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[Online] KGAP+ Special Edition -Take Initiative after COVID-19 with Key Players and Startups in Worldwide Innovation Bases- (Canada)2020/07/09

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 #5 is Canada. National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will share post pandemic trends in Canada; following reverse pitching by Japanese companies, Canadian SMEs who are interested in social changes in the Post-COVID-19 world and pursue partnerships with Japanese companies will give a pitch. Please join us as an audience!

*About other events of the series “Special Edition”
*NRC and ATR signed a memorandum of understanding in April of 2019, with attendance of Prime Ministers of both countries. Based on the MoU, collaborative activities are ongoing.

Date / Time Thursday, July 09, 2020 9:30 - 11:25

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



Presentation about NRC IRAP Japan Program and Post Pandemic Trends in Canada
Mr. Harvey Lam, Industry Technology Advisor,
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP),
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC)



Reverse pitching by Japanese companies

    1. TOA Corporation
    2. TIS Inc.
    3. KYOCERA Corporation
    4. Toshiba Tec Corporation
    5. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.



Pitching by Canadian companies

    1. OVA inc.
      3D environment Remote Work technologies. Immersive Content Creation Tool built with Artificial Intelligence at its heart.
      [Sector: AR/VR, Remote Work]
    2. Intelligent Project Solutions
      A suite of AI solutions for digitalizing drawings and documents enabling digital transformation and engineering automation.
      [Sector: Digitilization, Remote Work]
    3. Nanoprecise Sci Corp
      Machine doctor for critical machines in Manufacturing Industries.
      [Sector: Manufacturing, Remote Work]
    4. Deeplite Inc.
      Make computer vision AI smaller, faster, energy efficient & more cost effective in the cloud & at the edge.
      [Sector: IoT, Automotive, Remote Work]
    5. Novarc Technologies Inc.
      World’s first collaborative welding robot that increases a shop’s welding capacity, lowers the cost of pipe welding and improves weld quality.
      [Sector: Manufacturing Automation, Robotics]
    6. Bluink Ltd.
      Enabling digital identities everywhere to secure your digital life.
      [Sector: Cybersecurity]
    7. Soltare Inc.
      What if your car could hear?
      [Sector: IoT, Automation, Automotive]



Closing remarks


*The timetable might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in post-pandemic and/or collaboration with Canadian companies
Due date for application Wednesday, July 08, 2020 15:00

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

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

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


  • Cooperated by

    – Embassy of Canada

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

Recording of the webinar here