【The 4th Innovation Exchange】
― Collaborate with a Global Company, Develop New World-class Products ―

Host:City of Osaka Operator:innovate! osaka

【The 4th Innovation Exchange】 SUNSTAR ― Collaborate with a Global Company, Develop New World-class Products ―

Sunstar Inc., a company developing their business in the global market mainly by products for oral health, is recruiting development partners in the field of chemistry, material, instrument and device!!

“Health, Mouth, and Body.”
Take Your Chance for Collaborative Development with a Leading Consumer-Goods Manufacturer!!
Sunstar Open Innovation Challenge

Sunstar Inc., a consumer-goods manufacturer who is dealing with a wide range of products from oral care, skin care, hair care, to food for health and beauty, is now seeking the technologies to develop new products related to oral health.
This time, required technologies will include research seeds from universities and research institutes, together with business enterprises. Do make proposals related to the technology keywords stated below!! Further details on expected technologies and the needs will be explained on site.
We are looking forward to your applications.

<SUNSTAR website>

Keywords of technologies expected

periodontal disease, dental caries, aestheticism, foul breath, canker sore, formulation art, products for the elderly, antibacterial agent, biodegradable plastic, unique material/technology for oral cavity, small-sized sensor/device for oral cavity

Date and time

Date and time for briefing session:from 14:00 to 16:00, Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Osaka Innovation Hub
7th Floor, Grand Front Osaka Tower-C
3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 Japan
The detailed access

Number of applicants

100 (Applications will close when the fixed number of applicants is reached.)


Companies, universities, research institutes that can apply for the theme given by Sunstar Inc.
Municipalities or aid arms that has network with business enterprises
Please note that industry competitors of Sunstar Inc. can be unlisted as applicants, the secretariat will notify them in that case.



Participation fee(tax included)



July 31 Briefing session

↓ Application period

August 26 Deadline for proposal submission
Submission of your proposal in the designated form to the secretariat

↓ Screening

September 25 Notification of screening result

October 1 and after Accepted proposals will be discussed individually with Sunstar Inc. in arranged meeting


  • 14:00 Opening remarks
    Introduction of business operations by Osaka Innovation Hub
  • 14:10 Explanation of technologies expected by Sunstar Inc.

    Tsutomu Takatsuka, Ph.D.
    Health Science Research Institute
    Sunstar Inc.

  • 15:10 Q&A
  • 15:20 Instructions from secretariat for technology proposal
  • 15:30 Close


innovate!osaka office
person in charge: Segawa
TEL: 06-6359-3004 (Mon.-Fri. 10:00-20:30 *Except for public holidays and new-year-holidays)

*This project is operated by innovate! osaka which is organized by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, SunBridge Global Ventures Inc., Urban Innovation Institute and Osaka Urban Industry Promotion Center, under entrustment by Osaka City.

Application deadline

Tuesday July 30, 2013