July 11

2017

The 19th annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table took place at the Palais d'Égmont in Brussels on 11 July 2017. Three topics were selected for detailed discussion - EU-Japan cooperation on science, industrial technology and innovation; the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the Digital Economy. For more details please see the meeting page on the BRT's website.
Palais d'Égmont

July 07

2017

07-07-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to build effective collaborations to practice open innovation? Open innovation is becoming a very common expression nowadays that needs to be fully understood by those who are interested in adopting this business paradigmUniversities and research centres, on average, have problems in creating links to industry to commercialize the technologies they conceive and developCompanies are oftentimes unaware of the available technologies that universities and research centres around the world make available for licensing opportunitiesThere are...

July 04

2017

04-07-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the Do’s and Don’ts in the management of business relations?  Japan’s business world heavily relies on intact personal relationships or “ningen kankei” as they are called in Japanese.  No matter how good your products and how excellent your services are. If you fall short of establishing solid “ningen kankei” and mutual trust, you will most likely create a disadvantage for your company. A strong affiliation not only make the start of your business easier, it also helps to overcome difficult passages and a face-saving, constructive...

July 04

2017

Bringing Europe and Japan Closer Together In the context of the EU-Japan negotiations for an FTA and a Bilateral Air Safety Agreement, the EU-Japan Aeronautics Seminar, organised in Brussels, brought together key policy-makers, industry, industrial associations, regulators and other stakeholders to discuss a wide range of issues, such as enhancing cooperation on technological innovations to reduce emissions and noise and improve passenger experience, modernising air traffic management and addressing EU-Japan cooperation on safety issues. The event was organised by the EU-...
ASD

June 27

2017

27-06-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Which opportunities does the IoT market in Japan offer for EU companies? In the field of IoT, Germany's "Industry 4.0 Platform", USA’s IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium), Japan’s ‘IoT Acceleration Consortium’ constitute three poles since these states have signed a memorandum of understanding with cooperation. On the industrial side, before IoT became a boom, Japan has put practical use in the wireless tags and M2M field as its predecessor. The Japanese government is now boosting venture entrepreneurship, and the ratio of start-ups related...

June 26

2017

June 30

2017

Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is...
Japan

June 21

2017

On the occasion of the EU-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue held in Brussels on 21 June 2017 by the Japanese Government and the European Commission, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation organised a side event, bringing together Japanese and European energy experts together to discuss how to move "towards a flexible energy system". There were 5 parts to the event: an introductory session with speeches by the European Commission's Director-General for Energy and by the Japanese Ambassador of the Mission of Japan to the European Union a high-level round table on "...

June 20

2017

20-06-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Will Japan take the lead in regenerative medicine, a multi-billion € business?  Following the development of iPS cell technology by Professor Shinya Yamanaka, Japan has taken decisive steps to turn this and related research results into business opportunities. Supported by eased regulations and major government programs, Japan now offers a very active research landscape, which includes RIKEN. Many startups have formed, major pharmaceutical firms have initiated R&D in this field, and other companies, notably from the camera industry, have...

May 30

2017

30-05-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to build collaborations with Japanese Companies? The general Japanese trends are introduced, such as population tendency, import / export ratio. Japanese population is radically decreasing after year 2000, and in 2040 it will become about 70-80% of current population. And the ratio of aged people is dramatically increasing. Japan is sometimes called as “World experiment place for aged society”. The international / domestic market ratio in Japanese GDP is around 20:80. Japan is one of the typical domestic market driven countries like US,...

May 22

2017

May 23

2017

On Tuesday 23rd May, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to Rational AG, in Landsberg am Lech, in Bavaria (Germany). A preparatory evening was organised the previous day. It included lean activities and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. The next day was devoted to the visit to Rational AG. The visit focused on: 100% KANBAN for purchasing material and in-house component production cascade shopfloor management entrepreneur within the enterprise (personal responsibility) 100% customer order-related pilots in industry 4.0 Participants...
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