Where diverse industries and a huge market gather
OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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”
O-BIC “Industry of Osaka”
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)
Startup Business Meetings 2022
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8th to Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 2022 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (JST)
[List of Startups]
UrbanChain Group Limited
(EV charge in in-door environment)
(Hydrogen propulsion drone × AI)
(Air freight solution with loads of 60t)
Sharper Shape Inc.
(Digital twin for utility infrastructure)
(3D Digital twin for industries)
(AI security system)
(Zero-trust security for IoT devices)
(Fact-based insights for manufacturing with AI)
Materna IPS GmbH
(Biometrics × passenger processing)
(Logistics automation at ports, warehouses, factories)
Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka Executive Committee (JETRO Osaka)
TEL: +81 6-4705-8603 (Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed during national holidays)
E-mail: [email protected]