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Registration for "International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2023 2nd. Edition" is now open!

The International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka Executive Committee has started accepting registration for "International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2023 2nd. The registration for "International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2023 2nd!

International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2023 2nd. Edition", one of the largest innovation festivals in Kansai

Hack Osaka is an international conference that disseminates global innovation trends and the results of innovation originating in Osaka/Kansai, and has been held annually since 2013.

The 11th edition of the event will feature keynote speeches and talk sessions by startups and investors from Japan and abroad, "GET IN THE RING OSAKA," a pitch contest by six Japanese startups with global expansion in mind, "Succeed together in Osaka and beyond," an open innovation session including pitches by 11 startups selected from applicants from 21 countries and regions around the world, and "Succeed together in Osaka and beyond," an open innovation session by startups from Japan and abroad. Succeed together in Osaka and beyond," an open innovation session including pitches by 11 startups carefully selected from applicants from 21 countries and regions around the world, and an exhibition of startups from Japan and abroad. Startup Showcase," an exhibition of startups from Japan and abroad.

Keynote speakers and talk sessions will include Daniel Heffernan, President of Stripe Japan, a world-renowned technology company that provides payment solutions, and Kazuki Matsuo, President of EX-Fusion, an Osaka-based start-up company with world-leading technology in the field of nuclear fusion. a start-up company from Osaka with the world's most advanced technology in the field of nuclear fusion.

To participate, please visit the registration site (Peatix https://hackosaka2023-2nd.peatix.com/ Please apply from the following link.

Outline of the event

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023, 13:00-18:00 and Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 11:00-17:00
Venue: KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Congrès Convention Center (B2F, Grand Front Osaka North Building, 3-1 Ohfuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Viewing: Open to the public (free of charge)
Contents: Keynote speeches, talk sessions, startup pitches, exhibitions, etc.
Official site:https://www.innovation-osaka.jp/hackosaka/
Organized by: International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka Executive Committee
(City of Osaka, Urban Vitality Research Institute, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Osaka Headquarters, Osaka Bureau of Industry)
Sponsors: Senshu Ikeda Capital Corporation, Hankyu Hanshin Real Estate, The Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Special Sponsor: Congrès Co.
In cooperation with: ABeam Consulting Ltd., MBS Media Holdings Ltd., Osaka International Business Promotion Center (IBPC Osaka), Osaka Business and Investment Center (O-BIC), Peatix Japan, For Startups, Plug and Play Japan Corporation, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Reach Reach
Supported by: Osaka Startup Ecosystem Consortium, Kyoto Startup Ecosystem Promotion Council, Hyogo Kobe Startup Ecosystem Consortium

How to participate

Registration site (Peatix) https://hackosaka2023-2nd.peatix.com/ Please apply from the following link.
The following events will be held at the same time at the same venue.

0December 19 (Tuesday)-20 (Wednesday) "Innovation Stream KANSAI 7.0
This is an urban conference where the organizer will provide information on the innovations aimed for in the "Grand Green Osaka" development project in the Umekita 2nd District, and also work with others involved in the event to create momentum for innovation creation. (Organized by U-FINO, the Umekita Future Innovation Organization)

0Wednesday, December 20, "WestShip 2023"
This event brings together Japan's leading change makers with deep ties to Western Japan. The event will start in 2019 as a place to discuss the "state of the region and the economy" necessary to lead Japan from the west, and aims to create connections beyond the boundaries of local communities. (Organized by NewsPicks Re:gion, User Base, Inc.)

International Innovation Conference Hack Osaka 2023 2nd. Edition Speakers

Keynote Speeches and Talk Sessions Speakers
*Speakers/contents are subject to change without notice. Please note that the speakers/contents are subject to change without notice.

Keynote Speeches and Sessions
12/18Kazuteru Matsuo, Representative Director, EX-Fusion Corporation
Daniel Heffernan, President, Stripe Japan K.K. and other talk session
Session (1)
Tomoji Izumi, Manager, Public Affairs Strategy Office, Acceleration Division, Four Startups, Inc.
Kazushige Nobutani, Director General, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
Kreshenko Anna, CEO, Flora K.K., et al.
Session (2)
Stroly Corporation President: Machi Takahashi
Shunsuke Tsuboi, President and Representative Director, Sagri Corporation, et al.
Session (1)
Ryusuke Hirota, Deputy General Manager, Strategic Investment Department, Mitsubishi UFJ Innovation Partners, Inc.
Kenichi Saito, Senior Director, Sozo Ventures
Tomosaku Sohara, Managing Partner, NordicNinja VC
Executive Director, Fintech Association of Japan / Director, CLO Taka (*1) Ochitatsu, Director, CLO, Funds Inc.
Session (2)
Associate Vice President (Enterprise), Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Benjamin Tee
Michiko Kato, Partner, Woven Capital
Co-Founder & Chairman, Zehitomo Corporation, Fisher Jordan
Kathy Liu, Director, Energy & Smart Cities, Head of Osaka, Plug and Play Japan K.K.


GET IN THE RING is a Dutch startup pitch competition that started in 2012. Regional competitions are held in over 100 countries around the world, and finalists from each country are invited to the world competition.
Its unique pitch style is a one-on-one pitch battle format on a boxing ring. This is an exciting pitch showcase that is conducted entirely verbally (in English) with no slides.

The Osaka Bureau of Industry and Trade has been holding the Japan Competition once a year, and this year will be the 8th time it will be held for real at Hack Osaka.

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023, 16:00-17:30 (tentative)

Succeed together in Osaka and beyond Startups on stage

Talk sessions will be held on the theme of how collaboration between Japanese companies and promising overseas start-ups can create open innovation.
In addition, 11 overseas startup companies in various fields such as green tech, health tech, mobility, robotics, etc. will speak at the event. They will introduce their technologies and talk about their expectations for collaboration in Japan.

Robotics] AiGENT-TECH (Israel)
Develop advanced digital agents and robotic systems that can understand and navigate the real world using Large Language Models (LLM) and Physical World Models (PWM). Enable them to perform all complex tasks autonomously.

Health Tech/Life Science] AIRS Medical Inc.
Developed image quality restoration AI-based software that reduces MRI acquisition time up to 501 TP3T while improving image quality. Has secured over 250 customers in global markets including Korea, the U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong, and increased MRI test volume by an average of 35%.

[Greentech] ChopValue Manufacturing (Canada)
The company collects, cleans, and reuses used disposable chopsticks from restaurants, shopping centers, airports, etc. to produce high-quality interior furnishings, building materials, and consumer products.

HCS Pharma (France)
Developed the only 3D culture system capable of faithfully reproducing the extracellular matrix of all types of organs. Advances cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

Healthtech/Life Science] Klar2O GmbH (Germany)
Developed biochemical smart coating technology that removes 100% of microplastics from drinking water by molecular adsorption and bidisperse packing. Filters and coatings are recyclable.

Agritech] ListenField (Bangkok)
Developed a platform that utilizes remote sensing and data science to predict and optimize productivity from planting to harvest in agriculture. Reducing uncertainty in agricultural management and enabling increased productivity.

Neology (Switzerland)
Developed a solution to produce hydrogen energy using proprietary ammonia decomposition technology. On-board high-efficiency ammonia decomposition and hydrogen refining solution to supply hydrogen to large commercial vehicles, thereby achieving zero-emission vehicles.

Health Tech/Life Science] SoundEye (Singapore)
Develops advanced sound recognition and depth sensing technology for healthcare, elder care, and surveillance. Provides advanced sound recognition solutions capable of classifying sounds such as falls, bed exits, and cries.

Healthtech/Life Sciences] Touchlab Limited (U.K.)
Using quantum tunneling technology, we have developed an electronic skin for robots. It enables delicate adjustment of pressure and the direction of pressure application, just like human skin, and thus enables tasks that have not been possible with robots before.

Healthtech/Life Sciences] Valkyrie Industries Ltd (U.K.)
Combines VR and haptics technology to develop wearable devices that allow users to lift virtual weights and feel resistance. Provide a platform that enables the use of virtual weights.

Mobility] WiTricity Corporation (U.S.A.)
Wireless EV charging solution developed by MIT spin-off team. It eliminates the hassle of charging and provides an interoperable charging system design.

Outline of Startup Showcase, etc.

The booths will feature companies that are currently active in the development of products and services based on various technologies such as IoT, AI, AR/VR, software, consumer electronics, etc.
About 40 startups from Japan and abroad will exhibit, and each booth will promote and demonstrate their attractive products and services.

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023, 13:00-18:00 and Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 11:00-17:00
Contents:Startup Showcase (exhibition): Exhibition by about 40 startups
Startup Shout-out Stage: Pitches by exhibiting startups
Speed Dating: Individual meetings between exhibiting startups and VC/CVC and major companies
*Exhibitors only
*Interview time: 15 minutes / each interview

For more information and exhibitors, please visit the Hack Osaka 2023 2nd. edition website.https://www.innovation-osaka.jp/hackosaka/
Hankyu Hanshin Real Estate, Inc.https://www.hhp.co.jp/
Issued by: Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc. 1-16-1 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka

name of companyHankyu Hanshin Real Estate, Inc.
EstablishmentFeb. 1947
LocationHankyu Terminal Building, 1-1-4 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
representativeRyuichi Morotomi
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.hhp.co.jp/
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