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Sep 20, 2019

Keihanna Research Complex
Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International(ATR)

Keihanna Research Complex Holds Its Startup Acceleration Program’s Result-Reporting Session
- How Startups from Home and Abroad Have Challenged Proof-of-Concept (PoC) of Their Products/Services with Japanese Big Companies -

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), as one of the core organizations of the Keihanna Research Complex project called Keihanna RC, in charge of the promotion of commercialization and innovation hub, will host a results-reporting session of Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus (KGAP+)” by 10-first-batch-startups during Kyoto Smart City Expo 2019, to be held on October 3rd and 4th at Keihanna Open Innovation Center

Utilizing Keihanna RC’s collaborative ties with global innovation hubs from Israel, New York City (US) and Silicon Valley (US), Barcelona (Spain) and Canada, and Keihanna Science City’s function and strength as a PoC promoter, KGAP+ enables startups of those hubs or Japan to link up with Japanese major companies in pursuance of joint PoC or pilot testing. At the end of the 3-months-program, Keihanna RC provides an opportunity for selected startups to participate in a special program in Barcelona or New York City, which will surely encourage their practical global advancement.

During the global pitch event “Demo Day (October 3rd, 13:50-16:40)” at Kyoto Smart City Expo 2019, the first-10-startups of KGAP+ will deliver their program achievements since its start on July 22nd. They will be also available at Keihanna RC’s exhibition booth (1-303). The report contents introduction of the second-batch-startups (10 companies, September 30th - December 17th). We believe that such exhibition will help promoting further linkage between those startups and business partners, which is an ultimate goal of KGAP+ itself.

Keihanna RC, through KGAP+, will continue strengthening Keihanna Science City to be a hub for startups from Japan and overseas, availing extension of their business opportunities at global innovation bases.

■About Keihanna Research Complex (RC)
Keihanna Research Complex project, called Keihanna RC, is promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Since its start in September 2016, Keihanna RC supports the construction of a mechanism producing continuous scientific and technological innovations in the regions where universities, research institutes and companies are strategically integrated. So far, 45 organizations in the Keihanna Science City participate in this project and cooperate with other large enterprises, SMEs, startups, and local residents in the pursuit of world-class innovations and creation of a global innovation ecosystem.


■Participating companies in KGAP+ (Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus)
The 1st Batch:ArchiTek Co. (Osaka City), Astem Co., Ltd. (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture), ES Japan Co. (Toshima Ward, Tokyo), CAN EAT Inc. (Toshima Ward, Tokyo), Hacarus Inc. (Kyoto City), ActiveScaler Inc. (USA), Agartee Technology inc. (Canada), Steering Machines S.L. (Spain), Proxilogica Corp. (Canada), 2gether Music Ltd. (Israel)
he 2nd Batch:Chinougijitsu (Osaka City), Frontiermarkets (Taito Ward, Tokyo), Agartee Technology inc. (Canada), Proxilogica Corp. (Canada), NeuroAudit (Israel), Robot AI (Israel), SCADAfence Ltd. (Israel), The Predictive Company (Spain), Hayden AI Technologies, Inc. (USA), Triyo Inc. (USA)

■Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute(KRI)
Location:Keihanna Plaza, Laboratory Bldg. 3F, 1-7 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Sorakugun, Kyoto, Japan (Kansai Science City)
Overview:KRI is a public corporation established for the purpose of promoting construction of the science city; and communication among residents, researchers, and companies there. KRI also plays a core part in Keihanna RC. President: Yasuo Kashihara (Vice-Chairman of Kansai Economic Federation)

■Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
Location:2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Sorakugun, Kyoto, Japan (Kansai Science City) Overview: Aiming to promote innovations and contribute to regional revitalization, ATR pursues world-leading, ingenious research achievements in computational neuroscience, life-supporting robots, wireless and communications, and life science as well as their business developments, in collaboration between industry, academia and government. In the Keihanna RC project, ATR promotes global business-to-business matchings and supports start-ups as one of the core organizations in charge of business development support and creation of an innovation hub.

■Keihanna Research Complex
  Public relations officer Nakajima、Tatsumi(ATR)、Yamado(KRI
  TEL: 0774-95-1176(ATR)、0774-95-5047(KRI)