JETRO showcased New Japanese Innovations at GITEX Future Stars 2019

Oct 10, 2019

Japan innovations were back in GITEX 2019 with the participation of new and unique Japanese startups at GITEX Future Stars held from 6th to 9th October, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Japan Pavilion hosted startups from various sectors such as Space Tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities and loT, Robotics, Sports Tech, Healthcare, Agro-Tech, Blockchain, and Mobility.


Out of 15 startups exhibitors; 6 were selected by J-Startup program – Launched in June 2018, supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JETRO and NEDO, the project aims to create successful, cutting edge Japanese startups and empower Japan’s startup ecosystem.


The six companies selected by J-Startup program were Groove X, Inc., with their unique LOVOT which is warm to touch and perfect for tender hugs; Terra Drone Corporation offering cutting-edge solutions for aerial survey, drone-based infrastructure inspection, drone data processing and analysis; Axelspace Corporation, an earth observation service based on a constellation with dozens of microsatellites that could provide an imagery of more than half of the planet’s dry land once every single day; ALE Co., Ltd., produces the world’s first man-made meteors, using its own microsatellites; Empath, emotion AI that could identify emotion from the voice in real time regardless of the language; and Triple W Japan Inc “DFree” – first wearable toilet timing predicting device that lets you know when you need to go to the toilet, especially designed for elderly and people who suffer from loss of bladder control.

All the 15 companies have actively had meetings with the visitors, which amounted thousands, and discussed possible business partnerships. Also, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince has visited Japan Pavilion and touched those innovations coming from Japan.


Following Dubai being named as a “Global Acceleration Hub”, JETRO Dubai will continue to support start-ups by providing an extensive access to professional networks and opportunities in the region.