Recruitment of Partner Companies for Oyster Farming Demonstration Experiment
Numata BASE is looking for oyster farmers from all over Japan to conduct a demonstration experiment with us in order to “aim for the world’s most sustainable oyster farming”. The new business “Pallets into Oyster Rafts,” which was started in November 2019 on an idea basis to bring productivity to welfare and improve the value of people with disabilities, was selected for the “Next Innovator 始動(Shidou) 2020” held from August 2020, and will be re-launched after undergoing brush-ups.
We would like to ask for your cooperation in the demonstration experiment of this model, which will realize a sustainable world by mutually complementing the issues faced by the welfare, fishery, and transportation industries.
Numata BASE LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Numata BASE”), which aims to become the world’s most sustainable oyster farmer, will begin accepting applications from oyster farmers from all over Japan to work together as partners in a demonstration experiment that will incorporate waste materials and employment of people with disabilities into the oyster production process, starting today, December 21, 2020.
This project is based on “Pallets into Oyster Rafts,” which won the Grand Prize at the Pallets Award 2019 held in November 2019, and aims to reduce costs while minimizing environmental impact by incorporating oyster rafts manufactured using Numata BASE’s expertise in supporting people with disabilities and processing methods for discarded wooden pallets into the oyster farming production process. By incorporating oyster rafts manufactured using Numata BASE’s expertise in supporting people with disabilities and processing methods for discarded wooden pallets into the oyster farming production process, we aim to reduce costs and create jobs while curbing environmental impact. In addition, this model was selected for the “Next Innovator 始動(Shidou) 2020” held from August 2020, and has been refined through brush-ups.
From December 21, 2020, 00:00 Japan time to March 31, 2021, 23:59 Japan time.
Outline of the experiment
- Oyster farming on oyster rafts made from discarded wooden pallets.
- Employing mentally and intellectually challenged people in the production process.
- Brushing up the support manual.
Corporations, organizations, and individuals that fall under any of the following
- engage in oyster farming in Japan.
- Have the fishing rights to cultivate oysters.
- Want to support Numata BASE with all your might.
[About Numata BASE LLC.]
Our corporate philosophy is to “make the world more interesting. We are working to eliminate barriers such as age, gender, nationality, disability, hobbies, LGBT, etc., in order to eliminate the “difficulty of living” for all people. As a first step, I chose to work in the social welfare industry, where I can support people to live their own lives regardless of their disabilities. I plan to continue developing projects to solve the depopulation and labor shortage in rural areas. I need many understanding people and accomplices for this activity. New things tend to be viewed with criticism and colored glasses, but we are determined to overturn those prejudices and stereotypes.
Numata BASE LLC.：https://numatabase.com
What is “始動(shidou) Next Innovator”?
The new coronavirus epidemic is causing rapid social change and a change in values around the world, and new social issues common to the entire world are emerging. Now is the time for active “innovators” to go beyond the boundaries of existing organizations and industries to find business opportunities and boldly continue to take on challenges to create new value.
The “始動(Shidou) Next Innovator” program consists of a 17-day program in Japan, a 10-day program in Silicon Valley for selected participants, and a Demo Day (scheduled for February 2021). Through practical activities with lecturers who are active on the front lines in Japan and abroad, as well as more than 80 mentors each year, the program aims to cultivate human resources with the necessary knowledge and skills through experience and innovatorship.
In order to invite participants from a wide range of people with the will to create the future, all domestic programs this year will be conducted online.