OPPORTUNITY: Pitch at HealthtechSUM2020 (Healthcare Technology Summit)

Nikkei (the leading business paper in Japan who owns FT), will be running a Healthcare Startup Pitch Competition on 10 December 2020, together with MedPeer https://medpeer.co.jp/en/ir/ during HealthtechSUM 2020.  Until 2019 this event was run jointly with Nikkei, MedPeer and HIMESS (please see previous event report https://www.health2conjapan.com/en_index.html.)

Theme:  healthtech - products/services that utilize technologies to improve “better life”, which includes medicine, caretaking, dietary, HR or others.


  • Product/service need to be in the healthtech field
  • Product/service have launched or the launch date is determined when you apply
  • Representative (CEO, President etc.) can attend to the conference on Dec.10 to do the pitch (NB:  UK companies can pitch remotely from the UK)

Merit for UK start-ups:

  • 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 on Nikkei newspaper and PowerPoint presentation material

HealthtechSUM event outline:

  • Dates:  9-10 December 2020
  • Venue: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall / Life Sciences Hub
  • Supporting organisations:  METI https://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html, MHLW https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/, Medical Association (tbc)
  • Language:  English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
  • No of expected visitors:  on site – 200 persons per day / on-line 10,000
  • Admission:  1 day ticket Yen 33,000 per day / free for online viewers

NB:  Whether to hold the event on site (i.e. to make it 100% on-line) will be decided at around early November based on local government guideline

  • Dominykas Broga

    Dominykas Broga

    Programme Manager | International Trade
    T 07931 565 239

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