GenAI/SUM 2024 Generative AI Summit

The Shin Industrial
Revolution driven by Generative AI

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Wanted! Startups aiming to use generative AI to solve social problems.

Generative AI has the potential to address social issues and enable remarkable innovations. GenAI/SUM is actively seeking startups with fresh perspectives and a deep understanding of unique challenges, distinct from those faced by large corporations. Startups are invited to apply via this website. After a selection process involving a judging panel and a public vote, the finalists will present their pitches at the event. These pitches will focus on solving global social problems and penetrating international markets.

Total Prize Money
The grand prize, known as the Nikkei Prize, includes a cash reward of 1,000,000 yen. Additionally, a "Corporate Prize" will be given, sponsored by a partnering company.
Benefits of Participation
Startups that pass the preliminary screening will have their logos and company names displayed on the GenAI/SUM official website. Additionally, they will receive a complimentary admission ticket to GenAI/SUM. Finalists will be invited to present their final pitches at the KUDAN-KAIKAN TERRACE and take part in the awards ceremony on the event's final day. Startups not advancing to the final round will still have the opportunity to present. The final pitches and their results will be featured in the Nikkei Newspaper in mid-November.
Eligibility Criteria
  1. Must operate a business in the generative AI sector.*
  2. The company should have been established within the last 10 years and not be a subsidiary of a major corporation.
  3. Total fundraising, including loans, should not exceed $10 million.
  4. Must be available to present in-person at the event venue on the day of the event.
Note: Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses related to the pitch at the event.
Applications deadline
17:00 JST August 25, 2024
How to apply
Please register from the "Entry" button below and fill up the necessary items
Inquiries including sponsorship and press
GenAI/SUM Secretariat

* A business in the generative AI sector refers to various aspects, including Finance, Manufacturing/Design, Education/Research, Healthcare/drug design, Transportation/Distribution, Business Efficiency, Law/IP, Consulting, Creation (images, music, games, etc.), Media/Advertising, Security, Generative AI technology (LLM, machine learning, software, fake information detection, etc.)


The Shin Industrial Revolution
driven by Generative AI

This year's theme, "The Shin Industrial Revolution Driven by Generative AI," captures the essense of the Generative AI Summit (GenAI/SUM). AI technology is poised to bring about a transformative shift as significant as those brought by electricity, automobiles, personal computers, and the Internet. Integrating generative AI into business operations is essential for boosting competitiveness across all industries. However, as this field is still developing, setting the right direction for its growth and crafting suitable regulations and operational guidelines necessitates a collaborative effort from a wide array of stakeholders, including governments, organizations, academia, corporations, engineers, and startups. The three-day GenAI/SUM will unite a diverse array of participants to discuss how generative AI can enhance industry productivity, improve company operations, and help build a better society.


AI/SUM 2019


The symposiums features a range of sessions led by experts, cutting-edge business leaders, startup founders, and policymakers. These sessions offer constructive solutions to the diverse challenges that generative AIs are currently addressing.

AI/SUM 2019


The workshops will explore in greater depth the issues and solutions presented during the symposiums, aiming to create avenues for more practical business opportunities through various formats such as small seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

AI/SUM 2019


GenAI/SUM serves as a pathway to success for startups that utilize their Generative AI services and products to address social issues and provide solutions.

FIN/SUM 2022


As an attendee, you'll get more than just access to our sessions. You can also mingle with other delegates in various networking spaces scattered throughout the venue. We'll provide snacks and beverages to help foster genuine connections across organizations and countries. Plus, don’t miss out on the after-party open to all attendees on the final day of the event—it’s a perfect way to wrap up your experience with us!

FIN/SUM 2024


The roundtable discussions will be limited to a select group of participants and will not be recorded or archived. These sessions are intended to foster high-quality debates on the future of generative AI, providing a level playing field for all attendees, including public authorities, to address challenges and forge consensus.


GenAI/SUM 2024
- The Shin Industrial Revolution driven by Generative AI
Date and Time
Monday, 7th October - Wednesday, 9th October, 2024

KUDAN-KAIKAN TERRACE Conference & Banquet
1-9-5 Kudan-minami Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Speeches, symposiums, workshops, pitch runs, roundtables, exhibition booths and etc.
MIC Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Digital Agency, Financial Services Agency


Visitor tickets will be available for purchase on this website starting September 2024.

The ticket options are as follows:
・General admission ticket = valid for 3 days = (charged)
・1-day ticket = valid for only 1 day during the event period = (charged)
・Startup discount ticket (charged)
・Ticket for student, avademia and public officials (free of charge)
・Archive ticket (free of charge) that will be available for viewing online from approximately one week after the event.
Early bird tickets will also be on sale. Please stay tuned for more details.