Among their many activities, governments are concerned with supporting industry by organizing and funding basic research in areas where applications and profitability may not be immediately apparent. They are also concerned with supporting the entrepreneurs who are leading the way in developing the products and industries of the future. But providing funding is only a start. Taxpayers' money is wasted if the results of government-funded research never get out of the laboratory.
InTecur begins by helping government agencies such Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), both of which operate under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), define the areas they want to develop and the industries into which they want to expand, whether clean energy, IT or some other technological field. We then work with them to select potential candidates, individuals, or companies to participate in the project, and to move through the process from concept to company to marketable, saleable product. We also guide entrepreneurs through the process of starting up and establishing viable businesses.