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Japanese Startups Aim to Solve Consumer and Societal Challenges with New Technologies Demonstrated at SXSW 2019

BWW News Desk
March 15, 2019

Japanese startups demonstrated how to solve societal challenges and make lives easier with innovative technologies at SXSW 2019 These startups part of the governments JStartup program to incubate globallycompetitive startups are the face of the new business environment in Japan as a global innovation hub Specifically tailored to encourage invention and creative problemsolving the JStartup program produces startups that are using human imagination to bring greater joy better environmental stewardship and groundbreaking innovation to industry and everyday life p p bSXSW Product and Service Demonstrationb p p Ten startups exhibited at the JStartup Booth which was organized by the Japan External Trade Organization JETRO in the Japan Pavilion in the Austin Convention Center and demonstrated their products and services during the Japan Innovation Hour on March 12 in the International Innovation Platform The demonstrations drew high attendance and the audience was able to view solutions that included applications spanning artificial intelligence AI wearable technologies smart home solutions and more p p bAI for Every Industryb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Farchitekcojp2FEnArchiTekHP2FEnindexhtmlampesheet51955481ampnewsitemid20190315005334amplanenUSampanchorArchiTekampindex1ampmd55d9191f6c23dcf84d8e74739f19ab9c3 relnofollowbArchiTekba chip a startup that addresses the pressing need to lower the cost and increase the performance of artificial intelligence demonstrated its low power high performance chip that runs computer vision and AI algorithms with high performance The chip can be used for autonomous vehicles security cameras cybersecurity systems robotics and data centers It aims to make AI more affordable and integrated into mainstream applications li li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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securely share it with a mobile app to brew a perfectly personalized cup of tea It recently won the a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwcestech2FEventsPrograms2FInnovationAwards2FHonoreesaspxampesheet51955481ampnewsitemid20190315005334amplanenUSampanchorCESInnovationAwardampindex4ampmd52cc5d7bf9193752caca1b34b8dc5b51e relnofollowCES Innovation Awarda for Home Appliances li ul p bHealthtech and Wearables Transforming Modern Wellnessb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwaisilkcom2Fenglish2Fampesheet51955481ampnewsitemid20190315005334amplanenUSampanchorAISILKampindex5ampmd539f10918949c06fe1a3952a2de2f6a21 relnofollowbAI SILKba demonstrated its new nonirritating wearable material created by turning raw silk into highly conductive comfortable and durable clothing The material features electrodes that collect vital physical data with precision to help individuals regain and maintain health following an injury or illness li li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwdfreeusbiz2Fampesheet51955481ampnewsitemid20190315005334amplanenUSampanchorDFreeampindex6ampmd5a60ba4bf73fb546c689a3be416782185 relnofollowbDFreeba demonstrated the first health wearable device for urinary incontinence developed by Triple W that uses a noninvasive and nonharmful ultrasound sensor to monitor bladder fullness and notify the individual or a caregiver via a smartphone or tablet when its time to go to the bathroom Its an alternative to diapers and medications for adults children and people with disabilities who need to manage the loss of bladder control It recently won the CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Fitness Sports and Biotech category li ul p bAdvancing Science Through New Approachesb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl 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immeasurable impact and widespread commercial adoption li ul p bUsing Tech to Celebrate Culture and Entertainmentb p ul li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fstaralecom2Fen2Fampesheet51955481ampnewsitemid20190315005334amplanenUSampanchorALECo2CLtdampindex9ampmd56e2f6d35946f8cb1aa10379f704fbb45 relnofollowbALE Co Ltdba demonstrated the worlds first manmade meteor shower project Sky Canvas It uses space as a stage to accomplish shooting star performances created by meteor particles released from a space satellite into the atmosphere that create artificial meteor showers visible in an area of up to 200 kilometers in diameter on earth The Sky Canvas is mainly used in the entertainment industry and has potential scientific research use cases as well li li classbwlistitemmargb a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank 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as surrounding sounds and musical beats The creators of Masu Glass want to encourage people around the world to experience the ageold sake culture in a fun and contemporary way li ul p The exhibition is a part of the JStartup Program a pioneering government initiative launched in June 2018 designed to create optimal environmental conditions to foster 20 unicorns by 2023 Around 100 JStartup companies were recommended by the Japanese business community as the ones with the potential to achieve unicorn status These startups receive support from successful entrepreneurs and investors so they can succeed globally and bring new value to future societies around the world The Government of Japan has focused on strengthening innovation ecosystems to incorporate external dynamism beyond its borders and developed a more effective regulatory environment through the businessfriendly Abenomics policy initiative p p For more information about JStartup program please seea referrerpolicyunsafeurl 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