ABOUT THE MISSION
The Green Mission will be organised on the fringe of the Decarbonisation Expo in Tokyo, From February 27 to March 1, 2024.
Participants will be able to meet Japanese companies and promote their activities face to face.
Through this 4-day mission you will have the opportunity to:
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.
Energy production & conservation:
Renewables, biomass, CCS, SMRs, co-generation, energy storage, advanced materials, thermal insulation...
Efficiency and sustainability:
Sustainable consumer products, recycling, waste reduction, re-usable products...
Zero emission vehicles, hydrogen, e-bikes, fuel cells, micromobility...
The candidate must:
- work for an organization that is a juridical person based in
- be supported by his/her employer
- be able to participate in the entire programme
- have a good command of English
- have proven experience in the industry
The main criteria for selection are:
As an additional component of the business mission, the EU-Japan Centre also offers to support EU companies looking for Japanese business partners for projects outside Japan.
For companies interested in this service, the EU-Japan Centre will also take into account in the selection process the following elements:
In order to ensure a high degree of personal attention, the number of participants in this mission is limited.
Applicants will be informed of their application's result in late November 2023.
PARTICIPATION FEE – GRANT
The EU-Japan Centre covers all costs directly related to the mission (i.e. exhibition booth at the fair, printing service to give participants more visibility, interpretation at the fair...)
The participants' companies must cover travel costs to/from Japan, accommodation and any other living costs.
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 Failure to transfer the deposit by the deadline set by the Centre may result in the offer of the place being withdrawn.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.
SME participants will also benefit from a €600 grant. The grant will be paid within 2 weeks after the mission.
However, absences during the mission may lead to deductions amounting to 120 EUR/day.
(*) 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 GREEN SECTOR IN JAPAN
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