4th and 5th October, 2023
FUKUOKA DAIMYO GARDEN CITY (Main venue)
FUKUOKA GROWTH NEXT (Venue for sessions)
GROWTHⅠ(Venue for business talk and pitches)
Digital evolution, the prevalence of AI, and rapid changes in economic and international affairs. Our world is now undergoing unprecedented change.
In an era of increasing uncertainty, as a place to get together to create new innovations for startups from around the world, Fukuoka City will host ASCENSION 2023, an international business matching event.
“ASCENSION 2023×Startup Go!Go!” is the official name of this event this year in the collaboration with “Startup GoGo”, the Fukuoka based accelerator.
Under the keyword of "ASCENSION = rising dimension," domestic and international startups, investors, and support organizations will gather to encourage those who are taking on the challenge to reach the next dimension through talk sessions, pitches, business meetings, and networking.
Join us in creating ideas and challenges that will create a new era! We look forward to your participation.
10/5 (WED) 10:00-11:00 @ガーデンシティステージ
10/4 (WED) 13:00-14:00 @DAIMYO GARDEN CITY STAGE
10/4 (WED) 13:00-14:00 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/4 (WED) 14:30-15:30 @DAIMYO GARDEN CITY STAGE
10/4 (WED) 14:30-15:30 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/4 (WED) 15:00-16:00 @GROWHⅠ
10/4 (WED) 16:00-17:00 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/4 (WED) 18:00-19:00 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/4 (WED) 14:00-21:00 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/5 (THU) 11:00-12:00 @Fukuoka Growth Next
10/5 (THU) 11:30-12:30 @DAIMYO GARDEN CITY STAGE
10/5 (THU) 13:00-14:00 @DAIMYO GARDEN CITY STAGE
Language : English
10/5 (THU) 13:30-14:30 @Fukuoka Growth Next
Based on the results of the world's first academic demonstration by Professor Chihaya Adachi's team at Kyushu University, the startup is aiming for practical application of organic semiconductor lasers. By taking advantage of the characteristics of organic semiconductors, they will be able to provide customers with value that is difficult to provide with existing technologies, such as compatible implementation with OLED, implementation of it on curved surfaces and flexible substrates, and oscillation at arbitrary wavelengths. So, the performance of micro displays for XR, sensors for biometric identification, and sensors for wearable healthcare devices will be improved dramatically.
F.MED develops robotic microsurgery system which assists delicate tool handling of surgeon. Microsurgery is a technique to connect very small human vessels, and is essential for reconstructive surgeries to improve patients' QOL. But technical difficulty limits the number of surgeons who are able to perform it. The robot assists surgeons by copying surgeon's input with motion scale down and hand tremor control, and perform microsurgery on behalf of surgeon’s hands. It is equipped with F.MED’s unique fine work manipulator to enable micro tool manipulation. The robot maximizes safety and efficacy of microsurgery and improves surgeons’ learning curve.
REVORN Co., Ltd. is developing various projects to create the foundation for a new culture that enriches people's lives by building an infrastructure of olfactory technology. It provides solutions to solve various odor-related problems in food, environment, agriculture, medicine, etc. by conducting PoC to test sensory evaluation on a food processing production line, which has traditionally been conducted only by human sense of smell, using REVORN's proprietary smell sensor and AI as a substitute, with the aim of introducing the technology to the factory.
Provides an AutoML platform and plug-and-play AI application library for building no-code end-to-end machine learning models, enabling content area experts or IT professionals in various fields to quickly build high-quality predictive models, efficiently realize AI applications, and solve production process and digitization challenges. Profet AI has already been widely adopted by the world's hundred largest brand companies in the manufacturing industry, including EMS, semiconductor OAST, PCB, IC design, panel manufacturing and material solutions.
FastLabel Inc. provides "AIPaaS (AI Process as a Service)" that comprehensively supports the AI development process.
“AIPaaS" provides a service and platform to support the entire process of data-centric AI development, including data collection, annotation, data management, model management, MLOps construction, and data generation using generative AI.
viAct is a leading ESG-focused AI company that provides “Scenario-based Vision Intelligence” solutions for the AEC, oil & gas, mining, and manufacturing industries, as well as facilities management, smart city development, and AI-driven solutions for governments, public & private sector. Since its inception in 2016, with hundreds of deployments across Asia, Europe & Middle East, viAct’s proprietary AI algorithms have evolved successfully providing extremely granular insights in jobsites by transforming vision to practical actions. Our 50+ pre-built AI modules enable the stakeholders to reduce the number of accidents, optimize costs, track environmental non-compliances, and enhance operational efficiency. Recognized by leaders like the World Economic Forum (WEF), Google, Forbes Asia, and KPMG; viAct’s disruptive AI navigation solution is one-of-a-kind approach to manage man-made environments in a far smarter way than humans do!
In order to reduce the financial damage caused by the recent surge in business email fraud, AironWorks Co., Ltd. offers a fully automated, one-platform service that delivers "personalized, ultra-practical training emails, operations, and education" to corporate employees. Unlike conventional email training systems, our service analyzes companies and creates training text using AI developed with technology from Unit 8200 of the Israel Defense Forces, enabling us to provide "practical targeted training and education" that is optimized for each company.
Eezee SG simplifies industrial procurement in Singapore, offering a wide range of products on an online platform, streamlining sourcing and purchase processes for businesses.
“ChiChat" Chat Marketing Using High CVR Generating AI
Achieve average 8% CVR by utilizing patented high CVR generation AI in Japan and Taiwan (typical website CVR is 1-2%)
It is a retargeting method that directs users who have left the website to SNS to chat with them, and can replace the old retargeting advertising market, which is becoming increasingly difficult due to cookie restrictions.
Although it is a BtoB SaaS business model, the risk for the company introducing it is extremely small because it is provided on a pay-for-performance basis based on CVs (results).
Currently providing services to 152 companies (108 in Taiwan, 44 in Japan) after being released in April 2020.
Turing Certs is a blockchain electronic certificate service that allows you to view the issuance, management, and certification of all pilgrimage certificates and important documents in one place.
We conduct safe security operations by obtaining ISO27001 and ISO27701 international certifications and applying GDPR compliance, and are used in nine countries around the world, including international organizations and government agencies. We support you to improve the efficiency of your business and management operations, and to achieve effortless de-carbonization and reduce paper documentations.
UMANIMATION (http://www.umanimation.com), is a group of brands hosted in a single company developing an IP catalogue of narrative and immersive content designed for new media (TV, Video Games, VR, AR, MR, Immersive Music Shows). UMANIMATION’s aim is to define the next generation of animated entertainment content by producing transmedia universes that enlist different technologies and platforms.
ERO is an AI-embedded platform for digital MRV processing to enable any green activities to get Carbon Accreditation no matter their size. CERO can work seamlessly with any platform to recognize its carbon footprint by using its products or services and accredit carbon credit on top of its green products or services according to international or regional standards. With human-centric design and gamification logic, CERO doesn't just add more value to green activities but also turns green activities into fun while doing green.
Anew® is a problem-solving company and single-use bottles and packaging is a problem. We created a circular water bottle, and end to end packaging company to help solve it. Small choices can lead to meaningful changes. Let’s make the world anew.
Our ambition is to provide at-home diagnostic test, making health and wellness accessible for Everyone, Everywhere, at Any time We help people to live healthier and longer by understanding individuals’ health baseline through their DNA information.
FiduciaEdge is a Cloud-Native Trusted Edge Computing software provider aiming at protecting user data integrity and privacy from their sources.
．Fiducia Edge Computing Platform (fECP): a Linux-KVM overlay middleware provide secure computing environment on lightweight edge devices.
．Fiducia Code Signing : an online service to install security keys and certified software on IoT devices and Edge Nodes.
Biodegradable polymers that turn the desert green will enrich the future of the ecosystem.
By upcycling inedible parts such as fruits, we have developed “Organic superabsorbent polymer” that is completely biodegradable and can be used for a variety of purposes, from agriculture to sanitary products. Our technology can be used to provide solutions for the problems of drought, which cause conflicts and environmental destruction, and enrich the future of the ecosystem.
plusblocks technology limited
SUPER GENIUS AITEK
Turing Chain Ltd.
REVORN Co., Ltd.
Booth & Marche：11:00AM - 7:00PM @GARDENCITY PARK
Marche：10:00AM - 5:00PM @GARDENCITY PARK
This year, "FUKUOKA STARTUP WEEK" will be held in collaboration with "Startup Go! Go!", "F CUBE INNOVATION", etc. as an integrated event to discuss the strengths of each organizations.
*The pitch is Japan's largest pitch contest for seed and early stages, held within StartupGo!Go! event collaborating with ASCENSION.
This year, the marche will be held at Garden City Park.
There are 12 stores from all over Kyushu selling rice, bread, meat, sweets, alcohol, and juice.
There are also stores where you can eat at events only. We have tables and chairs available at the venue, so please come and enjoy the event.