Cutting-edge companies presented its capabilities.
The Czech-Japan Innovation Days, organised by CzechInvest and JETRO Prague, took place on 24-25 February 2021. Over the course of two days, this unique online event attracted dozens of innovative leaders of the Czech and Japanese scenes, including representatives of the private sector, universities, research and development institutes and investors, as well as members of the expert public.
The purpose of the event was to present to Japanese partners Czech entities in seven sectors that excel due to their innovative and technological nature, namely Aerospace and Defence, AI & Digital, EcoTech, HealthTech, Creative Industries, Mobility, and Advanced Industrial Technologies.
During more than nine hours of live streaming, 29 leading Czech companies presented themselves to nearly forty Japanese entities.
The event was supported by a full range of esteemed speakers including, for example, H.E. Hideo Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to the Czech Republic, H.E. Martin Tomčo, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan, Yoshitaka Hoshino, executive vice-president of JETRO, Nobutaka Takeo, director general of NEDO’s European office, and Patrik Reichl, CEO of CzechInvest.
Due to its focus, the Innovation Days event was additionally a part of the “Year of Czech Science, Education and Innovation in Japan” declared by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo for 2021.
The Czech-Japan Innovation Days did not end with the presentations of Czech companies. In connection with the virtual event, the organisers initiated an active process of bringing entities together, thus making it possible for both sides to arrange B2B meetings online. Following the end of the event, CzechInvest and JETRO Prague registered 30 requests for such meetings.