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Helical Fusion Selected as One of “Innovation Showcase of 2024” Awardees

A gateway to success for global startups, with previous event awards received by Dropbox, Mercari, Preferred Networks, Tesla, and other great startup companies

Helical Fusion has been selected for the "Innovation Showcase of 2024" as one of the five exceptional Japanese startup companies built around new technologies and innovative business ideas that have the potential for major worldwide impact, at the "2024 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards", organized by the Japan Society of Northern California and the Stanford US-Asia Technology Management Center.

Established in 2011, this recognition program has previously honored companies such as Dropbox, Mercari, Preferred Networks, and Tesla during their early stages, when they were still in nascent stages, and is a program known as a gateway for startups to achieve global success.

Helical Fusion was selected from 60 carefully selected candidates. The selection process involved rigorous review, discussion, and voting from esteemed members of the Innovation Advisory Council, which comprises venture investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and academic experts from both Japan and the United States.

As for the reasons for Helical Fusion’s selection; These included our large potential of unique development capabilities, and our concrete aim to not only achieve fusion power generation but also to realize a commercial fusion reactor as a steady-state power source.

We are thrilled to have received the most votes through the rigorous evaluation based on Silicon Valley standards.

Comments from Takaya Taguchi,  Co-Founder, CEO of Helical Fusion 

I am deeply honored and delighted that Helical Fusion has received such a prestigious award. The emphasis on the selection criteria based on Silicon Valley standards reassures us that our company is being recognized as a truly global startup. With this recognition, we will continue to accelerate our research, development, and business operations to swiftly and reliably bring our innovative commercial reactors to market.

▶Press Release of Japan – US Innovation Awards 2024

About the Commemorative Event

The Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium will be held on July 18 (US) at Stanford University. Takaya Taguchi (Co-Founder, CEO of Helical Fusion) will present at the Innovation Showcase Presentation from 10:50 to 11:40 AM (US).

The organizers:

Japan Society of Northern California( )

Founded in 1905, the Japan Society of Northern California works to advance U.S. – Japan collaboration and understanding in a global context. The Society offers an array of programs and networking opportunities for people and organizations in the Bay Area with a strong interest in Japan. It is the place to go for U.S. – Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking.The Society offers unique programs that draw on the diversity of our region, its importance and an exemplar of innovation and economic growth, and our historic ties to Japan, across fields including business, technology, and the arts.

Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center ( )

The US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) is an industry-funded center in Stanford University under the Stanford Global Studies initiative. Established in 1992, the US-ATMC conducts education and research into innovation and emerging business trends in technology-intensive industries. Its courses and public programs provide Stanford students and the Silicon Valley community with knowledge and analytical capabilities that are important to global success in high-tech fields in the 21st century.


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