Malaysia-Japan Digital Exchange Pitch 2023

Welcome to the Malaysia-Japan Digital Exchange Pitch

Your pathway to open innovation with industry leading companies and visionary startups in throughout the ASEAN region and Japan. Come join the event and find unique co-creation opportunities and grow together to make our world better!


Register below to attend the main event on October 3!

About the Event

The Digital Exchange Pitch is the platform for start-ups and companies from ASEAN, Japan, and around the world to co-create open innovation. At the event, leading companies from Malaysia and Japan come together to provide challenges to solve through collaborations with start-ups. Selected start-ups will pitch their proposals to challenge owners and supporters at the finalist pitch event in Kuala Lumpur.

This is a unique business development opportunity that startups should not miss out on!

Grant Opportunities for Finalists

Asia Digital Transformation (ADX) Promotion Program

Project proposals by the finalist startups of the Digital Exchange Pitch will be given additional points during the selection process of the Asia Digital Transformation (ADX) Promotion Program. Up to 50 million Japanese yen worth of grant will be provided under the ADX Program. For more details, please refer to the document below.

Outline of Asia Digital Transformation (ADX) Promotion ProgramPDFファイル(899KB)

MDEC Global Testbed Initiative (GTI)

GTI is an innovative and collaborative programme that is designed to attract digital technology companies from local and foreign technology companies to test and showcase their solutions in the dynamic and tech-savvy market of Malaysia.

More information on the Global Testbed Initiative


Date   Event
September 20

Deadline to submit proposals (Extended from September 15)

September 20 - 22

Shortlisting of companies by the challenge owners

September 25 Announcement of shortlisted finalist companies
September 25 - 27 Pitch brush up for the finalists
October 3

Final Pitch Day at MIDA Sentral, Kuala Lumpur 

Main Day Event Agenda.pdf


Challenge Owner Selected Companies Country
Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Lodopage Services Malaysia
Lumirous Sdn Bhd Malaysia
Cyberview Pririka, Inc. Japan
Terra Sol Private Limited Singapore
TimeTec Computing Sdn Bhd Malaysia

Ebara Corporation

Faradays Energy Sdn Bhd


Rivil Sdn Bhd

Wateroam Pte Ltd Singapore
JR East Consortium 21 Sdn Bhd Malaysia
Crave Asia Sdn Bhd Malaysia
Optimays Inc. Japan
Sime Darby Mobility CHOSEN Digital Co. Ltd Thailand
Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd Japan
Naturanix Co., Ltd Japan


Submit your proposal now and earn an opportunity to develop new businesses!

Deadline extended until September 20, 12:00 (GMT+8)

Thank you for your submissions!
Only shortlisted finalists will be contacted by the organizers.
Results will be announced on Monday, 25 September 2023

News and Updates

Date   Event
August 30

Release of information on Pre-event info session

August 23

Challenge statement from Ajinomoto, Cyberview, Ebara revealed

JR East announced as a challenge owner

September 4

Challenge statement from Sime Darby revealed

September 12

Deadline extended to September 20, 12:00 (GMT+8)

September 18

Registration for main event attendees opened

September 20

Proposal submission closed. Shortlisted proposals to be announced on September 25

September 25

Results of the shortlisted finalists announced


Community Partners


JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

About J-Bridge

J-Bridge is a business platform to facilitate collaboration between Japanese and overseas companies. JETRO supports cross-border open innovation for accelerating digital and green transformation.