Final Round of Presentations to be Held under the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Program
- Announcement of the ongoing call for audience participants (online viewers) -
January 12, 2021
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) program since 2016 to establish a foundation that will encourage the sustainable growth of the healthcare business. This business contest aims to recognize outstanding companies and entities that are working to provide solutions to social challenges in the field of healthcare, in order to facilitate business matching of such companies with business entities and venture capital firms and to encourage the self-sustaining growth of healthcare businesses and companies.
METI will hold the JHeC 2021 on January 28 (Thur.), 2021. This will be the sixth instance of the contest.
from approximately 170 entries that were selected through the document screening and the first presentation examination will make presentations: five for the Idea Contest Category and six for the Business Contest Category. METI hopes that the public shares its excitement for the presentations by these promising startup businesses which are expected to grow in this field.
1. Outline of the contest
Title: Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2021
Date and time: January 28 (Thur.), 2021; from 13:00 to 18:00 (tentative schedule)
Venue: Otemachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Note: In this contest, the examination of the presentations and a commendation ceremony will both be open to the public. However, participation will only occur via the internet in view of the current situations of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2. Call for audience participants (online viewers)
If you wish to attend the contest via the internet, complete the advance registration procedures by sending an email with necessary information (see below) by January 22 (Fri.), 2021.
Application for audience participantion in JHeC2021
Names of the organization and division to which you belong and your position
Your name in Kanji / Roman alphabet and Kana for pronunciation
Contact email address
Email address of the application counter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The secretariat will contact you after your application has been received.
3. Program of the contest (tentative schedule)
From 13:00 to 13:05: Opening ceremony and opening remarks by the organizer
From 13:05 to 13:10: Introduction of examiners and support associations
From 13:10 to 14:20: Presentations by finalists under the Idea Contest Category
Finalists under the Idea Contest Category
- 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 masks making positive-pressure ventilation 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
From 14:35 to 16:10: Presentations by finalists under the Business Contest Category
Finalists under the Business Contest Category
- Energy Front Corporation
Development of Kurashiki-oriented universal design brands
- OUI Inc.
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 a user falls - Tools for preventing the elderly from breaking bones when they fall
- Medii Ltd.
Medii: Entity providing E-consultation services to address the challenge of unevenly distributed medical specialists in regional medical care
From 16:20 to 16:40: Presentation by the 2019 Grand Prix winner
From 16:40 to 17:20: Panel discussion by examiners
From 17:35 to 17:55: Announcement of the Grand Prix winner and a commendation ceremony
From 17:55 to 18:00: Closing ceremony and closing remarks
Mr. Yamamoto Kazunori, Deputy Director-General, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, METI
Note: Please note that the schedule of this program may change depending on circumstances on the date of the contest.
4. Outline of the finalists under the Idea and Business Contest Categories
For details of the finalists in the respective categories, visit the following website.
5. Examiners (tentative schedule)
- 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. (FY2020 Grand Prix winner 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. (FY2020 Grand Prix winner under the Idea Contest Category)
- Mr. Moriya Minoru, Moriya Minoru Office
Division in Charge
Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group