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KGAP+ Batch7 -Bavaria Challenge-2022/04/06

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a selection pitch webinar for Batch 7 in Bavaria.

KGAP+ is a startup support program for promising startups from Japan and abroad. Startups pursue collaboration with large Japanese enterprises as well as overseas expansion. So far, 79 startups from 10 countries have participated in the Batch 1 to 6, and 80% of the startups have been able to implement PoC or enter into collaborative discussions with the program’s support.

Bavaria, Germany, where one company participated in each of the 5th and 6th cohorts. The time is ripe to finally host the “Bavaria Challenge”! The startups nominated by State of Bavaria in Japan will present their products and services from one of Europe’s leading industrial clusters, where global giants such as Adidas, BMW, and Siemens have made their mark, and where cross-sectoral innovations are being created. The state government’s Business Promotion Agency will also introduce the ecosystem.

  • About KGAP+ Batch 7, 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 Wednesday, April 06, 2022 17:00 - 18:10

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


17:00 Opening remarks


17:05 Greeting remarks

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


17:10 Introduction of KGAP+

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


17:15 Introduction of Bavarian ecosystem and initiatives to support startups

Ms. Katinka Uppendahl
Manager Investor Services, Invest in Bavaria


17:30 Pitch by Bavarian startups

    1. Build38
      Build38 is a global provider of mobile application protection solutions that protects apps from known and unknown attacks and opens the market to new digital business models.
    2. Twaice
      Combining deep battery knowledge with artificial intelligence, Twaice provides predictive analytics software that optimizes development and operation of lithium-ion batteries.
    3. Icaros
      ICAROS combines fitness, virtual reality and mobile games to create exciting and effective exercise experiences.
      [Fitness, VR]
    4. 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]


18:05 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Bavaria, etc.
Due date for application Wednesday, April 06, 2022 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

    – State of Bavaria in Japan

  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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