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[Online] KGAP+ DAY -Meet Startups Around the World!-2020/07/29

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus), an acceleration program launched in 2019 from Keihanna Research Complex Project, carries out a series of events “Special Edition” online prior to this year’s regular program. In the series, key persons and startups from innovation hubs in the world make presentations about impacts and transformations in society due to COVID-19 pandemic.
As the finale and opening of the regular program Batch3, “KGAP+ DAY” will be held. Pitching will be relayed from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Israel to Barcelona by startups appointed through the Special Edition! The startups will participate in the Batch3.

About KGAP+ Batch3

Batch 3 is the 3rd edition of KGAP+ program, which startups selected from Japan and abroad pursue a collaborative PoC of products/services with big companies/organizations in Japan. 19 startups from 5 countries participated in Batch 1 and 2. India and Hong Kong are joining the Batch 3, and the program will be conducted until the end of October.


Participating Companies

[U.S. & Japan] Pegara, Inc. [Japan] Amegumi Inc. [Japan] CrossEdge Lab Inc.
[Japan] AI Samurai Inc. [Japan] Mira Robotics, Inc. [Japan] AdInte co.,ltd.
[Canada] Bluink Ltd. [Canada] OVA inc. [Canada] Deeplite Inc.
[Israel] Seaerra Vision Ltd [Israel] OutSense Diagnostics Ltd. [Barcelona] Shotl
[India] Bigthinx Software Pvt. Ltd. [India] Ethereal Machines Pvt. Ltd.
[Hong Kong] Film Players Limited [Hong Kong] Customindz Limited

Organized by

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

About KGAP+ Day

Date / Time Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:30 - 17:30

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English

9:30-9:35 Opening remarks

9:35-10:15 Canada Session

    • Greeting remarks
    • Pitching by Canadian startups –>Info on the startups
    • Presentation about a governmental grant “Co-funding Program” by NEDO (in Japanese)

10:15-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Japan Session

    • Greeting remarks and presentation about “KGAP+” (in Japanese)
      Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki
      Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development Office, ATR
    • Pitching by Japanese startups –>Info on the startups

12:00-13:00 Break

13:00-13:50 Talk “Kyoto Ecosystem (tentative)”

    • Mr. Taro Matsuura
      General Manager, Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Development Dept,
      Kyoto Wisdom Industry Creation Center
    • Mr. Naofumi Makino
      Chief Director, Kyoto Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

13:50-14:30 Break

14:30-15:30 Hong Kong & India Session

15:30-16:30 Break

16:30-17:25 Israel & Barcelona Session

    • Greeting remarks
    • Pitching by Israeli startups –>Info on the startups
    • Presentation about a governmental grant “Co-funding Program” by NEDO (in Japanese)
    • Pitching by Barcelona startup –>Info on the startup

17:25-17:30 Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in collaboration with startups, global collaboration and post-pandemic, etc.
Due date for application Wednesday, July 29, 2020 17:30

Notes for attendance

・Zoom will be used for this event.
・Instructions will be provided to you by email after you sign up for the event. (i.e. You do not have to sign up and get your own account. )
・Please use the email address that you wrote in the application form when you sign in.

– Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

– Keihanna Research Complex Promotion Council

Sponsor etc.
  • Co-hosted by

    – Israel Innovation Authority (IIA)

    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    – Seekers Base Japan Corp.

    – Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA)

    – The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

    – Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP)

    – Global Digital MOJO

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)




  • Cooperated by

    – Economic and Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel in Japan

    – The Kansai Israel Business Promotion Consortium

    – Embassy of India

    – Embassy of Canada

    – Bank of Kyoto, Ltd.

    – Kyogin Lease & Capital Co.,Ltd.

    – Risona Bank, Limited

    – Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute

    – Kyoto Industrial Support Organization 21

  • Business Development Office,
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
  • E-mail:bdo-event@atr.jp

Recording of the webinar here