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  • Effective utilization of advanced technology Effective utilization of advanced technology
  • Participation in new product development Participation in new product development
  • Orders for large projects Orders for large projects

The biggest bottleneck in promoting open innovation is finding a partner

Outstanding companies are distributed throughout the country

There are excellent manufacturing companies all over Japan, but search scope is limited when you search on your own.

There are many undisclosed information

The manufacturing industry is structured by many secondary receptions and three tertiary receptions which is very closed system, and you can find little
information on its technology.

It takes much time and cost to find the best "Techology"

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At Linkers!Linkers expert team manages three search routes in order to improve the reliability and completeness At Linkers!Linkers expert team manages three search routes in order to improve the reliability and completeness

  1. 1. Candidate recommendation by our coordinator who has signed the non-disclosure agreement
  2. 2. Direct entry from a candidate using our dedicated system
  3. 3. Direct entry from a candidate using our dedicated system
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Significantly reduce the time, effort and cost spent on searching
MATCHING Linkers Matching

We will search for companies, universities and professionals who can solve all industry issues

  • Bio industry
    Bio industry
  • IT・System
    IT・System
  • Electronics
    Electronics
  • Medical device
    Medical device
  • Environmental energy
    Environmental energy
  • Fiber・ material
    Fiber・ material
  • Construction materials
    Construction materials
  • Telecommunications industry
    Telecommunications industry
  • Measurement and inspection
    Measurement and inspection
  • Ingredients・ beverages
    Ingredients・ beverages
  • Optical equipment
    Optical equipment
  • Automotive industry
    Automotive industry
  • Processing technology
    Processing technology
  • Other indutries
    Other indutries
  • Machinery industry
    Machinery industry
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SERVICE Linkers service
At Linkers, we are focusing on matching rates, in order to connect as many companies as possible.

Matching in about 2 months is possible

  1. Consultation Consultation

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    Organize the content of the consultation and
    consolidate the search requirements
    into a sheet

  2. Narrowing down leading information Narrowing down leading information

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    Make a list of candidates
    (companies, universities, research institutions)
    and hold hearings with the people who are suitable.

  3. Interview with the candidate Interview with the candidate

    Adjust the date and time of the interview and follow up on various issues

    Adjust the date
    and time of the interview
    and follow up on various issues

AIM FOR A GOAL The world the Linkers is aiming for
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    Specializes in "manufacturing" which has never been done before Build our own network

  2. 2

    Go beyond business barriers and industries, which was not available in the past Realize matching

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    Breaking down the barriers between organizations and its current state of stove piping system Connect all networks

Change the world by matching

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FOR ORDERER Overview of our service and steps
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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LINKERS When is the best time to use Linkers?

Rather than simple ordering, you can search for destinations that match your needs in various phases.

  1. 1 Planning stage

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    You would like to have support to improve the image of your idea for product development, and its materialization

    • ・We want to find a partner who can embody the concept!
    • ・We want to transfer technologies from different industries
    • ・We want to know new technology
  2. 2 Developmental stage

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    Reducing the Developmental cost
    Use for speeding up

                                    
    • ・If you want to find technology which can solve the stumbling points in the development process
    • ・If you want to compensate for your company's insufficient knowledge.
  3. 3 Mass production stage

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    We want to respond to the increased production
    We want to increase our productivity

    • ・We are looking for a contractor who holds a specific production technology, equipment and system
    • ・We want to look for the know-how, facilities regarding the new construction method
    • ・We need a specific production facility
FLOW Flow of service
  1. 1

    Consultation / meeting

    • Advance preparation
    • Free of charge

    We will determine the necessary requirements for the project through consultation and interviews from the company looking for technical resources. Create a project sheet.

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  2. 2

    Search Begins

    • About 1week
    • Basic fee

    Through the Linkers' system and the eyes of our coordinator, we search and list candidates that meet the requirements while securing the confidentiality of our business from across the country. The candidate list will be updated from time to time.

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    How the list is created

    • Candidate recommendation by our coordinator who has signed the non-disclosure agreement

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      • Coordinators from the local governments, external organizations, financial institutions, private organizations, universities, research institutions, etc. recommend and hold potential candidates based on their own private information.
    • Direct entry
      from a candidate
      using our dedicated system

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      • ・Candidates who registered with Linkers' s exclusive system make their entry on their own by submitting their answers
      • ・System use is private to the public, since it is a membership system
    • Candidate search utilizing
      Linkers' unique knowledge
      and database

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      • ・Searching candidates utilizing Linkers' unique knowledge and database
      • ・After research, hearnings will be conducted for suitable canditates to find out whether they will be available to respond.
  3. 3

    Narrowing and selection

    • About 2weeks

    Evaluate each order candidate based on the candidate's response to the requirements.
    For promising candidates, we ask further questions in depth and narrow down the candidates for realization.

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  4. 4

    Interview

    • About 2weeks
    • Performance fee (for interview)

    Disclosure of the company name, the name of the person in charge and adjust the date of interviews and visits.
    Interviews may be conducted multiple times with multiple companies.
    If necessary, you may enter into a non-disclosure agreement, etc. prior to the interview.

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  5. 5

    Contract/Closing

    • Performance fee (for closing)

    The final decision will be made after several interviews.
    When the final candidate is decided, a performance fee (contract fee/for closing) will be generated.

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  6. 6

    Business starts

    Determine the most suitable contractor for your condition.
    Progress the project between contract companies.

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FEATURE The features for our search
  1. 1

    Feature01

    Our in-house specialized team has a wealth of information source and are knowledgeable about manufacturing

    We can investigate a wealth of information through our own network. In addition, in-house engineering and science experts, people with experience in development work at manufacturers, consultants, etc. are in charge of the project and overall management.

  2. 2

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    Not only do we make lists of potential candidates, we also hear their actual voices which they have stated themselves.

    In the result report, we will show the names of all candidates for the survey.
    We will also provide actual voices from the candidates which was obtained through interviews with the Linkers.

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    Our system enhances the confidentiality of information such as the name of our clients(orderer).

    You can proceed the hearing process toward the candidate unidentified, for example by informing the name of the orderer as "a leading domestic manufacturer" until the arrangement of your interview.
    Therefore, this system is also used for highly confidential businesses, such as developing new products.

COMPARISON CHART Linker's Service Comparison Chart

From the coordination of issues to the acquisition of
information of the candidates,
Linkers responds quickly to your case.

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