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Start-up Support Fund (Donations)


The Start-up Support Fund was established to support entrepreneurial faculty members and students wishing to start their own business and accelerate the sharing of Tokyo Tech research findings with the public.

This fund is backed by donations from companies and other advocates and friends of Tokyo Tech, and supports the following activities to close the gap between Tokyo Tech research findings and the firm implementation of these findings in society in order to create positive impact in the world.

Tokyo Tech welcomes gifts to support these activities. It is possible to specify one or more research fields to support .

Activities primarily supported by the fund

1. Programs to support commercialization of research findings (gap funding)

These programs aim to bridge the gap between research and commercialization, offering faculty and students who plan to commercialize their technology seeds with funding for prototype development, mentoring, and other support during their entrepreneurial journey.

2. Activities to generate interest in entrepreneurship and develop budding entrepreneurs

  • Seminars to enhance entrepreneurial knowledge
  • Pitch events
  • Demo days involving presentations from gap fund recipients, etc.

3. Networking activities

  • Networking and other exchange events

Research fields to support

1. If you would like to specify research field(s) to support, please choose from the following:

  • Life science (i.e. biotechnology)
  • Society and Environment (i.e. green energy, green transformation, robots, architecture)
  • Computing and Electronics (i.e. quantum computing)
  • Chemistry and Materials

Note: For other fields, please inquire using the contact details below.

2. You can also choose not to specify any particular field.

How to give

You can make a gift using Tokyo Tech’s secure online platform.

In the donation form, please check “Other” under “Area of Support” and specify “Start-up Support Fund”.

Tax benefits

Japanese residents may be eligible for tax benefits. Consult your tax advisor for details.
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Donations from U.S. residents to the Tokyo Tech Fund through Give2Asia qualify for tax benefits.

Contact Information

Innovation Design Platform
Office of Research and Innovation
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 Japan

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