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Global Startup Pitch (KGAP+ Batch7) in Kyoto – QUESTION2022/07/05

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) and partner institutions in Kyoto will hold a collaborative pitch event.

Seven startups from Batch7 (the 7th cohort, May 10 – August 31), which are working on collaboration and PoC with Japanese companies and others, will take the stage. These global startups will showcase their products and services that utilize sensing, IoT, food tech, agri-tech, and AI to realize a smart and sustainable society.

This will be a hybrid event held at QUESTION, a co-creation space in Kyoto, and online. We look forward to seeing everyone interested in working with startups!

Flyer is here

  • About KGAP+ Batch 7, click here.
  • About the unveiling event of 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, July 05, 2022 18:30 - 20:30

Hybrid (on-site & online participation)

  • Venue: QUESTION, 4F (390-2, Shimomaruya-cho, Kawaramachi-Dori, Oike-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto) Access
  • Online: Zoom

*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


18:30 Opening


18:35 Greeting remarks

Mr. Akimasa Yamashita, Vice Governor of Kyoto Prefecture


18:40 Greeting remarks

Mr. Takayuki Sakakida, President & Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Kyoto Shinkin Bank


18:45 Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

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


19:00 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 7 startups (10 minutes for pitch + 3 minutes for Q&A)

    1. Twaice (Bavaria)
      Combining deep battery knowledge with artificial intelligence, Twaice provides predictive analytics software that optimizes development and operation of lithium-ion batteries.
    2. Ambrosia Bio (Israel)
      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.
    3. Funfo (Japan)
      Funfo developed a cloud-based management application for restaurants that not only takes orders, but also edits menus, performs accounting, and analyzes data, leading to higher customer spend, lower labor costs, and reduced risk of COVID-19 infection.
    4. Impensus Electronics (India)
      Impensus Electronics provides technologically driven IoT based products and solutions for post harvest management, which are modular solutions in 2 brands where – IMPact Grow helps to maintain proper ambiance, less water consumption and precision nutrients for cultivation and brand IMPact Fresh helps decentralize storage and increase shelf life by 1.5 to 2 times.
    5. DyeMansion (Bavaria)
      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]
    6. Pontosense (Canada)
      Pontosense leverages advanced sensing and AI to allow objects and systems, like cars, to become human-aware: presence, movement, vital signs, and identification.
    7. Optina DX (Canada)
      Optina aims to transform memory loss detection and understanding through a simple eye exam offered in near-patient clinics


20:30 Closing remarks

Mr. Tomoaki Kawai

Executive Director, Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute


*Startup pitches will be given in English or Japanese. (Simultaneous interpretation available)
*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Israel, etc.
Due date for application - Venue: July 4, 2022
- Online: July 5, 2022
Capacity For venue: 50 people (First-come-first-served basis)

Notes for attendance

- For on-site participation, you will be selected by lottery and will be notified by email on around June 28 whether or not you can come to the venue. In case you miss the drawing, please join online.
- For online participation, a link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed after you register the event.

– Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

– Keihanna Research Complex

Sponsor etc.
  • ■ Co-hosted by

    – Kyoto Prefecture

    – Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute – Kansai Headquarters

    – Kyoto Chiesangyo Sozonomori

    – Kyoto Shinkin Bank


  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN

    – Keihanna Interaction Plaza Incorporated

    – Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO

    – Kyoto Research Park

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology

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