SORA Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; Founder and CEO: Yosuke Kaneko), which is committed to the mission of “Transforming Lives through Space (SORA),” is pleased to announce that CEO Yosuke Kaneko has been selected to participate in the “J-StarX” program organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to foster entrepreneurs who are active worldwide.
SORA Technology is engaged in a business that combines drones and artificial intelligence (AI) in the West African region, including Sierra Leone, to eradicate the larvae (larvae) of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This system, named “SORA Malaria Control,” uses fixed-wing drones to detect the size, depth, and temperature of water bodies and analyzes them with AI to select those with a high risk of mosquito larva infestation. By spraying insecticides only on high-risk water bodies, it enables environmentally friendly and cost-effective pest control compared to conventional methods, drawing attention from around the world in the field of global health.
In “J-StarX,” SORA Technology has been recognized as an entrepreneur operating this business overseas, and CEO Yosuke Kaneko is set to participate in training programs at incubation facilities such as STATION F in France, where startups are concentrated.
About J-StarX: J-StarX is a program organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to nurture entrepreneurs and dispatch them abroad. It connects aspiring challengers with top players worldwide, providing opportunities to learn and support challenges. Through this program, efforts are made to create an ecosystem for anyone to take on challenges and shape the future of the next era, aiming to create stars from Japan that will shine and illuminate the world.
Link to J-StarX
About STATION F: STATION F is the world’s largest startup incubation facility, opened in 2017 by transforming a railway warehouse in Paris. It houses around 1,000 French tech startups and not only promotes interaction among entrepreneurs but also provides support for entrepreneurship in various aspects, including finance, accounting, and legal matters.
Link to STATION F
About SORA Technology Co., Ltd.: SORA Technology, with the mission of “Transforming Lives through Space (SORA),” creates new social infrastructure using air mobility centered around drones. It aims to implement advanced social solutions in developing countries, contributing to the resolution of urgent social issues such as infectious diseases like malaria and last-mile delivery, while also providing comprehensive services including legal support, drone operation management systems (UTM), and drone licenses. Additionally, it aims for reverse innovation in advanced countries based on the operations and technology developed in developing countries, realizing a sustainable society that can withstand disasters and epidemics using “SORA” and ensuring the safe management and integration of “SORA” worldwide.
Implementation Structure: Hosted by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Operated by: Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd.
For inquiries about this project: J-StarX Secretariat
Contact for this matter: SORA Technology Co., Ltd.
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