A Transformative Initiative
Embarking on a strategic mission to fortify the digital transformation (DX) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the region, Okayama University has forged a groundbreaking partnership with 11 companies hailing from Okayama Prefecture.
This harmonious alliance, complemented by the involvement of support organizations, endeavors to spearhead DX initiatives while fostering the growth of a steadfast corps of digital professionals.
Thus, “DX Sunrise Okayama,” or DXSUN, officially springs to life.
Pioneering Customized DX Support
DXSUN sets a dynamic stage where participating businesses and support entities harness their unique strengths.
Tailoring DX support through a harmonious blend of industry, academia, government, and finance resources, all with a resounding commitment to “forge new value.” Concurrently, Okayama University will nurture a comprehensive reskilling system tailored to companies’ specific circumstances.
This comprehensive approach seeks to not only drive DX across enterprises but to also cultivate a skilled digital workforce, igniting value across industries.
Unveiling the Need
Okayama Prefecture boasts a robust manufacturing landscape, marked by industries such as petroleum, steel, chemicals, and transportation machinery, surpassing the national average.
Rooted in tradition, indigenous manufacturing sectors like clothing, rubber, ceramics, and agricultural machinery contribute steadfastly to the local economy.
Despite this economic tapestry, manufacturing firms face a pivotal challenge – the scarcity of resources and digital adeptness crucial for seamless DX integration. The clarion call for digital skill enrichment and external support is unequivocal.
Answering the call, DXSUN emerges as a comprehensive aid hub, simplifying the convoluted path from DX consultation to pragmatic implementation.
Anchored in the principle of not only ameliorating corporate quandaries but also contributing to social and economic growth, DXSUN strives to elevate the competitive edge of Okayama Prefecture’s enterprises.
A Unified Force for DX
Drawing from their distinctive capabilities, the companies and support organizations engaged in DXSUN membership converge to expedite DX endeavors. The initiative orchestrates a multifaceted approach, intertwining information exchange, solution brainstorming, and practical seminars, in addition to one-on-one DX consultations.
All the while, DXSUN remains committed to providing a seamless, consolidated resource for companies across Okayama Prefecture, amplifying their DX ambitions.
A Blueprint for Progress
The inaugural phase of DXSUN is set to unfold this coming July, marked by an initial stride fueled by the “Small and Medium Enterprise Regional Economic Policy Promotion Project Cost Subsidy (Regional DX Promotion Environment Improvement Project)” grant for the fiscal year 2020.
Several companies within Okayama Prefecture are thoughtfully slated to receive this nurturing hand, a strategic move propelling them decisively toward the frontlines of DX Sunrise Okayama’s innovation.
In the crucible of DXSUN’s endeavors, the future of Okayama Prefecture glistens with promise. An artful amalgamation of industry, academia, and steadfast support converges, diligently forging a well-illuminated path toward an elevated digital landscape.