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Green Business Mission in Japan

February 27 2024 -> March 01 2024

Applications for the 2024 Green Mission are now closed.

Promote your green technologies at Tokyo’ Decarbonisation Expo with the support of the EU-JAPAN CENTRE !

  • Exhibit at the “Decarbonisation Expo”
  • Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology)
  • Face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities

ABOUT THE MISSION

The Green Business Mission in Japan 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. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Explore partnering opportunities with Japanese Green companies
  • Meet and network with potential business partners in Japan
  • Create new business opportunities and partnerships with Japanese companies
  • Gain valuable insights and knowledge about the Japanese market to become more competitive on a global scale as an SME
  • Prepare the ground for practical cluster cooperation with Japanese counterparts as a cluster

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

This call for applications targets individuals working for SMEs (*) (small and medium enterprises, start-ups) or Clusters (**) from the European Union, or a European country associated to the Single Market Programme, SME Pillar (***), 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...

Mobility:

Zero emission vehicles, hydrogen, e-bikes, fuel cells, micromobility...

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must:

  • Work for a legal entity located in the European Union or a country associated with the Single Market Programme, SME Pillar
  • Be supported by their employer through a signed letter (in case they do not belong to senior management)
  • 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

SELECTION

The Centre will evaluate applicants based on the following primary selection criteria:

  • Company's strategy regarding Japan
  • Innovative aspects of the product/technology/service offered by the company
  • Applicant's professional background

The mission will welcome 12 companies.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

The EU-Japan Centre will cover the expenses for one representative per selected company/cluster for: 

  • Individual display stand in the joint EU-Japan Centre booth at the exhibition
  • Support by EU-Japan Centre staff and professional interpreters at the joint EU-Japan Centre booth
  • Translation of poster and company profile, as well as printing of the poster for the exhibition

COSTS

Mission participants are responsible for covering:

  • Flight and other travel expenses to / from Japan
  • Accommodation
  • Other living expenses in Japan, including local transportation and meals

DEPOSIT

Participants who have been selected for the mission are required to pay a deposit of €1000 to secure their spot in the mission. After a brief post-event report is submitted, the deposit will be refunded. Before applying, please ensure you are committed, as cancelling after confirming your participation will result in a forfeiture of the deposit.

 

(*) Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are companies that meet the standard criteria set by the European Commission to be classified as SMEs.

(**) 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 here.

 

(This programme is subject to the allocation of a Grant Agreement by the European Commission for 2024-2026)

 

THE GREEN SECTOR IN JAPAN

Looking for information about the green sector in Japan?
Visit the dedicated pages in our EU Business in Japan content covering Environment and Renewable energies sectors.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in business partnerships with Japanese companies outside Japan (e.g. ASEAN, Africa and Latin America), you can have a look at our dedicated helpdesk

 

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