DEEPCORE teams up with NVIDIA to boost AI startups

Tokyo-based startup incubator DEEPCORE is partnering NVIDIA to support AI startups and promote university research programmes across Japan.

In line with its strategy of cultivating entrepreneurs and building an ecosystem that incubates them, the SoftBank-owned company will use NVIDIA’s AI computing platform for the technology infrastructure of its incubation programme.

Members will have access to NVIDIA DGX systems and the NVIDIA GPU Cloud, which gives researchers and data scientists easy access to a comprehensive catalog of GPU-optimised software tools for deep learning and high performance computing.

DEEPCORE is developing its GPU-accelerated AI computing platform in its open, collaboration-focused R&D space, called KERNEL, located near the University of Tokyo. It works in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and other top schools to unleash the potential in technology for entrepreneurs, researchers, engineers and others in Japan and around the globe.

NVIDIA will offer AI training to DEEPCORE customers and incubator members via its Deep Learning Institute, which provides hands-on training for developers, data scientists and researchers. It will also provide technical and business advice to members regarding its GPU-accelerated products and services.

DEEPCORE and NVIDIA plan to explore business opportunities for members as part of NVIDIA’s Inception Program, a virtual startup accelerator working with more than 2,800 companies around the world.