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KGAP+ DAY – Batch8 Unveiling –2022/10/28

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold an unveiling event for Batch 8.

The selection process was conducted in parallel with the 1st “KGAP+ SUMMIT”, with a total of 142 applications through our KGAP+ global partners. 21 finalists coming from 10 countries/regions were selected through preliminary contests that were previously held in 4 regions around the world This is the largest number of finalists we have ever had. Mentored and highly motivated startups from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, India, Israel, Norway, Bavaria (Germany), Catalonia (Spain) and the UK will give their pitch. It is also the first time for us to welcome startups from Taiwan and Norway.

This is the start of a program that aims to find partners and customers and expand business in Japan. We hope you can join us!

  • For more information about KGAP+ Batch 8, click here
  • KGAP+ SUMMIT 2022 consisted of panel discussions by global partners, pitch sessions by graduating companies and exhibition booths, and was held within the Kyoto Smart City Expo 2022. To watch the panel discussion and pitch session, click here.
  • KGAP+ is in collaboration with the Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo – Kobe Consortium which was selected as 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 Friday, October 28, 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, ATR


09:50 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 8 startups

    1. Mechasys (Canada)
      Offers an innovative laser projector that displays construction plans on a real scale on any job with 3mm accuracy. It speeds up productivity, reduces human risks, and simplifies the process.
    2. German Bionic (Bavaria, Germany)
      Building robotic exoskeleton(aka. Power Suits) for the industrial/logistics field. Our Cray X power suit features connected capability to provide measurable productivity enhancement and secure a safer workspace.
    3. IFIVEO CANADA (Canada)
      Helping manufacturers elevate human performance and production operations using AI-powered vision system.
    4. COGNITEE (Japan)
      Provides analysis service that visualizes sales talk in numerical and graphical form using AI and provides objective feedback to increase conviction in instruction and self-learning ability, thereby achieving effective bottom-up improvement of the team.
      [Business streamlining]
    5. VM-Fi (Taiwan)
      A voice translation system with high extensibility backed by 5G and AI technology to reduce reliance on costly interpretation and wireless technology in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) industry.
    6. SG AITek (Taiwan)
      Simply smile at the camera and essential vital signs that are useful for health management and medical care will be detected by the application of a well-versed integration of medical care and computer vision.
    7. Zilia (Canada)
      Non-invasive imaging, spectroscopy and AI to assess biomarkers in the eye, to save sight and improve health.
    8. Algobot (Hong Kong)
      Offers the world’s first Web3 marketplace with robo-traders built on NFTs. Developers partner with licensed companies to become legitimate RoboTraders, and licensed companies can reduce costs by purchasing operating NFTs.
    9. Solaires Entreprises (Canada)
      Capture the sun’s energy from anywhere through new materials and technology.
    10. fabula (Japan)
      A technology that has developed a new material made from 100% food waste by drying, pulverization and hot pressing. The technology can be applied, not only to food waste but also to waste from various industries.
    11. EARTH CREATE (Japan)
      Products are being developed with a new material that uses calcium carbonate as its main raw material (Stone-Sheet®), which can significantly reduce CO2 emissions on an LCA basis, contributing to the prevention of global warming.


11:30 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, ATR


16:20 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 8 startups

    1. Phare Labs (U.K.)
      A new type of alarm, using smoke and air quality sensors to make your home a safer, healthier place to live.
      [Smart device]
    2. KEWAZO (Bavaria, Germany)
      A construction robotics startup who developed robotic systems that automate material flow on construction sites, enabling new digital services. In the initial $50B scaffolding market, we solve
      industry challenges like labor shortage, low productivity, and poor safety rates.
    3. EpiGuard AS (Norway)
      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.
    4. Revive Innovations+ (U.K.)
      Developing a pre-loaded injection device that administers life-saving adrenaline, while utilizing a compact and patient centric form-factor.
    5. Cardiokol Ltd (Israel)
      Developed a remote monitoring and screening method using voice-based markers that enables large-scale, long-term prevention of stroke and chronic complications in at-risk populations.
      [Health care]
    6. Solutum Technologies Ltd (Israel)
      Developed a new plastic material that dissolves in water at room temperature after a pre-determined dissolution delay time and biodegrades into H2O, CO2, and biomass without leaving microplastics or toxic residues.
    7. Magnetika Power Fortune SL (Catalonia, Spain)
      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.
    8. BlueNose (U.K.)
      Developing algorithms and fairings for container ships, significantly improving fuel consumption and reducing environmental impact.
      [Smart device]
    9. Or:bital Bloom (U.K.)
      A virtual garden that reflects the environmental performance of businesses and thrives as businesses go green. A first-of-its-kind product combines the accuracy of data reporting with the creativity of digital arts, algorithmic tracking, and AI to incentivise climate action.
    10. AutoVid.ai (India)
      AutoVid.ai is an AI platform to generate real human videos, thus bypassing the cumbersome process of shooting with cameras, microphones, actors, and studios. These videos/virtual-agents redefine digital experiences by humanizing personalized communication at scale, across External (Sales, Marketing, Customer Success) and Internal Communications (HR, Corporate, L&D).


18:00 Session 2 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups and global collaboration, etc.
Due date for application October 28, 2022, at 18:00

Notes for attendance

- A link to the Zoom webinar will be provided to you by email after you sign up for the event.
- Please enter with the e-mail address registered at the time of application.

– 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)
    – National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    – Shinagawa Business Club
    – Israel Innovation Authority
    – Catalonia Trade & Investment Office – ACCIÓ (Tokyo Office)
    – EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
    – State of Bavaria in Japan
    – Invest in Bavaria
    – InnovationRCA




  • ■ Cooperated by

    – J-Startup KANSAI (Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry)
    – 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)
    – Global Digital MOJO
    – XBorder Innovations



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