Two innovative UK start-ups to present at GIF (Global Innovation Forum) Osaka 2021

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19 October 2021

Two innovative UK start-up companies supported by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) have been selected by Osaka Chamber of Commerce (OCCI) to attend the GIF (Global Innovation Forum) Osaka 2021.  Our CEO Masako Eguchi-Bacon, as the Head of the Japan Desk at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, supported the recruitment and selection processes.



2021 marks the third year of this event, which will be held virtually. Pitch sessions will commence on the 27th October, followed by business meetings in early December. A total of 35 start-ups from 12 countries will attend this year, and they are from a wide variety of sectors:  - Digital transformation, Smart Cities, Robotics, Health Tech , Food and Agri-Tech, and Carbon Neutral Technologies.

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The Schedule of the event is as follows: 

27th - 29th October 2021 – Live start-up pitch sessions, Keynote speech and Panel discussions.

1st - 3rd December 2021 – Business meetings between start-ups and companies / investors.


The two UK start-ups selected for GIF2021 are: -


Q5D Technology - an innovative company with a mission to automate the manufacture and assembly of wiring looms. We develop machinery and processes for the Automotive and Aerospace industries to gain the highest level of accreditation.

Demonstration video, Pitch session and registration for B2B meeting for Q5D Technology can be found from below GIF2021 website:


LatchAid - the only breastfeeding and motherhood support solution that is powered by innovation and empathy. We believe that every mother deserves the support and empowerment to give their child the best start in life, which improves life expectancy, strengthens immune systems, and boosts IQ/EQ for babies.

Demonstration video, Pitch session and registration for B2B meeting for LatchAid can be found from below GIF2021 website:


We wish all the start-ups success in their meetings with Japanese companies and investors.


If you would like further information on establishing a new technology business in Japan, collaboration with a Japanese company, or investment from a Japanese company, please contact us


GIF2021 Official Website:

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Press Release