On May 2, 2023, Yosuke Kaneko, our Managing Director, Founder & CEO, visited France as a member of the Startup Mission consisting of 15 Japanese startup companies, with Mr.Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Mr.Eikei Suzuki, Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, and inspected “STATION F”.
At the CCI PARIS ILE DE FRANCE
First from the left, back row: Mr.Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renault S.A.
Second from the left, second from the back row: Mr.Jacques Aschenbroich, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange S.A.
Third from the right, middle row: Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Second from the left, bottom row: Yosuke Kaneko, Managing Director, Founder & CEO of SORA Technology
Yosuke Kaneko, our Founder & CEO, visited France as a member of a mission consisting of 15 Japanese startups, with Mr.Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Mr.Eikei Suzuki, Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, and inspected “STATION F”, where about 1,000 French tech companies (French startups) are housed.
They listened to the explanation of French startup policy and exchanged opinions on the formation of a startup ecosystem in Japan.
SORA Technology aims to solve social issues in emerging countries in Africa and Asia through countermeasures against infectious diseases, and will take advantage of this valuable opportunity to strengthen cooperation with France, a leading country in the field of global health.
Through the solution of urgent social issues in emerging countries, we hope to achieve reverse innovation in Drone and AI technology and contribute to the formation of a startup ecosystem in Japan.
From the left : Mr.Eikei Suzuki (Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office),
Yosuke Kaneko (Our Managing Director, Founder & CEO),
Mr.Yasutoshi Nishimura (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Station F is a business incubator for startups,
located in 13th arrondissement of Paris.
It is noted as the world’s largest startup facility
– Background of the Visit –
The manufacturers that now represent Japan also started their history as startups founded by young people just after World War II and have since become global companies leading the Japanese economy.
However, in recent years, the rate of startups opening and the number of unicorns (unlisted companies with a market capitalization of over billion dollars) have been lower than Europe and the United States.
Therefore, the Kishida administration has set 2022 as the “first year of startup creation” and is promoting various policies to further create startups that will transform social issues into engines of growth and realize a sustainable economic society.
In the future, the goal is to create 100 unicorns and 100,000 startups to make Japan the largest startup hub in Asia and one of the world’s leading startup clusters.
【About SORA Technology Co.,Ltd.】
SORA Technology creates new social infrastructures using drones and other air mobility systems with the mission of “Transform people’s way of life from ‘The Sky (SORA)’ ” (SORA=The sky, in Japanese).
With a global perspective, we aim for pioneering social implementation in emerging countries.
While contributing to solving urgent social issues such as malaria and other infectious diseases and last-mile delivery, we will conduct our business as a single package that also includes actions such as supporting the introduction of legislation, drone operation management systems (UTM), and drone licenses.
We also aim to realize “reverse innovation” to developed countries based on the operation and technology we have cultivated in emerging countries, to realize “A sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics by utilizing ‘The sky (SORA)’ ” and “Safe and integrated management of ‘The Sky (SORA)’ throughout the world”.