-1 Nishimachi, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Contact：Miyagawa, Higashi, Tonan