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Helping startups to shape the future

If your vision fits our technology, apply today to make the world a more creative place

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Wacom Innovation Hub

We boost innovative business ideas into outstanding products together with our global network.

The Innovation Hub

We are part of a generation that is creating powerful new tools of connectivity and expression that influence every aspect of the human experience. The Innovation Hub is a dedicated platform to help your startup shape the future.

Pilot with Wacom

Wacom is your design partner. Turning technology to a valuable product requires deep understanding of the changing business environment. As your design partner we will guide you to achieve that significant goal successfully.

Global network

Our market is global. We work with world-class partners to deliver innovative new solutions. One of the key benefits of the Wacom Innovation Hub is enabling collaboration with our global network.

Startup package

WIH provides development tools and business support for early stage startups

WIH provides development tools and business support for early stage startups

We boost early stage startups in the fields of 3D, VR, AR, content creation and human computer interaction. The application process for startups is now open.

Develop the future with digital ink. Digital ink is the most natural and fastest way to express ideas and be creative in today’s world

Develop the future with digital ink. Digital ink is the most natural and fastest way to express ideas and be creative in today’s world

Our digital ink SDKs are tools to turn your ideas and concepts into reality. Join and gain access to markets, industry networks and millions of devices using.

DSC membership marks your company as a leader and innovator in the emerging digital ink market

DSC membership marks your company as a leader and innovator in the emerging digital ink market

Our focus is to establish digital ink as a universal, open and smart content format and a common framework for sharing and collaborating with ideas based on WILL™.

Global events are a great opportunity to share ideas and create partnerships

Global events are a great opportunity to share ideas and create partnerships

Take part in our global professional events (expenses covered).

Grow faster and smarter thanks to our powerful network

Grow faster and smarter thanks to our powerful network

Share ideas and collaborate with our strategic partners for mutual benefit.

Work with a dedicated mentor to define a valuable product

Work with a dedicated mentor to define a valuable product

We provide you with a mentorship in technical and business related matters.

Faq's

I have a great idea for a startup, can I apply?

We are looking for early stage startups, but the team must have already been working as a group for at least the past 6 months and the product should be ready for proof of concept.

If we get accepted, what should we expect from WIH?

WIH will be your design partner to boost your startup. We will allocate a dedicated mentor to ensure that your product is market fit. You’ll have all the support needed for using our WILL platform. We’ll invite you to our professional events to showcase your startup and to create partnerships with our global partners.

Which are the fields of technology WIH is interested in?

Wacom Innovation Hub is looking to collaborate with startups in the fields of 3D, AR, VR, Cyber and Human computer interaction. If your innovation doesn't fall into one of these categories, we are sorry to say that we cannot accept your application.

What are the expectations from WIH to a startup?

We ask for no fees or equity just for an innovative attitude. As part of transforming Wacom from hardware focused company into hardware, software & services company, we are looking to partner with innovative startups that Wacom can boost globally.

How do I apply? When is the deadline?

We are currently accepting applications. To apply, please fill in the form and submit it to us. If your innovation is relevant for the program, we will be in touch with you shortly.

I am not from Israel, can I also apply for this program?

Wacom Innovation Hub is a global program. We welcome any relevant startup from any country to apply.

What are the acceptance criteria to get into the program?

The team must be 100% dedicated to the startup and 200% innovative and creative. The team must have proven development skills - It's better to have a working product or at least ready for POC. We are asking for a detailed product definition in order to validate that the startup is fit with Wacom's technology and products. Once accepted, the team is asked to be working with Wacom's team based on a scheduled working plan.

A world of creativity

“Ideas are going to change the world, not the hardware or software. People’s ideas are the real content that shapes the future.”

Masahiko Yamada, CEO