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Origin Japan Program is now accepting applications! Supporting medical and healthcare business creation on a global scale!

Osaka Innovation Hub, in collaboration with JETRO Osaka, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka Startup Ecosystem Consortium, and MedTech Actuator, an Australian accelerator with strengths in supporting the creation of medical and healthcare-related businesses, is now accepting applications for the "Origin Japan Program" to encourage startups in the medical and healthcare-related fields to consider global expansion from the early stage of their business startup. The program is designed to encourage startups in the medical and healthcare-related fields to consider global expansion from the early stages of their business startups!

Origin Japan Program" for global development of Japan's medical and healthcare sectors

The Keihanshin region, including Osaka, has been selected by the Cabinet Office as a "Global Hub City for a World-Class Startup Ecosystem," with the aim of creating an ecosystem in which startups can grow significantly.
As we work to build a more complete ecosystem in the life science, medical, and healthcare fields, which are also the theme of Expo 2010 Osaka-Kansai, we saw the potential for startup creation and growth in these fields in Osaka and Japan, and began working with MedTech Actuator, a specialized organization with a broad network in the Asia-Pacific region. We began working with MedTech Actuator, a professional organization with a broad network in Asia and the Pacific.
According to CEO Buzz Palmer, the level of research in the medical and healthcare fields in Japan is very high and ideas are abundant. The "Origin Japan Program" will help Japanese research seeds and ideas grow into businesses that will have an international impact.

The "Origin Japan Program" is a program for entrepreneurs, researchers, and start-ups in the medical and healthcare fields, focusing on how to speedily commercialize their ideas with a view to global expansion.
Three companies will be selected from among those participating in the preliminary round of the 2-day intensive lecture and pitch competition in Osaka, and sent to Melbourne, Australia. In Melbourne, the companies will attend an intensive lecture and pitch competition together with local entrepreneurs and startups, visit local medical institutions, and have opportunities to interact with investors and large corporations. Qualifying companies will be able to travel to Melbourne, Australia, with travel expenses covered by JETRO.

About MedTech Actuator
Based in Australia with a presence in Singapore, this accelerator specializes in the medical and healthcare sectors and was founded in 2017 with support from the Australian Federal Government, the State Government of Victoria, and others.
Buzz Palmer, CEO, is a former clinician and serial entrepreneur with experience starting and running multiple startups. Buzz Palmer, CEO, is a former clinician and serial entrepreneur with experience starting and managing multiple startups, and is also an active angel investor.

Origin Japan Program (Intensive Lecture + Pitch Competition) Application Outline

This is a multinational networking program that encourages companies to consider global expansion from the pre-startup and early startup phases.

Intensive lectures in Osaka and preliminary round of the pitch competition.
Three selected companies travel to Australia.

In addition to intensive lectures and pitch competitions with local entrepreneurs and startups, etc., the program also provides opportunities to visit local medical institutions, etc. and interact with investors and major companies.

◆Application period: August 4, 2023 (Fri.) - September 15, 2023 (Fri.) 23:59
Target: Entrepreneurs and researchers in the medical and healthcare fields who aim to expand their businesses globally, and startups that have just started up.
◆Application form:https://forms.office.com/r/LtzFbEGvgT
After application, there will be a document screening by the organizer.

About the Intensive and Pitch Competition

◆Program Implementation Period:
Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Wednesday, November 22 - Thursday, November 30, 2023
◆Sponsored by MedTech Actuator, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Osaka
◆Cosponsors: Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Umekita Future Innovation Organization, Osaka Startup Ecosystem Consortium, Osaka Innovation Hub (Osaka Bureau of Industry and Trade)

About the MedTech Actuator Collaboration Program                         

MedTech Actuator's collaborative programs include "Origin Japan" and "Global Navigator Japan," which were implemented for the first time in Japan last fiscal year, and this year's programs are designed to allow startups to choose between these two programs according to their growth stage. This year's program is also designed to allow startups to choose between these two programs according to their stage of growth.

What is the Global Navigator Japan Program (local networking program)?
For startups with specific products and services in the medical and healthcare fields, we provide opportunities to build networks with medical institutions in Singapore and Australia, based on an understanding of the local ecosystem.
During the trip to Australia, there will be opportunities to interact with startups in Singapore and Spain, with the aim of building a multinational network.

Application deadline: 23:59, Monday, August 28, 2023
Target: Startups located in Japan in the medical/healthcare field that have specific products or services and aim to expand globally.
In case of a large number of applicants, the organizer will screen the applications.

◆For more information

name of companyOsaka Bureau of Industry
Location2-5 Honmachibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
representativeJunzo Tateno
uniform resouce locatorhttps://www.innovation-osaka.jp/ja/
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