Provided financial and non-financial assistance to graduates
from The Nippon Foundation Social Change Makers program
Case studies

Creating the social change of tomorrowThe Nippon Foundation ‘Social Change Makers’
Provided multilateral support for graduate projects.

Impact investing

SIIF is providing both financial and non-financial assistance to the three companies established by the first cohort of graduates from The Nippon Foundation Social Change Makers, sponsored by The Nippon Foundation and by ImpacTech, which is rolling out a startup accelerator program focused on Israel and Asia.

The ImpacTech website can be found here.

First cohort of graduates (three companies) from The Nippon Foundation “Social Change Makers”


Develops, manufactures and sells materials to strengthen masonry buildings around the world. By using an inexpensive, high-performance resin material to strengthen the internal and external walls of flimsy masonry structures built from stone or brick that house approximately 60% of the world’s population, we aim to significantly reduce casualties from damage to housing caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons.

The Aster website can be found here.

A10 Lab

Develops the “Min- Chare” digital peer support app, which enables people to form teams of five people that encourage each other to improve their lifestyles. By making it more enjoyable to continue with medical treatment and improve dietary and exercise habits in daily life, A10 Lab seeks to enhance quality of life (QOL) for users, ward off illness and prevent illnesses from becoming severe, and reduce medical costs and resolve resource shortages of medical treatment providers across society as a whole. Three-time winner of the “Best App” award on Google Play.

The A10 Lab website can be found here.


Artist agency for creators with cognitive disabilities. By providing licenses for and producing works of art used on station buildings, office walls, and food packaging, etc., and planning, manufacturing and marketing own-brand products such as apparel and miscellaneous goods, Heralbony aims to put the spotlight on individual artists with cognitive disabilities, and to sweep away deep-rooted social prejudices towards people with disabilities.

The Heralbony website can be found here.