encognize joins the "Financial Inclusion Consortium" led by Nihon Unisys
On March 12th 2021, Nihon Unisys announced the establishment of the "Financial Inclusion Consortium" 「金融包摂コンソーシアム」starting April 2021 with the vision of "enriching lives for everyone who does their best" in the current changing society 「がんばるみんなに豊かな暮らしを」.
The "Financial Inclusion Consortium" aims at providing a variety of financial services in collaboration with financial institutions, human resource service providers and fintech companies among others, taking into consideration some of the major forces driving societal changes such as the impact of COVID19, work styles evolution, a higher lifestyle diversity or also the coming possibility to pay salary using e-money in Japan.
encognize, alongside AdviceRobo, a leading Fintech company in Alternative Credit Scoring supported by our Japan X-Tech Force, is one of the initial members of this "Financial Inclusion Consortium" led by Nihon Unisys.
Nihon Unisys Press Release here (Japanese only)
"Financial Inclusion Consortium" webpage here (Japanese only)
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.
Moving digital innovation in Japan forward
Our encognize Japan X-Tech Force has continued without any interruption (yet remotely) their business development efforts on FinTech and InsurTech X HealthTech related solutions from their existing business partners portfolio.
Additionally, encognize has engaged in new, diverse digital innovation-focused activities over Q3: