Final Round of Presentations to be Held under the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Program
- Announcement of the ongoing call for support associations and collaboration event partners -
November 24, 2020
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) program since 2016 to establish a foundation to encourage the sustainable growth of the healthcare business. This business contest aims to recognize outstanding companies and entities that are creating solutions to social challenges in the field of healthcare to facilitate business matching of such companies with business entities, venture capitals or other companies; and to encourage self-sustaining growth of healthcare businesses and companies.
METI will hold the JHeC 2021 on January 28 (Thurs), 2021. This will be the sixth instance of the contest.
11 finalists selected from about 170 entries through the document screening and the first presentation examination will present speeches: five for the idea contest category and six for the business contest category. METI hopes that the public shares its anticipation for the presentations by these promising venture businesses and other companies which are expected to grow. Moreover, METI hereby calls for [i] “support associations,” which are companies and associations willing to support start up businesses and other companies which will give presentations as the finalists at the JHeC 2021 and [ii] “collaboration event partners,” which are event holders willing to cooperate with the business contest in providing PR and other activities.
1. Outline of the contest
Date and time: January 28 (Thur.), 2021; from 13:00 to 18:00 (tentative time schedule)
Venue: Otemachi Mitsui Hall (3rd floor, Otemachi One; 1-2-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Note: In this contest, the examination of the presentations and commendation ceremony will both be open to the public. However, these events may be partially held online depending on the situations involving the novel coronavirus disease. METI will announce more information on how to participate in these events at a later date.
2. Examiners and speakers from companies (tentative)
Examiners (in the order of the Japanese syllabary)
- Ms. Oishi Kanoko, Mediva Inc.
- Mr. Kamada Tomihisa, TomyK Ltd.
- Mr. Kato Hiroaki, Digital Hollywood University
- Mr. Kimura Ryosuke, Lifetime Ventures
- Mr. Shimogawara Tadamichi, Silver Wood Corporation
- Mr. Shirasaka Hajime, Shirasaka & Patent Partners Inc.
- Mr. Sonoda Masaki, CI Inc. (finalist of the FY2019 contest under the Business Contest Category)
- Mr. Tange Tomohiro, Venture & Growth Investment Group, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Ltd.
- Ms. Nishimura Yumiko, August Networks, Inc.
- Mr. Fujiwara Sen, EY Japan Co., Ltd.
- Mr. Muto Takashi, CaiTech inc. (finalist of the FY2019 contest under the Idea Contest Category)
- Mr. Moriya Minoru, Moriya Minoru Office
Speakers for the Idea Contest Category (in the order of the Japanese syllabary)
Mr. Ishikita Naoyuki
COVID ventilator project “#O24U”: Project for artificial ventilators that can be developed by a 3D printer
Mr. Ogawa Ryoma
Development of a lymphedema tomography monitor (LT monitor) for commercialization
Mr. Jujo Kentaro
CoroPAP: Personal Negative-Pressure Mask Enabling Positive-Pressure Ventilation is available even in the “with-coronavirus” era
Mr. Takeuchi Masaki
Syrinx: Device for helping people regain their verbal speaking ability
Mr. Takizawa Reo
Development of catheters placed inside blood vessels – an application of biomimetics
Speakers of the Business Contest Category (in the order of the Japanese syllabary)
Energy Front Corporation
Development of Kurashiki-oriented universal design brands
Ophthalmology diagnoses using Smart Eye Camera: Establishment of a new ophthalmic practice model by taking advantage of AI and remote medical examination
Fast DOCTOR Corporation
Regional medical system focusing on 2025: Potential for a home visit team for emergency treatment
Frontier Field Inc.
Nichibyo Mobile: Project for development of an ICT platform targeting hospitals through a business partnership with the Japan Hospital Association - Initiative for helping hospitals shift from PHS phones to smartphones and provision of a medical-practice application service
Magic Shields Inc.
Koroyawa: Floors which become soft only when someone falls - Tools for preventing broken bones from falling in the elderly
Medii: Entity providing E-Consultation services to address the challenge of unevenly distributed medical specialists in regional medical care
3. Call for support associations and collaboration event partners
As part of this program, METI opens a call for [i] “support associations,” which are companies or associations willing to support venture businesses as speakers at the JHeC 2021 in developing business or growth and [ii] “collaboration event partners” which can hold events related to healthcare to encourage startups and other companies to grow (events such as contests, symposiums and other activities).
How to apply
Visit the application website below, download the entry sheet after confirming the criteria for application, and send an email with the completed entry sheet attached to the address below before the closing date.
12:00 p.m., December 14 (Mon.), 2020
Division in Charge
Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group