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Innovative challenge to the world from Saga, Japan, Asian cosmetics cluster
Saga Prefecture, a prefecture on Kyushu island in Japan, has a wealth of natural raw materials and is growing into one of Asia's leading beauty and healthcare industry clusters. This year, we want to provide domestic and international start-ups with access to a wide variety of resources in Saga, and in turn, wish to grow our cosmetic business innovation programme globally in a win-win approach for all parties!
Our ambition is for innovative Startups from around the world to gather in Saga, and together we will become a global incubation cluster of production, sales, and development, where we can promote manufacturing and problem-solving in advanced beauty and healthcare.
Let's create a future where people can experience the joy of beauty and health together with Saga!
Themes to tackle
of joining the SAGAn Beauty & Healthcare Global Accelerator 2021
Support from local communities and governments to conduct verification experiments and prototypes
Business growth support
Support for start-ups to make the best out of resources in Saga (production, sales, development)
Support for business development in Saga Prefecture
Support for the development of distribution and sales channels from Saga to the world
Aug 20 - Sept 30
Register and complete your application form!
Oct 1 - Nov 2
The 10 Startups will be selected for the Acceleration phase
Nov 15 - Feb 27, 2022
The 10 Startups will have exclusive mentoring and access to events to develop their projects.
Feb 28 - 2022
The 10 Startups to pitch to the final jury
Please find below some articles regarding this program. The articles are in Japanese, but feel free to use a translating tool if you wish to read them!