Two Innovative Start-ups selected for GIF 2020 (Osaka)

23 July 2020

As a result of the Expression of Interest for GIF 2020”, two start-up companies supported by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) have been selected by Osaka Chamber of Commerce (OCCI) to attend the Global Innovation Forum 2020, which will be held in October.

Taking place at the Grand Front in Osaka in October 2020, the event is dedicated exclusively to global start-ups. Set to attract visitors from across the world, it provides a unique platform for those seeking to showcase their new products and services to Japanese companies, who are keen to make new discoveries and collaborate with innovative businesses.  A total of 23 innovative startups from approximately 11 countries will be attending this year. 


OBM has been involved with the Global Innovation Forum since its inception in 2019 and facilitates the applications for UK entrants.  Masako Eguchi-Bacon, CEO of OBM commented: “The OCCI and O-BIC have arranged for the demonstrations to take place in the heart of Osaka, which has an incredibly popular and busy commercial centre, and is home to an array of businesses from blue chip companies, start-up incubators, large businesses, government organisations and has a popular conference centre located nearby.”


“The two start-ups will be conducting their product demonstrations in the area, which is fantastic news, as companies in Kansai and beyond come to the event. Osaka residents are known to be incredibly business savvy and the region is regularly used as a testing ground to introducing new products and services into the marketplace.”


The Global Innovation Forum 2020, which will run from 26th to 28th October, will include a series of events taking place including presentations, business meetings and networking opportunities. Each start-up company will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a selected group of Japanese companies.


The two companies selected by OCCI to participate in The Global Innovation Forum 2020 are Chilton Computing and Alchemy Machines.


Chilton Computing Limited, is a smart port logistics and advanced operations management startup which uses AI and smart IoT technology to accelerate port logistics, with applications in wind farm construction.

Alchemy Machines is a B2B SaaS/Deeptech startup that is developing a Conversational Intelligence platform which enables multi-user speech-to-text transcriptions of verbal communications via phone and web-conferencing, with initial application in the legal sector.


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