encognize delivers CREATOYO 2021 Business Innovation Award
"What Higher Education-related problem can you solve using digital technologies, turning your solution into a responsible business by 2025?"
This is the question that participants of Creatoyo 2021, an annual one-week interactive event organized by the Department of Global Innovation Studies (GINOS) Toyo University Japan, in collaboration with MOSAIC, the creativity and innovation hub from HEC Montreal, Canada and BETA from Strasbourg University, had to work on in a team setup.
For this Creatoyo 2021 Business Innovation Award program fully designed and delivered on-line by encognize, the 5 teams competing for the award could get expert insights and learn from professionals drawn from the entire innovation ecosystem in Japan (Corporations, startups support structure, coach, VC...).
Knowledge sharing sessions from the selected Business Innovation Award mentors covered themes such as how to define your market, the importance of developing soft skills, design thinking and related tools, PR/FAQ innovation mechanism, the role of VC and key criteria for a VC investment decision.
Stay Collaborative, Stay Creative.
2020 has been obviously a very unsettling year for many businesses and organizations.
encognize was no exception and had to implement the necessary organizational adjustments as the pandemic was spreading globally.
Thus we are proud to share in these first days of 2021 that we've been able to achieve a lot in 2020 despite an adversarial context: new projects, new Japan X-Tech Force contributors, new services...
Therefore, we would like to thank again here our customers, our business partners and all our supporters without which we could not have gone so far in 2020.
2021 has finally arrived; let's now look forward...
While we don't know exactly how the "new normal" will look like, one thing is for sure: more than ever we will need to stay collaborative and creative in order to deliver on our mission to advance responsible digital X-Tech innovation from and to Japan.
So, Happy New Year 2021 and... stay safe!
encognize G.K., Founder & CEO
* new year card visual freely inspired from the poster of "Saratoga Festival. 1980" as a symbolic tribute to graphic designer Milton Glaser who passed away June 26, 2020.
Technology, Business and, more iMportantly, People
While our encognize Japan X-Tech force has remained focused throughout 2020 Q4 on supporting projects delivery and business prospection for the digital innovators relying on our .fastforward representation services in Japan, additional contributions aligned with our company's vision of developing the future trough digital technology in a responsible manner were also made trough several on-line events.
Examples of Q4 additional activities range from acting as a career coach at the Japan virtual career event organized by Hireplanner, to the moderation and Jury participation at the French-Japan Meet & Connect 2020 organized by the CCIFJ on behalf of La French Tech Tokyo, or also to the delivery of Japan Market Entry workshops for the new batch participants of Plug and Play Japan as Plug and Play Service Partner.
All these additional activities are part of our .wisdomseed and .synaptik services designed to support the digital innovation ecosystem in a 360 approach that takes into account not only technology and business but also and more importantly the people behind it.