411 – Healthcare Innovation and Opportunities in Japan. Shinya Yamamoto

Talking HealthTech

411 – Healthcare Innovation and Opportunities in Japan. Shinya Yamamoto

February 14, 2024

411 – Healthcare Innovation and Opportunities in Japan. Shinya Yamamoto

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is in Tokyo, Japan, speaking with Shinya Yamamoto, a startup mentor, clinical research innovation professor, and futurist. They delve into the opportunities and challenges in the healthtech industry in Japan, addressing the impact of an ageing population and rising healthcare costs. Shinya provides insightful perspectives on the Japanese healthcare ecosystem, the need for innovation, and the government’s increased interest in supporting technology startups.

Key Takeaways

– Healthcare Challenges in Japan: The discussion highlights the challenges posed by an ageing population and rising healthcare costs in Japan, which creates a need for innovation and technological advancements in the industry.

– Role of Small Incubators: Shinya emphasises the significance of small incubators and startups in driving innovation, given the nimbleness and flexibility they offer compared to large organisations.

– Government Support and Global Market Entry: Shinya explains the Japanese government’s increasing interest in supporting startups, making it an opportune time for entrepreneurs to enter the Japanese market. He also discusses the importance of building with a global mindset for technology startups.

Check out the episode and full show notes on the Talking HealthTech website.

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