September 01

2016

August 31

2017

Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! What is it? “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, highly skilled and motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following an intensive 4-months’ Japanese language course and seminars. Typical internship projects range in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, Chemistry...
Japan

September 01

2016

August 31

2017

Testimonials FROM former participants   Hoang Duy Nguyen (BE) trainee at NTT, VJ2013-14"My year spent in Japan has without a doubt been the most exciting experience of my life so far." Read more   Katia Boutou (GR) trainee at Hitachi, VJ2014-15 "The Vulcanus in Japan programme really offers a priceless opportunity to eligible students." Read more   What is it? Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. The programme consists of industrial placements for EU / COSME students. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic...
Japan

September 27

2016

27-09-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What are the current developments in the Japanese railways market and do EU SMEs have business opportunities there? The Japanese railway market has a reputation of being closed to foreign companies. Strong cross-links between various actors in the market, have made it difficult for foreign entrants to build up a successful business case there. In this webinar an overview is given of the market, the challenges of the market, possible opportunities for entry and current trends. The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to create...

September 28

2016

Webinar This webinar is only open to participants in our October 2016 "Biotech Cluster Mission to Japan" 10 - 14 October EU-level Biotech mission to Japan About the missionThe mission lasts 5 days and is composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair with showcasing and networking events to maximise opportunities for the EU participants. In addition, the mission will provide EU clusters the opportunity to benchmark with Japanese clusters during a dedicated session. The mission, targeting the Biotechnology...
online webinar

September 29

2016

½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU   In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre is organizing cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops are to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with over twenty years of experience working with Japanese companies, the workshops will cover the following points:- Preparing your visit to Japan- Your first meeting in...
Trapani, Italy

October 01

2016

March 31

2017

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings...
Japan

October 01

2016

In Dublin on 23rd and 24th May 2016, Professor Richard Keegan recorded a series of lectures, in front of an audience, as part of a Lean Masterclass for the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. As well as being the Advisor to the EU-Japan Centre's WCM and LEAN in Europe activities, Richard is also the Manager of the Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland and an adjunct assistant Professor at the Trinity College Dublin Business School. The majority of participants in the masterclass were former participants in the Centre's WCM and LEAN in Europe activities....
Online

October 10

2016

October 14

2016

SMEs' Internationalisation through EU-Japan Cluster Cooperation Gain knowledge about market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities Exhibit at a 3-day targeted trade fair ABOUT THE MISSION The mission lasts 5 days and is composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair with...
Japan

October 11

2016

11-10-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What is the landscape, and what are the key trends in the energy storage sector? What are the trends in the Japanese energy storage market? What does the energy storage market play in the renewable energy and clean-tech sector in Japan? In the 21st century, the future of the energy landscape throughout the industrialized world is a context defined by the rise of renewable energies, as well as the diversification and diffusion of energy generation. However, the emergence of this reality gives rise to the need for highly-specialized supporting...

October 18

2016

18-10-16 | 15:00 h - 16:00 h Will Japan succeed in creating a hydrogen-driven society?  The Japanese government led by PM Abe has vowed to make Japan a “hydrogen society”. The expectations are high, but so are also the challenges. Various initiatives have been made including a roadmap to achieve this target. This presentation will highlight the current status of the transition to a hydrogen-driven society and look into potential opportunities for European SMEs.  The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to enter the Japanese hydrogen technology market and want to...

EU-Japan Centre News

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The Centre is currently inviting EU Clusters and SMEs to apply for the next nanotech mission to...
The EU-Japan Centre is currently inviting applications for a LEAN in Europe visit.  On Tuesday, 6...
Strengthen your R&D team & open your doors to Japan, through hosting a Japanese trainee....

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Brief Japan Industrial Reports ADDITIONAL REPORTS AVAILABLE on www....
August 2016 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered on the August issue: LEGISLATION...
THE MICROALGAE/BIOMASS INDUSTRY IN JAPAN - AN ASSESSMENT OF COOPERATION AND BUSINESS...

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Torino, Italy
22/09/2016
The 10th visit in the LEAN in Europe Driving Competitiveness series took place on Friday, 23 September. The first stop was the FCA WCM Academy in Torino (Italy). That was followed by a tour of the...
20/09/2016
20-09-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h The objectives of this webinar is to review the different challenges you are likely to face and to provide you with tools to be more effective in your work and...