UTokyo Innovation Fund has signed up to a new incubator that will form companies commercialising university-industry collaborations.

UTokyo Innovation Platform, the investment company for University of Tokyo, co-founded Japan-based incubator Bird Initiative yesterday to form startups with the help of industry and financial institutions. Bird’s co-founders also include IT company NEC, construction group Obayashi and Itochu Techno-Solutions, an IT maintenance and products subsidiary of trading conglomerate Itochu. Private equity firms Japan Industrial…

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