With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies. Our next visits: To ThyssenKrupp Norte (tkN) in Spain on Monday 27...
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...
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...
Technology Transfer Webinar 10: Infinity Computer: methodology, patents, prototypes and applications
07-02-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to compute with infinities and infinitesimals numerically on a new supercomputer? The webinar presents a recent methodology and patents allowing one to execute numerical computations with finite, infinite, and infinitesimal numbers on a new type of a supercomputer called the Infinity Computer (patented in Europe, USA, and Russia). The Infinity Computer can potentially change our way of working with infinity and has been successfully used in a number of pure and applied areas of mathematics and computer science. It appears to drastically...
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,...
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...
13-12-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET Which opportunities does the Japanese market for personal protective equipment offer for EU companies? This webinar informs you about recent trends in the market for personal protective equipment in Japan, such as helmets, safety goggles or protective footwear. Such products are used, among others, in the following fields: manufacturing, construction, chemical industry or firefighting and disaster management. An overview over regulations, market players and distribution paths will be given, followed by recommendations for a successful...
Technology Transfer Webinar 9: Enterprise Patent Portfolio Commercialisation: Trends and Opportunities
08-12-16 | 15:00 h - 16:00 h CET How can I generate returns from my enterprise patent portfolio? There is a long history of enterprises using patent portfolios to support their operations as well as to generate returns. During the last few years, significant changes in the business and patent ecosystems in Asia, Europe, and the United States have disrupted models for commercializing patent portfolios. This presentation provides an overview of these changes, as well as insights on how enterprises can approach patent portfolio commercialization in the evolving environment...
On Tuesday, 6 December the EU-Japan Centre organised a LEAN in Europe visit, to Odelo Slovenia, d.o.o. in Prebold, close to the city of Celje in Slovenia. A preparatory evening was organised the previous day at a local hotel and included lean activities led by the EU-Japan Centre's WCM advisor - Professor Richard Keegan of Trinity College, Dublin and Enterprise Ireland. The focus of the visit Participants learnt about Odelo and its lean approach and lean methods in use got an introduction to its world-class tools and how they are used to follow the world class...
This webinar has been cancelled and will not take place on 29 November but will be rescheduled for a later date. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. 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...