New Business Use Case Contest for ASAHI KASEI Sensing Technology

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NineSigma, representing Asahi Kasei Co. (headquartered in Japan), invites novel business ideas or singular use-case scenarios to be enabled by their globally best-in-class position determination and activity approval technologies.  Based on these exclusive technologies, Asahi Kasei is fervent to rise new solutions or use businesses that residence internal needs or niche needs singular to a United States.

Contest winners might have a event to serve rise their due ideas.  Winners might benefit financial support, mentorship or entrance to Asahi Kasei’s cutting-edge materials or components for electronics, healthcare, housing, etc. Funding and terms of these interactions will be negotiated accordingly after a execution of a confidentiality agreement between a parties.

Please impute to a Contest Summary for credentials inforrmation and serve detail.


A sum esteem pool of $35,000 USD is available.  Asahi Kasei will name adult to 3 (three) Entries as Cash Prize Winners, in a form of:

  • 1st Place Prize Winner: $20,000 USD
  • 2nd Place Prize Winner: $10,000 USD
  • 3rd Place Prize Winner: $5,000 USD

All Prize Winners will be invited to a jubilee Event in Tokyo, Japan.  Travel losses (flight and accommodation) for one chairman per winning Entry is to be lonesome by Asahi Kasei

Evaluation Process

Phase 1: Primary screening (short offer review)

1) Entrants will contention a brief non-confidential proposal covering a following items: Name, affiliation, thought (target user/application, value proposition), how Asahi Kasei’s resolution is utilized.

2) Asahi Kasei will weigh all Entries opposite a pivotal success criteria. Ten (10) Entrants will be comparison as semi-finalists and invited to allege to Phase 2.

Phase 2:  Final screening (presentation review)

3) Selected Semi-finalists are invited to a 30 notation (including QA) representation to Asahi Kasei’s examination cabinet during their US bureau (CA: Travel responsibility adult to $1,000USD/proposer is to be covered), or otherwise an on-line videoconference session.

– Items to be lonesome in a presentation: Name, affiliation, Idea (target user/application, value proposition), how Asahi Kasei’s resolution is employed to rise a thought into practice, how to constraint value (business model)


  • Your constrained offer should be upheld by a obvious record description, and embody supporting
  • To participate, Entrant contingency be 18 years or older, or a age of infancy in individual’s nation of origin.
  • Eligible contestants include:
    • Students enrolled in colleges, universities, and technical schools.
    • All undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students are eligible.
    • Not usually students though also start-ups are welcome.


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