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KGAP+ Batch7 -Europe Challenge-2022/04/12

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 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 17:00 - 18:35

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


17:00 Opening remarks


17:05 Introduction of KGAP+

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


17:10 Pitch by Embassy of Finland’s recommended startups

    1. Xiphera
      Xiphera provides cryptography IP cores for FPGAs with an eye on standardization trends, with an eye on providing products for industrial, auto, IoT, defense and other critical applications. Their cryptography can be embedded to secure customers’ own solutions.
    2. Finnadvance
      Finnadvance have designed multiple Organ-On-Chips that can mimic various tissues in humans and animals. The tissues include among others the Blood-Brain-Barrier, Vasculature and Lungs.


17:20 Introduction of Mainstage Hub

Mr. Debasis Chakraborty
Co-founder and COO, Mainstage Hub


17:30 Pitch by Mainstage Hub’s recommended startup

RDEP (Retail Digital Experience Platform)
Retail Digital Experience Platform (RDEP) is a Saas platform that offers next gen store solutions across all sales channels. They offer end-to-end solutions. It helps retailers engage, interact and transact with their customers during the shopping journey at the store or on the ecommerce portal.


17:35 Introduction of Catalan Ecosystem

Mr. Oriol Sans
Senior Manager of Startup Catalonia, Technological Transformation and Disruption Unit
Government of Catalonia


17:45 Pitch by Catalonia Trade & Investment Office’s recommended startups

    1. AEInnova (Alternative Energy Innovations)
      AEInnova provides battery-less, self-powered industrial IoT devices and software. The system generates its own energy from heat derived from machines and processes and enables wireless monitoring of machines and processes. It is a plug-and-play solution and requires no maintenance.
      [Energy, IoT device]
    2. Beamagine
      AEInnova offers a perception system using LIDAR + camera image fusion technology and AI. The system includes patented high-resolution LIDAR, RGB (or polarized light) imaging, and thermal imaging that increases the reliability of detection results. Their targets are mainly recognition of robotic systems and monitoring of critical equipment.
    3. Herta
      Herta provides advanced facial recognition technology and video analytics solutions Herta is a world leader in developing fast, accurate, and end-user oriented high-tech computer vision (video analytics) solutions for surveillance, access control, and marketing.
      [Image and video recognition]


18:00 Pitch by Embassy of Spain in Japan’s recommended startups

    1. Biorizon Biotech
      Biotechnological research based on algae and bacteria for the creation of biopotentiators, bioprotectors and natural nutritional products.
    2. Tithonus Foods
      Transformation of cricket flour and vegetables into healthy snacks.
    3. Insekt label Biotech
      Obtaining raw material from insects for different uses such as food or fertilizers.


18:15 Introduction of Swiss Ecosystem

Dr. Felix Moesner
Consul & Head of Post, Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka


18:25 Pitch by Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka’s recommended startup

Tomplay Interactive Sheet Music app helps musicians learn and play their instrument through unique audio-score synchronisation technology and learning features.
[Software, Music]


18:30 Closing remarks


*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Europe, etc.
Due date for application Tuesday, April 12, 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

    – Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland

    – Mainstage Hub

    – Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office

    – Catalonia Trade & Investment Office – ACCIÓ (Tokyo Office)

    Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka



  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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