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Global Innovation Forum 2022

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 2022, 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 2022.

The Global Innovation Forum will provide access to potential clients, including over 30,000 OCCi members companies. There will partners such as large Global companies, including corporate venture and open innovation businesses. As well as more than 400 GIF community members who are seeking collaboration opportunities with global start up innovators.

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

  • Start-ups, intra‐venture business, innovative businesses, seeking who see the collaboration opportunities with Japanese companies.
  • Involvement in the following business/technical fields:
  • Augmented, Visual or Mixed Reality
  • Robotics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Agri-tech, Food-Tech
  • Health tech
  • New Materials
  • Green Tech, Carbon Neutrality, New energy

Running from 6th August to 10th November 2022, 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. Plus, the virtual pitch winner, chosen by the audience, will receive an invitation to visit Osaka, including flight and hotel accommodation, such not travel restriction apply at the time.

What is the Timetable for GIF 2022?

– Deadline for applications:

– Confirmation of Selection:

– Online Exhibition Opens:

– Virtual Live Pitch:

– Online Business Meeting:

6th August 2022

Early September 2022

30th September 2022

27th October 2022

9th, 10th November 2022


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

Or Simply click here to complete the application form

Expressions of Interest / Applications must be received by 6th August 2022

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Sarah Irving

Head of Marketing & Communications

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