Spotted events: EU-Japan

European Biotech & Pharma Virtual Partnering Conference 2023

Since 2016, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Enterprise Europe Network representative in Japan, has been organizing a Brokerage Event in the Biotech and Pharma sectors in Osaka, Japan

This year, the Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference will be held online over one week from 25 to 29 September 2023, with an onsite session on the 10th of October for companies that will be in Japan in that period.

All meetings will be held in the form of video calls, which can be made directly via the partnering platform without the need for any additional software. (Meetings for the onsite session will be arranged through the matching platform as well).

Being Japan’s second largest city, Osaka is a major economic centre for Biotech and Pharma industry in Japan and hosts several biotech clusters. Historically, a large number of pharmaceutical companies have been concentrated in Osaka. Nowadays, bio-related pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturers and their surrounding companies, including chemical and medical equipment companies are accumulated around Osaka and forming clusters.

During the event, business representatives of EU companies will have an opportunity to attend pre-arranged B2B meetings with Japanese companies from the Kansai region. The event serves a perfect platform to meet representatives of Japanese companies and accelerate opportunities for potential business partnerships between EU and Japanese companies.

The business matching event is restricted to companies operating in below sectors:

  1. Drug discovery and drug discovery support
  2. Regenerative medicine
  3. Digital Therapeutics (DTx)

All potential participants are asked to register via the b2match platform; however, the organisers will double check whether the candidate is relevant to the event.

Registrations deadline: 3 October 2023


Nanotech Mission to Japan

The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for its next nanotech sector Cluster/SME mission to be organised in Japan, on 30 Jan. - 2 Feb. 2024, alongside the "nano tech Expo" (

  • Mission dates: 30 Jan. - 2 Feb. 2024
  • Application deadline: 5 October 2023
  • Venue: Tokyo, Japan
  • Includes the exhibition at the fair


The programme targets EU SMEs and clusters specialized in nano and micro technologies: (i.e. Materials; Evaluation & Measurement; Fabrication Technology) interested in doing business with Japan.


The EU-Japan Centre covers all costs directly related to the mission: the booth at the trade fair, interpreters...

The participating company is expected to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The EU-Japan Centre will offer a €600 grant to help cover above costs.

Programme's objectives:

  • promote your technology at one of Japan’s leading open innovation events
  • meet potential business partners
  • create new business opportunities
  • develop partnerships and business cooperation in global markets

For more information about the mission and to apply:

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