November 05

2019

05-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How will Japan use its leadership in bioscience and biotech to make its economy sustainable? Japan has long been successful in the commercial application of bioscience, in particular in biomedicine and industrial biotechnology. Only recently, Japan has defined its own agenda in this field, centred on the concept of a “bio-digital integration”. This new openness offers opportunities for European SMEs and startups with sustainable products, competencies for their production, or technologies to team up with Japanese partners in areas such as...

October 31

2019

  European Innovation Day   European Innovation Landscape and Women Innovators This event aims to bring together the Japan-based community of innovators, individuals as well as institutions to help them discover opportunities in Europe, and cooperation opportunities with Europe. It will provide information on strategies for fostering innovation both in the EU and Japan, and will give an overview of innovation landscapes. Latest developments, and future tools such as, on the EU side, the European Innovation Council; and on the Japanese side, the Moonshot project, will be...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

October 29

2019

29-10-19 | 16:00 - 17:00 AM CET Japan is quietly becoming a world leader in nanotechnology: what are the recent trends of this sector? It’s not very widely known or publicised by the Japanese government, but nanotech has reached a more mature stage in Japan which is leading to a variety of new initiatives and innovations which were not even conceivable when nanotech first came to the world’s attention a couple of decades ago.  Japanese government initiatives as well as private company R&D has given Japanese researchers a much more robust understanding of how and when...

October 28

2019

Overview This seminar will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by IP professionals, especially in in-house positions, when dealing with strategy-related topics about the IPRs they manage such as international patent filings in the EU and Japan, and the dynamics of corporate IP functions in light of the technological development. Programme 10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening remarks by Mr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Mr. Gabriele Lo Monaco, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Section,...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Europa House)

October 25

2019

25-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The adequacy decision between the EU and JP is in place and is now an available safeguard to organisations which have the requirement to send personal data from Europe to Japan. While this agreement is an important achievement, from a business perspective the struggle to identify risks, data flow, accountability and to ensure appropriate mechanisms for data subjects to support their rights, can be very time and budget consuming due its complexity. In order to handle the complexity of legal and technical obligations, experts known as data...

October 24

2019

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn 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 EtiquetteGeneral...

October 22

2019

22-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want strategic and pragmatic advice on how to deal with Japanese post-M&A challenges? Despite 2018 being a record year in Japanese outbound M&A activity, only 11% of Japanese companies admit to a successful post-M&A process. 'Who are the real stakeholders?'; 'Decision-making is very ambiguous’; ’What is their plan?' These reoccurring questions from top executives across a wide range of European companies indicate some of the underlying frustrations and challenges. The background for this webinar is a recent research...

October 18

2019

New Date: 18-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business and trade?  The Japanese government has taken significant steps to develop a circular economy policy framework. It incorporates the Japanese concepts of a Sound Material-Cycle Society (SMCS) and the 3Rs (reduce reuse and recycle) to promote waste minimisation and effective utilisation of resources, driven by a concern about the lack of landfill sites and the need for effective resource use. The Japanese government also has a long history of...

October 17

2019

17-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I access the Japanese market as a novel biopharmaceutical product's owner? Japan includes a huge market for biopharmaceutical products which is open for innovative products and services, also those from abroad. Current trends are in immunotherapeuticals, cell-based products and genomic medicine. Japanese regulations favour innovative products and services and thus may offer an opportunity for fast-track market access. In view of specific rules and regulations, however, it may be advantageous for European SMEs to team up with Japanese...

October 09

2019

"ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn 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 workshop is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. This workshop will cover not only general practices on doing business in Japan, but also meetings & decision-making processes. CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY This workshop is targeted at the SME...

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27/10/2020
27-10-20 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET How can EU SMEs best take advantage of the e-commerce growth during COVID-19 to better position their products for market entry and expansion in Japan?  In 40 minutes...
28/10/2020
28-10-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET What should you know when entering medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (MD/IVD) market in Japan? Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits...

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Report: Artificial Intelligence in the Japanese Educational Sector To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #71 October 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...
Report: Japanese Electronics Sector To get the access to this report, please ...