Our goal is to create a novel industrial structure where countless innovations occur continuously, by creating a collaborative platform among government, industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations.
1) Determine the essence
2) Always remember thanks, show gratitude by action
3) We respect members and do not forget to help each other
4) It is not swayed by others’ opinions
5) The customer is first. Maximize the value of all stakeholders
6) Sometimes I abandon pride and accept
7) Think carefully, propose themselves and take action boldly
8) Anyway speed is important
9) Pile up small improvements on a daily basis
10) Devote your way of telling
11) Tendency to keep in mind
We aim to become the world’s largest liaison company, brining a novel industrial structure in which numerous innovations occur continuously
Linkers(Formally Distty) makes it its vision to build a novel industrial structure in which numerous innovations occur continuously, both inside and outside of Japan. Our unique and incomparable business matchmaking approach makes it possible to bring together suitable partners, who would otherwise never meet.
Developing a series of new products, technologies and business projects that provide value-added benefits to end-users is essential for the prosperity of manufacturing industry. Particularly in Japan, the success of large companies with annual sales of one hundred million dollars or more will also open up business opportunities for small- and medium-sized firms, eventually leading to the revitalization of the Japanese economy.
Maximizing the development of new products and new business by large companies is the primary challenge of the Japanese industry. In fact, the ratio of new business to sales in Japanese companies is less than half of those of the U.S. and Chinese counterparts.
While it is true that strategic planning is indispensable to the development of new products and new business, what is more important is whether the company can promptly procure necessary technologies or product resources from the outside of the company. Obtaining insufficient resources through partnering with other companies or experts is, therefore, far more speedy and efficient in order to achieve your goals rather than starting its development in-house from scratch. The reality is, however, that you will find it difficult to meet a suitable partner by yourself. Why is that? The answer is simply because “seed” information from small- and medium-sized companies, entrepreneurial ventures and universities are not effectively conveyed to those in need, even if they possess the required resources. In addition, it is also hard to find a perfect match for your needs among hundreds of thousands of seeds available at hand.
Linkers helps you to find appropriate seed information for your needs through our nation-wide network of competent coordinators who collect information across Japan to make comparative analyses. Thanks to this unique matchmaking platform, we are enjoying a high matching accuracy which would be impossible with conventional method in manufacturing industry.
As mentioned above, seed information is not sufficiently disclosed in the Japanese manufacturing industry. But Linkers, our matchmaking platform, enables you to find suitable seed in spite of the closed nature of this sector, thus drastically increase the opportunity to develop new products, enter into new business areas, fostering the development of new markets.
We aim to grow into the world’s largest liaison company that introduces the world a novel industrial structure in which countless innovations occur continuously.
|Company Name||Linkers Corporation|
|Scope of Business||Linkers, industrialized crowdsourcing operation
eEXPO, online exhibition system operation
|Partners||Tohoku Economic Federation
Chubu Economic Federation
JMAC and others
|eEXPO Supporters Organizations||Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
|Principal Shareholders||Linkers Board of Directors
|Bank||The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Shinjuku-chuo Branch|
NihonbashihonchoYS Bld.,2-2-2,Nihonbashihoncho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo,103-0023 Tokyo, Japan
Meison Bld., 3-1-11, Bingomachi, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 541-0051, Japan
|Apr-12||Linkers Corporation established in Sendai city in Miyagi prefecture.|
|Jul-12||Begins partnership with Tohoku Economic Federation.|
|Sep-12||Online exhibition system eEXPO launches, catering to advertisement for small and medium sized businesses.|
|Oct-12||Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry becomes an eEXPO supporter.|
|Apr-13||Headquarter transferred to Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo.|
|Oct-13||Industrialized crowd-sourcing Linkers launches.|
|Oct-13||Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry becomes an eEXPO supporter.|
|Nov-13||Begins business partnership with Chubu Economic Federation.|
|Dec-13||Linkers headquarter transferred to Nagata-cho, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo.|
|Sep-14||Release of “Linkers” automation system|
|Dec-14||Opened the first base in the West Japan area.|
|Apr-15||Company name changed to “Linkers Corporation”|
|Apr-15||Head office relocated to Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|May-15||Establishment of first overseas base in Silicon Valley, USA|
|Mar-17||Head office relocation
150 Pierce Road, Suite 550, Itasca, IL 60143, USA