Japanese start-ups provide glimpse into the future

JETRO brings 19 leading Japanese startups to GITEX

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Japanese start-ups provide glimpse into the future JETRO brought 19 Japanese Startups to GITEX.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 14, 2018

The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), a Japanese government agency that facilitates and fosters business between Japan and the rest of the world is has its largest GITEX Technology Week presence with 19 innovative and dynamic start-ups confirmed lined up for GITEX Future Stars.

Among the sectors represented at the Japanese pavilion this year are artificial intelligence (AI), aerospace, Internet of Things (IoT), healthcare, fintech and hospitality.

The Japanese pavilion is throughout this week providing industry and business audiences with a unique glimpse into the future of space exploration, science, industry, work and personal life.

Masami Ando, MD, JETRO Dubai and MENA says: "Ties between Japan and the region and in particular, the UAE continue to strengthen across culture, technology and business and it is within this context that we have selected 19 start-ups - representing some of Japan's best and brightest - to showcase at this year's GITEX Future Stars."

Ando explains that not only do these start-ups represent the future of Japanese technology and industry, they also have real potential to contribute to the economic growth and diversification of the Middle East and Africa region.

JETRO's presence at GITEX Future Stars 2018 builds upon a successful 2017 showing that featured seven start-ups and follows the April 2018 signing of a joint statement on deepening and strengthening strategic partnerships by Japan and the UAE.

Of the 19 start-ups showcasing their technology at the Japanese Pavilion, four have been selected under the J-Startup, a programme launched in June 2018 by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Technology and Industry with a mission to foster and grow Japan's start-up sector.

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