InnoVision from Kyoto University:
Seeing the Future through Innovation

  • Date
    Friday, January 19th, 2024
  • Time
  • Venue
    Sands Expo & Convention Centeraccess



About the Event

Kyoto University and its group company Kyoto University Innovation Capital Co., Ltd. jointly established the innovation office at One&Co, located in CBD area of Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, in the summer of 2023. This event will mark the office’s first showcase event to present our innovative startups, researchers, and IPs. We will also introduce our activity plans in the ASEAN region. In parallel, opportunities for one-on-one meetings with the startups will also be available. Reception party will follow for further discussion and networking. Representatives from academia, government, and enterprise sectors, particularly startup investors, are warmly invited.

  • Kyoto University

    Kyoto University was established in 1897 as Japan’s second imperial university. Currently, it is home to 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 3,500 faculty members. Kyoto University’ scientific discoveries and technological advances are evident: the faculty and alumni have been awarded 11 Nobel Prizes and 2 Fields Medals, and more than 250 university-related startups have been created. Expenditure in academic year 2022 was JPY 171 billion.


    Kyoto University Innovation Capital Co., Ltd. (KYOTO-iCAP) was founded in December 2014 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto University. Its main mission is to fund and support startup companies that commercialize the “knowledge” (research results, technologies, etc.) generated by the university’s researchers. Since its foundation, KYOTO-iCAP has invested in more than 60 university startups.

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Academia, Government, Industry, and Startup Investors
Registration Deadline
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  • Head, Strategy, Marketing & Communications

    Alvin How

    Alvin How is Head of Strategy, Marketing & Communications at IPI where he oversees the development and operationalisation of organisational strategies through marketing and communications, as well as open innovation and partnerships functions. He was leading the food, healthcare and sustainability department until 2021, engaging enterprises to understand their innovation gaps and supporting them in adopting enabling technologies, innovations and know-how from IPI’s extensive network of technology partners.

    Before joining IPI, Alvin worked as a Senior Chemist in specialty chemical firms where he accumulated knowledge in formulating, developing and providing technical assistance for industrial resins, decorative resins and other wood-related resins. He has completed numerous studies on chemical compounds, materials surface, polymer systems, and also successfully supported multiple scale-up trials in Malaysia, Thailand and China.

    Alvin holds a Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.

Kyoto University

  • Executive Vice President for
    Finance, Facilities, and
    Environmental Management

    Masahiko Egami, Ph.D.

  • Executive Vice-President for

    Takuko Sawada

  • Distinguished Professor, iCeMS,
    Kyoto University

    Susumu Kitagawa, Ph.D.

  • Director-in-General, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation (SACI)

    Koji Murota, MBA, CIIA

  • SACI

    Larisa Sheloukhova, Ph.D.

  • SACI

    Chelsilia Tanzil

  • SACI

    Chieh Yi Lai, MBA

  • Director, SACI

    Hirofumi Seike, Ph.D.

Nanyang Technological University

  • Professor, School of Chemistry,
    Nanyang Technological University

    Atsushi Goto, Ph.D.


  • President & CEO

    Ko Kusumi

  • Senior Officer

    Osami Kono

Kyoto University Spin-Off Startups

Carbon Neutrality

  • EneCoat Technologies Co.,Ltd.
    Development of Perovskite solar cell
  • Symbiobe Inc.
    Commercializing bacteria that convert greenhouse gases into sustainable materials
  • Algal Bio Co., Ltd.
    Algae technology driving wellness, sustainable proteins, reducing carbon, purifying water
  • Rhinoflux Inc.
    Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage


  • Biome Inc.
    Development of application to determine biological species
  • Sunlit Seedlings Ltd.
    Visualization of biological networks for the biodiversity strategy
  • Ocean Eyes Co., Ltd.
    Ocean data provider for marine industry
  • Luxonus Inc.
    Developing an unprecedent diagnostic 3D imaging system, non-invasive & radiation-free
  • mitsucari Inc.
    Developing right person right place SaaS unlocking people & organization potential


  • Arktus Therapeutics
    iPSC-based new therapeutics for osteoarthritis
  • Rege Nephro Co., Ltd.
    iPSC-based cell therapy for chronic kidney disease and drug discovery for ADPKD
  • Cuorips Inc.
    iPSC-based new therapeutics for heart failure
  • Melody International Ltd.
    Safe childbirth for all mothers around the world
  • Stem Cell & Device Laboratory, Inc. (SCAD)
    Regenerate damaged nerves! Cell therapy using stem-cell-derived Schwann cells


Time Program Speaker One-on-one meetings
10:00 Opening Remarks 1 Masahiko Egami (EVP, Kyoto U) 10:00~17:30
10:10 Opening Remarks 2 Takuko Sawada (EVP, Kyoto U) [recorded message]
10:20 Greetings by Guest Alvin How (Head, Strategy, Marketing & Communications, IPI)
10:30 Introduction to KU innovation and SACI Koji Murota (Director-in-General, SACI, Kyoto U)
10:50 IP Showcase Larisa Sheloukhova (SACI, Kyoto U)
11:20 Pitch Session 1: Well-Being 5 Startups
12:20 Lunch Break
13:30 Greetings by KYOTO-iCAP Ko Kusumi (President & CEO, KYOTO-iCAP)
13:40 Introduction of KYOTO-iCAP Osami Kono (Senior Officer, KYOTO-iCAP)
14:00 Pitch Session 2: Carbon Neutrality 4 Startups
14:40 Break
15:00 Pitch Session 3: Deep-Tech 5 Startups
15:50 Introduction of ECC-iCAP Global Plan Chelsilia Tanzil (SACI, Kyoto U)
16:10 Research Presentation 1 Professor Susumu Kitagawa (iCeMS, Kyoto U) [recorded message]
16:35 Research Presentation 2 Professor Atsushi Goto (School of Chemistry, NTU)
17:00 Closing Remarks Koji Murota (Director-in-General, SACI, Kyoto U)
17:30-20:00 Cocktail Party
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