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KGAP+ Batch7 -Israel Challenge-2022/04/26

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

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.

The final of the six selection rounds for the 7th cohort is for Israel! Eight startups from the well-known startup nation, which have passed tough pre-selection process, with the help of the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), a core partner of KGAP+, will make passionate pitches about their innovative technologies and services in order to participate in the program.

  • IIA, ATR and KRI (Keihanna Research Institute) have was signed a memorandum of understanding in January of 2019, with attendance of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministries of both countries. More info


  • 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 26, 2022 16:00 - 17:15

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


16:00 Opening remarks


16:05 Introduction of KGAP+

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


16:15 Introduction of Israel ecosystem

Ms. Hadar Zax
International Programs Manager Japan & Australia, Asia-Pacific Desk,
International Collaboration Division, Israel Innovation Authority


16:25 Pitch by Israel startups

    1. Alma Technologies
      ALMA develops continuous and reliable car localization technologies and provides insights based on inertial sensors and deep learning algorithms.
    2. INTSITE
      Intsite sells a compute unit that connects to heavy machines, optimize and automate the machinery at the center of a worksite in construction & mining.
    3. Go4A
      Go4A develops revolutionary communication technology for teleoperation of remote robotics, that enables reliable and extremely low-latency video and control/telemetry transmission deep beyond obstacles  and from a significant distance.
    4. ASAT
      ASAT developed a technology that can take video, audio, or text content and simplify it into “linguistic simplification”, that is suitable for people with language comprehension difficulties, such as people with developmental disabilities, immigrants, and adults who experience cognitive decline.
      [Machine learning, AI]
    5. Ambrosia Bio
      AMBROSIA provides enzyme-based platform that enables to convert the juice’s high-calorie, obesity-promoting sugars into rare, practically no-calorie sugars, such as Allulose.
    6. Magentiq Eye
      Magentiq Eye developed a real-time device adjunct to the colonoscopy device, which is used to increase the polyp detection rate and the quality of the colonoscopy examination.
    7. cliqdai
      Cliqd is an AI based platform that enables rural dwellers to ask their neighbours for help with purchasing or picking up a few items on a press of a button.
      [Smart mobility]
    8. Climber o.d.e
      CLIMBER o.d.e Ltd. develops an escalator for home use, which helps elderly who have difficulties in climbing the stairs at their home.


17:10 Closing remarks

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


*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Israel, etc.
Due date for application Tuesday, April 26, 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

    – 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