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"NEDO Dream Pitch Contest in KANSAI 2018" Held

March 5, 2018

On February 27, NEDO held the "NEDO Dream Pitch Contest in KANSAI 2018" at Grand Front Osaka. Approximately 100 people participated in the contest.

During the first session of the event, Noa Asher, Economic Minister of a head of the Economic and Trade Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo, as well as two companies from Israel - Network in Motion, Ltd. and Vocalzoom - each gave lectures relating to the theme "The Innovation Ecosystem and R&D in Israel." NEDO introduced potential collaborations between Israel and Japan in the field of R&D, including "Bilateral Cooperation in Research and Development Project / Co-funding Project" and "Overseas Researcher Invitation Project (JAPAN TRUST International Research Cooperation Project)."

During the second session of the event, NEDO introduced the Japan Open Innovation Council (JOIC), while seven companies selected by NEDO participated in the "NEDO Dream Pitch Contest." At the event's other venue, startup companies that received support from NEDO presented their projects.

  • Noa Asher, Economic Minister of a head of the Economic and Trade Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo, giving her lecture during the first session of the event
    Noa Asher, Economic Minister of a head of the Economic and Trade Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo, giving her lecture
  • NEDO representatives introducing the
    NEDO representatives introducing the "Bilateral Cooperation in Research and Development Project / Co-funding Project"
  • The seven companies that participated in the
    The "NEDO Dream Pitch Contest" venue
  • Participants in the presentation space
    A group photo taken at the presentation space