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KGAP+ Batch5 – Europe Challenge – [Online]2021/07/07

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round in Europe 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 “Europe Challenge” is a stage for candidates from Europe. In addition to our long-time partner, the Embassy of Spain, this spring the Embassy of Finland and the State of Bavaria in Japan have joined our collaboration network. Startups nominated by these partners 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!

  • 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 Wednesday, July 07, 2021 16:00 - 17:35

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


16:00 Greeting remarks


16:05 Introduction of KGAP+

Ms. Makiko Tatsumi
KGAP+ Program Manager and Director of Business Development Office, ATR


16:10 Introduction of Finnish ecosystem

Mr. Eiji Atsumi
Senior Advisor, Business Finland, Embassy of Finland


16:17 Pitch by Finnish startups

    1. Missing Link
      Missing Link provides a stand-alone RF spectrum monitoring system to detect and locate malicious devices and suspicious interference sources such as jamming and DDoS attacks in industry 4.0 and IoT networks.
      [ICT, Cyber Security]
    2. Cumucore
      Cumucore brings a disruptive solution that integrates Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) to deliver a flexible and affordable mobile services to truly connect the world.
    3. SeeTrue Technologies
      SeeTrue Technologies creates world’s most-advanced customizable eye-tracking solutions based on robust sensors and unique computer vision approach for medical and other applications.
    4. Popit
      Popit develops a unique solution to gain access to the patient and keep track of medications that come in blisters – the packaging format for 80% of solid drugs in the world.
    5. eniferBio
      eniferBio develops and produces Pekilo mycroprotein – a form of single cell protein derived from fungi with high nutritional value that can be used as raw material for fish feed.
    6. Augumenta
      Augumenta develops industrial augumented reality –  intuitive and easy-to-use AR apps and tools that help companies to improve operational efficiency, quality, and safety.


16:50 Introduction of Bavarian ecosystem

Dr. Christian Geltinger
Chief Representative, State of Bavaria in Japan


16:57 Pitch by Bavarian startup

    1. ProGlove
      ProGlove is a manufacturer of wearable barcode scanners that enable Industry 4.0.  ProGlove develops and provides lightweight, high-speed communication glove scanners for use in manufacturing, logistics, transportation, shipping, e-commerce, and retail.
      [Manufacturing, Logistics]


17:02 Greeting remarks

Mr. Lorenzo Di Pietro
Executive Director for Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation, Barcelona Activa


17:09 Pitch by Spanish startups

    1. Netboss Comunicaciones
      Netboss Comunicaciones develops and provides Kairos365, a software for scheduling and appointment management,  and other solutions, including consulting services, to promote DX in the workplace.
      [Business Management ]
    2. SZENTIA
      SZENTIA develops and provides SaaS solutions that connect cosmetic brands and users, enabling evaluation of users’ skin conditions, feedback, and recommendations for cosmetics to use.


17:19 Pitch by Alumni startups

    1. HACARUS(Batch 1 Alum)
      An AI venture in Kyoto that uses a different approach from deep learning to create practical AI with a small amount of data to solve current problems in various industries and companies.
    2. Rail Vision LTD. (Batch4 Alum)
      Rail Vision (RV) systems improve railway safety, autonomous operation, predictive maintenance and RT/offline visual big data analytics.  Sensors installed on train locomotive detect & classify obstacles and infrastructure objects along rail tracks from safety distance at all weather.
      [Mobility/Smart City]


17:35 Breakout sessions for each of startups


*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Wednesday, July 07, 2021 17:35

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.
  • ■ Cooperated by

    - Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland

    - State of Bavaria in Japan

    - German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

    - Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office

    - Barcelona Activa

    - Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)



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