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KGAP+ Batch6 – Europe Challenge –2021/10/28

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round in Europe 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 “Europe Challenge” is a stage for candidates from Europe. Startups nominated by KGAP+ global partners such as State of Bavaria in Japan, Embassy of Spain in Japan, and Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland, will pitch their innovative technologies and services for participation in the Batch 6.

We will also introduce European ecosystems, including a support program for startups based in Bavaria that are looking to expand into the German and European markets.

  • 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 Thursday, October 28, 2021 17:00 - 18:15

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


17:00 Opening remarks


17:05 Introduction of KGAP+

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


17:10 Introduction of a startup support program in Bavaria

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


17:25 Pitch by Bavarian startup

    1. DyeMansion
      DyeMansion’s Additive Manufacturing finishing systems turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products. From perfect fit eyewear to personalized car interiors, their technology makes 3D-printed products for everyday life.
      [3D printing, additive manufacturing]


17:30 Introduction of Spanish ecosystem

Ms. Patricia Basterra
Trade and investment advisor, Economic and Commercial Office, Embassy of Spain in Japan


17:40 Pitches by Spanish startups

    1. Submer
      Driven by ideas to make operating and constructing datacenters more sustainable and efficient, Submer enables next generation cooling and automation for data & energy-intensive environments, provides best-in-class technology that enables data centers around the world to leverage the power of immersion cooling for HPC, hyperscale, data center, Edge, AI, DL and blockchain applications.
      [Circular economy]
    2. OWO
      With a mission to turn the virtual world into reality adding the sense of touch, OWO have developed a haptic vest for you to feel video games, becoming one with your avatar; the main character of a movie; or interact with friends. OWO are the only company able to offer real physical sensations in the Metaverse, by using not only the senses of vision and hearing, but also the sense of touch.


17:50 Introduction of Finnish ecosystem

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


18:00 Pitches by Finnish startup

    1. Quuppa
      Real time location system for indoor positioning and tracking with accuracy down to a few centimeters


18:05 Pitch by Bavarian startup

    1. Kinexon
      Kinexon is focused on the development of precision localization and motion sensing solutions. With its unrivaled tracking technology, Kinexon brings accurate and real-time analytics to professional sports and media.
      [BigData, Wearables IoT Hardware ]


18:10 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration from Europe, etc.
Due date for application Thursday, October 28, 2021

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.
  • ■ Cooperated by

    - State of Bavaria in Japan

    - Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office

    - Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland


  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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