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Japan Innovation Day 2023: Carbon neutral and Digital solutions

In cooperation with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), we invite Estonian companies to participate in Japan Innovation Day 2023. The business networking event for the green tech and digital solutions. This year, we provide 2 days practical workshop before the event in order to make the best out of the opportunity. The workshop includes pitch coaching sessions and 1 on 1 mentoring led by Mr. Gleb Maltsev, a well-known data-driven pitch coach.

Key words: GreenTech, SDGs, Society 5.0, IT, AI, EdTech, AgriTech

Please register no later than 17.05.23

Date
24. May 2023, 09:30
Language
English
Location
Kampai (Peetri 12, Tallinn)
Cost
At no cost
Status
Registration closed
Registreeri

Topics

Green tech

Digital solutions

Japan Innovation Day

09:30 Opening and Introduction of the day

09.35 Greeting

  • Ms. Liina Maria Lepik, Board member of Estonian Business and Innovation Agency
  • Mr. Yasuyuki Ishiga, Director General of Japan External Trade Organization Warsaw
  • Mr. Yukihiko Matsumura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Estonia (video speech)

09.45 How to build and boost collaboration with Japanese companies

  • Ms. Nina Lubbe, Investment advisor of Japan External Trade Organization Warsaw

09.55 Pitches from Japanese companies

10.20 How Estonian ICT can contribute to digitalization and carbon neutral

  • Ms. Kristi Pool, CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirators!

10.30 Pitches from Estonian startups/companies (Carbon neutral)

10.55 Coffee break

11.10 Panel Discussion. Experience sharing between Japanese companies and Estonian startups

  • Moderator: Mr. Gleb Maltsev
  • Panellists:
    • Mr. Rainer Sternfeld from NordicNinja VC
    • Mr. Keita Nishiyama from Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
    • Mr. Oliver Hall from Nordic Asian Venture Alliance

11.30 Pitches from Estonian companies (Digital solutions)

12.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 closing

** speakers and contents of the programme might change

Mr. Rainer Sternfeld

Managing Partner, NordicNinja VC

Rainer is an entrepreneur turned investor with 20 years of experience in building technology businesses and products across diverse cultures in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He was the founder & CEO of Planet OS (acquired by Intertrust), and after 8 years in Silicon Valley, he moved to Estonia in 2019 to build NordicNinja and help mission-driven Nordic & Baltic founders scale their businesses globally

Mr. Keita Nishiyama

Senior Executive Fellow, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)

While at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Keita Nishiyama was engaged in various positions including Executive Managing Director of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Secretary-General of the Taskforce for Management and Financial Investigation of TEPCO, Cabinet Secretariat, Deputy Director-General for the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Member of the Board and Director Executive Office of TEPCO, and Director-General for the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau.

Mr. Oliver Hall

Head of Japanese Investments, Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA)

Oliver is responsible for Japanese Investments at the Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA) – the community-based initiative that connects the entire New Nordic venture & startup ecosystem with Asia. Outside of this, he has 20 years of public & private sector experience in foreign direct investment across Europe, Japan & his native London.

Ms. Kristi Pool

CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirators!

As a passionate business growth strategist, Kristi co-founded Inspirators! with a mission to drive innovation and sustainability in the industry. Their solutions help companies optimize time and resources, recognizing that inefficient code can have negative impacts on the environment. Kristi brings a creative and forward-thinking approach to problem-solving and am dedicated to making a positive impact on both the business world and the planet.

Mr. Gleb Maltsev

Data-Driven Pitch Coach

From founders and developers to scientists and designers, Gleb Maltsev trains people to speak to audiences with clarity and meaning. Over the course of 11 years, he’s trained thousands of executives to pitch in meetings, events, including trade fairs such as the Mobile World Congress, Smart City Expo, Electronica—and startup founders pitching for capital at Slush, Latitude59, TechBBQ, Startup Day, and TechChill. Most importantly, he’s trained himself. The hard way. By listening to other people’s stories, rewriting and delivering them at every workshop, and opening himself up to audience judgment. He’s done all that so others will do the same and grow from it.

Agenda

09:30 Opening and Introduction of the day

09.35 Greeting

  • Ms. Liina Maria Lepik, Board member of Estonian Business and Innovation Agency
  • Mr. Yasuyuki Ishiga, Director General of Japan External Trade Organization Warsaw
  • Mr. Yukihiko Matsumura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Estonia (video speech)

09.45 How to build and boost collaboration with Japanese companies

  • Ms. Nina Lubbe, Investment advisor of Japan External Trade Organization Warsaw

09.55 Pitches from Japanese companies

10.20 How Estonian ICT can contribute to digitalization and carbon neutral

  • Ms. Kristi Pool, CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirators!

10.30 Pitches from Estonian startups/companies (Carbon neutral)

10.55 Coffee break

11.10 Panel Discussion. Experience sharing between Japanese companies and Estonian startups

  • Moderator: Mr. Gleb Maltsev
  • Panellists:
    • Mr. Rainer Sternfeld from NordicNinja VC
    • Mr. Keita Nishiyama from Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
    • Mr. Oliver Hall from Nordic Asian Venture Alliance

11.30 Pitches from Estonian companies (Digital solutions)

12.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 closing

** speakers and contents of the programme might change

Mr. Rainer Sternfeld

Managing Partner, NordicNinja VC

Rainer is an entrepreneur turned investor with 20 years of experience in building technology businesses and products across diverse cultures in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He was the founder & CEO of Planet OS (acquired by Intertrust), and after 8 years in Silicon Valley, he moved to Estonia in 2019 to build NordicNinja and help mission-driven Nordic & Baltic founders scale their businesses globally

Mr. Keita Nishiyama

Senior Executive Fellow, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)

While at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Keita Nishiyama was engaged in various positions including Executive Managing Director of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Secretary-General of the Taskforce for Management and Financial Investigation of TEPCO, Cabinet Secretariat, Deputy Director-General for the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Member of the Board and Director Executive Office of TEPCO, and Director-General for the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau.

Mr. Oliver Hall

Head of Japanese Investments, Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA)

Oliver is responsible for Japanese Investments at the Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA) – the community-based initiative that connects the entire New Nordic venture & startup ecosystem with Asia. Outside of this, he has 20 years of public & private sector experience in foreign direct investment across Europe, Japan & his native London.

Ms. Kristi Pool

CEO & Co-Founder of Inspirators!

As a passionate business growth strategist, Kristi co-founded Inspirators! with a mission to drive innovation and sustainability in the industry. Their solutions help companies optimize time and resources, recognizing that inefficient code can have negative impacts on the environment. Kristi brings a creative and forward-thinking approach to problem-solving and am dedicated to making a positive impact on both the business world and the planet.

Mr. Gleb Maltsev

Data-Driven Pitch Coach

From founders and developers to scientists and designers, Gleb Maltsev trains people to speak to audiences with clarity and meaning. Over the course of 11 years, he’s trained thousands of executives to pitch in meetings, events, including trade fairs such as the Mobile World Congress, Smart City Expo, Electronica—and startup founders pitching for capital at Slush, Latitude59, TechBBQ, Startup Day, and TechChill. Most importantly, he’s trained himself. The hard way. By listening to other people’s stories, rewriting and delivering them at every workshop, and opening himself up to audience judgment. He’s done all that so others will do the same and grow from it.

Contact

Contact

Tsubasa Yoshito
Project Manager (Japan)