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

Where diverse industries and a huge market gather

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January 28, 2022 11:45
OSAKA, JAPAN--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) January 28, 2022 -- 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]

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Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka Executive Committee
Aki Hirahata
+81 6-4705-8603 (Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed during national holidays)

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