3rd MEDTEC INNOVATION Symposium&Pitch

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The third annual MEDTEC INNOVATION Symposium & Pitch.
This year's event was titled "How to Develop a World Changed by COVID-19 - Digital Transformation of Healthcare", there will be lectures and panel discussion with leading researchers and others on topics such as "Digitization in healthcare," "Initiatives for the use of medical data," and "Transformation of healthcare through technology".
There will also be "MEDTEC INNOVATION Pitches" by start-up companies providing medical devices and services, and an "Online Exhibition" program.
For the first time, LINK-J will be holding real venues and online hybrid events.
At Tokyo and Osaka venues, you will have the opportunity to exchange business cards with the speakers during breaks.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the event in a variety of ways.

*English Simultaneous interpretation is available on Zoom webinar and at a Tokyo venue.

Check out the program book! (Only in Japanese language)

*Enter the Online Exhibition (English site available)

Date and Time

Fri, Nov 13, 2020 1:00pm-6:30pm (JST)


Tokyo venue, Osaka venue, and Online


(Opens an external site)

  • First venue(Tokyo):Nihonbashi Life Science HUB(Nihonbashi Muromachi, 1-5-5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022 8F., Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building)
  • Second venue(Osaka):Life Science HUB WEST(4-1-3 Bingomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 541-0051 4F., Midosuji Mitsui Building)
  • Online venue:plans for online streaming / online exhibit
*Depending on conditions surrounding COVID-19, the entire event may be held online


Time Contents
1:00 pm
Yoshiki Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.(Vice Chairman of the board of LINK-J; Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine)
1:05 pm
Greeting from
a guest
Mr. Yoshihide Esaki (Deputy Director-General (Science, Technology and Innovation), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)
1:10 pm
Keynote Lecture
"A New Society Beyond the New Normal"
Prof. Hiroaki Miyata (Department of Health Policy and Management School of Medicine, Keio University) 
14:10 Break
"Implementing solutions to today’s healthcare challenges – co-creation through open platform"
Ms. Kyoko Matsuba(Operating Officer, Japan Academic General Manager, and Edison Solution General Manager, GE Healthcare Japan Corporation)
"DX of surgery through 'hinotoriTM Surgical Robot System'"
Mr. Kaoru Asano(President, Medicaroid Corporation)
15:20 Break
15:30 Panel Discussion Theme:The Digital Transformation of Healthcare in the Age "after COVID-19"
Modelator:Prof. Hiroshi Suzuki(Professorships at The University of Tokyo and Keio University)
Panelists:Speakers and Dr.Uchida
16:30 Break & Business card exchange (Tokyo/Osaka venue only)
Startup pitch5min)+Q&A5min)x each team
→voting & awarding by jury members

Techlico Inc.
aiwell Inc.
Smart119 Inc.

<Jury members>
Takahiro Uchida (CEO, JOMDD)
Fumiaki Ikeno (MedVenture Director/Founder/Chief Medical Officer)
Kirk Zeller(Board Member, US-Japan Medtech Frontiers)
Hiroyuki Hasegawa (Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Executive Officer, Head of Life Science Division)
Shinichi Takamiya (Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners)
18:30 Closing

Participation fee

【Webinar】non-member: 500yen、LINK-J member: free
【Tokyo/Osaka venue】non-member: 1000yen、LINK-J member: 500yen

If you are a LINK-J member, supporter, or invited guest, please ask the discount code


Registration required


Sponsership : Life Science Innovation Network Japan Inc. (LINK-J)
Co-sponsorship : Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development, Inc. (JOMDD) , MedVenture Partners Inc. , US-Japan MedTech Frontiers
Support:Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Tokyo city, The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Association
Corporation:Biodesign Japan, Graduate School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University, Cross-Innovation Initiative, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Secretariat: JTB Communication Design, Inc.
Person in charge: Yoshinaga, Shinozaki, Tanaka