Elephantech Chosen as “Innovation Showcase” at the “2023 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards”

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Elephantech has been chosen as one of the 5 Japanese startup companies to participate in the prestigious “Innovation Showcase” at the “2023 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards.”
This recognition highlights Elephantech’s new technologies and innovative business ideas that have the potential for a significant global impact.

“The Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards” is an initiative co-organized by the Japan Society of Northern California and Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center, aimed at fostering collaboration between Japan and the United States while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Globally recognized companies such as Dropbox, Mercari, Preferred Networks, and Tesla, which have been previous award recipients, have achieved remarkable success in the global market after receiving the award.

Elephantech was selected for the “Innovation Showcase” from a pool of over 100 companies. The selection process involved rigorous review, discussion, and voting from esteemed members of the Innovation Advisory Council, which comprises venture investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and academic experts from both Japan and the United States.

As the reasons for our selection:

Elephantech, the first mass-producer of inkjet-printed circuit boards, has developed a process that makes major reductions in CO2 emissions and water consumption. Selection for the Innovation Showcase recognizes this startup’s potential to make major contributions to sustainability in this manufacturing industry.

Shinya Shimizu, Elephantech’s co-founder, CEO, and CTO, will speak at the “Innovation Showcase Presentation” (Thursday, July 20, 2023, 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM, PST) during the “2023 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium.”

▶ Japan – U.S.INNOVATION AWARDS: https://www.usjinnovate.org/
▶ Press Release: Five Japanese Startup Companies to be Featured in Innovation Showcase of 2023 Japan–US Innovation Awards Program

Elephantech is committed to advancing manufacturing process technology, developing cutting-edge equipment, and exploring new areas of manufacturing through inkjet printing, aligned with our mission of “Making the world sustainable with new manufacturing technologies.” We are dedicated to reducing environmental burdens and promoting sustainability in the global electronics industry.

Title 2023 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium
Date Thursday, July 20th,2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, PST
Venue Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University
326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105

The organizers:

Japan Society of Northern California( https://www.usajapan.org/ )

Founded in 1905, the Japan Society of Northern California works to advance U.S. – Japan collaboration and understanding in a global context. The Society offers an array of programs and networking opportunities for people and organizations in the Bay Area with a strong interest in Japan. It is the place to go for U.S. – Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking.The Society offers unique programs that draw on the diversity of our region, its importance and an exemplar of innovation and economic growth, and our historic ties to Japan, across fields including business, technology, and the arts.

Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center ( https://asia.stanford.edu/ )

The US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an industry-funded center in Stanford University under the Stanford Global Studies initiative. Established in 1992, the US-ATMC conducts education and research into innovation and emerging business trends in technology-intensive industries. Its courses and public programs provide Stanford students and the Silicon Valley community with knowledge and analytical capabilities that are important to global success in high-tech fields in the 21st century.

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