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"At Epson, our vision includes using our technologies and range of products to work with innovative partners to solve societal challenges by improving accessibility and  co-creation, collaboration and investment.


We believe that by using our technology resources effectively and combining them with other technologies, we can create new and greater value together with our partners, thereby developing solutions to meet customer needs.


We’re very excited to launch this year's Epson Innovation Challenge series as part of our Open Innovation Program efforts and are welcoming global innovators, developers and startups to join this unique opportunity! 


Since 2019, Epson has been very actively engaging with the startup community not only with our “HackTrek” hackathons in Japan, but also with our global strategic programs to uncover emerging technologies, trends and cutting-edge technology startups."


Junkichi Yoshida, 

COO of Epson's Printing Solutions Division and Chairman of the Epson Innovation Challenge Executive Committee

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Epson Innovation Challenge #1

has ended

The winners are....

Voiceitt - 1st Place

Flyparrots - 2nd Place

Key2Enable - 3rd Place

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the particpants!

Epson Innovation Challenge #2 will be coming soon!

Epson Innovation Challenge #2 is an exciting opportunity for developers and teams to showcase their skills and develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges. On July 13-20, 2023, participants will work collaboratively to develop, test and pitch their solutions to a panel of expert judges. We will provide more details, including the challenge statement, terms & conditions, as well as the agenda in the next few weeks. With the chance to win prizes and gain recognition, don't miss out on this chance to participate in Epson Innovation Challenge #2.

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Epson Connect API

The Epson Connect API allows developer applications to control print and scan functions through Epson Connect, (Epson’s cloud service). This creates an additional layer of interface that could enhance user experience. The Epson Connect API could provide functionalities such as:

  • Print remotely from any major operation system (Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Android, and iOS device)

  • Send and share scanned documents across various cloud services

  • Enhance user data protection by deleting files uploaded to Epson Connect instantly after printing


These are just some examples of what functionalities the Epson Connect API could bring.

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Epson is a Japan-headquartered manufacturing company which provides printing solutions, visual communications, wearable products, and industrial solutions. Since 1942, Epson's DNA has continued to embody the idea of efficient, compact, precision technology, and now their IoT hubs enable customers to access this whenever and wherever you are. Epson is helping their customers in education, tourism, healthcare, and disaster prevention tackle the challenges. By providing timely solutions to issues, they create customer-centric long term relationships, offering continuous support in solving social issues. Learn more at

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About Foundry 415 Innovation Group

Foundry 415 is a Silicon Valley - San Francisco based innovation company accelerating the success of global corporate innovators and technology entrepreneurs.  Our team has worked with 40+ global corporations to drive innovation results by uncovering new trends and opportunities, scouting cutting-edge startups for strategic partnership, investment or acquisition, and successfully piloting new business concepts. Alongside its consulting practice, Foundry 415 powers the growth of startups through impactful acceleration and landing-pad programs and offers custom executive education programs with a focus on innovation. Learn more at



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