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Innovation Lighthouse Japan is co-hosting an event BioJapan meets BioCroatia on October 12th 2021
Innovation Lighthouse Japan is delighted to be associated with the Croatian Artificial Intelligence Association
We are proud to announce our new partnership with Ivana Đurokovic Interkulturna Komunikacija
ILJ has been featured in the most influential Croatian weekly business magazine LIDER (LEADER)
In the media: Our new partnership has been covered by eMeđimurje and medjimurski.hr news agencies  
We are happy to announce the partnership between ILJ and Technology Innovation Centre Međimurje!  
Technology Innovation Centre Međimurje (Business incubator, Croatia) introduced ILJ on their website Click Here


SERVICES

 

We help:

Startups & Scaleups
Startups & Scaleups
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Corporations
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Governments & NGOs
Governments & NGOs
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Our services cover:

Open Innovation and Business-Matching Platform

Innovation Lighthouse Japan business collaboration and innovation platform aims to bring together corporations, startups, scaleups, national hubs, stakeholders and the pioneers of the Japanese and European innovation movement willing to address global issues. We create an innovation network and community of successful startups that are expected to bring new values to the world and help to empower Japan’s innovation ecosystem. 

Startup Collaboration, Innovation Acceleration Programs and Events

We organize a variety of startup collaboration programs that enable positive social transformation through the power of entrepreneurship and disruptive technologies.

 

We run personalized programs, workshops, accelerator programs and pitching contests.

We work to ensure the community and local leaders have the knowledge, find the right resources and find opportunities to make a real change in society. We see our campaigns as collective efforts and tools for connecting and building a stronger innovation community.

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Cross-cultural Consultations, Education and Training

Our cross-cultural trainings and coaching sessions help individuals, teams, departments and public and private organizations to gain the right understanding of values and cultural context in which business decisions are made.

Our trainings programs provide necessary foundation and tools to develop  skills to successfully face challenges when collaborating with multinational teams. We offer programs for Japanese and non-Japanese clients as individual consultations, webinars or in-class sessions.

 


ABOUT

Innovation Lighthouse Japan (ILJ) is a community-based consultancy established in Tokyo to foster and promote collaboration and innovation between Japanese companies and startups originating from Central Europe, the Adriatic and Ionian Region.

We help public and private organizations to foster growth and catalyze change by revealing untapped creative and innovation potential from Europe.

At Innovation Lighthouse Japan, we are convinced that the key to a successful organization is the ability to go beyond the existing possibilities.


VISION

Japan as a global innovation lighthouse -  a leading knowledge and innovation society.

 


MISSION

Accelerating business transformation for leading Japanese corporations through innovation. Our mission is to promote collaboration programs and create new value through innovation that will eliminate regional, gender, language gaps and create a sustainable Japanese innovation ecosystem.

We aim to attract cutting-edge startups from the European continent to create a comprehensive open-source innovation platform accessible to our Japanese partners.


VALUES

Our company culture is about making a social impact and creating a better future for our society.  We strive for building a human-centred society based on long-lasting relationships, integrity, constant progression, and loyalty. Innovation Lighthouse Japan is dedicated to supporting the local community and embracing sustainability.

 

 
 


OUR FOCUS


OUR FOCUS

Connected Industries
MOBILITY OF PEOPLE AND GOODS

SMART SUPPLY CHAINS AND ENHANCED MANUFACTURING

HEALTHCARE

SMART CITIES, SHARING ECONOMY AND FINTECH

AI/MACHINE LEARNING
Solution-oriented and Human-centric Society
STARTUPS

SCALEUPS

CORPORATIONS

NPOs

NGOs

GOVERNMENTS
Regions

JAPAN

CENTRAL EUROPE

THE ADRIATIC
& IONIAN REGION

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Which European countries do we cover?

Central Europe

 6 EU Member States

(Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia)


and 1 non-EU country

(Switzerland)

the Adriatic & Ionian Region

4 EU Member States

(Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia)


and 6 non-EU countries

(Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,
Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia)


OUR STORY

Forward-thinking and Human-centred

At Innovation Lighthouse Japan, we are driven to create positive solutions, collaboration and idea-sharing to empower our community and create the next generation of innovation leaders to be at the forefront of the innovation movement in Japan. 

We work on empowering entrepreneurs and Japanese organizations to fostering innovation and encourage an open learning-focused mindset through international cooperation.

The power of the Entrepreneurial spirit

Innovation Lighthouse Japan supports cross-border activities and brings together corporate leaders and the most promising European enterprises to provide solutions to the biggest challenges faced by society.

Ocean of Creativity and Endless Possibilities

We believe that great ideas and solutions are born across the globe. ILJ is determined to bring the most innovative and impact making enterprises to the shores of Japan.

Diminishing borders and cultural barriers

Connecting high potential innovations and most promising scaleups with Japanese corporations.

Helping companies to catalyze transformation and reshape industries on a local and global scale

For more information about joining the ILJ Open Innovation platform, please get in touch with us.


WHY CHOOSE US

Professional Excellence

Understanding European and Japanese Business culture

Global and Regional Experience and Network

Ensuring Creative Collaboration

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THE
TEAM

 Ivana Ohbayashi
Founder

 

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Passionate to pull out all stops to revive Japanese innovation culture.
 

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PARTNERS

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CONTACT

Are you a passionate European founder, NGO or non-profit organization looking for ways to enhance social innovation in Japan?

Are you a company looking into ways to make your products or services more competitive, accessible and inclusive?

We would be glad to hear about your organization’s current challenges and see how we can work together. 

For more information about becoming an ILJ partner, please click here.

Do you have a project in mind or curious about working with us?

Head Office

Innovation Lighthouse Japan LLC

Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza 1-22-11, 2F

〒104-0061, Japan

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