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KGAP+ Batch5 – India Challenge – [Online]2021/06/11

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round in India for Batch 5.

KGAP+ is a startup support program that attracts promising startups from Japan and abroad with the goal of conducting PoC and pilot tests in collaboration with large Japanese enterprises as well as overseas expansion. So far, 48 startups from 8 countries have participated in the program, and 83% of them have been able to implement PoC or enter into collaborative discussions with the program’s support.

The “India Challenge” is a stage for candidates from India, recommended by KGAP+ global partner organizations: CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies). The startups will pitch their innovative technologies and services to take part in the Batch 5.

After the event, there will be a breakout session where you can have a Q&A session with the startups and interact with them to the fullest. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • In March 2021, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies), ATR, and XBorder Innovations, Inc. In March 2021, NASSCOM, ATR, and XBorder Innovations signed a MOU to enhance the global innovation ecosystem through collaboration, such as ATR and XBI supporting open innovation between Indian startups participating in NASSCOM’s DeepTech Club 2.0 and Japanese companies. For more information, click here.
  • CII, India’s premier business association, and ATR signed a memorandum of understanding that avails further collaboration on innovation issues in January of 2020. For more information, click here.


  • About KGAP+ Batch 5, click here.
  • About KGAP+ Batch 4 Demo-Day, click here.


  • KGAP+ is in collaboration with the Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo – Kobe Consortium which was selected a Global Startup City under the Japanese Cabinet Office. For more information about business environment in Kansai region, see “INVEST JAPAN, INVEST KANSAI

Date / Time Friday, June 11, 2021 14:00 - 15:25

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


14:00 Opening remarks


14:05 Greeting remarks

His Excellency Mr. Sanjay Kumar VERMA
Ambassador of India to Japan


14:10 Introduction of KGAP+

Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki
Executive Vice President,
Head of Strategic Management Unit and Head of Business Development Office


14:20 Introduction of NASSCOM DeepTech Club 2.0

Mr. Sunil Shekhawat
Lead – NASSCOM Products


14:30 Pitch by Indian startups

    1. Artivatic.ai
      An end to end AI Infrastructure platform built on deep-tech, machine learning technologies with in-depth analogy of genomic science, psychology & neuroscience.
      [Insurtech, Fintech, Healthtech]
    2. Ashield
      Ashield combine our deep understanding of Telecom networks (signalling in particular), Spatial Cryptography & Encryption, AI-ML, cybersecurity domain and spirit of innovation to deliver solutions like Passwordless Authentication combined with Zero Trust approach, Zero Trust MFA for VPN, Anti-Phishing solution, Bot/Fraud Management and more.
    3. Infilect
      Infilect builds b2b SaaS products for the retail domain to analyse large-scal visual data. Both the products help CPG organizations improve sales via deeper understanding and optimization of consumer research, market research, sales, and auditing processes.
    4. PathPartner
      PathPartner’s driver monitoring system, using a single low-power in-vehicle camera and advanced vision technologies, provides reliable detection of driver drowsiness and distraction, alerting the driver to reduce the chances of serious accidents and thus providing a safer and comfortable drive.


14:55 Greeting remarks from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan
Past President, CII


15:00 Pitch by Indian startups

    1. Detect Technologies Private Limited
      Detect Technologies developed GUMPS (Guided Ultrasonic Monitoring Pipeline System) that is the worlds’s first continuous, real-time pipeline monitoring system capable of working even at extreme temperatures, as well as an intelligent drone for reliable inspection of assets. The products have been designed to simplify decision making through real time insights about assets and especially inaccessible assets.
    2. Dimension NXG Private Limited (AjnaLens)
      Dimension NXG designs products that enhance human capabilities and are simple to use to help people make decisions being wiser than before. Our mixed reality headset is designed to augment human intelligence so that people can realize their full potential.


15:10 Pitch by KGAP+ Alumni

    1. Ethereal Machines (Batch 3 Alum)
      Ethereal Machines aims to bring deep-tech expertise to every engineer across the world, by utilising advancements in the field of mechanical design and electronics to build high performance precision technology. They are bringing friendly and affordable CNC technology (5axis CNCs presently) in the field of medical machining, non-ferrous metals and plastic machining.
    2. Bigthinx (Batch 3 Alum)
      BigthinX’s artificial intelligence software uses only one’s photos to create personalized 3D avatars and digital garments for virtual clothing trials. Offering services which are easily and quickly deployed on existing apps and websites in fashion, fitness and gaming.
      [Fashion, AR]


15:20 Closing remarks


15:25 Breakout sessions for each of the startups

Rooms will be set up for each startup so that you can fully interact with the startups. (We will show you where to connect during the program. You are free to come and go between the rooms.


*The timetable might be changed.
Pitches of Planys Technologies and Asquared IoT were cancelled.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Friday, June 11, 2021 15:25

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

    – National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)


  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Embassy of India
    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)



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