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What is the Global Innovation Forum (GIF)?

A gateway to the Japanese market, the GIF links global starts-up / innovators to Osaka businesses. Hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI) & Osaka Business & Investment Centre (O-BIC) since 2019, the GIF provides the delegates the opportunity to participate in a series of events including:

An online exhibition – open all business all cross Japan
Virtual live pitches – with simultaneous interpretation to help Japanese companies understand.
Pre-arranged One to One Business Meetings with interpreters.

What does the GIF provide?

Access to selected potential partners, including –

Over 30,000 OCCi members companies
Many global large companies, including corporate venture and open innovation businesses
More than 400 GIF community members who are seeking collaboration opportunities with global start-up, innovators.
What was the entry criteria?

Start-ups, intra‐venture business, innovative businesses, seeking who see the collaboration opportunities with Japanese companies.
Involvement in the following business/technical fields:

Was there a charge to participate?

No, participation for successful applicants is in the exhibition is FREE, as is individual advisory and interpretation.
Plus the virtual pitch winner, chosen by the audience, will receive will receive an invitation to visit Osaka, including flight and hotel accommodation, travel restrictions permitting.

Timetable 2023

Deadline for applications – 30th June 2023

Online Exhibition Live Date – 20th September 2023

Virtual Live Pitch – 19th October 2023

Online Business Meetings – 8th & 9th November 2023

How can I submit an application for participate in GIF 2023?

Simply click here to complete the application form and submit before the deadline of 30th June 2023.

How can I find out more information?

Click here to access the GIF website

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