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[Online] KGAP+ Israel Challenge2020/11/02

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 are coming from across the world with the goal of securing partnerships with Japanese major companies and accomplishing PoCs/pilot tests with them.

“Israel Challenge” is a stage for the candidates from Israel. Innovative technologies and services are presented by startups at the recommendation of KGAP+ partners: Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and Chartered Group. Please join us as an audience!

*About KGAP+ Batch 4
*IIA, ATR and KRI (Keihanna Research Institute) have collaborated since the beginning of Keihanna Research Complex Project. A memorandum of understanding was signed in January of 2019, with attendance of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministries of both countries.

Date / Time Monday, November 02, 2020 16:30 - 17:30

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English
16:30 Opening Remarks

16:35 Greeting Remarks

Mr. Avi Luvton, Acting VP, Head of International Division, Israel Innovation Authority


16:40 Presentation about KGAP+

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


16:50 Pitch by Israeli Companies

    1. DiA Imaging Analysis
      DiA has developed AI-based ultrasound analysis solutions. The technology imitates the way expert’s human eye detects borders and identifies motion, therefore, allowing clinicians with all levels of experience, to capture the right ultrasound images and automatically identify clinical abnormalities that are otherwise difficult to find visually.
      [Sector: Digital Health]
    2. Hailo Technologies Ltd
      AI chipmaker Hailo has developed a world-class AI processor delivering the performance of a data center-class computer straight to edge devices, enabling the smart products of the future in multiple industries including automotive, smart cities, smart homes, retail, industry 4.0, and beyond.
      [Sector: Smart City, Smart Retail, Industry 4.0, Smart Home]
    3. Halo Digital
      Our goal is to provide a Digital Manufacturing solution to support the improvement of manufacturing business outcomes, as well as optimization of production processes, by providing “navigation” capabilities to complex production facilities.
      By navigation we mean the ability to predict the direction of production processes in terms of relevant target functions, and to provide recommendations on actions to reach the desired outcomes. Once the accuracy of the recommendations is validated, the system can implement autonomous features to reduce human errors, followed by widespread integration with the plant control layers.
    4. MagniLearn
      MagniLearn is an ed-tech company providing schools with an intelligent language learning platform. We leverage advanced AI and NLP algorithms to personalize the student’s English learning experience. Based on linguistics and computer science research we developed a linguistic engine that generates tailor-made online lessons comprised of free-form exercises for each student, based on their proficiency and their school syllabus.
      [Sector: Education Technology]
    5. Rail Vision LTD
      Rail Vision (RV) systems improve railway safety, autonomous operation, predictive maintenance and RT/offline visual big data analytics.
      Forward looking electro-optic sensors installed on train locomotive detect & classify obstacles and infrastructure objects along rail tracks from safety distance at all weather and light conditions using, artificial intelligence & deep learning.
    6. Donisi Health
      Donisi has developed the only clinically validated, contact-free device designed for cardiac and respiratory assessment. Using nano-vibration motion detection, Donisi’s patented system of sensing technology, AI and proprietary algorithms to detect multiple health indicators – including those key for heart failure prevention – supporting personalized, predictive insights to changes in health status and enabling care providers ongoing monitoring for data driven decision making.
      [Sector: Medical]
    7. CASTOR technologies
      CASTOR enables manufacturers to reduce costs, utilizing the benefits of industrial 3D printing. It is an automatic software, where the algorithm analyzes CAD files technically and economically (full Bills of Materials) to identify mechanical parts that suits 3D printing.
      [Sector: Supply Chain]


17:25 Closing Remarks
*The program might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Israel
Due date for application Monday, November 02, 2020 17:00

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

    – Israel Innovation Authority

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


  • Cooperated by

    – Economic and Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Japan

    – Chartered Group

    – The Kansai Israel Business Promotion Consortium (The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan; The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kansai Association of Corporate Executives; Kansai Economic Federation; The Japan External Trade Organization Osaka; Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kansai Headquarters; Wakayama Prefectural Government)


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

Recording of the webinar here