Networking Breakout Rooms

Innovation Showcase Company Rooms

Couldn’t get enough during their presentations today? Join the representatives from any of our five Innovation Showcase companies to speak to them directly about their companies’ exciting innovations and more!

Tadashi Kubo Photo

About Tadashi

Tadashi has 12-years of work experience at Sojitz Corp. on business development and project finance in industries such as batteries, machinery, infrastructure, and renewable energy, mainly in Africa and Latin America. Having worked in Asia, Angola, and Brazil, Tadashi holds an MBA from the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge. He is also a former Bronze Medalist in the Featherweight Class of Japan’s National Boxing.

About AC Biode

AC Biode is developing the world’s first standalone AC (Alternating Current) battery instead of DC (Direct Current), as well as special electric circuits for e-mobility and the storage of renewable energy.

Sun Xiaojun Photo

About Sun

Sun had his right leg amputated at the age of 9, and spent 15 years on crutches until he came to Japan as an exchange student and put on a prosthetic leg for the first time. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Sun joined Sony as an engineer. In his daily life, Sun realized the inconvenience caused by the lack of function in existing prosthetic legs. Aiming to improve prosthetic limbs, he retired from Sony, entered a doctoral program at the University of Tokyo, and engaged in research on robotic prostheses. He founded BionicM in 2018.

About BionicM

BionicM Inc. was founded in 2018 and aims to provide a high-functioning robotic prosthesis, based on the humanoid robotics technology developed by Dr. Sun Xiaojun.

Hazumu Yamazaki Photo

About Hazumu

Hazumu is Co-Founder and CSO of Empath, a Tokyo-based startup developing Emotion AI, which can identify emotion from voices in real-time and regardless of the language. He has won multiple international pitch competitions, such as IFA Next 2019 (Berlin) and Pitch Your Startup at ICT Spring 2018 (Luxembourg), which led him to become a pitch coach for the J-Startup program supported by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Slush Tokyo.

About Empath

Empath is developing Emotion AI, which can identify emotion from voices in real-time and regardless of the language.

Masa Ando photo

About Masa

Masa brings extensive experience to MUSCA from a distinguished career at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. His leadership and management drove commercial, business and financial development, contributing to successful investment decisions in the energy sector. Following his appointment as Managing Director of Mozambique Finance at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Masa served as Head of PMO, Fundraising and Planning for a public-private joint venture led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Masa holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BSocSc from Hitotsubashi University.


Insect technology firm, MUSCA, has selectively bred houseflies for almost 50 years and over 1,200 generations to solve essential problems in today’s agriculture.

Mitsuru Sugawara Photonic

About QD Laser

QD Laser, Inc. was the first in the world to successfully realize mass production of a quantum dot laser, and delivers new semiconductor laser-based solutions to customers in a broad range of fields.

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