Hack Osaka, the largest international innovation conference in the Kansai region, will provide an opportunity for all participants interested in innovation to interact with players in the startup ecosystem; including entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, students, and local governments from around the world.
The event has been held annually since 2013, in cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders.
This event will contribute immensely to the enhancing the startup ecosystem in the Kansai region.
Osaka/Kansai offers an excellent business environment, with international urban functions being developed in anticipation of the Osaka-Kansai Expo to be held in 2025.
In addition, Osaka/Kansai is home to a concentration of Japan's leading companies and is active in open innovation initiatives.
Please refer to the following external links for specific business environment and companies.
◎Business Environment in Kansai
The Kansai area, the second largest economy in Japan after the Tokyo metropolitan area, has many strengths, including "excellent access as a base location for Asia" and "strength in the life science field.
For more information, click here.
Invest Japan, Invest Kansai IBPC INVEST OSAKA
◎Kansai Venture Friendly Declaration
We are pleased to list companies and organizations that open their doors to start-ups and venture businesses, and actively respond to various consultations.
Click here for more details.
Kansai Association of Corporate Executives Kansai Venture Friendly Declaration
◎Short movie (about Osaka's business environment)
Succeed together in Osaka and beyond.
※Kansai Region: A metropolitan area with a population of approximately 23 million and an area of 33,000㎢, centered on Osaka and including Kyoto, Kobe, and other large cities and surrounding areas, where large corporations, small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, and leading universities and research institutes are concentrated.
(Mon – Fri 9:30 – 17:30 ※Closed during national holidays and year-end/new year holidays)