October 10


Business Meeting with Japanese Life Sciences Industries in Osaka 2017

On Tuesday 10 October 2017, the "European Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference, Osaka, 2017" will be organised at the Congrès Convention Center (http://www.congre-cc.jp/en/) in Osaka, Japan.

During the event, business representatives of EU companies will have an opportunity to attend pre-arranged B2B meetings with Japanese companies from the Kansai region. The event serves a perfect platform to meet representatives of Japanese companies and accelerate opportunities for potential business partnerships between EU and Japanese companies. The event will kick off with an opening speech at 9 AM and the B2B meetings will take place shortly after (from 9:20 PM to 3:50 PM).

Last year’s partnering event (see 2016 event video on: http://www.eu-japan.eu/videos/BtoB_event_osaka.mp4 ) attracted over 60 Japanese companies and organisations from the Kansai region which resulted in 288 pre-arranged B2B meetings between Japanese and European companies. Meetings were successfully set-up thanks to a matchmaking platform* (https://www.b2match.eu/euj-bio-pharma-be-2016) by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN Japan).

To get a glimpse of some Japanese companies which might take part in this year's partnering conference, please see one of the organisers, Protein Mall Kansai's full list of member companies.

This year’s event which highlights a perfect opportunity for a collaboration between Japanese and European entities is made possible thanks to the organisations mentioned below:

Organised by:

  • Osaka Prefectural Government
  • Senri Life Science Foundation
  • Osaka Business and Investment Center
  • Protein Mall Kansai 
  • EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  • Ambassade de France au Japon - Bureau Business France Osaka
  • Advantage Austria - Austrian Embassy Commercial Section
  • Flanders Investment and Trade

In Cooperation with:

  • BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH
  • bioXclusters plus (European Commission-funded initiative)
  • BioTurku

Supported by:

  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Osaka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association


Participants will be expected to cover their travel and hotel costs. There are no participation costs associated with this activity.

Eligibility and participant profile

There are a limited number of places available for this event. Having previously consulted the Japanese host organisation, the EU-Japan Centre will write individually to all registrants a few days after the registration deadline to inform them whether their registration is successful or not*. Given the competitive nature of the process, and the limited number of places, not all registrants will be granted a place. Only one representative per company/organisation is allowed. 

Priority will be given to registrants that are introduced either by a European cluster or Enterprise Europe Network support organisation.
Registrants must be citizens of an EU Member-State, be employed by an organisation that is an EU juridical person and have a reasonable command of English.
The company must be > 50% EU owned and if part of a group, the group must have its headquarters in the EU.

(*) Only pre-selected candidates will be given an access to the 2017 matchmaking platform

MORE INFORMATION Invitation and tentative agenda


Registrations should be submitted via the online form.

Registration deadline: Thursday, 29 June 217

Contact for EU companies and organisations:
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: Jessica Michelson: j.michelson@eu-japan.eu



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