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KGAP+ Batch6 – InnovationRCA Challenge –2021/10/05

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round with InnovationRCA for Batch 6.

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. Through collaboration with partner organizations around the world, 63 companies from 9 countries have participated in the program, and 83% of the 48 companies in Batch 1 to 4 have been able to implement PoC or enter into collaboration discussions with the program’s support.

Startups from InnovationRCA, the incubator at the Royal College of Arts in London, the world’s top art and design university where Dyson founder Sir James Dyson and Apple’s former Chief Design Officer Sir Jony Ive served as chancellors, will pitch for seats on the Batch 6. Along with innovative products, we will also introduce InnovationRCA’s program that will start interacting with KGAP+.

  • About KGAP+ Batch 6, 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 Tuesday, October 05, 2021 18:00 - 19:15

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


18:00 Greeting remarks


18:05 Introduction of Keihanna Ecosystem and KGAP+

Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Executive Vice President, ATR


18:20 InnovationRCA and the Investor Readiness Programme

Dr. Albert Demargne, Head of Commercialization, InnovationRCA


18:35 Pitch by InnovationRCA startups

    1. Amphibio
      Amphibio is developing a super-hydrophobic porous membrane to create an artificial wearable gill. The technology has additional applications, and they have recently launched Amphitex, a new textile membrane that is waterproof, breathable and fully recyclable.
      Patent-pending, won several grants and awards, and secured investment from UK institutions
    2. Charco Neurotech
      Charco Neurotech developed by a team of engineers, doctors and neuroscientists, CUE1 is a wearable vibrotactile stimulation device that sits on a user’s sternum and improves the movement and quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease.Charco Neurotech’s technology might have similar benefits to sufferers of other neural transmission disorders.
      Patent-pending, won several grants and awards, and secured investment from UK institutions
    3. LiteWork Bikes
      LiteWork Bikes is creating a new generation of aesthetic folding bicycles, as pleasurable to ride as they are to fold, through the use of innovative design and materials. Secured investment from UK institutions
    4. The Flomark
      The Flomark is a new hospital drip that easily, intuitively and reliably shows flow rate. The Flomark shows a simple fluid level that indicates the flow rate, reducing human error and saving nurses valuable time.
      Patent-pending, won several grants and awards, and secured investment from UK institutions


19:15 Closing remarks



*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Tuesday, October 05, 2021 19:15

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

    - InnovationRCA


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