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 – 13:30 Opening Keynote by Narimasa Makino
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Corporate Presentation 1
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Panel 1: Kyoto Ecosystem with Ko Kusumi and Hyoma Seki moderated by Shingo Kono
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Break (Exhibition time)
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Panel 2: Deep Tech Ecosystem with Akihiko Nagata and Ken Nishimura moderated by Tomoya Yamashiki
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Corporate Presentation 2
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Reception Party (Paid + Invitation only)

3/8 (Fri) “International Startup Day”

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Special Keynote (Speaker TBA)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Corporate Reverse Pitches
  • 11:00 – 13:00 The 8th Monozukuri Hardware Cup: Competition
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Special Speeches & Award Ceremony
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Closing Keynote by Sabrina Sasaki & Narimasa Makino
  • 13:45 – 15:15 Networking: Startups x Corporate Matching
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Corporate x Startup 1 on 1 meetings (Invitation only)
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Closing Party (Invitation only)

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Akihiko Nagata, Chairman, Real Tech Holdings
  • Hyoma Seki, Managing Partner, Seiho Investment Works
  • Ko Kusumi, President and CEO, Kyoto University Innovation Capital
  • Ken Nishimura, Partner, Coral Capital
  • Narimasa Makino, CEO, Monozukuri Ventures
  • Tomoya Yamashiki, Principal, Azalea Technology Partners

Sponsors & Supporters:

  • Organized by: Monozukuri Ventures, a deep tech seed investor in North America and Japan
  • Venue Sponsor: Kyoto Research Park (location to be disclosed upon registration)
  • Sponsor: Exedy, Sony Semiconductor Solutions
  • Media Sponsors: Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ascii
  • Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us!

Deep Tech Forum 2024:

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

Toronto, ON (Canada)

Deep Tech Forum 2024: The future of Robotics, Autonomous and AI (RAAI) in Manufacturing

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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 in March 2024 in Kyoto, a Japanese city known for its historical heritage as well as global manufacturing companies.

Featured Speaker:

Thomas Park, Lead Partner of Deep Tech Venture Fund, BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada): The BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund is Canada’s largest VC fund ($200 million) dedicated to deep tech.

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 (TBC):

  • 3:00pm ~ 4:00pm: Doors open/reception welcome drinks
  • 4:00pm ~ 4:45pm: Keynote by Thomas Park, Lead Partner, BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund
  • 4:45pm ~ 5:30pm: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 5:30pm ~ 7:00pm: Networking with finger food/drinks (sponsored by co-host Torys LLP)

Supporters:

  • Organized by: Monozukuri Ventures, a deep tech seed investor in North America and Japan
  • Co-host: Torys LLP is an international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax. Torys is known for its sophisticated counsel, best-in-class client service and the most cohesive cross-border team in the market. Torys works closely with players across the emerging companies ecosystem. Whether on standalone projects or ongoing assignments, we support early- to late-stage technology growth companies in all aspects of the creation, acquisition and commercialization of their business. Japanese companies interested in doing business with startups in both Canada and the U.S. can count on legal services provided in Japanese.
  • Supported by: UTEST (University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology Program), DMZventureLAB

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  • Interested in sponsoring our events? Contact us!

Deep Tech Forum 2024:
This series of events will be held in three North American cities and Kyoto, Japan. You’re welcome to join us at multiple locations.

  • Jan 15th in Toronto (Canada): Event page 
  • Jan 17th in Pittsburgh (US): Event page
  • Jan 19th in New York City (US): Event page
  • Mar 7th & 8th in Kyoto (Japan): Event page (TBA)

Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

Deep Tech Forum 2024: The future of Robotics, Autonomous and AI (RAAI) in Manufacturing

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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 in March 2024 in Kyoto, a Japanese city known for its historical heritage as well as global manufacturing companies.

Featured Speaker:

Kevin Dowling, Managing Director of the Robotics Factory and Hardware, Innovation WorksRobotics Factory is a startup accelerator who creates, accelerates and helps scale robotics startups in the Pittsburgh region.

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 (TBC):

  • 3:00pm ~ 4:00pm: Doors open/registration
  • 4:00pm ~ 4:30pm: Keynote by Kevin Dowling, Managing Director of Robotics Factory, Innovation Works
  • 4:30pm ~ 5:15pm: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 5:15pm ~ 6:00pm: Deep Tech Panel by Ilana Diamond, Managing Partner at 412 Venture Fund (other panelists TBA)
  • 6:00pm ~ 7:00pm: Networking with finger food/drinks 

Supporters:

Deep Tech Forum 2024:
This series of events will be held in three North American cities and Kyoto, Japan. You’re welcome to join us at multiple locations.

  • Jan 15th in Toronto (Canada): Event page 
  • Jan 17th in Pittsburgh (US): Event page
  • Jan 19th in New York City (US): Event page
  • Mar 7th & 8th in Kyoto (Japan): Event page (TBA)

New York, NY (United States)

Deep Tech Forum 2024: The future of Robotics, Autonomous and AI (RAAI) in Manufacturing

REGISTER

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 in March 2024 in Kyoto, a Japanese city known for its historical heritage as well as global manufacturing companies.

Featured Speaker:

Duncan Turner, General Partner of SOSV & Managing Director of HAXHAX is the first startup accelerator focused on hardtech. It was first founded in Shenzhen, China but SOSV, its parent, announced they selected Newark, NJ as its U.S. headquarters.

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):

  • 9:00am ~ 9:45am: Doors open/Breakfast
  • 9:45am ~ 10:30am: Keynote by Duncan Turner, General Partner of SOSV & Managing Director of HAX
  • 10:30am ~ 11:15am: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 11:15am ~ 12:00 noon: Networking and Demos

Supporters:

  • Organized by: Monozukuri Ventures, a deep tech seed investor in North America and Japan
  • Venue Sponsor: IndieBio NY and SOSV (location to be disclosed upon registration)
  • Supported by: Urban-X by BMW Mini
  • Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us!

Deep Tech Forum 2024:
This series of events will be held in three North American cities and Kyoto, Japan. You’re welcome to join us at multiple locations.

  • Jan 15th in Toronto (Canada): Event page 
  • Jan 17th in Pittsburgh (US): Event page
  • Jan 19th in New York City (US): Event page
  • Mar 7th & 8th in Kyoto (Japan): Event page (TBA)