19-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the key factors for a successful entry into the Japanese ecommerce market? Japan is the world’s fourth largest ecommerce market with annual growth estimated at 9.1% in 2016 to ¥15.136 trillion. Ecommerce offers excellent means of entry into the Japanese market as it is scalable, relatively low-cost and enables merchants to retain control over their business operations. This webinar is meant to be a practical “how-to guide” that provides overseas ecommerce merchants with a detailed overview of the Japanese market along with all the...
05-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can European SMEs in tourism retail and distribution business compete with global OTAs? Today more and more tourism sales and marketing are done online and a handful of global Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) appear to dominate the tourism sector. Offline and other channels still hold good market shares; however, they are mostly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) operating locally or regionally and facing increasing threats from those technology-based global giants. In this competitive sector, European SMEs need to design new...
MINERVA WEBINAR: Photonics for life science and industrial manufacturing in Japan: A market overview for EU SMEs working on photonics
By Šarūnas Vaškelis (Minerva fellow participant) Japan is still a very relevant market for photonics with a 30% global market share (2015) including overseas’ production. This webinar gave EU SMEs the market intelligence to help make better-informed decisions when entering the Japanese market. It is based on the research (including discussions with over 20 companies and organisations) conducted by the author during the 6 months MINERVA Fellowship program at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Japan. The webinar included a brief photonics market overview and...
Technology Transfer Webinar 19: IP Fundamentals for Startups and SMEs: Leveraging Your IP Portfolio for Funding and Growth
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...
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...
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...
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)
The 18th Lean in Europe visit was to Rosderra Irish Meats near Dublin. It took place on 24 May 2018. Rosderra is Ireland's largest pork processing company The visit focused on Rosderra's use of a PIT process based on the improvement through PERFORMANCE, ISSUES and TARGETS and its development through the PM system. 20 people from 9 countries (including Japan) joined this visit on 24 May 2018. Some of the participants in the Lean in Europe visit to Rosderra Irish Meats had taken part in the previous day's Enterprise Excellence Ireland conference in Dublin and/or the...
Rosderra Irish Meats
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...
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