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[Online] KGAP+ Special Edition -Take Initiative after COVID-19 with Key Players and Startups in Worldwide Innovation Bases- (Israel -Part1)2020/06/11

KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus), an acceleration program launched in 2019 from the Keihanna Research Complex Project, will carry out a “Special Edition” program together with the global innovation partners, to consider a paradigm shift in and after the coronavirus pandemic and support startups taking challenges for innovations.

It is an intensive program that after a series of online events where startups and support organizations in each region make a pitch or presentation, 10 startups selected from these events can give their pitch in the “Demo Day” at the end of July.

This time is Israel, well known as a startup nation. Startups interested in social changes in the Post-COVID-19 world and Japanese market come together; Israel Innovation Authority shares the current situation and support programs in Israel; Japanese companies perform a reverse pitch. Then, it finally leads to a pitch event by Israeli startups in early July. Please join us as an audience!

*About other events of the series “Special Edition”
*IIA, ATR and KRI (Keihanna Research Institute) have collaborated since the beginning of Keihanna Research Complex Project. A memorandum of understanding was signed in January of 2019, with attendance of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministries of both countries.

Date / Time Thursday, June 11, 2020 16:00 - 17:30

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard time
*Language: English



Opening remarks and presentation about “KGAP+ Special Edition”
Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development Office, ATR



“Opportunities in the new reality with Japan”
Mr. Avi Luvton, Acting VP, Head of International Division, Israel Innovation Authority



Presentation by Israeli companies “Business expansion into Japan with KGAP+ support and the impact of COVID-19”
– 2gether
– The Elegant Monkeys



Presentation by Japanese companies
– Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
– TOA Corporation
– DIGIT Inc.
– Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.



Closing remarks


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in post-pandemic and/or collaboration with Israeli companies
Due date for application Tuesday, June 09, 2020 17:30
Capacity 400 persons

Notes for attendance

・Zoom( https://zoom.us/ ) 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 same name that you wrote in the application form when you sign in; otherwise your attendance may not be allowed.

– Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

– Keihanna Research Complex Promotion Council Preparatory Committee


Sponsor etc.
  • Co-hosted by

    – Israel Innovation Authority

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


  • Cooperated by

    – 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; The Japan External Trade Organization Osaka; Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kansai Headquarters; Wakayama Prefectural Government)

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

Recording of the webinar here