JETRO promoted 10 New Japanese Innovators at GITEX Future Stars 2020
Dec 10, 2020
JETRO, now in its fifth year, had organized once again the Japan Pavilion at the GITEX Future Stars 2020. The event was held from 6th to 9th of December at the Dubai World Trade Centre, promoting 10 new Japanese Startup Innovators from various sectors.
This year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, only two out of 10 companies, physically exhibited during the event, namely, CYLOOK Inc (professional e-sport team) and mplusplus Co., Ltd (stage technologists). To fully maximize their trip and participation, JETRO invited and arranged face-to-face business meetings with potential business partner for the two exhibitors.
As for the other companies; JETRO promoted their technology thru product display of their items, booth assistant was assigned for each company to explain their products to visitors with the aid of digital catalogue and product demo videos. Also, online business meetings between exhibitors and visitors were arranged during the event using iPad and zoom video communications tool.
Other exhibitors were AC Biode (chemical recycling), Caster Co. Ltd (online remote work support), Challenge Co., Ltd (earthquake & security sensor alarms), DG TAKANO Co., Ltd (water-saving nozzle), EAGLYS Inc. (secure computing platform), Intermedia Laboratory Inc. (digital handwriting pen, stamps & cards), Smart City Research Institute (road management platform), and XPAND KK (new spatial linking tool).
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was a great success. JETRO received a very positive feedback from the exhibitors, all were very happy and satisfied on the outcome, as they were able to meet some prospective buyers and investors. JETRO is committed to continue similar initiatives to support more Japanese startup companies in entering or expanding their business in the region.