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[Online] KGAP+ Special Edition -Take Initiative after COVID-19 with Key Players and Startups in Worldwide Innovation Bases- (India)2020/07/03

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.

Following a series of online events where startups and support organizations in each region make a pitch or presentation, “KGAP+ Day” will be held on July 29th and 10 startups selected from the series will be pitching. The KGAP+ Day combines the finale with the beginning of a regular program of KGAP+, namely, the startups will start their journey to collaborative PoCs with Japanese companies. Supports and mentoring will be provided until the end of October.

The Special Edition #2 is India. Passionate presentations by Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan who leads Indian industries and also is one of the co-founders of Infosys, a global IT services company; Mr. Jay Krishnan, Partner of Mantra Capital; and 10 startup companies including winners of CII Startupreneur Awards 2018 or 2019, make you imagine a growing ecosystem. Please join us as an audience!

*About other events of the series “Special Edition”
*CII, India’s premier business association, and ATR signed a memorandum of understanding that avails further collaboration on innovation issues in January of 2020. More information

Date / Time Friday, July 03, 2020 13:30 - 15:35

Online by Zoom


*Time: Japan Standard Time
*Language: English



Opening remarks



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



Greeting remarks
Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India



“Why India is even a better Innovation and Start-up destination post Covid?”
Mr. Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures
[Bio of Mr. Gopalakrishnan]



“Avenues for innovation India – Japan Corridor”
Mr. Jay Krishnan, Partner, Mantra Capital



Reverse pitching by Japanese companies

    1. Amegumi Inc.
    2. TOA Corporation
    3. Anatec Yanaco Corporation
    4. Creator’s NEXT Co., Ltd.



Pitching by Indian startups

Recommendation remarks about Holo Suit, BigthinX and Sarva
Ms. Kayoko Tsuchiya, CEO & Lead Strategist, Seekers Base Japan Corp.

    1. HoloSuit (Kaaya Tech Inc)
      HoloSuit working on Simplifying Virtual Skilling of Humans and Robots. It builds technologies to skill humans using patented motion tracking wearable technology which can create robotic twins of humans. The humanoid robotic twins of humans can be taught various skills on the fly using HoloSuit body tracking, AR,VR and AI technologies. Applications are in creating robots which can be trained to be receptionists, nurses, janitors, factory workers – all on the fly without the need for any programming. The robots learn the skills by observing humans in action. Applications are in elderly care, healthcare, entertainment.
    2. BigthinX
      BigthinX is a deep-tech company pushing the boundaries of innovation in fashion retail, Its artificial intelligence software uses only one’s photos to create personalized 3D avatars and digital garments for virtual clothing trials. Offering services which are easily and quickly deployed on retailers’ existing apps and websites.
    3. Sarva
      SARVA is India’s fastest growing yoga and wellness ecosystem aimed at organizing the currently fragmented yoga and wellness industry and elevating the traditional practices to full scope digital experience, that are appealing to millenniums around the world. Sarva’s celebrity investors including Jeniffer Lopez and Malaika Arora( Indian actress ) and other lifestyle influencer is the statement to its enormous growth potentials for Sarva’s branded experience.
    4. Proficient Vision Solutions Private Limited
      An innovative mobility vision enhancement software solution company, engaged in providing clear vision during fog & rain using Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Computer Vision algorithms.
      [Sector: Mobility Solutions]
    5. Ethereal Machines Pvt. Ltd.
      Ethereal Machines is a start-up that aims to bring deep-tech expertise to every engineer across the world, by utilising advancements in the field of mechanical design and electronics to build high performance precision technology. They are bringing CNC technology (5axis CNCs presently) to the MSME sector by providing user friendly and affordable technologies. They have a strong distribution channel and have clocked initial sales in the field of medical machining, non-ferrous metals and plastic machining.
      [Sector: Manufacturing]
    6. Fabheads Automation Pvt. Ltd.
      Fabheads develops new automated additive manufacturing technologies to mass-produce carbon-fiber parts, and are presently catering to clients in the drones segment with future plans to expand to shipping and aerospace.
      [Sector: Manufacturing]
    7. Evlogia Eco Care Pvt. Ltd.
      Organic single use drinking straws and cutlery made from plant waste
      [Sector: Green tech]
    8. BharatRohan Airborne Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
      BharatRohan partners with farmers by empowering them with efficient and profitable crop production through its Hyperspectral Imaging-based integrated Decision Support System which enables buyers to sustainably procure safest farm products.
      [Sector: Agri tech]
    9. TrashCon Labs Pvt. Ltd.
      Eradicating waste Menace with our patented and automated Zero waste technology. Working across multiple municipalities and corporates such as Unilever, Baker Hughes, ONGC, Pidilite, CISCO, Shell and more!



Closing remarks

*The timetable might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in post-pandemic, Indian ecosystem, and collaboration with Indian startups
Due date for application Friday, July 03, 2020 0:00

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

    – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

    – Seekers Base Japan Corp.

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


  • Cooperated by

    – Embassy of India

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

Recording of the webinar here