Kyoto, Kyoto (Japan)

Deep Tech Forum Kyoto 2024: The future of Robotics, Autonomous and AI (RAAI) in Manufacturing (March 7th & 8th)

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Deep Tech Forum will convene the world’s leading deep tech startup ecosystem of founders, startups, investors and supporting communities to address the barriers to growth and success. Deep Tech Forum’s inaugural year, 2024, will feature “RAAI in Manufacturing,” where RAAI stands for Robotics, Automation and AI, and will be held in January in three North American cities – Toronto, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and New York City, New York – known for their industrial backgrounds and emerging tech startup ecosystems beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.
To connect to the world’s leading manufacturing companies with deep tech startups, the Deep Tech Forum will take place on March 7th and 8th, 2024 in Kyoto, a Japanese city known for its historical heritage as well as global manufacturing companies.

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs and early stage startups in the deep tech industries, especially robotics, automation and autonomous technologies and AI being encouraged.
  • Startup ecosystem partners, such as investors, accelerators and local businesses interested to get connected to future customers, investors, suppliers and supply-chain partners, and sales outlets.
  • Corporates working on “open innovation” activities to collaborate with startups.

Event schedule (Details TBC):

3/7 (Thu)Corporate Day

  • 13:00 – 13:45 Opening Keynote by Narimasa Makino (Monozukuri Ventures)
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Corporate Presentation by Fujishima Masaori (Sumitomo Realty & Development)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Panel 1: Kyoto Ecosystem with Ko Kusumi (Kyoto University Innovation Capital), and Hyoma Seki (Seiho Investment Works), Keiji Niizu (Global Brain) and Narimasa Makino (Monozukuri Ventures) moderated by Shingo Kono (Kyoto Capital Partners)
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Break (Exhibition time)
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Panel 2: Deep Tech Ecosystem with Akihiko Nagata (Real Tech Holdings), Ken Nishimura (Coral Cpital) and Hana Jin (HAX Tokyo) moderated by Tomoya Yamashiki (Monozukuri Ventures)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Corporate Presentation by Masahko Niwa (Accenture)
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Reception Party (Paid + Invitation only)

3/8 (Fri) “International Startup Day”

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Special Keynote by Kirk Botula (Innovation Works) – English session
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Corporate Reverse Pitches by Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Exedy and Toei Holdings
  • 11:00 – 13:00 The 8th Monozukuri Hardware Cup: CompetitionEnglish sessions
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Special Speeches & Award Ceremony
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Closing Keynote by Narimasa Makino & Sabrina Sasaki (Monozukuri Ventures)
  • 13:45 – 16:00 Networking: Startups x Corporate Matching + invitation-only 1 on 1 meetings

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This series of events will be held in three North American cities and Kyoto, Japan. You’re welcome to join us at multiple locations.