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Plug and Play Japan Summer/Fall 2021 Summit Kyoto Report


KYOTO, JAPAN, September 16, 2021 -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a Summer/Fall 2021 Summit (Demo Day) to present the results on their 3-month accelerator program under the theme of Health and New Materials.

About Summer/Fall 2021 Summit

Plug and Play Japan carried out the Summer/Fall 2021 Batch from June 2021 through September 2021 across eight verticals: Brand & Retail, Energy, Fintech, Health, IoT, Insurtech, Mobility, and New Materials. With 44 official corporate partners of Plug and Play Japan, we selected 91 Japanese and international startups.

At the Summer/Fall 2021 Summit Kyoto held on September 14, 20 startups from two verticals (Health and New Materials) showcased their results on the accelerator programs and introduced their cutting-edge technologies, services and products to potential partners, business leaders and the community.

Additionally, EXPO Startup Awards were granted to the startups which collected the largest number of votes from the audience, celebrating their achievements and great involvement to accelerate innovation. For more details, please refer to the following information:

【EXPO Startup Award】

Plug and Play names a demo day in each vertical “EXPO”, and startups in each EXPO that earn the highest score from the audience would receive an award.

The details of the award prize for this year are to be announced.

Award winners acquire the opportunity to give their pitches in front of venture capitals and international corporations at Plug and Play’s global offices. EXPO Winners are detailed below:

New Materials

Company: Cemvita Factory Inc.

Representative: Co-Founder and CEO, Moji Karimi

Address: 9350 Kirby Dr., Suite 200, Houston, TX, United States

Business: Development of CCUS technology transforming CO2 to various materials with microbes


Company: Micro Bio Factory Co., Ltd.

Representative: CEO, Masashi Shimizu

Address: Toyosaki 3-15-5 TK Building 2F, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan

Business: Manufacture of eco-friendly dye and adhesive making use of synthetic biotechnology



Company: K.K. CYBO

Representative: President, Nao Nitta

Address: Lab. 308, 3F, TIRI  2-4-10, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, JAPAN

Business: Reclassification and utilization of cells using AI and big data


Company: TXP Medical, Inc

Representative: CEO, Tomohiro Sonoo

Address: South Clinical Research Bldg. 252, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8485, Japan

Business: Building a next-generation medical system through acute care


【Startup Friendly Award】
Startup Friendly Awards were given to the following partners as consolation prizes to honor startups in the process of their meetings and collaborative projects. The corporate partners in each vertical were awarded based on the largest number of votes from startups selected in the Summer/Fall 2021 Batch.

New Materials

Asahi Kasei Corporation



About the Accelerator Program in Plug and Play Japan

Plug and Play Japan provides accelerator programs across nine verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Health, Smart Cities, New Materials, and Energy) to accelerate innovation by connecting Plug and Play Japan's corporate partners with Japanese and international startups. Through these programs, corporate partners are able to connect with participating startups with technologies and services that could accelerate their innovation activities. For startups, they have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of major corporations. 

Summit (Demo Day) is the final step of the accelerator program where startups give pitches outlining their results from the program. Summit provides a great opportunity to receive the latest updates on innovative technologies, meet cutting-edge startups, and develop new business partnerships.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play Japan was established in 2017 as a subsidiary of Plug and Play, a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our major strength is to provide "Consortium-type Programs with our extensive global network" and support startups through “Venture Capital Investment”.

By working closely with 45 official corporate partners, Plug and Play Japan supports Japanese and international startups to scale their businesses and to enhance collaboration with industry-leading corporations.

Plug and Play Website: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/about/

Company Overview

Company: Plug and Play Japan KK

Founded: 2017/7/14

Address: Shibuya Center Place 3F 1-16-3, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Representative: Phillip Vicent  


Inquiry regarding this Press Release

Plug and Play Japan KK

The person in charge: Chiyo Kamino

TEL: 050-5363-9267 / Mail: press-japan@pnptc.com