Messages from the Executive Directors of Silitan Valley Consortium
In order to build a vibrant and sustainable regional society in the future, we must create new added value, accumulate and circulate wealth, and create employment. This will encourage the retention and circular flow of human resources and halt the decline in population, which is an important issue.
On the other hand, society is undergoing a major transformation under the disaster of COVID19, and people's sense of values are about to change. The spread of telework and other ways of working and living that are not bound by time or place is spreading, and the trend of returning to rural areas is booming. As a result, Tamba, with its proximity to major cities and abundant nature, is attracting attention as a "place of hope" where new lifestyles can be created. The time is ripe to launch initiatives that will encourage the influx of new human resources and the expansion of investment.
Therefore, in the Tamba region, industry, government, academia, and the civic sector are working together to launch an initiative that will bring together the power of people from inside and outside the region to promote innovation from the region. It is a future-oriented concept and project called "Silitan Valley.
“Silitan Valley" is an initiative to nurture and refine ideas born in Tamba, and to introduce high value-added products, services and innovative business models to the world. It is also an attempt to create something useful for making the next generation society more livable and sustainable.
“Silitan Valley" focuses on local resources. It aims to create new businesses, products, and services by shining a light on the tangible and intangible assets that exist in the region, drawing out their inherent value, and utilizing them.
“Silitan Valley" will create new connections. It will be a platform for people who have never met before to think and act together. We believe that encounters and exchanges between different people will generate new wisdom and ingenuity, and promote and create innovation one after another. “Silitan Valley" aims to create an open business environment and a place for open innovation.
With the participation of individuals and organizations that understand the purpose of the "Silitan Valley" concept, we have decided to establish the "Silitan Valley Consortium" (commonly known as “SILI-TAN 2030”) as the organization to promote the concept and project. We hope that you will understand the purpose of the concept and actively support the establishment of this consortium.
February 17th 2022
Direction of the concept
The goal of the Silitan Valley Initiative is to “create a vibrant and sustainable community” and
we will promote the following initiatives to achieve this goal by the beginning of 2030.
To promote the formation of multi-stakeholder networks among industry, academia, government, and the civic sector, to build a regional innovation ecosystem, with the aim of creating and generating innovations originating in the region in waves.
We aim to create an environment where it is easy for anyone to start a business, and to improve the productivity of local industries through the use of ICT.
We will promote the inflow of excellent human resources and technology into the region and stimulate investment from outside, and facilitate the establishment of businesses that contribute to solving regional issues and businesses that utilize regional resources.
We will create opportunities and sites for new exchanges, information exchange, and knowledge sharing in order to create innovations from the region.
Create new business spaces and places by utilizing idle facilities such as vacant houses, closed schools, and lodging facilities as coworking spaces, shared offices, and work locations.