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KGAP+ Batch8 -Europe Challenge-2022/09/27

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a selection pitch webinar for Batch 8 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, 96 startups from 11 countries have participated in the Batch 1 to 7, and more than 70% of the startups have been able to implement PoC or enter into collaborative discussions with the program’s support.

In collaboration with the Spanish Catalonia Trade & Investment Office, Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka, and EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, we will hold a variety of startup pitches.

  • About KGAP+ Batch 8, 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, September 27, 2022 16:00 - 17:30

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 EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

Mr. Daniel Gralki
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)


16:30 Pitch by European startups

    1. elwave
      Elwave develops the world’s first subsea electromagnetic sensor bio-inspired from some tropical fish’s perception mode, the electric sense. Elwave integrated its CDAR technology (Controlled Electric Detection and ranging) into a compact, low power and weight sensor to allow any subsea vehicules to detect close target and characterize these objects in the water column and the marine sediment such as, cables, UXO, mines or to identify seabed minerals.
    2. EpiGuard AS
      To protect both healthcare professionals and patients, the Norwegian company EpiGuard developed the EpiShuttle – a reusable, hardtop, single-patient transport and isolation unit.
      The EpiShuttle is a single-patient isolation and transport system, designed to provide maximum patient safety and comfort while allowing critical care and treatment to be performed. It can protect the environment from an infected patient or protect a vulnerable patient from a contaminated environment.
    3. 3D Research Srl
      We have been working on the field of CGI, AR, VR and MR main applied to the Cultural Heritage field. In particular, we produce innovative hardware and software solutions for improving the accessibility of CH or to support the on-field operations, with a special focus on the underwater world and blue economy.
    4. GESTOOS
      Exipple is a technology company that specializes in human technology interaction, object and human behaviour recognition and gestural interaction.
      [ AI & Big Data]
    5. VOTTUN, S.L. 
      VOTTUN is a platform that traces and certifies data using blockchain technology. We help companies to improve themselves through our technology, digitizing their processes and improving their results.
    6. Imotion Retail SL
      We transform any video signal into valuable information for decision making. We are experts in Artificial Vision and “We monitor and transform into valuable information all the eye and the human brain is capable of capturing and process”.
      [IoT & Sensors]
    7. Magnetika Power Fortune SL
      Magnetika offers wireless power transfer through magnetic resonant coupling. We offer a safe and flexible technology which will be able to transfer energy wirelessly in home environments.
      [Energy,Management, Wireless]
    8. Maptiler
      Next-Gen cartography ecosystem compatible with a wide range of uses. From meteorology applications to tourism promotion
      [Maps API]
    9. kuorum
      secure online voting
      Create an online anonymous voting platform in seconds
      Easily launch your online voting platform
      Create your online voting website in seconds.


17:25 Closing remarks


*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Europe, etc.
Due date for application September 27, 2022, at 17:15

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

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

    Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka

    ‐EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation


  • ■ Cooperated by

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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