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February 25, 2021




Pass the Mic - Japan’s HealthTech Market: Entry Strategies For German Startups

Japan’s healthcare system is cost-efficient and provides universal coverage for every Japanese citizen. However, Japan also faces enormous demographic challenges with an increasing aging population. This thriving HealthTech ecosystem offers many opportunities for foreign startups with innovations in digital health, medtech, agetech, pharma, and life sciences to capitalize on the potential of the market.

What are some of the sectors in Japan that are particularly attractive for German startups, and what are the potential pitfalls to avoid when entering this market?

Join our esteemed panelists Christian Palme, Founder & CEO of CP Medical Consulting, Dr. Fumiaki Ikeno, Researcher at Stanford University, Prof. John Kojiro Moriwaka, Director of Startup Grind Fukuoka, and Masahide Azuma, Senior Coordinator for the Foundation of Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe, who will share their experiences on navigating Japan’s healthcare and regulatory regime, and provide insights as well as tips for German startups to take their first step into the market.


Marc Filerman, Managing Partner, German Accelerator Life Sciences


Christian Palme, Founder & CEO, CP Medical Consulting
Dr. Fumiaki Ikeno, Researcher, Stanford University & #GAmentor
Prof. John Kojiro Moriwaka, Director, Startup Grind Fukuoka & #GAmentor
Masahide Azuma, Senior Coordinator, Foundation of Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

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