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Global Startup Pitch (KGAP+ Batch8) in Keihanna – SHIMADZU Future Collaboratory2022/12/16

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

Seven startups from Batch8 (the 8th cohort, Ovtober 28 – February 1), 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 SHIMADZU Future Collaboratory,  and online. We look forward to seeing everyone interested in working with startups!

Flyer is here

  • About KGAP+ Batch 8, click here.
  • About the unveiling event of 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 Friday, December 16, 2022 15:00 - 17:00

Hybrid (on-site & online participation)

  • Venue: SHIMADZU Future Collaboratory3-9-4 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto (on the grounds of the Shimadzu Technology Research Laboratory)) Access
  • Online: Zoom

*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English


15:00 Opening


15:05 Greeting remarks


SHIMADZU Coporation


15:10 Introduction of Keihanna Global Innovation Ecosystem and KGAP+

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


15:25 Pitches by KGAP+ Batch 8 startups (7 minutes for pitch + 3 minutes for Q&A)

    1. Zilia (Canada)
      Non-invasive imaging, spectroscopy and AI to assess biomarkers in the eye, to save sight and improve health.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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]
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. BlueNose (U.K.)
      Developing algorithms and fairings for container ships, significantly improving fuel consumption and reducing environmental impact.
      [Smart device]
    8. 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]


16:55 Closing remarks

Mr. Kazunori Emi

              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: December 15, 2022
- Online: December 16, 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 December 12 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

    – SHIMADZU Corporation


  • ■ 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:kih@keihanna-rc.jp