On Thursday, 24th May, the EU-Japan Centre will organise its 18th Lean in Europe visit to ROSDERRA IRISH MEATS, in Edenderry near Dublin (Ireland). The visit will focus on: Lean manufacturing in the food industry ROSDERRA IRISH MEAT's lean journey PIT rooms and video of live shop floor meeting and presentation PM system Participants will: Learn about Rosderra Irish Meats, the largest pork processing company in Ireland See Lean manufacturing in action, in the food industry Give feedback to ROSDERRA IRISH MEATS on various ways of improvement Costs - who pays what?The visit...
On Friday, 25th May, the EU-Japan Centre will organise its 19th Lean in Europe visit to TRUMPF, near Stuttgart (Germany). The visit will focus on: SYNCHRO - TRUMPF's production system TRUMPF's Digital Transformation - with a focus on order-to-cash Industry 4.0 in Sheetmetal Fabrication (including a gemba visit) Digitization of Order-to-Cash process (including a gemba visit to a production factory for punching tools) Deadline already passed. The usual Lean in Europe terms and conditions apply. For more information please email us
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 ROSDERRA IRISH MEATS near Dublin on Thursday...
29-05-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What opportunities does the cheese market in Japan offer to EU companies? Japan has a short history of eating cheese that is not part of the traditional cuisine. More than 50% of the cheese consumption is processed cheese, and about 35% of the imported natural cheese is used for domestic production of processed cheese. In recent years, the Japanese imports of cheese is increasing, and, in particular, imports from EU. The growing wine consumption has resulted in increased sales of cheese as Japanese consumers perceive that cheese goes well...
Technology Transfer Webinar 19: IP Fundamentals for Startups and SMEs: Leveraging Your IP Portfolio for Funding and Growth
01-06-18 | 15:30 - 16:30 CET Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Intellectual property assets are frequently the most valuable assets for high-tech or life sciences startups, and other small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Companies often struggle with how best to manage and grow their IP portfolio to adequately protect their core ideas and products, while simultaneously increase corporate value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The webinar is targeted at EU and Japanese startups and SMEs seeking to understand...
MINERVA WEBINAR: Photonics for life science and industrial manufacturing in Japan: A market overview for EU SMEs working on photonics
By Šarūnas Vaškelis (Minerva fellow participant) Japan is still a very relevant market for photonics with a 30% global market share (2015) including overseas’ production. This webinar will give EU SMEs the market intelligence to help make better-informed decisions when entering the Japanese market. It is based on the research (including discussions with over 20 companies and organisations) conducted by the author during the 6 months MINERVA Fellowship program at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Japan. The webinar will include a brief photonics market...
05-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET More news to come The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to learn about the current trends of the Japanese toursims sector and the business opportunities emerging from it. Registration deadline: 04/06/2018 Programme: Introduction Expert’s presentation Q&A Session Conclusion Speaker: Professor Chieko Nakabayashi Prof. Nakabayashi has many years of experience in medium- and small-businesses in industrial and agro-based businesses. She is interested in the services sector, in particular those which are attached to multiple...
Opportunities for cooperation between EU and Japan on biotechnology in healthcare: Japan bioventures landscape
By Esther Rodergas (Minerva fellow participant) Japan is one of the major countries that European biotech companies target in their expansion when it comes to internationalisation. Based on a 6-month research conducted in Japan, this webinar intends to be a useful source of information for European SMEs and clusters considering potential cooperation with Japan. Eligibility:Please note that this service is only available for European Union and Japanese companies, universities, and research institutions. Therefore only Japanese and European individuals working for the above...
19-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the key factors for a successful entry into the Japanese ecommerce market? Japan is the world’s fourth largest ecommerce market with annual growth estimated at 9.1% in 2016 to ¥15.136 trillion. Ecommerce offers excellent means of entry into the Japanese market as it is scalable, relatively low-cost and enables merchants to retain control over their business operations. This webinar is meant to be a practical “how-to guide” that provides overseas ecommerce merchants with a detailed overview of the Japanese market along with all the...
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...