On June 2022, 6, the commendation ceremony for the Japan Startup Awards (formerly Japan Venture Awards) 2 was held at the Prime Minister's Office, which is given to companies that have created businesses with social impact that will serve as next-generation role models.Synspective Inc., which provides a solution that enables high-frequency observation at night and in bad weather with a small satellite that irradiates radio waves by itself, was selected for the newly established Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Startup Award.
This time, a total of 179 startup companies, including start-ups from universities, submitted applications, and after being selected by an expert review committee, the Prime Minister's Award, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award, and examination The winners of the committee special award have been decided.
Synspective Inc., which received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award (University Startup Award), was established in 2018.We will sell and provide solutions for satellite data that can be observed frequently at night and in bad weather by using our own small SAR satellite (a satellite that irradiates and observes radio waves by itself).The technologies of the Aerospace Research and Development Organization, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the University of Tokyo were integrated by Professor Shirasaka of Keio University Graduate School and put into practical use at the company.About a year after its establishment, it has exceeded the world's fastest cumulative procurement amount of 1 billion yen as a space startup.
Astroscale Holdings Co., Ltd., which works on services aimed at a sustainable space environment such as the removal of space debris, was selected as the grand prize of the Prime Minister's Award.In addition, the Global Award of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry is Smart News Co., Ltd., a news app for smartphones, and the Diversity Award of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry is the Microfinance Business Gojo & Company Co., Ltd., and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award. User Like, Inc., which operates the flower subscription service Bloomy, was selected for the Agricultural Startup Award, Visask Co., Ltd., a spot consulting service, and Heralbonnie Co., Ltd., which commercialized art for people with disabilities, were selected for the Jury Special Award. Was done.
According to the Cabinet Public Relations Secretary, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said, "I think that startups will turn social issues into an engine of growth and embody new capitalism. We have positioned this year as the" first year of startups "and will do our utmost to develop it. I want to mention it. "
reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Regarding the decision of the winners of the "Japan Startup Award 2022"
[Prime Minister's Office] Japan Startup Award 2022 Award Ceremony