June 01

2018

01-06-18 | 15:30 - 16:30 CET Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Intellectual property assets are frequently the most valuable assets for high-tech or life sciences startups, and other small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Companies often struggle with how best to manage and grow their IP portfolio to adequately protect their core ideas and products, while simultaneously increase corporate value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The webinar is targeted at EU and Japanese startups and SMEs seeking to understand...

May 31

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

May 29

2018

29-05-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What opportunities does the cheese market in Japan offer to EU companies? Japan has a short history of eating cheese that is not part of the traditional cuisine. More than 50% of the cheese consumption is processed cheese, and about 35% of the imported natural cheese is used for domestic production of processed cheese. In recent years, the Japanese imports of cheese is increasing, and, in particular, imports from EU. The growing wine consumption has resulted in increased sales of cheese as Japanese consumers perceive that cheese goes well...

May 25

2018

On Friday, 25th May, the EU-Japan Centre organised its 19th Lean in Europe visit to TRUMPF, near Stuttgart (Germany). The visit focussed on: SYNCHRO - TRUMPF's production system TRUMPF's Digital Transformation - with a focus on order-to-cash Industry 4.0 in Sheetmetal Fabrication (including a gemba visit) Digitization of Order-to-Cash process (including a gemba visit to a production factory for punching tools)
TRUMPF

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...

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On Monday 1st July 2019, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the German Chamber of...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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Europe
16/07/2019
To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the...
LEGO and Škoda’s Lean Centre
16/07/2019
The 23rd Lean in Europe visit will be a double visit to LEGO’s packing facility and Škoda's Lean Centre, near Prague in the Czech Republic. It will take place on Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 July...

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June 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND...
The Country-of-Origin Effect in Japan (MINERVA Fellowship) By Paul Van der Plas in the framework of the...