Presentation of IHI Aerospace and B2B with the Czech space industry in Prague

The honorary president of the industry association Czech Space Alliance Petr Bares, and the Ministry of Transport - Space Department represented by Ondřej Svab, organised in Prague a “get-to-know” session between two top-level executives of IHI Aerospace Japan and representatives of Czech space industry. 
The event followed last year’s meetings of a Czech aerospace delegation to Tokyo with IHI, JAXA and several other companies. The June 2022 mission in Tokyo was organised by the Czech Aerospace Cluster in cooperation with a representative of the Czech Space Alliance. The Prague meeting took place in June 2023 at the Ministry of Transport and was introduced in Japanese by Mr. Ondřej (nickname Onsen-san) Votruba, who had directed the Czechinvest office in Tokyo for many years. The first item on the agenda was a very interesting presentation of IHI Aerospace by the member of the Board Mr. Tomotaka Ishikawa. This was followed by individual B2B interviews between the IHI team consisting of the Board Member Mr. Ishikawa and the General Manager Group, Business Development Department, Mr Kohei Taya with all the Czech companies present. The Czech space industry has demonstrated sustained interest in the Japanese space program, had a national booth at every Japan Aerospace Exhibition since 2008, and will be there again in 2024. It also attended Spacetide events. It enjoys excellent support from the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. The Centre helped organise several events at the Czech Embassy in Tokyo, which were attended by top executives of the Japanese space industry and JAXA, including a JAXA astronaut.

Source: Czech Space Alliance

Published: October 2023