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    JETRO Osaka (Japan External Trade Organization): Making an Innovation Movement From Osaka

    January 28, 2022
    finance & economy

    Where diverse industries and a huge market gather

    The Kansai region, which includes unique cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is a massive market with a population of 24.65 million people and a GDP of approximately 100.05 trillion yen. It equals the metropolitan area centered on Tokyo as a site for business and plays the central role in the economy of Western Japan. In this region, particularly on the Osaka Gulf Coast, there is a cluster of companies and research institutes related to the environmental and new energy industries. Also, throughout Osaka City, bio-related pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers gather as well as the chemical and medical equipment companies. [Source] JETRO Investing in Japan “Osaka City” https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/region/data/osaka-city.html O-BIC “Industry of Osaka” https://o-bic.net/e/attractive/ As the host city of the next World Expo in 2025, Osaka has been a hot spot for startups attracting various companies and people from all over the world. Boosting up innovation movement, Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka Executive Committee* will host Startup Business Meetings from February 8th (Tue) to 9th (Wed), co-organized by Osaka Prefecture, as one of the programs of Annual Global Innovation Conference, Hack Osaka 2022. * The committee composes of Osaka City, Urban Innovation Institute, JETRO Osaka, and Osaka Business Development Agency. In 2022, with the themes of “Next-Generation Air Mobility” and “Infrastructure”, a talk session between companies engaging in eVTOL development, reverse pitch by corporations in Kansai region, and global pitch contest Hack Award 2022 are waiting to be streamed. Hack Osaka 2022 Date: Thursday, Feb. 10th, 2022 1 p.m. –7 p.m. (JST) Registration: https://www.innovation-osaka.jp/hackosaka/en/index.php Startup Business Meetings 2022 Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8th to Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 2022 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (JST) Information: https://www.innovation-osaka.jp/hackosaka/en/business-meeting.php [List of Startups] UrbanChain Group Limited Hong Kong (Smart parking) Autofleet Israel (Fleet management) HeyCharge GmbH Germany (EV charge in in-door environment) H3 Dynamics Singapore (Hydrogen propulsion drone × AI) MobyFly Switzerland (Zero-emission hydrofoil) FLYING WHALES France (Air freight solution with loads of 60t) Sharper Shape Inc. USA (Digital twin for utility infrastructure) INFINITE FOUNDRY Brazil (3D Digital twin for industries) Asilla, Inc. Japan (AI security system) NanoLock security Israel (Zero-trust security for IoT devices) BYSTAMP France (Digital stamp) Falkonry Inc. USA (Fact-based insights for manufacturing with AI) Innoviz Technologies Israel (3D LiDAR) Materna IPS GmbH Germany (Biometrics × passenger processing) Verily Vision Thailand (Logistics automation at ports, warehouses, factories) Details of Startups: https://www.innovation-osaka.jp/hackosaka/assets/doc/2022-participants/en/all-business2022-en.pdf View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220124005319/en/

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