Innovation Accelerator

Innovation Accelerator

JETRO’s innovation department supports Japanese businesses that wish to expand outside of Japan. The department also supports US businesses that wish to enter the Japanese market.

With a focus on startups, the innovation department connects young businesses with mentors and potential investors, all the while guiding them through the arduous process of conducting business in the US.

Through JETRO’s various contacts and partnerships, companies are connected with accelerators and industry experts to help them every step of the way.

Program for Japan's Startups


JETRO Innovation Program (JIP)


A 10-month acceleration program for
IP-oriented startup companies.

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Global Acceleration Hub


A new program promoting business collaboration between Japan and US's companies

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The J-Startup project aims to make winning startups in the global market and bring new values to the world.

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The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. Since 2003, JETRO has supported more than 15,000 business investment projects and helped over 1,500 companies successfully invest in Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.