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KGAP+ DAY – Batch6 Unveiling –2021/11/29

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold an unveiling event for Batch 6.

16 companies were selected from a preliminary round of 42 companies in 6 regions around world, based on nominations from innovation support organizations around the world and through a pre-selection process. Mentored and goal-oriented startups from Japan, Canada, India, Israel, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the UK will pitch energetically!

This is the start of a program that aims to find partners and customers and expand business in Japan. We hope you can join us!

  • About KGAP+ Batch 6, click here.
  • About KGAP+ Batch 6 Local Challenges that are the selection rounds, 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 29, 2021 10:00 - 18:50

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


■ Session 1


10:00 Opening remarks for Session 1


10:05 Introduction of KGAP+

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


10:10 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 6 startups

    1. This Fish (Canada)
      Software for tracing seafood catches. Partnered with Japan’s eZo Kitchen Hokkaido. (video: Traceability in Japan’s seafood processors).
    2. Dyze Design (Canada)
      Dyze Design develops the critical components at the heart of 3D printers. The products offered by the company are mainly hotends, extruders, sensors and other kinds of accessories that control the supply and deposition of the raw material. The company’s mission is “To empower people to make the tools and things they need, where and when they need them.” Dyze Design meets this mission by developing products that improve the reliability and usability of 3d printers and enable materials to be printed. In a nutshell, the company wants to become the “Intel Inside” of 3D printers : To position itself as the leading supplier of extrusion systems for all printers operating under the material extrusion’s principle sold throughout the world.
      [3D Printing, Manufacturing]
    3. Duraflex Solutions (Canada)
      Duraflex Solutions develops a cement admixture that can be used for soil stabilization and concrete modification. Fourth generation proprietary crystalline technology composed entirely of natural minerals and containing almost no chlorides. Changes the way cement hydrates without cracking, and when combined with cement, creates a completely impermeable structure that exhibits high tensile and flexural strength, both in soil cement applications and in structural concrete. In addition to being environmentally friendly, this construction material can be installed using conventional construction equipment.
    4. Giga Mothra (Japan)
      Giga MothraWe is working on the industrialization of sericulture by developing a new technology called “Next Generation Sericulture”.The company has already secured the individual elemental technologies, and after the PoC for integration and systemization, it will collaborate with ENEOS in the large-scale commercialization phase (utilizing idle assets and waste heat from the coastal industrial complex) to maximize the potential of the system and achieve ultra-high efficiency. The company is looking at the carbon, fiber, insect protein, and biopharmaceutical markets.
      [Silk cultivation]
    5. iROBOTICS (Japan)
      iROBOTICS is a group of professionals that can provide one-stop infrastructure maintenance DX solutions from development to analysis and commercialization, leveraging its technological development capabilities represented by advanced micro-drone operation technology and spider-type robots etc.
    6. Linearity (Japan)
      Linearity develops “L-DRIVE” that is a linear motor drive for elevators, including motor, drive electronics, brake, position sensing, power transfer etc. L-DRIVE is ready, a prototype can be inspected at our Kyoto University lab. With L-DRIVE, elevator manufacturers can develop their Linear Motor Elevators (LME) in a short time.
      [Linear-motor elevator]
    7. EasyDialog (Japan)
      EasyDialog provides a framework to allows anybody to build and publish their own AI bots. Our product allows anybody to build voice and chat bots, even people who have no background in AI, IT or NLP, on all platforms, and in many languages at one click of a button.
      [AI bot]


11:20 Closing remarks for Session 1



■ Session 2


17:00 Opening remarks for Session 2


17:05 Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

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


17:15 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 6 startups

    1. MinionLabs India (India)
      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.
    2. QNu Labs (India)
      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]
    3. Deep Learning Robotics (Israel)
      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. GenCell (Israel)
      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.
    5. Quuppa (Finland)
      Real time location system for indoor positioning and tracking with accuracy down to a few centimeters
    6. KINEXON (Germany)
      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 ]
    7. OWO (Spain)
      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.
    8. AMPHIBIO (U.K.)
      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
    9. Flomark (U.K.)
      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


18:45 Session 2 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Monday, November 29, 2021

Notes for attendance

- A link to the Zoom webinar will be provided to you by email after you sign up for the event.

– Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
– Keihanna Research Complex

Sponsor etc.
  • ■ Co-hosted by

    – The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
    – Delegation General of Quebec in Tokyo
    – Alberta Japan Office
    – Shinagawa Business Club
    – National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
    – Israel Innovation Authority
    – Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland
    – State of Bavaria in Japan
    – Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office
    – InnovationRCA





  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Embassy of India
    – Embassy of Canada to Japan
    – 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