NANOTECH Cluster/SME Mission
ABOUT THE MISSION
The Nanotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of the nano tech Expo 2023, taking place from 1 to 3 February, 2023 in Tokyo. During the fair (3 days) 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.
Professional interpreters will be on hand during the trade fair to help you communicate with potential Japanese business partners. 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.
A networking/partnering event will be organised one day before the fair.
Through this 4-day mission, you will have the opportunity to:
- display your technology at one of Japan’s leading trade shows
- meet potential business partners
- create new business opportunities
- develop partnerships and business cooperation on global markets
- attend match-making events
- increase your innovation capacity and become more competitive on a global scale (as an SME)
- prepare the ground for practical cluster cooperation across borders and make a more strategic use of transnational cluster cooperation on markets outside Europe in areas of strategic interest (as a cluster)
The programme targets participants from SMEs and clusters from the EU or COSME partnering countries, active in sectors covered by the nanotech 2023 trade fair, as listed below:
Micro / Nano Materials
Nano particles, composite materials, nano cellulose, carbon nanotubes, nanofibres, nano coatings, nanocomposite materials, graphene, nano inks, biocompatible materials, photonics materials, Fullerene, nano colloids, high-performance magnetic materials, highly-pure materials, Cellulose nanofibres (CNF), cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), cellulose filaments, bacterial cellulose (BC), microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), cellulose fibrils, nanocellulose composites, and other nanocellulosic materials, Application technologies for ceramics, electrodes, and nanocomposites...
Micro / Nano Evaluation & Measurement
Electron microscope (SEM / TEM), analysis equipment, evaluation measurement and designing tool, ultra precision measuring instrument, high efficiency / high sensitive sensor, contract evaluation / measurement / analysis service, molecular imaging, simulation / molecular design software, near-field optical, piezo stage, SPM / AFM, micro TAS, Materials Informatics, Simulation and Molecular Design Software, Grain Size and Distribution Measurement, Operand Measurement, Cryomicroscopy, Support Tools for Research, Three-Dimensional Measurement, X-ray CT, In-Site Nano Analysis, High Time Decomposition Measurement...
Micro / Nano Fabrication Technology
Thin film manufacturing technology, nano-imprint, ultra precision surface processing technology, laser processing, inkjet printing, mixing / stirring / dispersing / grinding techniques, precision pattern printing technology, etching, next-generation lithography, electron beam/ion beam processing, contract processing service, nano transistor technology, priming charge processing, fusion/bonding technology, emulsification, adhesion and bonding technology, microdischarge processing, microtransistor technology, cellulose nanofibre processing...
The candidate must:
- be a citizen of an EU Member State or of a COSME partnering country (*);
- work for a company that is > 50% EU (or COSME partnering country) owned,
- work for an organisation that is an EU (or COSME partnering country) juridical person,
- be supported by his/her employer,
- be able to participate in the entire programme,
- have a good command of English,
- be a manager with proven experience in industry.
The main criteria for selection are:
- the professional & educational background of the candidate;
- the strategy of the participant's company regarding Japan;
- the innovative aspects of the product/technology/service offered by the company.
In order to ensure a high degree of personal attention, the number of participants in this mission is limited.
PARTICIPATION FEE – GRANT - CANCELLATION
The EU-Japan Centre covers all costs directly related to the mission (i.e. partnering event registration, trade fair registration, booth rental & printing service to give participants more visibility, access to the partnering system; interpretation at the fair).
The participants' companies must cover travel costs to/from Japan, accommodation and any other costs not covered directly by the EU-Japan Centre (living expenses).
SMEs * and CLUSTERS **:
Participation is free.
On top, SMEs and clusters benefit from a €600 grant but absences during the mission may lead to deductions amounting to 100 EUR/day.
SMEs and clusters must pay a 100% refundable deposit of €1,000 to guarantee the 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 mission.
(*) 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, please only refer to the sub-paragraph: "COSME strand (SMP COSME)".
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.
SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are companies meeting the standard European Commission criteria for an SME . Other companies are large companies or SMEs that fail to apply successfully for a scholarship.
(**): Clusters are those who are registered in the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (http://www.clustercollaboration.eu). Registration on that platform is free of charge.
THE NANOTECH SECTOR IN JAPAN
Looking for information about the nanotech sector in Japan?
Visit the dedicated page in our EU Business in Japan website:
Free membership registration.