Corp. (“SoftBank”), a subsidiary of SoftBank
Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984), today announced that it launched a third
round for its ‘SoftBank
Innovation Program’, a program that seeks a wide range of innovative
solutions and technologies from around the world to consider for
The SoftBank Innovation Program’s aim is to create new value by
combining the innovative solutions and technologies of other companies
with SoftBank’s own resources. SoftBank selects applications that it
deems to be innovative and superior, and then provides funding for
prototype development, environments for test marketing and other forms
of assistance. Based on the test marketing results, SoftBank considers
product or service commercialization. In addition, starting with this
round, SoftBank may also consider investing in applicant companies.
The third round of the SoftBank Innovation Program is open to five
categories—AI as a Service*1, Disrupt*2, EdTech*3,
Home*4 and AR (augmented reality) / VR (virtual reality)—and
applications will be accepted at the SoftBank Innovation Program
*1. Artificial intelligence (AI)
*2. Innovative solutions that
disrupt existing businesses and concepts
*3. Solutions that combine
education and IT
*4. A variety of home-based services and solutions
(including smart homes)
Outline of Third Round of SoftBank Innovation Program
November 14, 2017 to January 16, 2018 (JST)
AI as a Service, Disrupt, EdTech, Home, AR/VR
Program submissions will be accepted from
organizations of all sizes, from startups to big corporations.
(Applications will be accepted from any country).
More Information on SoftBank Innovation Program / Where to apply
(SoftBank Innovation Program official website)
About SoftBank Corp.
SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984),
provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet
connection services to consumers and corporate customers in Japan.
Leveraging the innovative technologies of other SoftBank Group
companies, SoftBank Corp. is also expanding into AI, IoT, smart
robotics, FinTech, cloud security and other sectors.
SoftBank, the SoftBank name and logo are registered trademarks or
trademarks of SoftBank Group Corp. in Japan and other countries.
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