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HealthtechSUM 2020 – Apply for Healthcare Startup Pitch Competition (virtual)

December 9, 2020 - December 10, 2020

HealthtechSUM 2020 – Apply for Healthcare Startup Pitch Competition (virtual)

Closing Date 15th Oct (event takes place on 9-10th Dec)

Healthtech/SUM is a global conference which introduces the cutting-edge of healthcare-related technologies (healthtech) and its advanced use cases. Amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a hybrid style with on sight and online combined. Fast growing digitisation in medical/healthcare fields across the globe, to accelerate the growth in Japan, the conference will provide opportunities to gather and share the latest knowledge and innovation in the healthtech field not only domestic but also global. Collecting the latest developments in the ever-growing healthcare market and actually participating in discussions will help the conference participants to create new business and innovationhttps://www.healthtechsum.jp/en_pitch.html

This event is jointly organised by Nikkei (a leading newspaper in Japan, still the most influential media amongst C-level stakeholders in Japan) and Medpeer (a Japanese online medical community).

Full details on the application process can be found here: https://exporttojapan.co.uk/healthcare-startup-pitch-competition-healthtech/.

We encourage all SMEs in the sector (‘start up’ is a loose term here) to apply. The product or service you offer must be already launched or with a launch date at the time of application.

For successful applicants:

  • An expected online audience of up to 10,000
  • Excellent exposure to senior level stakeholders in Japan
  • Nikkei will run a large scale ad on the Newspaper which includes a brief company outline of the selected pitching companies.  NB:  Nikkei Newspaper (print, not on-line) is still the most influential media for C-class decision makers in the Japanese business world.
  • DIT Japan will help you with the translation if necessary – company outline for ad and presentation material
  • The winner of the pitch competition also receives 1,000,000 Yen (approximately £7,000)


December 9, 2020
December 10, 2020