Vitagora, the French agri-food and innovation cluster, has been collaborating with the Japanese Kyushu Bio Cluster (KBCC) for more than 10 years, implementing tangible and long-term actions between the two networks: visiting companies and research centers, discovering the expertise of both networks, signing partnership agreements between their members.
In 2020, Vitagora confirms more than ever its confidence and ambition in its partnership with KBCC by opening an office in Kumamoto Prefecture building, closed to KBCC headquarters. A Franco-Japanese employee, Hanaé Lemaître, has been recruited by Vitagora to reinforce the links between Vitagora and KBCC's teams, to identify new growth opportunities in Europe for the KBCC members, and to promote the KBCC members' products and technologies to Vitagora network – and vice-versa.
"Our collaboration with KBCC aims at developing scientific and industrial cooperation. Opening an office in Kumamoto embodies a further step towards the long-lasting collaboration between our two networks", concludes Christophe Breuillet, director of Vitagora.