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KGAP+ Batch9 -Europe Challenge-2023/05/17

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus) will hold a selection pitch webinar for Batch 9.

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, 117 startups from 13 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 Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office, Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka,  EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Innovate UK, we will hold a variety of startup pitches.

  • About KGAP+ Batch 9, 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 Wednesday, May 17, 2023 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 Pitch by European startup

    1. Montinutra
      A Finnish biorefinery startup that produces natural biochemicals from forest industry side streams using water-based extraction technology. They offer polysaccharides, lignins, and fibers with novel applications typically in cosmetics and industry domains.
      Discover the one and only Industrial filter able to captures PMs and Pollutants – even smaller than 1 micron – by exploiting the laws of Fluido-dynamic, rather than by using consumables filters.
    3. Real Deal Milk
      Through cellular agriculture and precision fermentation, we produce dairy products without the use of animal protein such as cheese, rennet, yogurts, milk.
    4. Natural Machines
      Foodini is a 3D printer that can personalize your food by printing up to 5 different ingredients on a flat surface (cake, plate, etc.) that fits the dimensions. In addition, it is equipped with software that allows you to use pre-made templates or create new ones.
    5. Cassiopee Analytical
      Cassiopee Analytical offer a broad range of analytics sensors and software to detect early onsets of bipolar crisis. Currently in a clinical test at one of our major hospitals in Switzerland.
    6. Coastr
      A full stack, hyper-connected “shared mobility” platform to mobility operators that utilises IoT to digitise end-to-end mobility and fleet operations for running diversified mobility offerings from one platform to optimise the customer experience and resource utilisation.
    7. Praeferre
      A user data privacy management solution that allows users of the freemium consumer app to manage their digital security for all online activities freely, easily change their data preferences and be rewarded for sharing their data for commercial use.


17:25 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups from Europe, etc.
Due date for application May 17, 2023, 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

    – Embassy of Spain in Japan, Economic and Commercial Office

    Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka

    – EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

    – Innovate UK



  • ■ 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