May 23

2018

On 23 May more than 900 people took part in the Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2018 lean management conference. The event featured two panel discussions, 32 case studies, a workshop and networking opportunities. It brought together participants from finance, technology, retail, manufacturing, construction, automotive, public and the services sector to learn and share together to spread understanding of Lean and Enterprise Excellence. Peter Schlagbauer (Kostwein Maschinenbau GmbH) Armin Schwab (Bosch Thermotechnology) and Richard Kenworthy (Toyota Motor Europe) listen to...
Croke Park

May 14

2018

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the European Commission (DG SANTE) jointly organised the international seminar on animal health in Tokyo. Programme Presentations: Japan Animal Health Systems - Dr. Norio Kumagai, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) EU Animal Health Systems - Dr. Andrea Gavinelli, European Commission (DG SANTE) Maintainig Animal Health in the EU Single Market - Dr. Andrea Gavinelli, European Commission (DG SANTE) Key Principles of Effective Regionalisation Measures in Japan - Dr. Masatsugu Okita, Ministry of Agriculture...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

May 07

2018

On Tuesday 8 May 2018, the EU-Japan Centre organised an "ICT Partnering Event" in Tokyo, Japan. The ICT Business Matching (https://ict-tokyo2018.b2match.io/ ) took place a day before the "Japan IT week Spring" fair, thus the European companies travelling to Japan were able to participate in both events to maximise business opportunities. To register, go to: https://ict-tokyo2018.b2match.io/ TARGET FIELDS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data Management Robotic process automation (RPA) Fintech / Asset Management Solutions Internet of Things (IoT) Machine to Machine (M2M)...
Japan

May 03

2018

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General...

April 27

2018

27-04-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the facts and advices regarding the countermeasures against a competitors patent? Once the patent is granted, what options do companies have to act against the granted patent ? What are the relevant timeframes and costs to be expected during opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office ? How do EPO and JPO opposition proceedings work in general ? How long do you have to wait for a final decision ? Can you appeal the decision ? When an opposition is rejected and the patent is maintained (...

April 24

2018

24-04-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the strategic insight, tactical guidance and real-life examples to succeed in the Japanese furniture and interior market? This webinar aims to present an overview of trends and opportunities on the Japanese furniture and interior market, drawn from the experiences of European SMEs, and to deliver strategic insight, tactical guidance and real-life examples of how to succeed in the Japanese market. Furthermore it includes a critical discussion of distribution channels on the Japanese market and practical guidance on how to evaluate...

April 20

2018

The 20th annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) took place in Tokyo on Friday, 20th April. For documents and photos from the meeting, plus details of the discussions see the event webpage. The BRT brings together senior executives from almost 50 EU and Japanese companies and business organisations to discuss issues of common interest affecting business and the wider world and to submit detailed recommendations to the EU and Japanese Authorities. Senior people from the Government of Japan and the European Commission also take part in the BRT's meetings.

April 19

2018

½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General do's...

April 11

2018

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General...

April 10

2018

10-04-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities currently exist for European SMEs seeking to invest in Japanese markets for pharmaceutical products and services? The agreement recently reached and finalising the negotiations phase of the EU-Japan EPA, signals growing business opportunities for EU-based SMEs. This webinar highlights opportunities for EU-based SMEs offering products and services in the pharmaceuticals industry, including markets for medical devices and treatments. Drawing on real-life success stories of how European companies have entered and...

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In the last couple of years, the EU-Japan Centre has been co-organising half-day cross-cultural...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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Europe
10/12/2019
To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre organises in-depth visits to European plants to discuss best practice and facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking. 28...
BMW Group Plant Berlin
10/12/2019
The Lean in Europe visit to the BMW Group Plant Berlin takes place on Tuesday, 10th December 2019. The visit will focus on "Preventing waste preventatively - do not eliminate it retrospectively" and...

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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #68 December 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...
October 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the October issue:LEGISLATION...
Report: The Japanese Model for a Bioeconomy To get the access to this report, please ...