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KGAP+ Batch6 – Israel Challenge –2021/11/01

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a preliminary round in Israel 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 48 startups of 83% from Bach1 to 4 have been able to implement PoC or enter into collaborative discussions with the program’s support.

The “Israel Challenge” is a stage for candidates from Israel, who have passed a highly competitive pre-selection process with the help of IIA (Israel Innovation Authority), a KGAP+ global partner. The startups will pitch their innovative technologies and services for participation in the Batch 6.

  • 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, November 01, 2021 17:00 - 18:25

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


17:00 Opening remarks


17:05 Greeting remarks by Embassy of Israel to Japan

Mr. Daniel Kolbar
Minister, Head of Economic & Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Japan


17:10  Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki
Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development Office, ATR


17:20   Introduction to the Israeli Ecosystem

Mr. Avi Luvton
Acting VP & Head of International Division, Israel Innovation Authority


17:30 Pitch by Israeli startups

    1. BioBetter
      BioBetter has developed an innovative platform technology to manufacture advanced proteins, such as Growth Factors, Antibodies, and any other protein desired by Foodtech, Pharma, Cosmetic and other industries. This technology aims to disrupt the global advanced protein market by dramatically reducing the CAPEX and the OPEX and boosting production capacity.
    2. GenCell
      GenCell has developed a “nano power plant,” a solution that allows to extract hydrogen from liquid ammonia with 10x the efficiency of others, operates fully independent of the grid to create power wherever you needed it.
    3. Deep Learning Robotics
      DLR has developed a patented, vision-based robotic controller that enables robots to learn and replicate tasks by observing humans performing them, thereby creating automation opportunities that would be impossible using conventional robotic solutions.
    4. Solight
      Solight had created a patented, highly efficient daylighting system, providing uniform full spectrum natural light to poorly lit buildings. Creating optimal lighting for human health and wellbeing, while at the same time reducing wasted electricity, for daytime lighting.
    5. Gyntools
      Gyni™ is the only multicausal, accurate, rapid and cost-effective point-of-care diagnostic system for vaginitis, the most common gynaecological condition which is misdiagnosed today in 50% of first clinic visits – an acute problem that costs payers more than $ 3 B in redundant expenses each year.
    6. Salvador Technologies
      Salvador Technologies provides the world’s fastest recovery from cyber-attacks and IT failures. Their innovative solution ensures continuous operation of critical workstations and servers. Based on patent-pending offline protection algorithm and data corruption detection.
    7. LIGC APP
      LIGC APP has developed ViralWall™, a revolutionary air purifier with breakthrough technology over conventional foam.
    8. Agrematch
      Agrematch has been developing a proprietary platform agresense™, disrupting the growing market functional compound in the AgriFood market. It’s their revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) computational system for the rational identification of molecules with the desired compound organism interactions.


18:20 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration from Israel, etc.
Due date for application Monday, November 01, 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.
  • ■ Co-hosted by

    – Israel Innovation Authority

  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Economic and Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Japan
    – The Kansai Israel Business Promotion Consortium (The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan; The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kansai Association of Corporate Executives; Kansai Economic Federation; Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute; The Japan External Trade Organization Osaka; Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kansai Headquarters; Wakayama Prefectural Government)
    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


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