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KGAP+ Batch6 – India Challenge –2021/10/11

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round in India 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. So far, 63 startups from 9 countries have participated in the program, and 83% of startups in Batch 1 to 4 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 6.

  • 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 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 Monday, October 11, 2021 14:00 - 15:30

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


14:00 Opening remarks


14:05 Greeting remarks

Mr. Mayank Joshi
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India


14:10 Introduction of KGAP+

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


14:15 Introduction of NASSCOM DeepTech Club 2.0

Dr. Sunil Shekhawat
Lead – NASSCOM Products


14:25 Pitch by NASSCOM recommended startups

    1. QNu Labs
      A quantum-safe data security company that helps large enterprises accelerate their transition to quantum-safe security solutions. founded in 2016 in Bangalore, India, it is India’s first and only quantum key delivery company. incubated with IITs and Madras, it works with academia to develop advanced versions of quantum It is working with academia to research advanced versions of secure products and build new technologies around them.
      [Quantum Cryptography]
    2. Imaginate
      Provides a hardware-independent 3D conferencing solution that allows designers and researchers to collaborate with peers around the world in a realistic virtual world along with 3D data. The experience is similar to having a meeting with the actual product in hand.


14:40 Presentation by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Mr. Varun Akhnoor, Director, CII


14:50 Pitch by CII recommended startups

      1. A2P Energy Solution Private Limited
        Technology-driven solution to the problem of crop residue incineration, using AI to track waste biomass and work with farmers to collect and purchase it. The company will use AI to track down waste biomass and work with farmers to collect and purchase it, generating additional income for farmers on the one hand and converting the biomass collected by A2P into next-generation biofuels such as energy pellets, green coal, and bio-oil on the other.
      2. Infinita Biotech Private Limited
        Solve problems related to high oil imports, environmental degradation, and slowing agricultural growth.
      3. MinionLabs India Private Limited
        Developed Minion, a palm-sized energy auditing device. Based on a machine learning approach that uses automation to learn the latest algorithms, the non-intrusive energy management solution has the ability to analyze data to gain valuable actionable insights, sense when all appliances, devices, and tools in a building are turned on and off, and provide predictive analytics and comprehensive reports on maintenance.
      4. Sociograph Solutions Pvt Ltd
        Offers DaveAI, a virtual sales avatar that mimics the human sales brain. It can be deployed in virtual spaces such as virtual showrooms and virtual banks to understand the requirements of every customer and enable a personalized discovery experience.
        [Technology Competitiveness Development]
      5. Solinas Integrity
        Provides a unique, low-cost robotic solution for capturing high quality data on the health of pipelines and tanks. Remotely controlled tethered and non-tethered robots that can penetrate pipelines and tanks to perform in-line inspections and conditionally assess asset health.


15:25 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from India, etc.
Due date for application Monday, October 11, 2021 15:30

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