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[Online] KGAP+ Special Edition -Take Initiative after COVID-19 with Key Players and Startups in Worldwide Innovation Bases- (Hong Kong)2020/07/13

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 #6 is Hong Kong, where the number of startups is increasing and was up 21% from the prior year in 2019. Hong Kong Startups who pursue partnerships with Japanese companies will give a pitch, as well as Hong Kong Science Technology Parks will share post pandemic trends in Hong Kong. Please join us as an audience!

*About other events of the series “Special Edition”

Date / Time Monday, July 13, 2020 15:00 - 16:10

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



“Accelerating your growth via HK’s ecosystem for innovation and technology”
Mr. Spencer Chen, Senior Manager,
Business Development,
Hong Kong Science Technology Parks Corporation



Pitching by Hong Kong startups

    1. Film Players Limited
      Smart Film research and new development integrations with different materials
      [Sector: Material]
    2. ECTEST Company Limited
      IOT applications, and business platform for Testing and certification industry
      [Sector: ICT, IoT]
    3. Earth Tatva
      Reducing mining for natural resources through recycling of fired ceramic waste and making value-added products from recycled ceramics.
      [Sector: Green Tech]
    4. Customindz Limited
      Computer vision solution that automates construction monitoring
      [Sector: AI, Construction Tech]
    5. ConnectAR Limited
      Crowd-sourced image search with Augmented Reality technology
      [Sector: AR/VR]
    6. Actywell Digital Limited Hong Kong
      Music and Exercise to address mental wellness
      [Sector: Healthcare]



Closing remarks


*The timetable might be changed.


Admission Free

Object Anyone interested in post-pandemic, an ecosystem in Hong Kong and collaboration with Hong Kong startups
Due date for application Monday, July 13, 2020 12:00

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

    – Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP)

    – Global Digital MOJO

    – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


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

Recording of the webinar here