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...
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...
24-01-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET This webinar has been rescheduled to 24 of January 2017 (from 29 of November 2016) Which opportunities does the composite materials market in Japan offer for EU companies? Japan is not only home to large chemical companies that manufacture raw materials and composite materials, but also has a large market for composites in industries such as construction, aerospace or automobile manufacturing. As in all “high-tech” sectors, another typical characteristic is the high occurrence of inter-company R&D cooperation. For these reasons, Japan...
Webinar: EU-Japan collaborative projects on Internet of Things and smart cities: ClouT, FESTIVAL and BigClouT
31-01-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to benefit from EU-Japan joint cooperation programmes in the ICT sector? Since 2012, the European Commission and the NICT and the MIC of Japan have been jointly launching call for project proposals addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges on ICT. This webinar will be presenting 3 of the projects that have been accepted to get funding from the European and Japanese authorities. The objective is to present the project results, pilot deployments and overall the software that can be reusable by the IoT community (SMEs, large industry,...
14-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How to find a reliable distributor and increase your sale results in Japan? In order to succeed in Japanese market, it is necessary to understand the distribution network for your product. Being aware of distribution system and how it works, you will be able to find a right distributor for a particular product. Therefore, there are several key factors to check before starting business in Japan- select right distribution channel, select the best distributor/wholesaler for your product, and know what Japanese customers want. Recommendations...
21-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can European and Japanese organisations cooperate in aviation research? The webinar will be introducing the SUNJET II project and the opportunities for European and Japanese companies to cooperate in the aeronautic sector. SUNJET II aims at providing the European Commission and METI with recommendations on relevant research topics to be funded in the future. The project is also setting up a guidance desk to help businesses find the relevant information on how to initiate a successful research collaboration between Japan and Europe. The...
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 organizes cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is 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 coveres the following points:- Preparing your visit to Japan- Your first meeting in Japan-...
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28-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the main trends of the ceramic products markets in Japan? If you are a bioceramics (dental or bone implants), tableware or interior design ceramic producer or major distributor this webinar will provide you some understandings of the Japanese ceramic market trends and opportunities. Japan’s aging population and the elders' expectations for a healthy, qualitative and active life represent great potential for products complying with this demands. At the same time the younger generations are becoming more open to the abroad experiences...
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On Tuesday 28th March, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit, to thyssenkrupp Norte, in Mieres, in the Asturias region (Spain). A preparatory afternoon and evening will be organised the previous day at Prodintec (a regional technology centre specialised in industrial design and production) and will include lean activities, information on thyssenkrupp and a visit of the technology centre. It will be followed by a networking dinner at TKEIC (Thyssenkrupp's technical innovation centre). The next day will be devoted to the visit to thyssenkrupp Norte. The...