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KGAP+ DAY – Batch7 DEMO-DAY –2022/08/31

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold DEMO-DAY for Batch 7.

The 17 companies from 9 countries that participated in the 7th cohort of the program, which started on May 10, have been working as hard as they can on mentoring, an unveiling event, approaching Japanese enterprises, and proposing PoC and collaborations, despite the difficulties of online implementation. At the Demo-Day, the finale of the program, they will present results and learnings, as well as make passionate live pitches from around the world, in search of new partners and customers. We hope you can join us!

Supporting overseas expansion through the Keihanna Science City as a hub is another feature of KGAP+. Overseas Special Programs for the Batch 7 will be held in New York, USA and London, UK, in collaboration with KGAP+ global partners – Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), a leading accelerator in New York City, USA, and InnovationRCA, an incubator at the Royal College of Arts, the world’s premier art and design university. The program will be implemented locally. Kyoto startups seeking to be selected for participation will also have a special presence at this event!

  • About KGAP+ Batch 7, click here.
  • The Batch7 Overseas Special Program is supported by JETRO Kyoto.
  • 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, August 31, 2022 9:30 - 18:00

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


■ Session 1


09:30 Opening remarks for Session 1


09:35 Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

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


09:50 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 7 startups

    1. Optina DX (Canada)
      Optina aims to transform memory loss detection and understanding through a simple eye exam offered in near-patient clinics
    2. 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.
    3. Longan Vision (Canada)
      Longan Vision developed Fusion Vision System that does not interfere with the existing equipment and provide enhanced vision in the dimly lit areas and smoke-filled environments hands-free.
      [Smart Device]
    4. NUWA Robotics (Japan)
      NUWA Robotics JAPAN provides AI social/service robots used in schools, hotels, hospitals, museums, department stores, etc., and robot development platforms (software tools that facilitate robot content & application development).
    5. 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.
    6. Sharper Shape (USA)
      Sharper Shape delivers an integrated intelligence platform that combines automation, human and artificial intelligence for inspection services, to create best in-class data and context-rich digital twins.
      [Energy, Infrastructure]
    7. Metro Weather (Japan, Challenge for Overseas Special Programs)
      [Energy, Infrastructure]
    8. ZORI (Japan, Challenge for Overseas Special Programs)
      ZORI is building a financial support system for modern entrepreneurs starting with a black card. They rely on actual cash flow data instead of credit reports to extend credit to diverse entrepreneurs that traditional finance is unable to understand.
    9. Elcyo (Japan, Challenge for Overseas Special Programs)
      Elcyo developed lenses with a perspective adjustment function that allows the lens to change to the optimum power without having to change eyeglasses for those who use monofocal IOLs or those who have trouble with unstable vision such as eyesight due to blindness.


11:25 Closing remarks for Session 1



■ Session 2


16:00 Opening remarks for Session 2


16:05 Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

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


16:20 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 7 startups

    1. Tomplay (Switzerland)
      Tomplay Interactive Sheet Music app helps musicians learn and play their instrument through unique audio-score synchronisation technology and learning features.
      [Software, Music]
    2. ASAT (Israel)
      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]
    3. 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]
    4. Twaice (Bavaria)
      Combining deep battery knowledge with artificial intelligence, Twaice provides predictive analytics software that optimizes development and operation of lithium-ion batteries.
    5. AEInnova (Alternative Energy Innovations) (Spain)
      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]
    6. Sagar Defence Engineering (India)
      Sagar Defence Engineering(SDE) indigenously developed a system called Genesis “Boat in a Box” that could be retrofitted upon a regular vessel and give it all the capabilities of an intelligent vessel and the ability to execute repetitive missions without the need of human intervention.
      [Marine DX]
    7. Biorizon Biotech (Spain)
      Biotechnological research based on algae and bacteria for the creation of biopotentiators, bioprotectors and natural nutritional products.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. Finnadvance (Finland)
      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.


17:55 Session 2 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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)
    – Embassy of Canada to Japan
    – Delegation General of Quebec in Tokyo
    – Alberta Japan Office
    – Ontario Japan Office
    – National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
    – Israel Innovation Authority
    – State of Bavaria in Japan
    – Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Business Finland
    – Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office
    – Catalonia Trade & Investment Office – ACCIÓ (Tokyo Office)
    – Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka






  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Embassy of India
    – Consulate General of India, Osaka-Kobe
    – 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)


  • - Keihanna Research Complex
    - Business Development Office,
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
  • E-mail:kih@keihanna-rc.jp