28th May 2021

Global Innovation Forum 2021 looking for advanced technology start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses to participate

The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in conjunction with the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, are once again offering two advanced technology start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses the opportunity to participate in the annual Global Innovation Forum (GIF) which will take place using a virtual platform.

Set to take place in Osaka in October 2021, the event regularly attracts visitors from across the world, and provides a unique platform for those seeking to showcase their new products and services to the Japanese market. More than 30 innovative start-ups and businesses, from more than 10 countries, will be exhibiting at GIF Osaka 2021.

The fully sponsored opportunity is open to businesses who meet any of the following conditions:

  • Start-ups with advanced technology in Smart City, Digital Transformation, Carbon Neutral, Food-Tech/Agri-Tech, Health-Tech, Robotics.
  • Start-ups with test pilot models that are almost complete and able to provide demonstrations.
  • Start-ups interested in collaborating with Japanese or overseas companies (technology or capital)

Running from 26th to 29th October 2021, presentations, business meetings and networking opportunities will also be included. Each start-up company will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a selected group of Japanese companies through a pre-arranged online booking system.

Follow up meetings between exhibitors and meeting applicants will take place at the end of November.

To find out more about this opportunity, register your interest or request an application form please email

Expressions of Interest / Applications must be received by 19th June 2020