Why Aichi-Nagoya?

Aichi Prefecture is located almost at the center of Japan. It has a rich natural environment, and an abundant workforce and human resources; all of them as a whole serve as a base for the well-balanced growth of industry, commerce and agriculture in the prefecture. In particular, Aichi Prefecture is the home of a cluster of manufacturing-related companies, in particular, in the transport machinery industry (automobiles, airplanes, etc.). From 1977 to today, Aichi has maintained its first place in Japan in terms of the value of its total shipments of manufactured products.

In Nagoya area (the capital of Aichi Prefecture), one of the three major economic areas in Japan, manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, and machine tools are located. Its scale is the largest in Japan. Commerce and service business have been developed in Nagoya, the central city of the area, based on the accumulation of the history of manufacturing industry. The city has well-balanced industrial structure. Moreover, it has easy access to other countries as well as any part of Japan, because it is located in the central part of Japan and its infrastructure of land, sea, and air is in good condition. Nagoya City welcomes the companies seeking a business opportunity with the best environment.


Allure Aichi "Technology"

Message from Governor of Aichi Prefecture


Onward into tomorrow from the midst of Japan

Message from Mayor of the City of Nagoya


Connecting IoT Startups Worldwide with Manufacturing/related Companies in Aichi-Nagoya

Business Matching Event

Are you an IoT related company? If you are looking to collaborate with Japanese manufacturing companies in Japan, this event is for you. Aichi-Nagoya Startups Consortium will hold an online business matching event to connect IoT startups worldwide with manufacturing/related companies in Aichi-Nagoya, which is home to TOYOTA, DENSO, AISIN and many others (especially in automobile, aerospace, and robotics sectors).


Program Schedule (JST; please note that the schedule is still tentative):

Day 1
29 Jan 2021 (Fri)
10:00-13:00 (JST)
Asia x Transport revolution
China (9:00-12:00(CST))
Korea (10:00-13:00(KST))
Day 2
5 Feb 2021 (Fri)
13:00-16:00 (JST)
Asia x Smart technology
China (12:00-15:00(CST))
Malaysia (12:00-15:00(MST))
Thailand (11:00-14:00(TST))
Day 3
12 Feb 2021 (Fri)
17:00-20:00 (JST)
Western Europe x Industry 4.0
Germany (9:00-12:00(CET))
Switzerland (9:00-12:00(CET))
United Kingdom (8:00-11:00(GMT))
Day 4
19 Feb 2021 (Fri)
9:00-12:00 (JST)
North America x Forefront engineering
United States (16:00-19:00(PST))
Day 5
25 Feb 2021 (Thu)
17:00-20:00 (JST)
Israel & Central and Eastern Europe x AI
Israel (10:00-13:00(IST))
Czech (9:00-12:00(CET))
Latvia (10:00-13:00(EET))
Estonia (10:00-13:00(EET))


Aichi-Nagoya Consortium for Promoting International Cooperation of Startups, composed of local governments and supporting organizations, is committed to developing startups in Aichi Prefecture and supporting the manufacturing industry by cooperation with leading startups overseas. Our consortium promotes startups and the manufacturing industry through various programs including training programs and matching events.

Aichi-Nagoya is the world’s leading industrial manufacturing region, which is home to automobile, aerospace and robotics manufactures like TOYOTA, DENSO and AISIN.
Aichi-Nagoya Consortium for Promoting International Cooperation of Startups strives for development of the regional startups and the manufacturing industry in Aichi-Nagoya through the collaboration of various sectors in our region, such as the Aichi Prefectural Government, the City of Nagoya and other public organizations.
We serve as a bridge toward facilitating business relations internationally, under cooperation with leading startups overseas.