Kyoto University Life Science Showcase @ UCSD 2020

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    KU-LifeScience-ShowCase@UCSD2020 Call for participants.pdf

This event aims to provide Japanese startup companies an opportunity to network with US investors so that these startups can successfully expand their businesses to US and global markets. The showcase will be held to introduce novel technologies and seeds in the life science fields including pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, medical devices and diagnostics that originated from Kyoto University, one of Japan’s premier research universities. For US investors, VC or technology scouts from pharmaceutical companies, this will be an excellent opportunity to discover promising startups.

Date and Time

Feb 28, 2020 (Fri)


UCSD, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine


(Opens an external site)

【Deadline for application】Feb 26 (Wed), 2020


9:00am-10:00am Registration
10:00am-12:00 Showcase presentations, and discussions (4 companies)
1:00pm-3:00pm Showcase presentations, and discussions (4 companies)
3:00pm-5:00pm Reception (Networking)

Target categories of technologies

- Pharmaceuticals
- Medical devices
- Regenerative medicine therapeutics
- In vitro diagnostics
- Other products related to life science


- Scientists and CEO of startup companies affiliated with Kyoto University who have cutting-edge medical technologies and are interested in developing and commercializing them in international markets.
- Investors, Venture capitalists, Angels
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Guest commentators and speakers


Educational lectures and venture incubator tour for Japanese biomedical startup companies planning to bring their products into the U.S.
※If you intrested in, please contact Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA).


Sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center, San Diego (KURC-SD)
Kyoto University Hospital Institute for Advancement of Clinical and Translational Science (iACT)
Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)

Cosponsored by
Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J)

Supported by
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA) (Nobuya Matsuoka)
Tel: +81 (75) 366-7431

Kyoto University Research Center, San Diego (Tomonari Awaya)
Tel: +1 (858) 246-5319