Healthtech/SUM 2020

Optimizing the World~Technology optimized for rapid changes~

December 9 - 10, 2020
Nihonbashi, Tokyo

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Healthtech/SUM is a global conference which introduces the cutting-edge of healthcare-related technologies (healthtech) and its advanced use cases. Amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a hybrid style with on sight and online combined.
Fast growing digitization in medical/healthcare fields across the globe, to accelerate the growthin Japan, the conference will provide opportunities to gather and share the latest knowledge and innovation in the healthtech field not only domestic but also global.
Collecting the latest developments in the ever-growing healthcare market and actually participating in discussions will help the conference participants to create new business and innovation.

Healthcare Technology Summit

Joint holding of Nikkei and MedPeer

MedPeer ,Inc. operates MedPeer, one of the largest online Doctor-only community in Japan, which has120,000 doctor members (about 1 out of 3 doctors in Japan), and provides such service as medical-related marketing support, doctor research, and online medical consultation.
Since 2015, MedPeer ,Inc. has operated one of the largest healthtech conference “Health 2.0 Asia - Japan” , in order to circulate the ecosystem in the Japanese healthtech industry. In 2019, MedPeer ,Inc. held HIMSS & Health 2.0 Japan 2019 jointly with Nikkei Inc. and HIMSS. We have received high support from both medical and business personnel, and have accumulated a large amount of knowledge from both overseas and domestic innovators. Furthermore, with a track record of supporting numerous startups, in 2020, Nikkei and MedPeer have decided to jointly hold the conference after renaming it to “Healthtech/SUM”.

The main theme for 2020 is;Optimizing the World

While COVID-19 has changed the world by exposing "life", which was taken for granted, to danger the value of health is being redefined and more attention is being paid to the healthcare field.
Healthtech is a field which keep people healthy and help people achieve "better lives" with technology. However, technology is not almighty, it’s a simple “solution”.. Dramatic innovation is only realized by looking back at the people who use it.
In 2020, when people are rethinking the value of life, we welcome you to come and feel the cutting edge of healthtech in Japan and the world from various angles; how the technology is being used and optimized in the post COVID-19 world, and experience the two hot days of midwinter connecting with key persons of academia, industry and government.

Provide opportunities to learn the cutting-edge of healthtechLearning

Provide opportunities to learn the cutting-edge of healthtech

Establish excellent business networks in the medical / healthtech fieldNetworking

Establish excellent business networks in the medical / healthtech field

Provide the best place to announce your work and product to the stakeholders in healthtech industryBranding

Provide the best platform to announce your work and product to the stakeholders in healthtech industry

HealthTech =
HealthcareHealthTech = Healthcare x TechnologyTechnology

Healthcare is the lifelong management of a person's life, from the cradle to the graveyard.
Healthtech/SUM defines "healthtech" as the intervention of technology to help people live healthier and better lives.


Stakeholders of the health tech ecosystem such as medical/healthcare researchers, hospital managers, business owners and corporate leaders keen to adopt innovation, policy makers, etc. both within and outside Japan will gather to discuss the current situation and challenges.

The sessions are presented not only in typical panel discussions and speech formats, but also as live demos (operation demonstration) that delve into the issues and solutions, enabling participants to experience the "reality" of the current technology. Intellectual and exciting events will provide opportunities for innovative business creation.

The sessions will be streamed online live from the venue and can be wached from anywhere in the world.

Sponsor Speech
Deep Dive
Deep Dive
Healthtech Update
Session Sponsor
Short Video
Short Video

Events & Innovation

Startup Pitch

"Pitch Final", domestic healthtech startups with innovative technologies and ideas compete by pitching their services and products.
This year, we will set up a brand new "Virtual Pitch", where each startup will introduce their business overview on the website as well as on the Nikkei newspaper, where anyone can refer to and vote online.

Online Exhibition

The exhibition will be held online this year, to introduce innovations in the medical and healthcare fields, and services using technologies to meet the needs of society. We will publish introductory videos and material from exhibitors on our website so visitors will be able to browse and make inquiries online.

3 Reasons You Should Join Health/SUM 2020

1Grab the Latest!!

Grab the Latest!!

We cover all the hottest topics, from AI to Robotics and chronic diseases to sleeptech. Catch up the world healthtech trend of 2020!!

2Learn from the Top-Runners

Learn from the Top-Runners

Key frontier leaders from academia, industry and government share their knowledge and discuss the future of healthtech market.

3Collaboration with startups

Collaboration with startups

The conference will be a place of encounter for large companies and investors and startups. We will invite a broad range of startups to compete online for the latest technology and ideas, and selected startups will participate in the final match at the venue.


Ticket application and lottery announcement
The number of one-day tickets sold is set according to the latest government guidelines.

1-day ticket date designation
¥33,000(tax included)Includes meal vouchers for nearby restaurants.*Ticket buyers can use the matching system (Jublia) to interact with each other online and can also watch all sessions online.
FREEOnline participation Free of charge will notify new information to those who have registered in advance.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:00-20:00
Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:00-18:30

Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
5th floor, COREDO Muromachi 1 2-2-1, Nihombashi-Muromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
(Entrance : 4th floor)

Nihonbashi Lifescience Hub
8th floor, COREDO Muromachi 3 1-5-5, Nihombashi-Muromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo




Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.


Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd.


Mitsui Fudosan


Pharma Essentia
macnica networks
Back Tech
Alied Telesis


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
Japan Medical Association
U.S. Commercial Service U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Japan
InnovationTech Consortium

Measures against COVID-19 infection

We will hold a hybrid event, both offline and online, to prevent the risk of spreading infection. This event will be operated in accordance with the implementation guidelines of the Japanese government.
At the venue, we install hand disinfectants, all staff members will be wearing masks, all visitors and guests will be required to take their temperature before entrance, Frequently disinfect equipment such as table, and keep the venue ventilated as much as possible. We will prepare and obey an emergency manual in case we need to contact local health authority.