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Establish a Foundation for Industrial Development

 To make the region more business-friendly, we endeavor to develop the region's strategic industries, strengthen its manufacturing foundational industry functions, and enhance the human resources bases of these industries, and at the same time, make steady progress in establishing a better business environment that lays the foundation of technology, financing and industry.
Training and securing regional human resources
 With manpower shortages becoming a persistent challenge to business management, increasing added value and enhancing labor productivity are indispensable to the growth of the region and the companies operating there. Bearing this in mind, we promote diverse and flexible workstyles and the active participation of women in the workplace, while supporting manufacturing SMEs in acquiring and retaining human resources.
Website supporting women active in manufacturing
Website supporting women active in manufacturing
Promoting innovations with advanced technologies
 We pursue the creation of innovation in the region by offering support in improving both hard and soft infrastructure: more specifically, support in introducing equipment to verify/evaluate advanced technologies, building a network with universities and public research/ testing institutes, and conducting joint research with manufacturing SMEs through industry-academia-government cooperation. In addition, in collaboration with IP Comprehensive Support Counters of INPIT (National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training) established in each prefecture, we encourage the efforts of SMEs in formulating business management strategies utilizing intellectual properties.
High-brightness LEDs produced on moth-eye patterned sapphire substrates (photocourtesy of Meijo University)
High-brightness LEDs produced on moth-eye patterned sapphire substrates (photo courtesy of Meijo University)
Metal process simulation (photo courtesy of the Industrial Research Center)
Metal process simulation (photo courtesy of the Industrial Research Center)
Speaker diaphragm by flow-molding of bamboo (Photo courtesy of Chiyoda Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
Speaker diaphragm by flow-molding of bamboo (Photo courtesy of Chiyoda Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
Promoting the enhancement of management ability with the use of IT/IoT and the creation of new industries
 We encourage the enhancement of the region's industrial competitiveness and the creation of new business or services made possible by innovative technologies such as IT, IoT (Internet of Things), big data, AI (artificial intelligence) and robots.     
Robot SI Center, Gifu Prefecture(Photo courtesy of VR Techno Center, Inc.)
Robot SI Center, Gifu Prefecture
(Photo courtesy of VR Techno Center, Inc.)
Composite Highway Plan
 With the aim of forming the world's preeminent industrial cluster encompassing all stages from R&D, production and processing/machining to assembly in an integrated process, we strive to facilitate collaboration between companies and universities and regional public research/testing institutes with R&D bases in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics, and further accelerate R&D and human resource development.
SAMPE Japan Exhibition 2017
SAMPE Japan Exhibition 2017
Improving the business management environment for SMEs and small-scale enterprises
 Each prefecture has a Yorozu Support Center as a base to enhance government support for SME's business management.
 We also work on various efforts to improve SME's business environment, which include supporting them with business succession or corporate turnaround, facilitated financing, proper subcontracts, and smooth and appropriate shifting of consumption taxes onto prices.
Yorozu Support Center (Aichi Prefecture)
Yorozu Support Center (Aichi Prefecture)
“Small Enterprises”Caravan for interactions (Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture)
“Small Enterprises”Caravan for interactions (Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture)
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