We are pleased to be supporting OCCI event again this year back in person in Osaka. This year the event will focus on the medtech innovation ecosystem of the future. 

The medtech innovation ecosystem of the future

Medtech Connect Osaka 2023 is your opportunity to connect with the future – and help drive the creation of a medtech innovation ecosystem for Japan. As well as hearing from leading Japanese companies, you’ll gain valuable insights from Cambridge Consultants experts with experience of innovation ecosystems across the world. What can we learn? How can we apply that knowledge? And how can we ensure a positive future for innovators, practitioners, patients and the industry as a whole?

We’ll seek answers to all those questions and more as we focus on the promise of a sustainable, world-class ecosystem to nurture ambitious start-ups in our region.  

Date | 22 February 2023
Time | 3:30pm JST/ 2:30pm SGT/ 6:30am GMT 
Duration | 2.5 hours
Location | Congrès Convention Center, Osaka City, Japan (registration required)
This event will be broadcast in Japanese and English


Opening remarks | Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.| Vice Chair, Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Representative Director, Chairman and President, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Keynote | A future unconstrained by current thinking | Richard Traherne, Chief Commercial Officer, Cambridge Consultants
Keynote | AstraZeneca's open innovation with ecosystems as a starting point | Torsten Kanisch | Executive Officer, Vice President, Commercial Excellence,  AstraZeneca Japan
Medtech start-up session

  • Buzz Palmer | CEO, The Actuator

  • Kenzo Ibano, Ph.D. | Osaka Heat Cool Inc.

Panel Discussion | What's next in innovation for Japanese medtech ecosystem

All great innovation networks must have a combination of fearless innovators, visionary investors, and experienced industry players. This session will give an overview of Japan’s medtech innovation ecosystem.

Moderator | Yan Lin Lye, Head of Medtech APAC, Cambridge Consultants

  • Torsten Kanisch | Executive Officer, Vice President, Commercial Excellence,  AstraZeneca Japan
  • Hiroshi Masuda | Cross Business Unit Strategy and Business Development Lead, Medtronic Japan
  • Kenzo Ibano, Ph.D. | Osaka Heat Cool Inc.
  • Buzz Palmer|The Actuator CEO

Closing remarks | Norio Nakazawa | Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive, U-FINO

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