Formulation of ecosystems inside and outside the platform

Activity Overview

In order to form a startup ecosystem in the Tohoku region, the universities participating in this platform have newly joined the Hub City Consortium and established a Platform Promotion Conference as a place to share information on the planning and operation of various measures, thereby strengthening industry-academia-government-finance collaboration within the Consortium. This has strengthened industry-academia-government-finance collaboration within the consortium.

In addition, by utilizing the resources within the consortium, the universities participating in the platform will hold pitch events and various seminars for researchers and students who aim to start their own businesses, thereby building a network and cooperation among the parties involved in the startup ecosystem in the Tohoku region. The platform is also designed to build a network of cooperation among stakeholders in the startup ecosystem in the Tohoku region.


Platform Promotion Conference


Plenary meetings of the principal and joint institutions and external cooperative organizations participating in the platform are held every two months. The meetings feature reports on the progress of each activity, such as Michinoku GAP fund,Entrepreneurship Education, Enhancement of the Entrepreneurial Environment ,and Formation and development of hub cities ecosystem , as well as serving as a place to share information from participating organizations.

Sendai Startup Ecosystem Acceleration Council

The Annual General Meeting of Reiwa 3 (2021) saw the report on the status of JST-SCORE adoption, and the Council also highlighted the development and strengthening of financing methods to promote startups in the region (GAP fund and so forth) as a priority measure.

Sendai Startup Ecosystem Acceleration Council

Our Goal

Sendai as the Capital of Social Innovation – where world-changing startups are born, and social innovators from around the world gather.

Our Mission

We seek to build a startup ecosystem that continuously creates new values through industry-government-academia-finance-labor-media collaboration, to work with people tackling social issues, and to realize solutions for regional issues in Sendai and Tohoku and revitalization of the regional economy.


We will provide support for corporations and individuals who continuously attempt to create social and economic impact, while taking advantage of Sendai’s own strengths and characteristics.