October 24

2017

24-10-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I make meetings with Japanese partners more effective and achieve own goals? Meetings with Japanese partners follow a different agenda than the one we are used to in Europe. They require a more meticulous preparation process, a careful choice of participants and a good deal of formality. For European business people, the greatest challenge however lies in the fact that Japanese meetings tend to be lengthy and tedious and seldom produce any concrete output. Many try to speed up the process, insist on achieving visible results or put...

October 27

2017

27-10-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What can IP (patent, trademarks and copyrights) do for new technologies such as VR/AR? People talk about VR (Virtual Realty) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies leading us to the next technological revolution. What are the trends concerning VR/AR applications in IP and what can we expect from here? How can an inventor of VR/AR benefit from IP (Intellectual Property)? Different categories of IP bring different opportunities, and inventors need to be aware of their specific characteristics. On top of that, different jurisdictions bring...

November 07

2017

November 10

2017

Exhibit at the Japan IT Week trade fair in Makuhari Messe Gain knowledge about the ICT market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of the autumn’s "Japan IT Week" trade fair in Chiba. During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings and meet with Japanese...
Japan

November 07

2017

On Tuesday 7 November 2017, the EU-Japan Centre will organise an "ICT Partnering Event" with the support of the Japan External Trade Organisation and the Smart IoT Acceleration consortium in Tokyo, Japan. The partnering event will be held one day before the “Japan IT Week” (http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/ ), which takes place on 8-10 November at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. LOCATIONTokyo, Kasumigaseki Bldg. Plaza Hall EVENT CAPACITY40-60 EU and Japanese companies and clusters/organisations TARGET FIELDSInternet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M)...
Japan

November 09

2017

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...

November 14

2017

With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies.  Our next visit: To Hansa Matrix in Latvia on Tuesday, 14...
Europe

November 30

2017

“Market opportunities for EU agribusinesses in the context of the EU-Japan EPA.” by William Fournel (Minerva fellow participant) - 30 November 2017 ELIGIBILITYPlease note that this service is only available for European Union and Japanese companies, universities, and research institutions. Therefore only Japanese and European individuals working for the above entities are eligible to register to the webinars. Depending on when you will be registering to the webinar, you will receive few days before it and again 1 hour before it, the link to access the online meeting room.
Japan

December 01

2017

An 8-part lecture series giving a sound introduction to the practical concepts of applied lean. The EU-Japan Centre Lean Masterclass consisted of lectures, by Professor Richard Keegan, focussing on "Getting things done". The series was recorded in front of an audience consisting largely of former participants in the Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe activities. As well as being the Advisor to the EU-Japan Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe activities, Richard is also the Manager of the Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland and an adjunct assistant Professor at the...
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February 14

2018

February 16

2018

Exhibit at the “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” Gain knowledge about the Nanotechnology market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The Nanotech Cluster/SME mission coincides with the  “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” in Tokyo. During the fair (3...
Japan

March 05

2018

March 09

2018

Business opportunities in Japan for EU organic agri-food companies The EU-Japan trade deal will be the most successful agreement ever achieved in agriculture, providing EU exporters better opportunities. It represents the biggest concession Japan has ever granted on agriculture to any trade partner, meaning that the EU is likely to become the most significant partner for Japan for agri-trade. ABOUT THE MISSION This 5-day mission will focus on the organics sector (primarily processed food and drinks, but also raw ingredients) and will include a 1-day orientation session,...
Japan