On August 28th, CEEJA (European Center for Japanese Studies in Alsace) launched "Cluster JapanTech Grand Est". This is a new cluster focused on Japanese innovation and supported by the Grand Est Region.
"Cluster JapanTech Grand Est" regroups around 40 Japanese companies, including SME's and startups. On Friday, 4 September, the cluster signed a protocol agreement with JETRO Paris (Japan External Trade Organization) in Châlons-en-Champagne. This is the first agreement signed by JETRO in France with a regional dimension.
This agreement signed jointly by Susumu Kataoka, Managing Director of JETRO Paris, and Olivier Becht, French Member of Parliament and President of the "Cluster JapanTech Grand Est", will enable better cooperation with Japan on a regional level.
Following the signature of this first protocol agreement, JETRO Paris and the "Cluster JapanTech Grand Est" signed a first "Memorandum of Understanding" with the start-up Biodata Bank, represented by its European manager, David-Antoine Malinas. This startup develops new means of protection against heatstroke with a simple smart band. Through an innovative sensor and algorithm, they precisely measure the variation of core body temperature, scale it on a heat accumulation index and efficiently protect you from heat-related diseases.