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[Online] KGAP+ India Challenge2020/10/20

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) is carrying out Batch 4 from this coming November to February. KGAP+, a startup acceleration program in Keihanna Science City, is a key component of Kyoto Ecosystem supported by the government as one of the leading startup cities.

As with the previous batches, promising startups/SMEs are coming from across the world with the goal of securing partnerships with Japanese major companies and accomplishing PoCs/pilot tests with them.

“India Challenge” is a stage for the candidates from India. Innovative technologies and services are presented by startups at the recommendation of KGAP+ partners: CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and UTEC (The University of Tokyo Edge Capital). Please join us as an audience!

*About KGAP+ Batch 4
*CII, India’s premier business association, and ATR signed a memorandum of understanding that avails further collaboration on innovation issues in January of 2020. More information

Date / Time Tuesday, October 20, 2020 17:00 - 18:05

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English
17:00 Opening Remarks
17:05 Greeting Remarks

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Co-chairman, CII National Start-up Council and Founder & CEO, Myelin Foundry


17:10 Presentation about UTEC – The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners

Mr. Kiran Mysore, Venture Partner


17:15 Presentation about KGAP+

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


17:30 Pitch by Indian Companies

    1. Blackfrog Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
      Blackfrog Technologies is a BIRAC (Govt. of. India) supported startup company developing portable medical-grade refrigeration systems for the last-mile delivery of vaccines, COVID-19 specimens, blood serums, plasma etc.
      [Sector: Healthcare]
    2. KBCols Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
      KBCols Sciences is a deep tech startup specialized in the business of research, development, manufacturing & sale of natural dyes/pigments/key intermediates across various verticals like textiles, cosmetics, food etc.
    3. FIB-SOL Life Technologies Private Limited
      FIB-SOL Life Technologies, is a spin off from IIT Madras, one of the premier institutes of India, and have developed the world’s first water soluble and light weight Agri input. 5 gram of tissue paper like product will provide the soil microbes for 1 acre of land.
    4. Synersense Private Limited
      Synersense builds products for diagnosis and rehabilitation devices for early and timely detection of pathological gaits using Medical IoT and AI/ML.
      [Sector: Med-Tech, Healthcare]
    5. QpiAI
      QpiAI is simplifying AI & Quantum: Q for Quantum, π for human Ingenuity, AI for Artificial Intelligence. QpiAI AI/ML/Quantum modelling PaaS includes AI Technology , AI tools, Quantum Tools, AI model discovery, AI model deployment ,classical optimizer chip and Quantum processors.We are inventing the future of Compute and Modelling. The Future of Computing and Modelling: Bits + Neurons + Qubits. At QpiAI we are inventing the optimal recipe to combine them to convert data to intelligence.


18:00 Closing Remarks
*The program might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from India
Due date for application Tuesday, October 20, 2020 15:00

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 Promotion Council

Sponsor etc.
  • Co-hosted by

    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


  • Cooperated by

    – Embassy of India

    – UTEC – The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners


  • Business Development Office,
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
  • E-mail:bdo-event@atr.jp

Recording of the webinar here