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We enhance the
well-being of people
living in society,
by
taking on challenges
here
in this platform,
the ICI Center.
For more than a century, Maeda Corporation, which is the parent organization of the ICI Center, has worked on the construction
of a range of structures, such as high-rise buildings, stadiums, airports, power plants as well as the cities we
live in. In other words, Maeda Corporation has worked on providing answers to the social demands, by constructing
tangible infrastructure. Today, as our social issues are becoming more complicated, it has become more difficult to
solve our problems simply by using concrete and construction technology. What types of infrastructure services can we
provide in order to improve the well-being of as many people as possible? This is what the ICI Center is eager to realize
through our collaboration with start-ups. We will take many different approaches, sometimes wielding advanced technology,
sometimes making an unconventional idea a concrete reality. On some occasions, we need to harness the
power of art. By putting all our efforts into each endeavor, we are keen to bring about new values in society. The ICI
Center is an experimental platform for us as well.
The ICI Center
acts as a bridge
that connects
innovative ideas with
society.
The most crucial role that we play at the ICI Center is to implement all technology and ideas into existing businesses
and make them useful in society. Most start-ups have excellent technology and great ideas. However, some of them are
at a loss as to how to take the next action at the stage of spreading their original concepts into society. Maeda Corporation
has built up their knowledge of spotting current trends and their many networks of diverse experts through their
experience of engaging in infrastructure construction for many decades. By making full use of the accumulation of the
assets and linking promising start-ups with society, the ICI Center can maximize the potential of entrepreneurs.
The ICI Center is one of
the start-ups.
This is our
starting point.
Establishing the ICI Center has been an adventurous undertaking for Maeda Corporation because we have embarked on
a completely unexplored field from our original domain. In this sense, we can call ourselves a start-up. What does the
future of the ICI Center look like? No matter what awaits us, hardships or prosperity, we will see its full picture a
few years from now. However, our attempt is a great adventure. We are happy to invite start-ups and entrepreneurs, who
are thrilled with this environment, and together with them, we strive to take up new challenges with enthusiasm.