Subsidy Programme for Global Innovation Centres

Aug 19, 2016


JETRO will implement "Subsidy Programme for Global Innovation Centres" (FY2015 Supplementary Budget)

with the aim of drawing investments and excellent management resources from overseas by promoting location of high value-added sections of overseas companies such as R&D facilities, and making Japan a high value-added hub and innovation base for global value chains.

This subsidy programme subsidises the cost of (1) establishment of global innovation centres, 

(2) experimental studies, or (3) feasibility studies (F/S) in Japan with respect to projects connected to regenerative medicine or IoT (=Internet of Things) by foreign / foregin affiliated companies, in collaboration with Japanese companies, universities, public research institutions or other organisations.

The outline of the subsidy programme is as follows:

For more information, please refer to Application Guidlines of Subsidy Programme for Global Innovation Centres.

Application Guidelines and Submission of Application Forms



Period of Application

 Public Announcement: Tuesday 16th February to Friday 9th September, 2016  (12:00 p.m. Japan Time)

 *The next (and the last) deadline is Friday 9th September, 2016 (no later than 12:00 p.m. Japan time).

 *Please feel free to contact JETRO for any consultation before submitting the application.

   Please use the checklist (

   before the submission.

   Application forms shall be submitted to the following address by mail or in person.

Schedule after the Application (Tentative)

  9th September: deadline of the application

  Mid September- late September: screening  and selection

  Early October: Notification of result of selection

  Mid October: Grant petition

  Late October -early November: Notification of grant decision (Start of project)

  Early November- 3rd February: Project implementation

  3rd February, 2017: Completion of Project

Reference: Selection Results

The past screening results are on the following website:

First seletion:

Second selection:

Third selection:


Secretariat for Subsidy Programme for Global Innovation Centres Invest Japan Department, JETRO Ark Mori Building 6F,  12-32 Akasaka 1-Chome,  Minatoku, Tokyo, 107-6006, JAPAN

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