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Startup-ecosystem Collaboration Event – Discover Japan, Discover Austria2023/05/11

Following its recent expansion into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, we are pleased to announce that Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus (KGAP+) will have the first-ever online collaboration event with Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN).

KGAP+ is an acceleration program based in Keihanna Science City, Japan, that supports overseas startups looking to establish a foothold in Japan while also helping Japanese startups expand globally. GIN, on the other hand, offers comprehensive support to startups from selected hotspots in Asia (including Japan) seeking to establish their businesses in Austria and expand to Europe, while also helping Austrian startups to expand the other way round.

This event aims to bring together startups from Keihanna Science City and Austria to explore potential collaboration and business expansion opportunities. Throughout the online event, three startups from each region will have a chance to showcase their innovative products. With Japan being the third-largest economy in the world and Austria being the most central European country known for its high economic security and social stability, startups will benefit significantly from each other’s strengths and expertise. We look forward to welcoming participants to this exciting event.

*Click here about GIN
*Click here about KGAP+

*Osaka-Kyoto-Hyogo-Kobe Consortium, in which KGAP+ plays a part, has been selected by the Japanese government as a Startup Ecosystem Global Hub City.

Date / Time Thursday, May 11, 2023 16:30 - 18:00

Online by Zoom


16:30 Opening remarks


16:35 Presentation about Austrian Ecosystem and Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)

Dr. Jan Arpe, Program Manager, FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)
Ms. Chiara Witzemann, Program Manager, aws (Austrian Promotional Bank)


16:50 Pitches by startups recommended by GIN

      1. SHION
        Shion is Europe’s leading manufacturer of the most technologically advanced Active Acoustic Interior Treatment Systems. Their hardware is designed to eliminate any internal and external noise and deliver the best sound quality and experience.
      2. Senseven GmbH
        Senseven’s mission is to empower everyone to inspect industrial assets through digitalization. They developed a way of nondestructive equipment testing by transforming smartphones into smart & simple mobile inspection solutions.
      3. VOLTERIO
        VOLTERIO developed a revolutionary automatic connection device for electric vehicles – the smartest, fully automatic and affordable high power charging solution, that can be easily integrated to almost every electric vehicle.


17:15 Presentation about Keihanna Innovation Ecosystem and Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus (KGAP+)

Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development Office, ATR


17:30  Pitches by startups recommended by KGAP+

      1. Kyoto’s 3D Studio
        Specialized in experience-based digital content of cultural properties (3D point cloud video, AR&VR, 360-degree video with multilingual support) by using point cloud data measured and edited with our unique 3D technology.
      2. DeepForest Technologies
        A startup from Kyoto University, that develops and provides forest analysis software that utilizes UAVs and AI to monitor the status of forests and evaluate carbon stocks at each tree level.
      3. Halu Inc.
        IKOU is an inclusive brand that pursues human-centered design to meet the diverse needs of children. Focusing on the needs of children with physical disabilities and their families, IKOU develops portable chairs to expand their range of activities and kids’ wear to make their daily lives more comfortable.


17:55 Closing remarks


*Language: English (no interpretation)
*The time table might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Thursday, May 11, 2023 16:00

Notes for attendance

・A link to the Zoom webinar will be provided to you by email after you sign up for the event.
・When you sign in the webinar, please use the email address that you wrote in the application form.

– Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

– Keihanna Research Complex


Sponsor etc.
  • ■ Co-hosted by

    – Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN)

  • - Business Development Office, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
    - Keihanna Research Complex
  • E-mail:kih@keihanna-rc.jp