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MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019

2019.10.24

MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019

The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has created a business commercialization platform for healthcare and medical technology developers called MDF (Medical Device Industry Forum). Its purpose is to promote global collaborations through identification, attraction and support of medical start-ups both in and out of Japan.

As part of this project, “MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019” was held on 3 October at Grand Front Knowledge Capital, which is home to innovation-centric organizations located at the center of Umekita area.

At the event, four medical start-ups participated in a pitch contest and a keynote speech was delivered by CEO of Shionogi & Co., Ltd, a 140-year-old global pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Osaka, as well as Vice Chairman of the Chamber. At the following panel discussion, panelists including the head of SGInnovate, the Singaporean government-backed startup catalyst organization, and the CEO of The Actuator, an Australia’s national MedTech accelerator, discussed how the international cooperation should promote medical development and health improvement in Japan and globally.

The audience had an excellent opportunity to listen to the first line presenters speaking on such topics as “the vision which Osaka and Kansai business community aims at for the healthier world” and “what overseas investors expect from the MedTech industry”.

MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019

MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019

 大阪商工会議所では、国内外の医療系スタートアップを発掘・誘引・支援し、グローバルな国際連携を進めるべく、健康・医療ビジネスにおける事業化支援プラットフォーム事業、『MDF(次世代医療システム産業化フォーラム)』の一環として、「MEDTECH CONNECT OSAKA 2019」を10月3日にグランフロントナレッジキャピタルにて開催。医療系スタートアップ等4社によるピッチコンテスト、塩野義製薬株式会社 代表取締役社長 大阪商工会議所 手代木副会頭による基調講演なども実施。日本、世界の医療の発展、健康増進につなげるための国際連携の在り方をアジア・太平洋州地域の医療系アクセラレータの代表を交えたパネルディスカッションで議論。 「大阪・関西経済界が目指すビジョン」、「海外の投資家等が期待するもの」を第一線で活躍する登壇者から直接聴講。