Plug and Play is a global innovation platform founded in Silicon Valley in 2006 with the mission of connecting start-ups, major companies and investors to accelerate innovation around the world. Currently, we have expanded to more than 40 bases on 5 continents around the world, and have produced a large number of unicorn companies such as “Dropbox”, “Paypal”, and “Guardant Health” as venture capital. As an accelerator, in 2020, we will support the commercialization and business growth of more than 2,000 startups with more than 500 corporate partners.
HIS America has been participating in Plug and Play as a corporate partner since 2020, Port Remote Pte. Ltd. (Headquarters: Singapore https://www.theportapp.com/), CHOOOSE ™ (Headquarters: Oslo, Norway https) We have made a business alliance and investment with (: //chooose.today/). With these achievements, the launch of a new brand travel reservation site “Copolo” that promotes sustainable tourism in the difficult situation of the travel industry in Korona-ka, and the fact that it continues to have a view to explore investment opportunities. It was evaluated and received an award.
HIS America will continue to develop new businesses with start-up companies to innovate and lead to the growth of the company, while providing travelers with unprecedented travel services and adding new travel value. I will create it.
HIS USA is actively collaborating with startups within the Plug and Play ecosystem. The launch of Copolo, a sustainability-focused OTA in this partnership with CHOOOSE ™, symbolizes our common mission and approach to making the world a better place.
We are honored to be part of HIS’s amazing innovation journey. And as a representative of Plug and Play, I am very pleased to present HIS with the 2021 Corporate Innovation Award.
Even in this situation, the appearance of HIS, which is influential in new initiatives, gives hope to many corporate partners in Silicon Valley. We will continue to support collaboration with startups that use cutting-edge technology.
It is a great honor to receive this award on behalf of the HIS Group. We have been exploring new travel styles with many start-up companies through Plug and Play. As one of them, we launched Copolo with the hope of improving the world environment through travel. Copolo is used by startup technologies within the Plug and Play ecosystem and plans to continue collaborating with many startups. Although it is a brand that has just been born, we will continue to evolve together with start-up companies.
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Travel booking site Copolo can calculate the carbon dioxide emitted by a trip and add a carbon offset option when booking a trip to support projects that reduce or avoid carbon dioxide emissions, including forest conservation. can.
We aim to help travelers, at their own discretion, the opportunity to change their awareness of improving the environment.
・ Collaboration with Port, a travel tech company from Silicon Valley (October 16, 2020)
・ Launch of new sustainable tourism brand “Copolo” (September 16, 2021)