Since 2013, the EU-Japan Centre has organised Cluster/SME Missions in the field of Pharma, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences.
ABOUT THE MISSION
The Biotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of “BioJapan” Expo in Yokohama from 11 to 13 October 2023. During this 3-day fair, you will attend B2B meetings and meet with Japanese visitors. In order to maximize your partnering opportunities, you will be able to exhibit in the EU-Japan Centre booth. Based on materials you provide, the EU-Japan Centre will arrange Japanese-language posters to promote your product at the EU Delegation booth at the trade fair. Additionally, a partnering event will be organised in Osaka on Tuesday, October 10 with the cooperation of local administrations and biotech clusters.
Successful applicants should ensure that they are vaccinated against covid and meet all Japanese immigration and covid requirements.
|10 October 2023||EU-Japan Biotech & Pharma Partnering Event||Osaka, Japan|
|11 to 13 October 2023||Joint Booth at BioJapan 2023||Yokohama, Japan|
The programme targets participants from SMEs(*) (small and medium enterprises, start-ups) and clusters(**) from the EU or SMP associated countries (***), active in the following sectors:
The candidate must:
- work for an organization that is a juridical person based in
- be supported by his/her employer through a signed letter
- be able to participate in the entire programme
- have a good command of English (recommended level B2 or higher)
- have proven experience in the industry
The main criteria for selection are:
In order to ensure a high degree of personal attention, the number of participants in this mission is limited.
WHAT DO WE OFFER
The EU-Japan Centre covers costs directly related to the mission: exhibition booth at the fair, printing service to give participants more visibility and interpretation at the fair. The selected participants' companies must cover travel costs to/from Japan, accommodation and any other living costs.
SME participants will benefit from a €600 grant to partially support local travel, accommodation and living expenses in Japan. The grant will be paid within 2 weeks after the mission. However, absences during the mission may lead to deductions amounting to €120/day.
NB: Selected participants will be requested to pay a 100% refundable deposit of €1000 to guarantee a place on the mission. Failure to transfer the deposit by the deadline set by the Centre may result in the offer of the place being withdrawn. The deposit will be refunded within 8 weeks after the end of the mission. Participants must complete a short mission report before the deposit can be released. After confirming participation, cancellations for any reason will result in the loss of the deposit.
(*) SMEs are companies meeting the standard European Commission criteria for an SME
(**) Clusters are those who are registered in the European Cluster Cooperation Platform (http://www.clustercollaboration.eu. Registration on that platform is free of charge.
(***) Please check the status of your country at https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/smp/guidance/list-3rd-country-participation_smp_en.pdf, for EFTA countries, please only refer to the sub-paragraph: "COSME strand (SMP COSME)". For EU Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, please only refer to the countries for which the agreement is in force.
SMP-COSME: Stands for “Countries Participating in the COSME strand of the Single Market Programme". The Single Market Programme is the Commission programme that funds the EU-Japan Centre.
THE BIOTECH SECTOR IN JAPAN
Looking for information about the biotech sector in Japan? Visit the dedicated pages in our EU Business in Japan dedicated content.
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