JR East, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Takenaka are among the backers of UTokyo IPC's First Round accelerator.

University of Tokyo Innovation Platform (UTokyo IPC) has unveiled the inaugural six startups participating in a new accelerator focused on the robotics and artificial intelligence spaces. The initiative, dubbed First Round, is backed by rail operator JR East’s Startup Program, insurance firm Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan, engineering firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries…

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