FIN/SUM 2018 x REG/SUM: Regulatory Sandbox Ideathon Application Form
Instructions for FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM: Regulatory Sandbox Ideathon

The Regulatory Sandbox Ideathon will be held as a program of FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM (FIN/SUM) organized by Nikkei and Financial Services Agency.

This program focuses on innovation that makes people's life better.

The “Regulatory Sandbox” is a proof-of-concept system which has been introduced to test new technologies etc. The system itself is in accordance with the enactment of the provisions set out in the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement.

Companies that already with ideas or entrepreneurs who are interested in this field, both legal entity and individual can participate this ideathon.

Participants will receive support, exposure, and potential partnership opportunities with major companies.Our goal is to contribute in promoting Open Innovation in the Japanese economy. We are looking forward to your application.

# Guidelines for Applicants
Date of Event: September 25-28th
Place:  3x3 Lab Future, Shin Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi Building Main Hall(Marunouchi Tokyo, Japan)
Application period: July 13 - September 12th
(Note)The selection will be held in order in which the applications are received. We will close applications when the number of applicants reaches the quota.
Screening Results: Applicants that passed the screening process will be informed by the September 15th.

# Who Should Apply
Those who have an applicable idea from any of below:
- The innovation does not easily fit the existing regulatory framework, making it difficult or costly to get the innovation to market
- Innovative ideas/business models with highly-added value in public interests
- Ideas that utilize advanced technologies(*) to add value to public affairs
- Any innovation that is either regulated business or supports regulated business
- Does NOT necessarily related to Fintech

* Technologies such as AI, BigData, Blockchain, and Gene editing..etc
Tech Bureau Holdings provides technical support for “mijin v.2 catapult”, an open source blockchain platform.

# How to Apply
Please fill out this form.

# Screening Process
The first screening will be through written applications. Interviews will be held as needed.

# Evaluation Points(suggested)
1. Novelty/uniqueness in its product/service
2. Marketability of business/Scalability in the future
3. How well it was presented/How well the presentation was structured

# Fees
Application/screenings are FREE (participate the whole event at free of charge).
Flight and accommodation will be arranged for 1 individual by Nikkei Inc.

# Other Benefits
Invitations for the Welcome Party, After Party etc.
Participate all 4 days FIN/SUM programs for free.
Posted articles in the Nikkei group’s printed media.
Interviews, coverage from outer media sources.
Networking with sponsor firms.

# Contact
Nikkei Inc.
FIN/SUM Office Director of Ideathon

Email address *
Your Name *
Country *
Current Company *
Affiliation (Job Titile) *
(Optional) URL
Description of services you are planning to pitch *
You may change this later on.
Describe your market, competitive advantages and traction *
(Optional) Please upload a deck here
If you have a deck that helps us to understand your idea.
(Optional) Who introduced?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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