Research Programs: Innovation

Creation and Development of High-tech Startups

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow)



The startup ecosystem incorporating linkages with external organizations is important to foster new technology-based firms as business uncertainty increases over time. In this research project, we survey high-tech startups and venture capital, and address issues for the startup ecosystem in Japan. In particular, we focus on high-tech startups' linkages with external organizations and examine the performance of spinoffs and corporate venture capital, while taking into account the role of existing organizations in industries. This study provides a better understanding of the startup ecosystem in the Japanese economy and elucidate how effectively high-tech startups conduct innovation through the linkages and networking with external organizations.

October 10, 2017 - September 30, 2019

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers